How do you connect a passive soundbar?
Connecting a Passive Soundbar to a Receiver
Depending on the passive soundbar you have, there may be multiple channels or it could be merged into a single channel. You quite simply, connect speaker wire from the receiver to the soundbar.
What does passive soundbar mean?
Passive soundbars don’t have internal power amplifiers, so they need a receiver or amplifier to function. However, they do have better speakers, which results in better sound. But that also means a passive soundbar is more expensive and requires you to connect more components.
How do I know if my sound bar is active or passive?
Passive soundbars don’t include a built-in amplifier, meaning that they need outside amplifiers or receivers to work correctly. This can be directly compared to active soundbars, which have built-in surround sound capabilities and amplifiers.