So You Want To Be A DJ.
Chapter 3: Speakers
Now that you have your input sources (microphones,
music source) mixed down, you need to project the
final sound to your audience. There are many different
options that can accomplish this.
Powered vs Passive
First, let's get into
speaker has a built-in amplifier,
speaker requires a separate amplifier.
Let's start with the advantages of powered speakers:
speaker has a built-in amplifier. One
advantage is that it's difficult to blow the
speaker – the amplifier that is built-in is
perfectly matched for the speaker by the
manufacturer. In other words, the amplifier will
only put out as many Watts as the speaker can
Another advantage is that the signal wires are
less expensive, as they are only carrying a
, rather than a full-powered
to drive the speaker. It's easy to chain
additional extensions if you need the speaker
further away at a particular venue.
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