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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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The back pressure phenomenon will especially be the case with acoustic-suspension woofers, which can generate a lot of internal force against the backside of the cone/surround surface when dealing with deep bass.
The Classics have two 10" woofers compared to the Supremes' one, and that alone would make at least the amount of bass appear, at least on paper, to be superior -- and in practice it was.
Quite a large number probably also felt that the driver positioning required, not to mention the systemplacement criteria, would alienate customers used to seeing their woofers mounted rather high up in cabinets, or mounted on small speakers sitting upon tall stands, positioned equidistant from two or three room boundaries.
During my testing procedures I occasionally had a tweeter or woofer disconnect, even though the lock nuts were tightened adequately.
The satellites are available in black and white piano gloss finishes while the sub woofers are available in black, white, silver, red or yellow finishes.
The crossover point of the woofers to the midrange is specified at 200 Hz.
It wanted to make its aluminum cone better--although customers weren't returning the woofer at an excessive rate--and to minimize its failure rate, according to Robert True, founder of True Technologies.
The speaker uses a down-firing 10-inch long-throw woofer in a vented enclosure.
The redesigned woofers are coupled with ceramic motor structures a design that when paired with Tractrix Horn-loaded LTS tweeters combines for speaker efficiency that is highest in its class.
5" glass-fiber-coned woofers in a vented enclosure.
First floor reflections are at frequencies similar to other stand-mounted systems (Roy Allison is not happy), but the two woofers are sufficiently far apart to spread the floor dip effect around.