Active Audio Speakers
Depending on the scale of your conference or event, another important aspect of conference equipment is the choice of Audio speakers. There are different types of speakers such as active Audio Speakers, passive speakers, studio speakers (studio monitors), and subwoofer speakers.
However, while delivering a Conference, The first and foremost step is the Clarity of your speech. After which, the second is your Audibility. It is important that you are clearly audible to all present members whether in the front or last row. Next, your Pitch must be perfect while delivering a speech. Neither should you be too soft nor too loud..! Since if you talk softly, the audience could miss out on information, at the same time, talking too loudly might overwhelm or agitate the audience. Furthermore, speakers may affect other important details of audio such as delays, feedback, and echoes. The audio speaker transmits the frequency of the vibrations and governs the pitch of the sound produced, and their amplitude affects the volume.
Active Audio Speakers & Studio Speakers
Active speakers, also commonly known as powered speakers come with an inbuilt amplifier. YOu can easily connect them to any audio signal without the need for an external amplifier. The advantage of an active speaker is that it is compact and simple while the disadvantage being its reduced reliability and the need to supply power to each unit individually ( basically 2 cables for 2 speakers.)
Frequency range: 20 Hz–200 kHz
They require a separate amplifier which helps split the signal and sends each band directly to the speakers. The advantage is that it is more flexible and it allows for upgrades without replacement of the other components. If required, you can also replace the component with a temporary one. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that you will also need to choose speakers and an amplifier that is compatible in terms of their power ratings and impedance. Furthermore, there is a greater potential for signal loss over long distances.
Frequency range: 250–4000Hz
Active Audio Speakers – Studio speakers
Studio speakers or monitors are set up in an enclosed and designated area. They help to recreate the sound without changing or adulterating it. For example, recording studios, filmmaking studios, or home studios are those spaces where you can set up your studio speaker. They have a special feature wherein they can project sound without hampering or reducing its frequency and commonly benefit recording engineers by providing them accurate music mixing experience without adulterating the sound.
Frequency range: 20 Hz–200 kHz
Subwoofers have the special function to enhance the low-frequency sound of the loudspeakers. In 1960, Their main purpose was to add bass effect to home stereo systems, but gradually with time, they found use in Movie theatres, concerts, and Nightclubs. Their main purpose is to enhance the low-frequency sounds by mixing them with HIgh-frequency bands.
Frequency range: 20–200 Hz