Single Active Speaker

Single active speakers are compact, all-in-one systems and can be utilized in many different spaces, such as house parties, halls, rehearsal rooms, marquees, and even outside.

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  1. Vonyx VSA15BT 15" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 1000W
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    Vonyx VSA15BT 15" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 1000W
    • 1000W active 15” PA speaker
    • Bluetooth connectivity for wireless audio streaming
    • Guitar, microphone and line-in wired inputs
    • Bi-amplified design with a 2-way active crossover
    • Inbuilt 5-band graphic equaliser
    £259.00
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  2. Vonyx V205B Compact Personal Active Monitor PA System
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    Vonyx V205B Compact Personal Active Monitor PA System
    • Compact personal active monitor speaker
    • Guitar and microphone inputs (6.3mm jack, XLR)
    • Bluetooth technology to stream audio wirelessly
    • 80W active speaker with 5" full range woofer
    • Two separate channels with gain control
    £97.99
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  3. Vonyx VSA15 15" Active PA Speaker 1000W
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    £239.00
    Vonyx VSA15 15" Active PA Speaker 1000W
    • 1000W active 15” PA speaker
    • Guitar, line, and microphone wired inputs
    • Bi-amplified design with an active 2-way crossover
    • Adjustable bass and treble controls
    • 35mm tophat mounting and angled speaker cabinet
    £239.00
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  4. Vonyx SPJ1200ABT 12" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 600W
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    £190.00
    Vonyx SPJ1200ABT 12" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 600W
    • 12-inch powered speaker
    • Bluetooth wireless connectivity
    • USB/SD MP3 player with remote
    • 150W RMS/300W Max power
    • Carry handles and wheels
    £190.00
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  5. Vonyx SPJ1500ABT 15" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 800W
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    Vonyx SPJ1500ABT 15" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 800W
    • 15-inch active speaker
    • Bluetooth wireless streaming
    • Built-in USB/SD MP3 player
    • 200W RMS/400W Max power
    • Carry handles and wheels
    Regular Price £249.00 Special test Price £229.00
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  6. Vonyx VSA12BT 12" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 800W
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    Vonyx VSA12BT 12" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 800W
    • 12” 800W active speaker
    • Bi-amplified design with a built-in active crossover
    • Bluetooth technology to stream audio wirelessly
    • Inbuilt media player with a USB MP3 port
    • Microphone, guitar, and line inputs for wired audio playback
    £219.00
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  7. Vonyx SPJ-1200A 12" Active PA Speaker 600W
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    £179.00
    Vonyx SPJ-1200A 12" Active PA Speaker 600W
    • Active 12-inch PA speaker
    • 300W RMS/600W Max power output
    • High power compression horn
    • Direct microphone input with level control
    • Built-in wheels and carry handles
    £179.00
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  8. Vonyx VSA12 12" Active PA Speaker 800W
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    £219.00
    Vonyx VSA12 12" Active PA Speaker 800W
    • 800W active 12” PA speaker
    • Active 2-way crossover and bi-amplified design
    • Guitar, line and mic-level inputs for wired audio playback
    • 35mm tophat mounting and angled cabinet for foldback use
    • Adjustable bass and treble controls for a custom frequency output
    £219.00
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  9. Vonyx SPJ-1000ABT 10" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 400W
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    Regular Price £149.00 Special test Price £145.00
    Vonyx SPJ-1000ABT 10" Bluetooth Active PA Speaker 400W
    • 10” active PA speaker
    • Bluetooth technology for wireless audio streaming
    • Inbuilt MP3 player, as well as mic and line-level inputs
    • Powerful 10” woofer and wide dispersion horn
    • Adjustable bass and treble controls
    Regular Price £149.00 Special test Price £145.00
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  10. Skytec SP1200A 12" Active PA Speaker 600W
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    Regular Price £179.00 Special test Price £175.00
    Skytec SP1200A 12" Active PA Speaker 600W
    • 12” Powered PA speaker
    • 300W RMS/600W Max
    • XLR/RCA line input with level adjustment
    • Moulded feet and top hat mount
    • Stackable cabinet with handles
    Regular Price £179.00 Special test Price £175.00
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  11. Vonyx SPJ-800A 8" Active PA Speaker 200W
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    £109.00
    Vonyx SPJ-800A 8" Active PA Speaker 200W
    • Powerful active PA speaker
    • Integrated 200W amplifier with crossover
    • 8-inch mid-low woofer and wide dispersion piezo horn
    • Features line and mic input and bass and treble controls
    • 35mm top hat for speaker stand mounting
    £109.00
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  12. Skytec SP1500A 15" Active PA Speaker 800W
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    Regular Price £269.00 Special test Price £229.00
    Skytec SP1500A 15" Active PA Speaker 800W
    • 15” Active PA speaker
    • 400W RMS/800W Max
    • XLR/RCA line input
    • Adjustable feet and top hat mount
    • Stackable with pull-up handle
    Regular Price £269.00 Special test Price £229.00
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  13. Vonyx SPJ-1500A 15" Active PA Speaker 800W
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    £229.00
    Vonyx SPJ-1500A 15" Active PA Speaker 800W
