woof·​er | \ ˈwu̇-fər \

Definition of woofer

: a loudspeaker usually larger than a tweeter, responsive only to the lower acoustic frequencies, and used for reproducing sounds of low pitch — compare tweeter

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JL Audio, which has about 500 employees, began producing small automotive speakers in China in the 1990s and, in the early 2000s, moved entry-level woofer production offshore. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Tariffs Hit Those Trump Wants to Help: U.S. Factories," 14 Oct. 2018 Inside each speaker, there’s a 3.5-inch woofer and 0.75-inch tweeter. Chris Welch, The Verge, "Roku TV Wireless Speakers review: easy listening," 29 Nov. 2018 With its wider Echo speaker-like design, the Echo Sub includes a 6-inch down-firing woofer and a 100W deep bass amplifier. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Want an Alexa device? Here’s every Amazon Echo, compared," 22 Nov. 2018 The new iPad Pro should be an entertainment powerhouse thanks to a total of eight speakers, composed of four woofers and four tweeters. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Tinkerers, repair shops will have mixed feelings about this iPad Pro teardown," 12 Nov. 2018 About the size and shape of a car wheel, the Edge is built around a large 10-inch woofer and two pairs each of 4-inch midrange drivers and 0.75-inch tweeters. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Bang & Olufsen’s Edge speaker can be rolled to adjust the volume," 29 Aug. 2018 As a point of comparison, the Sonos One has a six-microphone array, two amplifiers, one tweeter, and one mid-woofer. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says “no” this much is tough," 14 Feb. 2018 Sonos says the Beam has four woofers, one tweeter, three passive radiators, and five class-D digital amplifiers built in. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Sonos launches a new mini soundbar, pegs AirPlay 2 support for July," 6 June 2018 This particular model combines the technological elements of tower speakers, surround sound, and a sub-woofer in one. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "Ryan Serhant Takes Us Inside A Real-Life Million Dollar Listing," 17 June 2016

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First Known Use of woofer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of woofer

: a loudspeaker (such as one connected to a stereo) that produces sounds of low pitch

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