acoustic suspension

noun

: an enclosed mounting for loudspeakers that produces a more defined acoustic tone at the cost of a reduced output
Acoustic suspension simply means that the driver is mounted in a sealed cabinet.Home Theater, June 1997

Note: Enclosing a loudspeaker (usually a woofer) in a small space causes the emitted sound waves to behave differently, allowing the speaker to generate cleaner sound but also reducing its efficiency.

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acoustic suspension was in 1957

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“Acoustic suspension.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acoustic%20suspension. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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