Passive speakers require a separate amplifier for power, which is advantageous if you plan on upgrading your equipment down the road. Inside the speaker, passive crossover components split the frequency spectrum into bands, which are then driven by an outside source. For those that already have a great amp and just need speakers, it’s probably better to go the passive route. Not sure which brand to buy? Our enthusiastic staff is happy to recommend the right model for your DJ or live performance setup. To learn more about passive speakers, chat with us live, call 1-800-355-7746, or stop by one of our showrooms.