Can you compare sound qualify of an active speaker to a passive, same brand?

Happy Hopping

Supreme [H]ardness
Jul 1, 2004
Say I can't find a demo show room of a pair of Focal Trio 11 Be.

Say the dealer only have Focal Chorus, Aria, and Kanta, Sopra, and Utopia Mastro

can I pick one from the above and get the closest comparison to Trio 11 Be? If not, is there a reasonable close model that I can pick for comparison?
If every speaker sounded the same, they would only make a single type of speaker. Obviously, there's a reason there are multiple types and brands.

There's nothing stopping you from demoing the ones on the list, and taking those home if they sound decent. What are you, a brand whore :D
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