Eric Shook of AudioHead, recently attended RMAF 2018 and stopped by our exhibit featuring a Mini T Active Loudspeaker System. Fully active loudspeaker systems dispense with passive crossovers found in conventional loudspeakers in favor of inserting the crossovers before the amplifier. The benefits include increased flexibility of filter shapes, the ability to make fine-grained adjustments resulting in improved on and off axis response, direct coupling of the amplifier to the driver , and higher SLP with lower distortion. Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from his coverage of the show:
Having a bank of almost limitless digital on hand, we rang our hands free of the usual audiophile hum-drum and went full boar into tracks from popular EDM artists and ‘90s alternative rock standards. Tracks were powerful and clear. Despite the separation of amplification and signal much further up the chain, the sound from the speakers was as coherent as ever.
The speakers did bass exceedingly well, and as I can imagine, are tailorable with new DSP curves as they become available. Meaning that if you like the treble and mid-range, but see the bass needing improvement, you can adjust one without sacrificing another. Brilliant stuff.
You can read everything Eric has to say by checking out his full coverage of the event linked below. You can also check out the Active Loudspeaker System product page to learn more about what it has to offer.