Admittedly quirky, the sub has 1/4" trs inputs and a fixed 140hz crossover and sounds really good. The only issue with sticking with passive would be only 27w of power and that high crossover. At this point, neither one if those is an issue. I was trying to stick to a small 3 or 4" speaker for size and no need for the lower frequencys. But at $225 on sale, i like the jbl. I've always wanted to hear some psbs as well though. So $200 for a set of those interests me. That's why i was looking for how they might compare. There is also no need to split a signal. If passive, the sub xover splits at 140hz. If active, i use a native instruments audio interface with 4 outs. So i can assign a third output and send to the sub.
Last edited by Tstan7777; 08-12-2014 at 08:57 AM.