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I know from experience that choosing the right home theater speaker can be a real pain considering all the different options out there. So I've put together a list of some of the differences between models and things you should look out for to make sure the speakers match your home theater design.
Active or passive
If you talk to ten different home theater specialists, you probably get ten different answers on which is better, active or passive design. So first, let me explain the difference between the two.
Active home theater speakers have the enhancement built into the unit so that they are generally heavier in design and will require a network connection in addition to the audio cable.
Passive home theater speakers, on the other hand, require an external amplifier to make them work and they only have an audio cable connection and require no local power.
So what are the pros and cons of each style?
Well, without getting too technical, when sound is transmitted it can be sent in a variety of ways and some are better at maintaining sound quality while others may be less likely to interfere and usually you will find that there is a trade-off between the two.
For example, active home theater speakers require a sound level cable to make them work. Now, line-level transmission may be prone to interference if, for example, it is run together with mains cables. This can lead to a low & # 39; mains & # 39; buzzing at any sound coming out of the speaker, which can be very annoying and degrades the quality of your home theater.
Passive home theater speakers, on the other hand, require a speaker cable to make them work and are much less prone to interference. The trade-off is that line-level transmission maintains a better sound quality than the speaker level and so if the cables run over a long distance, say over 10 meters, you get a lower quality sound reproduction.
Digital or analog
To go a step further, you can also look at digital or analog home theater speakers that both work on line-level transmission, only one is digital and the other is analog so let's discuss the difference.
Digital transmission sends all audio signals in zeros and zeros while analog transmits the signals in waves. The complete difference between these two technologies is beyond the scope of the article, but in fact you will find that digital speakers are less prone to interference but will lose some of the sound quality as they have to & # 39; round & # 39; all to either a & # 39; 1 & # 39; or a & # 39; 0 & # 39;
Number of drivers
Home theater speakers consist of various audio drivers that are essentially just cone-shaped pieces of paper that push the air away from the speaker. They have different sizes depending on the type of sound to be reproduced and create the sound for your home theater. In essence, there are only three different types of drivers and each takes care of a different sound wavelength or, to be less technical, a different sound height. One is about the high end, called & # 39; tweeter & # 39; one is about the interval & # 39; middle class & # 39; and the third is about the low part & # 39; woofer & # 39;.
You want to look for a speaker that has one of these drivers and preferably 2 or more to get the best sound reproduction. Again, I do not want to get too technical but usually more drivers are better.
Now, there are many other considerations that must be considered when choosing home theater speakers such as the quality of the audio cable used to connect them and the build quality of the speakers themselves because you want to minimize internal resonance that can affect the sound quality.