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  1. Vonyx SL8 8" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
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    £110.00
    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
    £110.00
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  2. Dual 8" Passive Loudspeakers - Pair - 1600W
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    £150.00
    Dual 8" Passive Loudspeakers - Pair - 1600W
    • 800W of power per speaker, the total power for the pair is 1600W
    • Integrated bass ports for deeper bass
    • Two Jack inputs and screw terminals
    • Midrange driver and tweeter pick up middle and high-end frequencies
    • Portable design
    £150.00
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  3. Max Series 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 800W
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    £120.00
    Max Series 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 800W
    • Classic 8-inch passive speaker pair
    • 200W RMS / 400W max power
    • 2-Way design with piezo horn tweeter
    • Carpet finish with tough metal grille
    • Flush fit side carry handles
    £120.00
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  4. 12" Passive PA Speakers - Max SP12 Pair - 1400W
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    Regular Price £185.00 Special test Price £175.00
    12" Passive PA Speakers - Max SP12 Pair - 1400W
    • 1400W passive speakers for high volume levels
    • 3-way design for preciseness in the sound
    • Bass reflex ports for deep bass definition
    • Carry handles and corner protectors for transport
    • Tophat for tripod mounting
    Regular Price £185.00 Special test Price £175.00
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  5. Vonyx VSA15P 15" Passive PA Speaker Pair
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    £329.00
    Vonyx VSA15P 15" Passive PA Speaker Pair
    • 2x Vonyx 170.380 VSA15P Passive PA Speaker 15 Inch 1000W
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  6. Max SP15 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £229.00
    Max SP15 15" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Full range 15" woofer, bullet tweeter and midrange horn pair
    • Large woofer magnet
    • 2x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
    £229.00
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  7. Max SP212 Dual 12" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    Regular Price £289.00 Special test Price £239.00
    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
    Regular Price £289.00 Special test Price £239.00
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  8. Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £120.00
    Max Dual 6" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Full range 6" Dual woofers and tweeter horn pair
    • Large woofer magnets
    • 2x Jack and 1x Clip terminal
    £120.00
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  9. Passive PA Speakers - Vonyx SL6 6" Pair
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    Regular Price £88.99 Special test Price £79.99
    Passive PA Speakers - Vonyx SL6 6" Pair
    • Passive 500W speakers
    • 2-way design with integrated reflex ports
    • 6.3mm Jack and bare wire clamping terminals
    • 35mm tophats for mounting on speaker stands
    • Damping black felt material for reduced vibrations
    Regular Price £88.99 Special test Price £79.99
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  10. Vonyx SL10 10" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
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    Regular Price £175.00 Special test Price £155.00
    Vonyx SL10 10" Passive DJ PA Speaker Pair
    • 150W RMS Power/250W Max Power (per speaker)
    • Passive speaker pair each with 2-way bass reflex integration and piezo horn for wide range frequency dispersion
    • 10 inch woofer provides a perfect amount of deep and well rounded bass, handling low ranges with ease
    • Tough carpet covering and metal grill for added protection to the cabinet and driver
    • 35mm base top hat for mounting on speaker stands enabling better sound placement within a venue
    Regular Price £175.00 Special test Price £155.00
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  11. Max XEN 3508 Red 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 500W
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    Regular Price £135.00 Special test Price £100.00
    Max XEN 3508 Red 8" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 500W
    • 8 inch passive speakers
    • Piezo tweeter and mid driver
    • 3-way design passive speaker
    • PTC protected crossover system
    • Supplied as a pair
    Regular Price £135.00 Special test Price £100.00
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  12. RCL Add-on Tweeter Box Speaker Pair
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    £53.99
    RCL Add-on Tweeter Box Speaker Pair
    • RCL Add on Tweeter Box Piezo Speaker Pair
    • Weight (kg) 3
    • Dimension (mm) 496, 249, 130
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  13. SoundLab 5 Way Tweeter System Pair
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    £95.99
    SoundLab 5 Way Tweeter System Pair