    • Powered 15” PA speaker
    • 400W RMS/800W Max power output
    • High power compression horn
    • Direct microphone input with level control
    • Built-in handles and wheels
    £229.00
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  14. PD PD415A 15" Active PA Speaker 1400W with DSP
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    £339.00
    PD PD415A 15" Active PA Speaker 1400W with DSP
    • Versatile active speaker with DSP feature
    • Bi-amplified system with 1400W maximum power
    • Two-way active crossover with 15-inch woofer and 1.35-inch tweeter
    • Bluetooth technology for wireless streaming, and mic/line inputs
    • 35mm top hat for tripod mounting
    £339.00
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  15. Skytec SP1000A 10" Active PA Speaker 400W
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    Regular Price £150.00 Special test Price £125.00
    Skytec SP1000A 10" Active PA Speaker 400W
    • 10-inch active PA speaker
    • Integrated amplifier with 400W max power output
    • 2-way bass reflex system
    • Microphone and line inputs
    • Equipped with top hat for easy fastening to speaker stand
    Regular Price £150.00 Special test Price £125.00
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  16. Vonyx SPJ-1000AD 10" Active PA Speaker 400W
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    £150.00
    Vonyx SPJ-1000AD 10" Active PA Speaker 400W
    • Compact active PA speaker
    • Built-in amplifier with 400W max power
    • 10-inch mid-low woofer and dynamic compression horn driver
    • Microphone input and line input for connecting audio sources
    • 35mm top hat for mounting on a speaker stand
    £150.00
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  17. PD PD412A 12" Active PA Speaker 1400W with DSP
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    £279.00
    PD PD412A 12" Active PA Speaker 1400W with DSP
    • Powerful active speaker with DSP module
    • 1400W bi-amplified system
    • 2-way active crossover with 12-inch woofer and 1.35-inch tweeter
    • Microphone/line inputs, and Bluetooth receiver for wireless streaming
    • 35mm socket for mounting on a speaker stand
    £279.00
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  18. Vonyx VSA10BT 10" Active PA Speaker with Bluetooth - 500W
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    £175.00
    Vonyx VSA10BT 10" Active PA Speaker with Bluetooth - 500W
    • 500W Bi-amplified active speaker
    • Bluetooth technology to stream any audio wirelessly
    • Built-in MP3 player with a port for a USB stick
    • 10” woofer and a 2-way active crossover
    • 35mm tophat to mount on a speaker stand or wall bracket
    £175.00
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  19. Vonyx AP215ABT Dual 15" Active Bluetooth DJ Speaker 1200W
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    Regular Price £389.00 Special test Price £369.00
    Vonyx AP215ABT Dual 15" Active Bluetooth DJ Speaker 1200W
    • Dual 15” active DJ speaker
    • Powerful 600W RMS / 1200W Max output
    • Bluetooth and USB/SD media player
    • Mic/Line inputs and Line output
    • Built-in wheels and handles
    Regular Price £389.00 Special test Price £369.00
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  20. Vonyx VSA08BT 8" Active PA Speaker with Bluetooth - 250W
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    £129.00
    Vonyx VSA08BT 8" Active PA Speaker with Bluetooth - 250W
    • Versatile 8-inch active speaker
    • Features two built-in amplifiers and 250W maximum power output
    • Bluetooth connectivity enables wireless streaming
    • Inbuilt MP3 player and switchable line/mic input
    • Angled design enables use as a stage monitor
    £129.00
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  21. PD PD410A 10" Active PA Speaker 800W with DSP
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    Regular Price £229.00 Special test Price £219.00
    PD PD410A 10" Active PA Speaker 800W with DSP
    • 10-inch active PA speaker
    • 800W bi-amplified system
    • Built-in two-way active crossover
    • DSP module with four selectable options
    • Bluetooth receiver for wireless streaming of audio
    Regular Price £229.00 Special test Price £219.00
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  22. PD PD612A 12" Professional Active PA Speaker 800W
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    Regular Price £409.00 Special test Price £389.00
    PD PD612A 12" Professional Active PA Speaker 800W
    • Professional active PA speaker with DSP
    • 800W maximum power and bi-amplified design
    • Built-in active 2-way crossover with a 12-inch woofer and a tweeter
    • DSP with four selectable modes to optimise performance
    • XLR, RCA and 6.3mm inputs to connect audio sources and a microphone
    Regular Price £409.00 Special test Price £389.00
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  23. Vonyx VSA10BT Active DJ Speaker
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    £180.00
    Vonyx VSA10BT Active DJ Speaker
    • Bi-amplified 500W DJ speaker
    • Bluetooth technology and a built-in USB MP3 player
    • Dual XLR/6.3mm Jack input for line and mic connections
    • 2-way active crossover for efficient sound reproduction
    • 35mm tophat to mount on a tripod speaker stand
    £180.00
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  24. Studiomaster Direct 101MX 10" Active Column Array Speaker System
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    £649.00
    Studiomaster Direct 101MX 10" Active Column Array Speaker System
    • Column array 600W active pa speaker
    • 6x 3” midrange woofers with 1” compression driver
    • 10” subwoofer with high-pass filter adjustment
    • DSP 4-channel mixer with dual mic/line inputs and instrument input
    • Easy to transport with padded bags included
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A single active speaker is powered, which means that you don't have to connect an external amplifier to it for the speaker to be operational. By plugging in the provided IEC mains cable to the speaker, all that is required is to flick the power switch on, and you're ready to go.

