Speaker Drivers: Sound Transducers

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Speaker Drivers: Sound Transducers

Speakers, also known as drivers or transducers, come in all shapes and sizes. Although there some full-range drivers designed to handle much of the audible spectrum of sound, most speakers are considered to be one of the following:

• 2-way (tweeter and woofer)
• 3-way (tweeter, midrange, woofer)
• 4-way (integral subwoofer)

Each type of driver is designed to handle different frequencies. Tweeters cover the highs, woofers, however, can be broken down further into midrange (mids), midbass (lower-mids), and subwoofers (sub-bass).



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