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How many different speaker drivers are there?

The three main types of speaker drivers are woofers, tweeters and midrange. Learn about the different speaker drivers in this article.

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  • Do those tall skinny speakers work differently than regular speakers?

    Do those tall skinny speakers work differently than regular speakers?

    Most speakers use an electromagnet to transmit sound, but the tall and skinny models use a different technology. Learn what makes these speakers different, and perhaps better, from traditional models. See more »

  • How Speakers Work

    How Speakers Work

    In any sound system, ultimate quality depends on the speakers. The best recording, encoded on the most advanced storage device and played by a top-of-the-line deck and amplifier, will sound awful if the system is hooked up to poor speakers. See more »

  • How Surround Sound Works

    How Surround Sound Works

    Surround sound has become an integral part of the movie theater experience, and it's becoming a staple in home theaters, too. There's nothing like feeling a fighter jet fly by while you're sitting on the couch. Find out how surround sound puts you in the middle of the action. See more »

  • How Virtual Surround Sound Works

    How Virtual Surround Sound Works

    The typical home-theater setup, with its surround-sound speakers and subwoofer, doesn't work for every home. That's where virtual surround sound comes in. Explore how human hearing and some cool technology allow two speakers to sound like five. See more »

  • How Weatherproof Speakers Work

    How Weatherproof Speakers Work

    If you're building the perfect outdoor retreat, you may want to add high-fidelity sound -- but regular speakers won't hold up to adverse conditions. How do weatherproof speakers resist the elements? See more »

  • Speaker Sensitivity Explained

    Speaker Sensitivity Explained

    Do you know how to explain speaker sensitivity? In this article you will learn about how to explain speaker sensitivity. See more »

  • How do you connect a subwoofer to an amplifier?

    How do you connect a subwoofer to an amplifier?

    Subwoofers can improve your sound. Learn about connecting a subwoofer to an amplifier in this article. See more »

  • How does a sealed speaker box enclosure work?

    How does a sealed speaker box enclosure work?

    The speaker enclosure is where most loudspeaker systems store the crossover and drivers. You can learn more about how a sealed speaker box enclosure works from this article. See more »

  • How many different speaker drivers are there?

    How many different speaker drivers are there?

    The three main types of speaker drivers are woofers, tweeters and midrange. Learn about the different speaker drivers in this article. See more »

  • How to Build a Speaker Box

    How to Build a Speaker Box

    You need a new box for your speaker driver and you'd like to build it yourself. Learn about how to build a speaker box in this article. See more »

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