With every single powered speaker, you will find that they have at least one line input so that you can plug in an external device such as a smartphone or tablet to play your audio without the need for an external media player.

With most of our high-quality single active speakers, you will also see a line output connection. Using an appropriate audio cable between the line input and line output of two active speakers allows you to achieve simple daisy-chain connection between them from one source of audio.

Another feature that most active speakers have is a microphone input on the rear, which is going to be either a 6.3mm jack connection or a balanced XLR connection. By plugging in a wired microphone to this input, you can then use the speaker for announcements, singing, and any situation where you need your voice to be heard. This is a great feature as it means that you don't need the use of a separate audio mixer, keeping your setup as compact as possible.

What are they?

Our single active speakers are speakers that contain built-in amplifiers and signal processing capabilities, which allows them to operate without the need for an external amplifier. Single active speakers can also be referred to as powered PA speakers or active speakers/foldback monitors.

Single active speakers can be connected directly to audio sources such as computers, CD players or turntables, making them a popular choice for live performances. They typically offer high-quality sound reproduction and are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit different needs and preferences.

The Advantages of Single Active Speakers

One advantage of using single active speakers is that they eliminate the need for additional equipment, such as an external amplifier or receiver, which can simplify the setup process and save space. Additionally, the built-in amplifiers are specifically matched to the speakers, providing optimal sound quality and performance.

