Passive speakers are “classic” speakers. They require, unlike active speakers, a separate amplifier to work. Passive speakers aren’t inherently worse than their active counterparts, they just require a little bit more work to set up. The separate amplifier is where you’ll be streaming and plugging in all of your music. You can combine your new speakers with your granddad’s ancient homebuilt amp, which is beautiful in and of itself, or if you don’t have one of those, our very own Argon Audio SA1 amplifier would be a great choice.