midrange vs woofer

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Dom P, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. Dom P

    Dom P Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm looking at Axioms right now and I will pair them up with SVS sub. Just ordered my H/K 525 BTW. [​IMG]

    M60ti has dual 6.5" woofer, 5.25" midrange, and 1" tweeter.

    So if I'm using the sub, it will take care of all the bass, so what will the woofers do? Just like the center, it has triple 5.25" woofers. Seems like a waste to have all those woofers instead of midranges.

    What's the difference between the same size midrange and a woofer?

    So do woofers play midrange or are they for bass?
     
  2. Michael R Price

    Michael R Price Screenwriter

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    It's really up to interpretation what constitutes a woofer vs a midrange. In 2-way speakers the larger drivers is best called a "midwoofer" because it usually plays both bass and midrange frequencies (up to 2-3KHz). This is probably the case with the 5.25" drivers in your speakers. However they're usually just called woofers. Some small speakers which are not intended to play any bass at all, call the lower driver a "midrange."

    Anyway, when you use a subwoofer, all the woofers and midranges in your speakers keep doing what they were doing before, except play low bass frequencies (usually below 80Hz). So, you don't have to worry about wasting anything.
     

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