Powered, or active speakers have amplifiers and mic connections built into the speaker itself. Powered speakers are a great choice for those who travel a lot and require ease of transport. They are also more space-efficient. If you’re sure that powered speakers are the right ones for you, there are a few things to think about when you choose which ones you want to invest in.
Choosing the Right Active Speaker
Your power requirements are the most important consideration when it comes to choosing powered speakers. Do you know the exact power requirements you’re working with? Are your venues very spacious and noisy ones that will require additional power to ensure that your sound is crystal clear? Considering the size of your venue, your audience and how much power you’re going to need is crucial when you’re choosing your powered speakers.
How important is transport to your operation? Do you want speakers with handles and wheels? Think about what you’re going to be doing with your speakers as you browse the selection.
Do you plan on building your sound system in the future? It’s important to think about an active speaker that can be expanded in the future.