Powered (a.k.a. active) subwoofers use built-in amplification and crossovers, which split up the frequency spectrum into smaller bands. Typically, they are heavier and less reliable than passive subwoofers — since all of the components are inside the cabinet — but overall fidelity is extremely high. At IDJNow, we’re proud to carry powered subwoofers from the likes of Electro Voice, DAS Audio, and RCF Loudspeakers. In addition, powered subwoofers tend to produce a flatter frequency response than the passive variety. Not sure whether to go powered or passive? Our enthusiastic team is here to help. To learn more, chat with us online, call us at 1-800-355-7746, or visit one of our showrooms.