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woofer

a loudspeaker used in high-fidelity systems for the reproduction of low audio frequencies

woofer

[′wu̇f·ər]
(engineering acoustics)
A large loudspeaker designed to reproduce low audio frequencies at relatively high power levels; usually used in combination with a crossover network and a high-frequency loudspeaker called a tweeter.

woofer

(jargon)
(University of Waterloo) Some varieties of wide paper for printers have a perforation 8.5 inches from the left margin that allows the 3.5 inch excess on the right-hand side to be torn off when the print format is 80 columns or less wide. If done with sufficient aplomb this makes a sound like the "woof" of a dog. If the large part is the "woofer" then the small part must obviously be the "tweeter", following the names for the large and small cones in a hi-fi loudspeaker.

These terms have been in use at Waterloo since 1972, but are unknown elsewhere.

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woofer

A low-frequency loudspeaker. A hi-fi speaker cabinet typically contains a low-frequency bass speaker (woofer), a mid-frequency midrange speaker and a high-frequency treble speaker (the tweeter). In a two-way system, only woofers and tweeters are used. However, there are countless high-fidelity loudspeaker configurations on the market, many with more than one speaker of the same type within the enclosure. See subwoofer.
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No crossover interactions are seen down to the 300 Hz limit of these measurements, indicating that the crossover between the woofer and midrange indeed occurs below this frequency.
5" glass-fiber-coned woofers in a vented enclosure.
The two top-end model,, the Impact 35 and Impact 40, are both 200-watt units; the former has an 8-inch woofer, while the Impact 40 features a 10-inch woofer and 5-inch mid range speaker.
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Kevlar woofer cones retain their shape even at very high energy levels, which means you can crank up the volume and experience spine-tingling sound without distortion or coloration.
Indeed, old-timers may recall the coax configuration, in which the tweeter was placed in the center of the woofer so that path delay between the drivers became a constant.
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FIT (Focused Image Technology) Series Speakers feature pivoting woofers with exclusive locking mechanism and pivoting tweeters, 3-position EQ switches, gold press terminals and weatherized, perforated aluminum grills.
The large surface area will reflect back the signal to the radiating driver as if it were being radiated by a second woofer or subwoofer at twice the distance from the single driver's center to the boundary.
The hot look of the CFD-G505 boombox rivals the sound that pumps from its large 100mm power drive woofer.