Wi-Fi in-ceiling speakers have a built-in amplifier and don't require any additional equipment to function. They are powered by a 240V mains supply* and connect wirelessly to phones and tablets via streaming apps, Apple Airplay 2, and Chromecast (Lithe Audio only).
Wi-Fi in-ceiling speakers are suitable for multi-room applications as they provide more complex connectivity than Bluetooth only models. They can be grouped with other Wi-Fi speakers for true multi-room audio functionality. Speakers can be grouped together to play as one, making them more suitable for open plan environments, whole house background music, and of course parties. Please note that Wi-Fi speakers will require a good Wi-Fi connection to operate reliably. They may not be suitable for larger properties which don't have extended Wi-Fi systems. Please contact us for further advice if you require any assistance.
Active speakers are perfect for retrofitting and for smaller audio projects. However for large multi-room audio solutions, and those requiring greater flexibility or a higher quality audio experience, we recommend a system like Sonos which consists of passive (non-amplified) speakers and a separate amplifier.
PLEASE NOTE: When purchasing an active in-ceiling stereo pair, you will receive one master speaker and one slave speaker. The master speaker contains the amplifier, while the slave speaker is simply a non-amplified passive speaker which is driven by the master. Therefore, when installing a stereo pair, the slave speaker must be connected to the master speaker via a length of speaker cable (5m is supplied).
*The power supply must be protected by a 3A fuse or circuit breaker. If powering from an existing circuit (including lighting circuits) then a 3A fused spur must be used.