Active vs Passive Speakers: Differences Explained

Active vs passive speakers: a comparison

If you’re in the market for a set of new speakers – especially if it’s your first time looking – you’ll notice there are a variety of different options you have to choose from. It can be an overwhelming experience even for seasoned audio enthusiasts. When it comes to speakers for home audio, there are … Read more

Bookshelf vs Tower Speakers: Which to Choose?

A bookshelf and tower speaker pictured together

The world of speakers can be an overwhelming world to step into, especially if it’s your first time building a home audio setup. There are a plethora of speakers to choose from, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. However, when it comes to home audio setups, most people gravitate towards two primary speaker options: … Read more

How to connect a turntable to speakers

Turntable directly connected to active speakers

So you’ve got yourself a new turntable, great! You’re just minutes away from enjoying your vinyl records, but first, you need to connect them to your speakers. As is the case with anything in the vinyl world, there’s no one singular way to do things – even connecting speakers. In this brief guide, we’ll walk … Read more

Choosing The Right Gauge of Speaker Wire

What Guage of Speaker Wire Should You Use

After buying your dream speakers and sound system, the last thing you want to do is think about a speaker cable and focus on the “boring” bits. Chances are, you want to crank up the volume, listen to your favorite music on full blast, and dance the night away.  But having the correct speaker wire … Read more

What Is Speaker Impedance?

Speaker impedance explained

If you’d like to connect your speakers to your amplifier, it’s important to have at least a rudimentary understanding of speaker impedance. With this knowledge in tow, you can ensure you’re setting everything up safely and correctly.   The concept of a speaker’s impedance is often presented to novices as something very complicated or too … Read more