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11-14-2005, 06:47 PM
Some speakers are active. Doesn't this defeat the purpose of buying a particular amplifier for its sound characteristics--you would after all being listening to the speakers own amplfifier.

11-14-2005, 09:41 PM
This is a design choice with plusses and minuses, I guess. As you point out, you lose some freedom in choosing your own amplifier. On the other hand, the amplifier can be matched with the speaker and theoretically gain a performance advantage.