Another advantage of these active loudspeakers is that they have ‘consistent sound’ thanks to their built-in crossover that divides the signal between the different speaker drivers. This ensures that each driver gets the correct frequency range, which results in a more accurate and consistent sound.

Single active speakers also offer high-quality sound. These speakers often have a flat frequency response and low distortion, which can result in a more accurate and detailed sound.

Additionally, they are also easy to set up. With single active speakers, the user doesn’t need to worry about matching the amplifier to use the speakers or adjusting the crossover. This is what makes them so easy to install; even for users who are new to audio equipment.

Yet another pro of these powered PA speakers is their space-saving design. Active and passive speakers are the same size, although powered PA speakers can save some space because they eliminate the need for any extra equipment, such as amplifiers.

Another advantage of having these active PA speakers is their flexibility. Single active speakers can be used in a wide range of different events, such as clubs, concerts and theatrical performances. They are also available in a variety of different sizes and configurations, which means that the user can choose the speaker that suits their needs best.

What are the different types of single active speakers?

One type of single active speaker is standard full-range speakers. Standard full-range speakers are a popular choice for many live sound applications because of several advantages they offer. These speakers are designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies, from low bass to high treble, in a single enclosure. This means that they can handle a variety of audio content, from music to speech, without needing additional components.

Another type of active speaker are foldback monitors. Foldback monitor speakers, also known as stage monitors, are a type of loudspeaker that is designed to provide performers with a clear and accurate representation of their sound. These speakers are typically positioned on the floor or on a stand, and are used to project sound back towards the stage.

One of the main advantages of foldback monitors is that they allow performers to hear themselves clearly on stage. This can be important in large venues or outdoor settings, where the sound from the main PA system may not be loud enough or may be delayed due to the distance from the stage.

Active PA speakers with Bluetooth have become increasingly popular in recent years due to several advantages over passive speakers. They are easy to set up and use since these speakers come with built-in amplifiers.

Additionally, active PA speakers with Bluetooth offer versatile connectivity. They allow you to easily stream audio wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled device(s) of choice, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop, for example. As a result, they are a great choice for a variety of applications, including parties, weddings, and other events where you want to play music or other audio content to play music or a playlist, for instance. These speakers are ideal for smaller function rooms and marquee events.

Other Key Features Of Single Active Speakers

Single active speakers have plenty of other features that make them a really useful and reliable speaker to have.

Because of their in-built amplifier, these active PA speakers grant the user maximum convenience; especially when compared to traditional, passive speakers. This is because they can be directly connected to an audio source without the need for additional equipment. In addition to this, they also reproduce a wide range of frequencies to suit different sound applications, with all three of the treble, mid and bass able to be adjusted using the speakers’ in-built mixers and EQ settings. This ensures that there is no distortion of the audio, and that the sound quality is as high-quality as possible.

In the modern day, wireless connectivity and Bluetooth technology is very important, since it is more relied upon now than wired connections. Whilst these active loudspeakers can still be connected via cables, it is more common to see users connect them to their desired devices with wireless/Bluetooth technology. This makes it very easy to stream music and/or other types of audio through the speaker, since there aren’t loads of wires everywhere, which can make the area look messy and even create health hazards too.

Overall, these powered PA speakers are a great option for those who want high-quality sound in a compact, stylish and convenient product. They are easy to set up and use and often provide a range of customisable features that allow for fine-tuning of the sound.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an active speaker?

An active speaker is a type of loudspeaker that has a built-in power amplifier. Unlike passive speakers, which require an external amplifier to power them, active speakers can be directly connected to a sound source, such as a mixer, audio interface, or consumer device like a laptop or phone.

Active speakers typically have multiple input options, such as XLR, 1/4 inch jack, and RCA, allowing them to be used in a variety of audio setups. They also often have built-in controls for volume, tone, and EQ, making it easier to fine-tune the sound to match the acoustics of the room.

Can a single speaker produce stereo sound?

