Passive and Active ????



Hi everyone could someone please explain to me the difference between passive and active home cinema systems, Thanks all :hiya:


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I am open to be corrected as I'm not 100% sure, but I think it relates to how the subwoofer is powered. If passive, then it is powered through the receiver. If active, it has its own power supply and I believe is therefore more able to handle higher outputs.

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