Passive Speakers

Passive speakers are speaker units that do not have a built-in amplifier and are subsequently powered by an external power amp unit. This external channel control system gives you free rein of the passive sound output and is a great choice for those on a budget. Explore many different sizes and styles to better suit your individual requirements.

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  1. Vonyx SL8 8" Passive DJ/PA Speaker
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    £37.00
    Vonyx SL8 8" Passive DJ/PA Speaker
    • 100W RMS Power/200W Max Power/400W Peak Power
    • Vonyx SL8 Passive 8 inch Speaker
    • 2-Way Bass-Reflex design with trapezoid shape enclosure
    • 8 inch woofer and piezo horn tweeter for tight low end response and midrange clarity, with 1/4 inch (6.35mm) jack socket input and traditional spring terminals.
    • Classic wood and carpet design for durability, with recessed handles, 35mm top hat for pole mounting and large anti-slip feet
    • Perfect for home and for small venues, the SL8 speaker set gives superb sound quality with portability to match
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  2. Max SP12 12" Passive DJ Speaker
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    £56.99
    Max SP12 12" Passive DJ Speaker
    • Full range 12" woofer, bullet tweeter and midrange horn
    • Large woofer magnet
    • 2 x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
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    £56.99
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  3. Vonyx SL6 6" Passive DJ PA Speakers Pair
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    £64.00
    Vonyx SL6 6" Passive DJ PA Speakers Pair
    • 75W RMS Power/150W Max Power/250W Peak Power per speaker
    • Vonyx SL6 passive full range speaker set, supplied as a pair
    • 150W RMS (75W per speaker) 2-Way Bass-Reflex design
    • 6 inch woofer and piezo horn tweeter for tight low end response and midrange clarity
    • Classic wood and carpet design for durability, with recessed handles, 35mm top hat for pole mounting and large anti-slip feet
    • Perfect for home and for small venues, the SL6 speaker set gives great sound quality and portability
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    £64.00
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  4. Fenton Passive Studio Monitors, Pair
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    £37.00
    Fenton Passive Studio Monitors, Pair
    • 60W RMS Power/200W Max Power
    • A pair of smart studio monitors covered with a durable acoustic damping carpet
    • With 100W of maximum power per speaker, these speakers produce a clear and balanced sound
    • These studio monitors have an SPL rating of 90dB to match up to most well built amplifiers
    • Spring clip terminals on the rear of the speakers enabled these speakers to be connected easily to an external amplifier with some raw cable
    • Perfectly suited for home studios, DJ monitors or MC monitors
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    £37.00
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  5. Max Dual 8" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £94.00
    Max Dual 8" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • RMS (W): 400
    • Max (W): 800
    • Impedance (Ohms): 8
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    £94.00
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  6. Vonyx 15" Passive DJ Speaker
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    £69.00
    Vonyx 15" Passive DJ Speaker
    • Trapezoidal 2-way Passive Speaker
    • 2-way Bass-reflex System
    • Piezo Horn for High and Midrange Frequencies
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    £69.00
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  7. Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £229.00
    Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Full range 15 inch Dual woofer pair, bullet tweeter and midrange horn
    • Power max: 2000W - Impedance: 8 Ohm per speaker
    • Frequency response: 30Hz - 18kHz per speaker
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    £229.00
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  8. Vonyx AP1200 12" Passive DJ/PA Speaker
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    £95.99
    Vonyx AP1200 12" Passive DJ/PA Speaker
    • 300W RMS Power/600W Max Power
    • A passive 12 inch, 600W maximum power speaker which can be linked up to an external amplifier and used for a variety of applications
    • Extremely powerful mid-low woofer driver and a high compression dynamic horn driver provides wide dispersion with a frequency range of 50Hz - 19kHz
    • The durable, impact resistant, moulded, lightweight enclosure which is easy to transport with the recessed carry handles
    • Integrated tophat in the bottom of the speaker, enabling this speaker to be mounted on a tripod stand or a speaker pole
    • Ideal for use in bars, restaurants, small theatres and halls, fitness and conference rooms and on stages
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    £95.99
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  9. Max SP15 15" Passive DJ Speaker
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    Regular Price £82.99 Special test Price £61.00
    Max SP15 15" Passive DJ Speaker
    • Full range 15" woofer, bullet tweeter and midrange horn
    • Large woofer magnet
    • 2 x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
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    Regular Price £82.99 Special test Price £61.00
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  10. Max SP212 Dual 12" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £190.00
    Max SP212 Dual 12" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Full range 12 inch Dual woofer pair, bullet tweeter and midrange horn
    • Large woofer magnets
    • 2x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
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    93% of 100
    £190.00
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  11. Max SP12 Passive PA Speakers Pair with Stands
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    £130.00
    Max SP12 Passive PA Speakers Pair with Stands
    • 700W RMS Power/1400W Max Power
    • Powerful 12 inch woofers, with each speaker capable of pushing 350W continuously, helping achieve an SPL rating of 97 volume output
    • Bullet tweeters and midrange horns, combined with the woofers provide full range sound reproduction
    • Tough molded cabinet corners and protective grille help reduce accidental damage
    • 35mm standard top hats for mounting on the supplied speaker stands, for optimal positioning
    • Adjustable height, tripod design speaker stands are collapsible
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    £130.00
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  12. Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL2000 Amplifier
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    £349.00
    Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL2000 Amplifier
    • Great for DJs, discos, parties and PA applications
    • Large frequency response
    • All cables required for set-up included!
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    £349.00
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  13. Max SP12 12" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £100.00
    Max SP12 12" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Full range 12" woofer, bullet tweeter and midrange horn pair
    • Large woofer magnet
    • 2x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
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    £100.00
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  14. Vonyx 12" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
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    £125.00
    Vonyx 12" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
    • Pair of 12 inch, 2-way Passive Speakers
    • Ingressed side handles
    • Easy to transport. Connect the pair to an external amplifier.
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    £125.00
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  15. Complete DJ PA System with 12" Max Passive Speakers, Amplifier, Stands & Bag
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    £229.00
    Complete DJ PA System with 12" Max Passive Speakers, Amplifier, Stands & Bag
    • Full range 12" woofer, bullet tweeter and horn
    • Top hats for mounting on supplied stands
    • Amplifier suitable for 19" rack mount
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    £229.00
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  16. Max 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair
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    £70.00
    Max 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair
    • Affordable & sturdy
    • Sleek, passive disco speakers pair
    • Great for mobile DJs, amplifier not included
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    £70.00
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  17. Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL400 Amplifier
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    £140.00
    Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL400 Amplifier
    • Woofer Size (Inch): 2 x 6
    • Carpet Covered Cabinet
    • Front Grilles
    £140.00
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  18. Max 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair & Stands
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    £94.99
    Max 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair & Stands
    • RMS (W): 200
    • Max (W): 400
    • Impedance (Ohms): 8
    £94.99
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  19. Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker
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    £130.00
    Max SP215 Dual 15" Passive DJ Speaker
    • Full range 15 inch Dual woofers, bullet tweeter and midrange horn
    • Power max: 2000W - Impedance: 8 Ohm
    • Frequency response: 30Hz - 18kHz
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    £130.00
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  20. Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL700 Amplifier
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    £199.00
    Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair with SPL700 Amplifier
    • 800W RMS Speakers, 350W RMS Amplifier with Cables
    • 2 x Max28 double 8 inch passive loudspeakers with bullet tweeters and midrange horns for superb sound
    • Skytec SPL700 has 350W RMS / 700W Max output with 3 band EQ controls and 3.5mm jack Aux input
    • Heavy duty 6m speaker cables with 1/4" (6.35mm) jack to bare wire connections
    • Perfect for mobile DJ work, parties and small to medium sized events
    • Complete package with passive speakers, power amplifier and cables
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    £199.00
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  21. Complete PA System with SP15 Passive DJ Speakers, Stands & Bag
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    £170.00
    Complete PA System with SP15 Passive DJ Speakers, Stands & Bag
    • Full range 15" woofer, bullet tweeter and horn
    • Large woofer magnet
    • 2x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
    £170.00
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  22. Vonyx SL12 12" Passive DJ Speaker
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    £67.99
    Vonyx SL12 12" Passive DJ Speaker
    • Trapezoidal 2-way Passive Speaker
    • 2-way Bass-reflex System
    • Piezo Horn for High and Midrange Frequencies
    £67.99
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  23. Vonyx SL8 8" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
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    £71.99
    Vonyx SL8 8" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
    • 100W RMS Power/200W Max Power/400W Peak Power (per speaker)
    • Vonyx SL8 Passive 8 inch Speaker pair
    • 2-Way Bass-Reflex design with trapezoid shape enclosure
    • 8 inch woofer and piezo horn tweeter for tight low end response and midrange clarity, with 1/4 inch (6.35mm) jack socket input and traditional spring terminals.
    • Classic wood and carpet design for durability, with recessed handles, 35mm top hat for pole mounting and large anti-slip feet
    • Perfect for home and for small venues, the SL8 speaker set gives superb sound quality with portability to match
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    87% of 100
    £71.99
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  24. Vonyx AP1500 15" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
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    £209.00
    Vonyx AP1500 15" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
    • Vonyx 15 Inch ABS Speaker pair
    • Powerful Mid-Low Woofer
    • High Compression Dynamic horn driver
    • Durable, Impact Resistant, Lightweight Enclosure
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    £209.00
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  25. Max 10" Dual Passive DJ Speaker
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    £76.99
    Max 10" Dual Passive DJ Speaker
    • 3-Way Full Range Bass Reflex
    • 10 inch Dual Woofers, Bullet Tweeter and Midrange Horn
    • 1000 Watt Max Power Output
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Passive systems are very popular in the PA world, providing users with an affordable way to take control of sound signals and how they are distributed. Passive units will not work efficiently unless they are linked to an amplifier or better yet, a mixer amplifier to refine sound output from the speakers themselves. Passive systems do tend to have a few more cables to deal with, from the music source, amplifier and speakers respectively but if this is not an issue for you then this type of speaker may be the right choice for your requirements.

