sub·​woof·​er | \ ˈsəb-ˈwu̇-fər \

Definition of subwoofer

: a loudspeaker responsive only to the lowest acoustic frequencies

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The interior houses six speakers, eight microphones, and a subwoofer. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Samsung’s got a smart speaker and it looks like a high-tech planter," 10 Aug. 2018 The principal instruments are a choir of subwoofers, arranged around the two-chamber black box theater space, emitting sounds too low for human ears. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Force of Things’ Review: Music Made Visible," 7 Aug. 2018 Bullets whizzing past perk up your ears, then ricochet, and land near your character model, triggering some subtle bass from the subwoofer. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Razer Nommo Pro speakers review: versatility comes at a price," 27 Sep. 2018 Amazon Echo Sub, a subwoofer that allows for multiroom audio, will release on October 11th and cost $129.99 Amazon Echo Plus has been redesigned and includes a free Philips Hue smart light bulb as a preorder bonus. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "Amazon’s new Alexa-ready products are now available for preorder," 20 Sep. 2018 Matthew Mergenthal, left, and Gary Martin make modifications to a subwoofer system. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Tariffs Hit Those Trump Wants to Help: U.S. Factories," 14 Oct. 2018 The audio experience gets more impressive outside, where a subterranean subwoofer provides sonic power underneath our feet while blending into the landscape. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Designing a smart home for seamless entertainment," 4 Sep. 2018 The team at Mizuguchi's new studio Enhance Games has taken great care to choreograph each song to this trance vibration feature, which means this is far more than a predictable 4-4 thump or a carbon copy of the subwoofer channel. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Lumines Remastered turns the Nintendo Switch into a full-body vibration party," 26 June 2018 With six-piece surround-sound speakers, the Theater Package has front L/R, center, and two surround speakers in addition to a subwoofer. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "This Home Theater System Is Audio Perfection for Cheap," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of subwoofer

1975, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of subwoofer

technical : a speaker (sense 5) that produces very low sounds

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