Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A loudspeaker designed to reproduce bass frequencies.

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  • n. An electronic speaker that produces low-frequency sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a loudspeaker that reproduces lower audio frequency sounds

Etymologies

From woof2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From woof ("the sound a dog makes"), + -er ("agent suffix") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sub-woofer is an inverted glass dome, and a fresnel lens from a rail-car.

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  • "In Mundania, a speaker system-that is, something that makes sounds-has a big cone called a woofer, and a small cone called a tweeter, and a middle cone called a midrange.

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  • A woofer is the electro dynamic driver which uses a cone, surrounded by a magnetic field, and a voice coil to drive.

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  • As near as I can tell from this, the the satellites are each 4-ohm, 4w speakers and the woofer is a 4-ohm, 14w speaker (Not completely sure - tell me if i'm wrong).

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  • I would even go as far as say that if you got rid of the "woofer" at the bottom of the unit, and opted for a larger cell unit into the chassis structure, you would make a lot more dent in the mobility market, but again, this probably isn't what it's marketed for, nor what people will be buying it for.

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  • Each speaker has a 3-way system consisted of a woofer, a full-range driver and a tweeter.

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  • Go for a sub woofer and make sure you got the speakers arranged in the acoustically right fashion so that the sound is not being disturbed.

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  • If it makes you feel any better, I recently got rid of my sub-woofer/leg rest and i keep going to put my feet up.

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  • Zero-to-60 speed is set to 3.4 seconds--which is even more impressive considering the leather seats, 12-inch woofer, DVD/navigation system and rise-away doors weighing it down.

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  • The results are occasionally funny – especially the more you know the film – but what's remarkable is how astoundingly forgettable a large percentage of the movies we see like, say, Tom Hanks woofer Turner & Hooch actually are.

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