Buy Passive Speakers

Passive speakers are most often found in the home, but the PA style systems found here are tailored more toward live use. The amplified signal delivered from the power amplifier is sent to the passive units to deliver your music at volume. This type of speaker is very flexible too, in the sense that you can mix and match your amplifier and cable choices and upgrade them whenever appropriate.

As mentioned, these speakers have a fair few external components, which does mean the setup will certainly take up a little more room, in a vehicle for example. Also, passive setups can occasionally be restricted by cable length, if you plan on using multiple speakers in your line be sure to purchase enough speaker wire to avoid any issues. While not a huge downside, by their nature this type of speakers are prone to slight interferences during and in-between playback, this is minimal but those with a keen ear may detect the subtle changes as sound signals are sent through the speaker components and crossovers if applicable.

Passive setups can be freely improved upon by upgrading and replacing speaker components within the speaker itself, while a powered speaker is already built with appropriate components for that system. If a speaker undergoes these upgrades it may be necessary to match your signals again so that they evenly disperse from each speaker respectively. When used in a live setting passive speakers can provide an audience with a warm and rich sonic output, although this is often when bolstered through an external mixer or mixer-amplifier.

Types of Passive Speakers

We offer a varied selection of Passive PA Speakers for you to choose from, with the traditional wooden enclosures and more modern plastic speaker enclosures to suit most tastes. You'll find a large range of powerful speakers for professional and club installation purposes, alongside our DJ and party friendly, budget systems from brands such as Vonyx and Skytec to give you plenty of options. Our 15-inch passive units offer a tighter final sound and greater sonic control than other similarly sized passive speakers for sale elsewhere.

Established DJs or performers who already have an amplifier are often looking to replace or upgrade their cabinets. For beginners on a budget, passive PA speakers are significantly cheaper to purchase than their active counterparts and are sometimes seen as a better choice than an active speaker. They also offer a considerable weight difference from not having an amplifier, which also offers the benefit of them not requiring a mains supply, which can limit their placement.

With a larger system, it can also be tricky to individually control each component, thus a passive speaker system would be best placed during this particular setup. Using a centralised system control, where amplifiers can be bridged together and the entire system can be run through an active crossover network. This will make servicing and troubleshooting the installation a much simpler task as all the electrical equipment is on hand in one location.

Passive PA Speakers

As mentioned, a passive speaker is a speaker that requires an external amplifier to be connected and does not include an integrated amplifier, unlike their active equivalent. A passive speaker setup is a traditional way of doing things, it involves using a separate power amplifier, signal source and the standard 'passive' or unpowered speakers. Again, the passive speakers for sale do not have any onboard amplification, thus will always require an additional power amplifier for it to be powered.

Passive cabinets are effective in many ways, but the biggest usage is in installation, nightclubs, bars and workspaces are all perfect for a passive setup. Multiple speaker installations such as a nightclub, which will often have placements on walls or in ceilings and benefits from the modular nature of a passive system. Also, the input levels, gain and EQ can be set for the whole system from one location, rather than needing access to the rear of every speaker.

Live PA is not an unnamable beast, although at times it can feel that way as different issues occur stemming from venue locale or other unchangeable acoustic situations. If the passive route is desired, we always recommend customers pick up a mixer amplifier to go with the speakers, this additional unit does more than just power your speakers. Mixer amps allow a deeper control of your final sound output, allowing you to customise the bass, middle and treble in your mix among multiple other ways to get the very best sonic results from your passive system.

Do passive speakers sound better?

This depends on the speaker, passive systems are much more sonically controllable than typical powered speakers, especially if there is a mixer amplifier connected. Active speakers are often built to suit the amp inside, so having full reign of bass, mids, and treble is preferential to good sound. Also, you can freely upgrade your passive speakers however you see fit, mostly by improving wiring or at the component level.