- Aug 17, 2018
There seems to be a bit of a recurrent theme of active speakers having audible hiss, including expensive ones. Given that the future may very well be active digital speakers and they do offer some attractive attributes is there any reason for there to be hiss? Is it poor design or is there a particular reason for active speakers to be susceptible to audible hiss? I have a pair of KEF active digital speakers which I love and do think that the concept of active speakers with a built-in DAC is the way forward but it seems odd that the issue of hiss seems to come up a lot.