What is the difference between Passive and Active Subwoofers?
The difference between passive and active subwoofers is that passive subwoofer depends on an external amplifier, while an active subwoofer contains a built-in amplifier. The passive subwoofer is generally a better bet if you’re going to be using it in a small room, where space is a concern and where you don’t need a more powerful sound. The passive subwoofer is usually smaller and less bulky than the active subwoofer, although it produces a less intense sound. Also related to space issues, passive subwoofers can be an advantageous choice when you’re going to be installing the subwoofer in a restricted, fixed area where it will be difficult to shift the subwoofer around in the future. If you plug the passive subwoofer into an external amplifier, you can still reposition the amplifier in the future to improve sound. However despite all the advantages of passive subwoofers, however, active subwoofers still tend to be the more popular choice. They produce a deeper, more impactful sound, and don’t require the purchase or use of any extra components or parts.