The advantages and disadvantages of active speakers:
Advantages 1. No need for post-stage, simple system
There is no need to connect the rear driver, you can play songs as long as the audio is input. It is more suitable for friends who want a simple sound system. Only the "player" and the "speaker" can form a complete system.
Advantage 2, save space
Since there is no need to connect an amplifier, it can save a lot of space for placing equipment, which is quite suitable for systems that are quite popular in recent years or desktop audio systems.
Advantage 3. Complete supporting, sound quality is "guaranteed"
Since it already has a complete drive circuit and is equipped with decoding and partial sound, plus the digital interface input, the sound of active speakers will be more "stable", unlike passive speakers that are more affected by wires and amplifiers.
Disadvantage 1: Speakers need to adjust the volume independently
The output of some active speakers needs to be independently adjusted for the left and right channel speakers, so it will be a little troublesome to adjust the volume, and the left and right speakers need to be coordinated and then fine-tuned. However, if your preamp has a volume adjustment function, there is no such annoyance.
Disadvantage 2: Need to connect power cord and signal line
Although the active speakers have one less amplifier connected, in addition to the signal line, each speaker needs to be connected with an additional power cord for power supply. If the speakers are placed far apart, the wiring will be more troublesome.