Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Jan 15, 2022
I agree. I also wish I knew how much better (via measurements) so I could decide if upgrading my 30 year old speakers would make a difference to my 50 year old ears. I have a pretty good sense of the differences I can hear and the ones I can't. I would like to know if the increased cost of extra amps, or active speakers, or making my own 7 channel system with DSP, would make an audible difference (for me), compared to my current speakers or upgraded passive speakers at the same SPL range.Active is objectively better, but you needn't spew audiophile nonsense to prove it. They have better dynamic capability per amp power (sometimes up to 6dB more for a given amp power output), the ability to tweak crossovers easily to have great pair matching between any two speakers, the ability to do more complex EQ (including additive), and phase can be corrected for with all-pass filters. Plus, the crossover filters aren't dependent on the electrical characteristics of the driver.