No, a single speaker cannot produce true stereo sound. Stereo sound requires at least two separate audio channels, with each channel being played through a separate speaker, so that the listener can perceive a sense of direction and spatial separation in the sound.

However, it is possible to create an illusion of stereo sound using a single speaker through a technique called "virtual stereo". This involves using electronic processing to manipulate the audio signal so that it simulates the effect of two separate sound sources coming from different directions.

Do active speakers need a subwoofer?

Active speakers do not necessarily need a subwoofer, as they are capable of reproducing bass frequencies on their own. However, whether or not you need a subwoofer depends on your specific audio needs and the capabilities of your active speakers.

Can I use single active speakers for recording?

Active PA speakers are not designed for studio mixing, which means it is better to use dedicated monitor speakers or headphones for recording/mixing purposes.

A potential issue with using a single active speaker for recording is that you may not be able to hear the stereo image properly. This is because many recordings are mixed in stereo, with different sounds and instruments panned to different locations in the stereo field. If you're only listening through a single speaker, you won't be able to accurately perceive this stereo image, which could lead to issues with the final mix.

What sounds better: active or passive speakers?

Whether active or passive speakers sound better is subjective and depends on a variety of factors, including the specific speakers being compared, the environment they are being used in, and the listener's personal preferences.

Active speakers have a built-in amplifier, which is specifically designed to power the speaker drivers, and the amplifier is matched to the speaker's impedance and sensitivity to ensure optimal performance. This can result in a more efficient and accurate sound than passive speakers, which require an external amplifier that may not be perfectly matched to the speakers.

Passive speakers, on the other hand, offer more flexibility in terms of the choice of amplifier and the ability to upgrade or replace individual components. They are often favoured by audiophiles who appreciate greater control over the sound and the ability to fine-tune the system to their personal preferences.

What is a passive speaker?

A passive speaker is a type of loudspeaker that requires an external power amplifier to operate. Unlike active speakers, which have a built-in amplifier and signal processing circuitry, passive speakers are essentially just a driver or multiple drivers (woofer, tweeter, etc.) enclosed in a cabinet, without any built-in electronics.

Passive speakers require an amplifier to power them, which can be either a separate standalone unit or an amplifier built into a receiver or other audio device. The amplifier is responsible for taking the low-level audio signal from the source and amplifying it to a level that can drive the speakers.

Do active speakers need an amplifier?

Active speakers do not require an external amplifier as they have a built-in amplifier. The amplifier in an active speaker is specifically designed to power the speaker drivers, and it is matched to the speaker's impedance and sensitivity to ensure optimal performance. This is in contrast to passive speakers, which require an external amplifier to power them.

Can single active speakers be used in a sound system?

Yes, single active speakers can be used in a sound system. In fact, active speakers are often used in a single-speaker setup, particularly for smaller setups in venues such as pubs or marquees.

In a single-speaker setup, the active speaker would be used to reproduce the entire frequency range of the audio signal, from the low bass frequencies to the high treble frequencies. Some active speakers also include built-in signal processing, such as equalisation or crossover functions, which can help to optimise the sound for a single-speaker setup.

Do you need a crossover for active speakers?

Active speakers, which have built-in amplifiers, typically do not require a crossover if they are designed to operate without one.

The internal amplifier of an active speaker is usually designed to power a specific driver or set of drivers, and the frequency response of the driver(s) is typically optimised to provide balanced and accurate sound across a broad range of frequencies.

Do passive speakers need an amplifier?

Yes, passive speakers require an external amplifier to power them. Unlike active speakers, which have a built-in amplifier that is specifically matched to the speakers, passive speakers rely on an external amplifier to provide the power necessary to drive the speaker drivers and produce sound.

The amplifier used with passive speakers should be matched to the speaker's impedance and sensitivity to ensure optimal performance and avoid damage to the speakers or the amplifier. It's important to select an amplifier with enough power to drive the speakers effectively, but not so much power that it exceeds the speakers' maximum power handling capacity.