acoustic suspension

noun

Definition of acoustic suspension 

: 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.

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1957, in the meaning defined above

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