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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.

Compare chad.

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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