woof·​er ˈwu̇-fər How to pronounce woofer (audio)
: a loudspeaker usually larger than a tweeter, responsive only to the lower acoustic frequencies, and used for reproducing sounds of low pitch compare tweeter

Examples of woofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Internally, each earpiece houses both a 10.4mm woofer and a 6mm tweeter, which together deliver a frequency range of 15Hz to 40KHz. PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 The beefy 500 model is a whopping $699.99 and features three 1-inch tweeters, three 2.75-inch mid-range woofers, and a 6.5-inch downfiring subwoofer for 270 watts of sound. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 31 Aug. 2023 Sonos Era 100 Sonos’ Era 100 smart speaker is a replacement for the older Sonos One, utilizing two tweeters (left and right) and one larger woofer. Antonio G. Di Benedetto, The Verge, 11 Dec. 2023 With eight woofers and three tweeters, the Arc delivers a wide, rich soundstage. Sheena Vasani, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 To make up the difference with a MEMS device, designers currently pair it with a coil speaker that’s used as a woofer. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, the main woofer is a 5.5-inch aluminum alloy driver delivering a beefy bass response that can dip as low as 45Hz thanks to a reflex port on the rear of each cabinet. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 Unlike the original Stradivari, which employs dual 12-inch woofers, the latest version uses a pair of 10-inch units that are entirely new. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 28 May 2023 The company also advertises that the monitor has four corner speakers and two woofers built into the monitor with support for Dolby Atmos. Elsewhere, the monitor’s features are broadly in line with last year’s model. Jon Porter, The Verge, 30 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of woofer was in 1935

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“Woofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woofer. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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woof·​er ˈwu̇f-ər How to pronounce woofer (audio)
: a loudspeaker larger than a tweeter that responds only to low sound frequencies and produces sounds of low pitch compare tweeter

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