woof·​er | \ ˈwu̇-fər How to pronounce woofer (audio) \

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

Examples of woofer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The woofer and passive radiator in the Passif 50 have cast aluminum baskets that resist flexing. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 1 July 2022 The Echo Show 10 features two one-inch tweeters and a three-inch woofer, similar to the Amazon Echo speaker but with slightly larger tweeters. PCMAG, 28 June 2022 The Sirius Pro uses the balanced armature driver as a tweeter and the dynamic driver as a woofer. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 9 Apr. 2022 The new Monster Blaster has a 60-Watt dual stereo speaker configuration – consisting of four drivers with 15 Watts each – bolstered by two passive radiators and a dedicated 60-Watt bass woofer. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 The big woofer and tuned bass port mean improved low end response for the Ai61s. Brad Moon, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Outside of the Echo brand, Facebook's Portal+ offers two 5 W speakers and a 20 W woofer. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2021 The Echo Show 10, however, has a pair of 1.6-inch tweeters, plus a 3-inch woofer. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2021 And the Nest Hub Max carries two 0.71-inch 10 W tweeters, as well as a 2.95-inch, 30 W woofer. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of woofer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2022

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“Woofer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woofer. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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