Do Active Speakers Belong In A High End System?


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In a pair of active speakers, you have removed the high end amplifier from from the equation. The amps on an active speaker will probably be class D plate amps.

All of the flowery adjectives to describe high end amps and high end speaker cables in a system go right out the window when using active speakers.

Is a serious active full-range tower speaker a high-end audiophile possibility? I rarely read about active speakers on this forum in a two channel system.
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128x128mitch4t
Certainly. Meridian, Adam and ATC (and others) have been doing it for years.
Active speakers may be higher end. The amplifiers and speakers are matched and the best speaker cable is no cable at all.

Mitch,

My Spectron Musician III Mk 2 has been my reference amp for years now.

I believe that John Ulrick, the designer, originally developed his Class D amp to drive the subwoofer unit in the reference Genesis speakers that Arnie Nudell and he designed.

Please don't underestimate Class D amps.

Chuck
Sure, as long as having to junk an expensive speaker that can't be fixed holds no fear for you.
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Chuck, it was not my intent to disparage class D amps, far from it.
I am moving in that direction myself. I've read lots of good things about them.
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