    • Compatible with a range of PA systems
    • Produces up to 300w of quality rich treble sounds
    • The wooden cabinet is finished in carpet
    • Comes in Black
    £95.99
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  14. Pair Vonyx VSA10P Passive PA Speakers - 10" - 500W
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    Regular Price £195.00 Special test Price £180.00
    Pair Vonyx VSA10P Passive PA Speakers - 10" - 500W
    • 500W Passive speaker system
    • Features a 10” woofer and 1” tweeter with passive crossover for clear, full-range sound
    • Portable design with ABS housing and fitted handles and wheels
    • Angled shape to be used as a stage monitor
    • 35mm insert socket for mounting on speaker stands
    Regular Price £195.00 Special test Price £180.00
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  15. Vonyx SL28 Passive PA Speaker Pair
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    Regular Price £180.00 Special test Price £165.00
    Vonyx SL28 Passive PA Speaker Pair
    • 2-way bass reflex passive speaker pair each with 2 x 8" speaker drivers
    • Fitted with handles on each side for easy transportation
    • 35mm top hat mount installed on the bottom for mounting onto a tripod speaker stand
    • Carpet covered finish for a smooth and stylish look
    • Choice of either 6.35mm jack or bare wire cable terminals on the back of the speaker
    Regular Price £180.00 Special test Price £165.00
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  16. Vonyx VSA12P 12" Passive PA Speaker Pair
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    £269.00
    Vonyx VSA12P 12" Passive PA Speaker Pair
    • 2x Vonyx 170.378 VSA12P Passive PA Speaker 12 Inch 800W
    £269.00
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  17. Max XEN 3510 Red 10" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 700W
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    £140.00
    Max XEN 3510 Red 10" Passive DJ Speakers Pair 700W
    • 10" passive speakers
    • Wide dispersion piezo horn
    • 3-way design passive speaker
    • PTC protected crossover system
    • Supplied as a pair
    £140.00
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  18. Vonyx SL6 6" Passive DJ PA Speakers Pair, Set of 4
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    Regular Price £160.00 Special test Price £145.00
    Vonyx SL6 6" Passive DJ PA Speakers Pair, Set of 4
    • 150 Max / 250W Peak (Each Speaker)
    • 2-Way Bass-Reflex System
    • Piezo Horn for High and Midrange Frequencies
    Regular Price £160.00 Special test Price £145.00
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  19. Vonyx VSA15P 15" Passive PA Speaker Pair with Stands
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    £349.00
    Vonyx VSA15P 15" Passive PA Speaker Pair with Stands
    • 2x Vonyx 170.380 VSA15P Passive PA Speaker 15 Inch 1000W
    • 1x Vonyx 180.550 Speaker Stands with Bag
    £349.00
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  20. Passive PA Speakers Pair - Max SP215 Dual 15"
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    £399.00
    Passive PA Speakers Pair - Max SP215 Dual 15"
    • Double 15" woofer drivers for high volume levels
    • Stereo sound when paired with a suitable amplifier
    • Integrated carry handles for ease of transport and protective corners
    • 3-way design with midrange and tweeter drivers for well-rounded audio
    • Cushion felt lining providing a sleek finish
    £399.00
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  21. Max 10" Dual Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £219.00
    Max 10" Dual Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • 3-Way Full Range Bass Speaker pair
    • 10 inch Dual Woofers, Bullet Tweeter and Midrange Horn
    • 1000 Watt Max Power Output
    £219.00
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  22. Vonyx VSA12P 12" Passive PA Speaker with Stands
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    £279.00
    Vonyx VSA12P 12" Passive PA Speaker with Stands
    • 2x Vonyx 170.378 VSA12P Passive PA Speaker 12 Inch 800W
    • 1x Vonyx 180.550 Speaker Stands with Bag
    £279.00
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  23. PD PD410P 10" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
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    £319.00
    PD PD410P 10" Passive DJ Speaker Pair
    • Passive 2-way 12" speaker pair
    • 1" Dynamic driver
    • Built-in 2-way passive crossover
    • Angled design for use as stage monitor
    • 35mm socket for tripod or pole-mounting
    £319.00
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  24. SoundLab 5 Way Tweeter System, Set of 4
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    £190.00
    SoundLab 5 Way Tweeter System, Set of 4
    • Compatible with a range of PA systems
    • Produces up to 300w of quality rich treble sounds
    • The wooden cabinet is finished in carpet
    • Comes in Black
    £190.00
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Putting together a pair of passive speakers with a suitable amplifier is essential. Every stereo amplifier can power passive speakers, but matching the power ratings together is crucial in achieving optimum performance and avoiding any unnecessary damage to the speakers.

