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FAQs - Transparent One (T1)
FAQs - Transparent Zero (T0)
FAQs - General
Speakers can be divided into two types – passive and active (or powered). Passive speakers are your ‘typical’ speaker – an enclosure with speaker components only, that you need to connect to a separate amplifier or receiver. Active, or powered, speakers embed the amplifier within the speaker enclosure. Vanatoo speakers have both a passive and an active speaker. An amplifier is embedded in the active speaker to power both. This design is more energy efficient and requires only one power cord, so we felt it was better for home environments than the single channel design, which places separate amplifiers in each speaker, and is a common configuration for studio monitors.
The Transparent Series speakers are extremely easy to set up. Just plug your music source into the desired input on the active speaker, connect the speakers together using the provided speaker interconnect cable and plug the active speaker into the wall power. What could be easier than that? Click here for detailed information on how to connect various devices.
We spent a good deal of time considering whether to embed a specific wireless technology into our speakers. For our newest designs we decided to embed Bluetooth as it is the most prevalent wireless technology used. However, if Bluetooth isn’t your cup of tea, our flexible design allows you to use virtually any wireless technology you wish simply by connecting the wireless receiver of your choice to one of the Transparent Series’ many inputs.
The Transparent Series speakers have a number of input options – analog, audio USB, optical TOSLINK®, Bluetooth (some models only) or Coax (some models only)- which allow you to connect to a wide variety of devices and audio networks, such as those from Sonos or Chromecast Audio. You can view various connection possibilities here.
All of this probably seems like a lot of work, but it is very much worth it as the audio in today’s TVs is poor at best and a set of Transparent Series speakers will be a tremendous improvement. If you find this setup process too confusing just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and send us the make and model of your TV. We can usually look up the online owners guide for the TV and give you instructions how to complete the setup.