Tuesday, 01 August 2006
Jerry Del Colliano
Why Are Audiophiles Afraid of Powered Speakers
By Jerry Del Colliano
From my days in high-end retail, now more than a decade ago, to today’s
current home theater market, I have always been perplexed as to why
Americans are hesitant to invest in powered speakers. Seemingly
stashing your amp neatly inside of your speakers provides a host of
advantages including more rack space, less heat, potentially lower cost
and beyond. Literally all you have to do is run interconnects from your
receiver or, better yet, your AV preamp directly to your speakers.
Simplicity is yet another advantage, but consumers aren’t yet breaking
down the doors at retailers to invest in powered speakers.