woofer

noun
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 hi-fi speaker houses two tweeters, two woofers, and a bass slave. Will Dietrich-egensteiner, Popular Mechanics, "Jabra Solemate Max Review: Bigger Yet Similar," 4 Feb. 2014 The new iPad Pros boast a number of other niceties: Gigabit LTE and eSIM support, Bluetooth 5 compatibility, and four-speaker audio (with paired woofers/tweeters), for instance. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Adieu, home button—Apple’s new iPad Pros have nearly edge-to-edge screens, FaceID," 30 Oct. 2018 That being said, the Playbar is much more audibly powerful than the newer Beam—Sonos' other soundbar—with nine speaker drivers, three tweeters and six mid-woofers. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "This Sonos soundbar is on sale for an amazing price right now," 9 July 2019 Each speaker houses a 5-inch midrange-woofer and a ¾-inch tweeter. Dallas News, "Gadget roundup: Speakers that can live outdoors and more," 4 July 2019 It's got great sound quality thanks to Dolby audio, a 2.5-inch woofer, and a 0.6-inch tweeter. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "The 10 best Amazon devices to look out for during Prime Day," 26 June 2019 When paired with the Amp, each Sonance speaker will be able to take advantage of Sonos’ TruePlayTuning software to analyze a room’s acoustics and then adjust their woofers and tweeters for optimal sound. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Sonos is partnering with Sonance to build ceiling, in-wall, and outdoor speakers," 29 Aug. 2018 There are four sets of speakers — a tweeter and woofer in each corner — five microphones, and the new USB-C connector around the sides. Nilay Patel, The Verge, "Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad," 5 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of woofer

1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Woofer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woofers. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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woofer

noun
How to pronounce woofer (audio)

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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