Utilising passive speakers as a pair means that you can run them in stereo rather than mono. Mono audio generally doesn't sound as good with a pair of speakers, as all of the sounds in an audio file will be played through both speakers at the same time. Stereo differs from this as the mix is spread out over the two speakers, which allows the audio to breathe more due to it sounding more spread out.

Passive speakers are more often what you would find in a home setting, however, they are not limited to home audio. Between our Vonyx and Max ranges, you will see a variety of PA-style speakers which are tailored more toward live use. You will need an external amplifier to power the speakers, and although this can be seen as a disadvantage, it also helps in a live setting due to needing fewer power sockets.

What are they?

Pair passive speakers refer to a set of two passive speakers that are designed to be used together in a system. Being unpowered PA speakers, neither of the two speakers will have an in-built amplifier, meaning that an external amplifier/receiver is required for the speaker pair to function. Having a pair of passive loudspeakers allows for better sound quality and a more immersive listening experience; more so than a single speaker would.

Paired passive speakers create stereo sound by using two separate speakers, one for the left channel and one for the right channel. Each speaker receives a different audio signal, with the left speaker receiving the left channel audio and the right speaker receiving the right channel audio. This is typically achieved by connecting the left and right speaker wires to the corresponding terminals on the amplifier or receiver.

When the audio is played through the stereo system, the left and right channels are sent to their respective speakers, and the two speakers work together to create a sense of space and directionality in the sound. By having two separate speakers, the stereo system can create a sense of width and depth in the soundstage, making it feel like the music is coming from different directions.

How do pairs of passive speakers work?

Pairs of passive speakers require an external amplifier or receiver to power them. They do not have a built-in amplifier like active speakers, which means that they must be connected to an amplifier or receiver via speaker wires.

The audio signal is usually sent to the amplifier or receiver via a wired connection, such as an RCA cable or a 3.5mm jack. The amplifier or receiver then amplifies the signal and sends it to the speakers via speaker wire. The speakers convert the electrical signal into sound waves, producing the audio output.

Passive speakers often have a range of specifications, such as impedance, sensitivity, and power handling, which must be matched to the specifications of the amplifier or receiver. This ensures that the speakers receive the correct amount of power and are able to produce optimal sound quality without being underpowered or overdriven.

Passive speakers may also have a range of additional features, such as crossover networks, which help to ensure that the correct frequencies are sent to each speaker driver, resulting in a more accurate and balanced sound.

They also come in many different configurations and types in order to tailor to different needs, with tweaks being added such as higher bass or added lights, for instance.

What advantages do passive speakers have?

Passive speakers have a number of advantages that make them a popular choice for audiophiles and music enthusiasts.

A primary benefit of passive PA speakers is their flexibility and customisability. Because they require an external amplifier or receiver to power them, users can choose the amplifier or receiver that best fits their needs, budget, and desired sound quality. This allows users to create a highly customised audio setup that can be tailored to their specific preferences.

Another advantage of passive speakers is their potential for high sound quality. Because the amplifier or receiver can be chosen separately from the speakers, users have more control over the power, volume, and sound quality of the system. This can result in a more precise and accurate sound, with less distortion and a wider frequency range than similarly priced active speakers.

A particularly unique feature of passive loudspeakers is that, because they don’t have an in-built amplifier, the amplifier can be replaced or upgraded without having to replace the speakers themselves. Not only does this make it easier to upgrade, but also allows the user to save money when trying to upgrade their sound system. Additionally, it also allows the user to keep their speakers handy in the long term, since they would just be the amplifier that would be upgraded mostly (unless the speakers get damaged).

Durability is yet another benefit of passive speakers. Unpowered PA speakers tend to be more durable than powered PA speakers as they do not have a built-in amplifier that can overheat or become damaged. Additionally, if the amplifier or receiver breaks, it can be replaced or repaired without having to replace the speakers as well.

What are the various types of passive speaker pairs?

Passive speaker pairs designed for DJs or professional audio applications are known as passive DJ speakers. These speakers are constructed to endure the demands of frequent use and to produce superior sound quality in noisy settings, such as clubs or concert venues.

The key contrast between passive DJ speakers and standard passive speakers is their design and build. DJ speakers are typically constructed with robust materials that can handle impacts, vibrations, and other mishaps that may arise during setup or transportation. They may also include reinforced grilles or corners to shield the speakers from harm.

Passive party speakers are passive speaker pairs that are designed for use at parties or other large gatherings. These speakers are built to produce high-quality sound and are often equipped with additional features that enhance their performance, making them ideal for use in loud and dynamic environments.

One of the main differences between passive party speakers and regular passive speakers is their size and power. Party speakers are typically larger and more powerful, with the ability to produce high-volume sound that can fill a large room or outdoor space. They may also have additional drivers to provide a more immersive audio experience.

Another key difference is their construction. Party speakers are often built with durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of regular use, as well as the occasional bump or impact that may occur during transportation or setup. They may also feature reinforced corners or grilles to protect the speakers from damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are passive speakers?

