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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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 There are seven microphones built in as well, six of which are used to help Siri hear you while the other helps the woofer better control bass. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says “no” this much is tough," 14 Feb. 2018 Inside the HomePod, Apple has packed a ring of seven tweeters, each of which are individually amplified, along with a four-inch upward-firing woofer to help with bass response. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "Apple’s HomePod: Paying $350 for a speaker that says “no” this much is tough," 14 Feb. 2018 Armed with a 6-by-6-inch bass reflex subwoofer and four other tweeters and woofers, the 50-watt Amphitheater is 10 pounds worth of handsomely noisy furniture, with a boomy low end and shimmery treble. David Weiss, Newsweek, "Gadget Lust: Smart Gifts for Smart Santas," 6 Dec. 2015 Speakers and sub-woofers will amplify the effect, enveloping listeners in a complex, kaleidoscopic web of sound. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "Mantra Percussion heading to Cleveland with 'Timber' work for musical two-by-fours (preview)," 19 Feb. 2018 Google also has its $399 Google Home Max, a smart speaker with 4.5-inch woofers marketed for music lovers. Wendy Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "Late to market, Apple takes orders for HomePod speakers starting Friday," 23 Jan. 2018

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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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