Advantages of a passive speaker
A passive speaker (BeoVox range) needs power from another source (i.e. a power amplifier). An active or powered speaker (BeoLab range) has an amplifier built in; therefore, it needs ventilation and a power cable as well as a signal cable. The advantage of an active speaker is that the manufacturer can precisely match the amplifier to the speaker. The power amplifier can be hidden out of the way and used to run a number of BeoVox speakers. Because BeoVox 2 has no built-in power amplifiers, it is perfect for bringing music to less favourable environments for electronics, such as bathroom installations. Just make sure that your speakers are protected from direct water impact, such as shower jets or rainfall. BeoLink Passive is the amplification and control unit for BeoVox 2. It comes with a discreet infrared eye for remote control of the sound with your Beo4 or Beo6. Wireless installation is simple and flexible with BeoLink Wireless 1, and you may not even need to run new cables from room to room.