Passive speakers are speakers that lack internal amplifiers and therefore require an external amplifier or receiver to function. To produce sound, these speakers are designed to receive an audio signal from an amplifier or receiver, which powers the speaker driver(s).

Can you connect two passive speakers together?

Yes, it is possible to connect two passive speakers together.

If you have an external amplifier or receiver, you can connect both passive speakers to it using speaker wire. To do this, you need to connect the positive (+) terminal of the amplifier or receiver to the positive terminal of one speaker, and the negative (-) terminal of the amplifier or receiver to the negative terminal of the same speaker. Repeat this process for the second speaker. This way, both speakers will receive the same audio signal from the amplifier or receiver and will produce sound accordingly.

Do passive speakers require a crossover?

Yes, passive speakers typically require a crossover to function properly.

A crossover is an electronic circuit that separates an audio signal into different frequency bands and directs those bands to the appropriate speaker driver in a multi-driver speaker system. In a two-way speaker system, for example, a crossover would split the audio signal into two frequency bands: one for the woofer and one for the tweeter.

Can passive speakers have Bluetooth connectivity?

Passive speakers cannot have Bluetooth technology because they rely on an external amplifier or receiver to power them and process the audio signal. However, it is possible to incorporate Bluetooth connectivity to the amplifier or receiver that is linked to the speaker(s).

How do I take care of my passive speakers?

Taking care of your passive speakers is important to ensure they last a long time and continue to produce high-quality sound.

Placement is an important factor in maintaining the sound quality of your speakers. Try to place your speakers on sturdy, level surfaces away from any vibrations that could interfere with their sound. Additionally, try to avoid placing them too close to walls or corners, as this can cause unwanted reflections and alter the sound quality.

Cleaning your speakers regularly is also essential, as it keeps them looking and sounding their best. Use a soft, dry cloth to gently wipe down the speaker cabinets and grills. If the grills are removable, you can wash them with mild soap and water, but make sure they are completely dry before reattaching them.

What are active speakers?

Active or powered speakers come with built-in amplifiers, which means there is no need for an external amplifier or receiver to operate them. These speakers are specifically designed to amplify audio signals and produce sound, and they require a mains power connection to function. The built-in amplifier in active speakers is optimised to work with the speaker driver(s), ensuring the best use of power and delivering superior sound quality.

What is impedance?

Impedance refers to the electrical resistance that the speaker presents to the amplifier's output signal.

When an amplifier is connected to a passive speaker, the speaker's impedance rating determines the amount of current that the amplifier can deliver to the speaker. This is because the amplifier's output voltage is divided between the speaker's impedance and the internal resistance of the amplifier.

If the impedance is too low, the amplifier may overheat or be damaged, and if the impedance is too high, the amplifier may not be able to deliver enough power to the speaker, resulting in poor sound quality.

Do passive speakers have built-in amplifiers?

No, unlike their active speaker relatives, passive speakers do not feature built-in amplifiers. This means that, in order to work, passive speakers must be connected to an external, separate amplifier.

How do I connect my passive speakers to an amplifier?

First, turn off your amplifier and unplug it from the power source. Next, locate the speaker terminals on the back of the amplifier. These are usually labelled as "speaker out" or "speaker A/B".

To connect the speaker wire to the speaker terminals on the back of the amplifier, remove a small section of insulation from the end of the speaker wire and insert the exposed wire into the corresponding terminal. Make sure that the positive (+) wire is connected to the positive terminal and the negative (-) wire is connected to the negative terminal.

Then, connect the other end of the speaker wire to the speaker. Insert the exposed wire into the corresponding terminal on the back of the speaker. Make sure that the positive (+) wire is connected to the positive terminal and the negative (-) wire is connected to the negative terminal. Repeat these steps for the other speaker.

What happens if my amplifier is too strong for my speakers?

If your amplifier is too strong for your speakers, then it can cause damage to the speakers. The excess power from the amplifier can cause the speaker cones to move beyond their maximum excursion limit, which would result in distortion or even physical damage to the speaker drivers.

Additionally, if the amplifier is too strong for the speakers, it may cause the voice coils in the speaker drivers to overheat, which can cause them to fail. This can lead to a loss of sound or even permanent damage to the speaker.

It's important to match the power rating of your amplifier to the power handling capabilities of your speakers. If your amplifier is too powerful for your speakers, you can potentially damage your equipment, but if it's not powerful enough, you may not be able to achieve the desired sound levels.