S1 or P1? C1 or Z1? For German manufacturer Manger Audio’s floorstanding and standmounted models we have important choices to make before we get to their RAL colour or wood veneer finishes: passive or active?
In the passive loudspeaker domain – P1 and Z1 – an outboard amplifier drives the crossover internalised behind each’s binding posts. The crossover passes on a freshly filtered signal to each driver. For the active S1 and C1, both drivers see amplification directly (with the crossover taking place beforehand).… Read the full article