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Active or powered speakers include a built-in amplifier making them ready to use out of the box, unlike passive bookshelf or floorstanding speakers that require an external amplifier, ideal when a quick and effortless sound solution is desired. These are not generic cheap "PC speakers", we sell only very top-quality active speakers from premium brands. You can these to get high quality sound from your phone/portable player, Mac/PC or TV with minimal set-up. You can listen to many of these models in our showroom. These are paired active speakers but we also sell single box active wireless speakers.

Active Speakers are also known as amplified speakers or powered speakers because they incorporate an internal amplifier supplying power to the drivers and removing the need for an external standalone hi-fi amplifier. Most models include one powered unit with an additional passive “slave” speaker which draws power and signal from the powered speaker.

Since these do not need a separate amplifier, they are ideal for computers, on a desktop or as a lifestyle system e.g. in a living room or kitchen. Much of our range is built with the same attention to detail as typical hi-fi speakers, with manufacturers aware that their products can be as much a piece of art or furniture as a functional speaker product. This makes iteasy to find a product that will look great in any room or with any décor. Our knowledgeable team is always happy to offer a demonstration and advice.

While they perform admirably on a desktop or surface, Active speakers like conventional bookshelf hi-fi speakers typically sound better on a dedicated speaker stand. This raises the speaker to the ideal listening height and is available in a choice of heights to suit your listening set up. Ideally, the tweeter should be at eye level for best possible stereo imaging and integration between drivers. Additionally, dedicated stands decouple the speaker and isolate it from the floor or any surface resulting in greater and clearer bass performance. Many stands are fillable adding mass and weight for extra bass extension and authority.

Some Active Speakers feature an integrated DAC supporting digital sources into your speakers as well as high resolution audio files. For example, you can plug a computer directly into your Active Speakers via USB input and playback high resolution WAV or FLAC files. Many models feature a range of inputs and connectivity options for connecting a wide range of devices and sources, meaning your Active Speakers can be the hub and centre of your multimedia or home entertainment system.

With Bluetooth technology coming on in leaps and bounds in terms of audio quality, aided by the creation of lossless CD quality apt-X technology, many Active Speakers offer wireless playback via Bluetooth. This enables you to connect a computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet or other portable device wirelessly via Bluetooth, and enjoy simple, high-quality wireless playback from your Active system. With no external amplifier, and no unsightly wires from your device to the speakers, Active Speakers are perfect for use on desktops, counters, on smaller shelves and in more compact areas where it would be more difficult to accomodate a "normal" hi-fi system with bookshelf speakers and integrated amplifier.

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