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[suhb-woo f-er] /ˈsʌbˌwʊf ər/
a loudspeaker component designed to reproduce only extremely low bass frequencies, generally below 125 Hz.
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  • He'll lie down with his head inches from the subwoofer if a deep soothing beat is playing.
  • There are two speakers in the headrest and a subwoofer buried in the seat.
  • Outputs for headphones, a record out and an optional subwoofer.
  • Precise loud speakers, including bottom-mounted subwoofer.
  • The system comes complete with satellite speakers and a subwoofer.
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British Dictionary definitions for subwoofer


a loudspeaker for reproducing very low frequencies only
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Contemporary definitions for subwoofer

a loudspeaker that reproduces the powerful low (sub-bass) frequencies's 21st Century Lexicon
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