sub·​woof·​er | \ˈsəb-ˈwu̇-fər \

Definition of subwoofer 

: a loudspeaker responsive only to the lowest acoustic frequencies

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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 Superhero Lenny had at his disposal super subwoofers booming out thumping bass. Mark Swed,, "Review: The Hollywood Bowl turns up the heat for Leonard Bernstein celebration — sometimes too high," 11 July 2018 Using an Apple computer connected to two subwoofers, Morris deftly cut and blended musical tracks at a new recording studio built in the basement of the jail’s medium-maximum Division 11. William Lee,, "Cook County inmates call new jail recording studio 'a blessing'; officials hope it reduces recidivism," 24 June 2018 The sound is room-filling thanks to multiple range drivers and a wireless subwoofer, along with Dolby and DTS. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Cheap ways to fix annoying tech problems, from slow Wi-Fi to phone charging to old TVs and cars," 7 June 2018 So far, the video and the press images do not show a subwoofer, though. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google and JBL’s all-in-one soundbar combines Android TV and Google Home," 7 May 2018 The speaker system stays fully concealed: a pair of glass tube tweeters in the aluminum legs, three midrange speakers hidden behind the front panel, a subwoofer on the bottom, and a rear driver that deepens the immersive effect. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Sony's 4K Projector Offers More Than Meets the Eye," 24 May 2018 For now, Sadler just obsesses over a detailed receipt for the vehicle with an ebony russet interior, premium leather, 20 speakers with subwoofers, and the technology, cargo, and towing packages. Phoebe Wall Howard,, "$92,000 Navigator delivery delayed - 'I want my toy!' buyer laments," 17 Apr. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of subwoofer

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

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