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How Home Theater and HDTV Work by Michael Troller, Michael Miller

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Chapter 13. How Speakers Work

How Speakers Work

While all the components in your home theater system work together to deliver a signal to your speakers, it’s your speakers that actually deliver the sound to your ears—which makes the speakers perhaps the most important component of your system.

All speaker enclosures contain one or more drivers. Small drivers, called tweeters, reproduce high frequencies (2,000Hz or higher); large drivers, called woofers, reproduce low frequencies (2,000Hz or below). Most speaker enclosures include at least two of these speaker drivers, although some enclosures include a third speaker, called a midrange driver, to better reproduce the ...

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