View Full Version : What is a "powered" speaker then?

03-30-2010, 09:22 AM
If you do a Google search for "JVC CS-GS5120" it comes up with a 12" sub, listed by many different retailers as a powered speaker. What exactly does that mean? The item doesn't look like what I think of as a powered speaker so it stands to reason that the term 'powered' has multiple meanings? :wow:

03-30-2010, 10:15 AM
usually means its a amplified speaker. a subwoofer with a built in amp. i searched that part #, its just a regular subwoofer,unpowered.