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Brands

Acustica Beyma
Adire Audio
Alcone
ALE Acoustic
AMK
Audio Technology
Babb Company
Beyma
BMS
CDK International
Ciare
Coles Electroacoustics
Creative Sound
Dansk Audio Teknik
Davis Acoustics
DC Gold Audio
Dexon
Doppenberg
E. J. Jordan Designs
Eighteen Sound
Ellis Audio
Eminence Speaker
Ennemoser
Eton
Falcon Acoustics
Fane Acoustics
Fountek
Furuyama Audio Lab
GR Research
HEMP Acoustics
Jensen Loudspeakers
Korea Toptone
Lambda Acoustics
Layne Audio
LSV
Mac Audio
Madisound
Martinelli Sound
Mivoc
Morel
Omyang
Parts Express
Peerless
PHY-HP
Pi Speakers
Pioneer
Po Yun Enterprise Co.
Precision Devices
Precision Sound
RAAL
Raveland
RES
Sammi
Scan-Speak
Seas
Sica
Signat
Sinar Baja Electric
Solen
Sonic Craft
Sonora
Speaker and Co
Speaker Vertrieb
Stetron
Tympani
Vaic Valve
Velodyne Acoustics
Vifa
Visaton
Wilmslow Audio

Introduction

On the top of this page you can find an overview of all brands that supply speaker driver.

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Information

Traditional speakers produce sound by pushing and pulling an electromagnet attached to a flexible cone. Although drivers all work on the same concept, there is actually a wide variety in driver size and power. The basic driver types are:

  • Woofers
  • Tweeters
  • Midrange

Woofer

Tweeter

Midrange

Woofers are the biggest drivers, and are designed to produce low frequency sounds. Tweeters are much smaller units, designed to produce the highest frequencies. Midrange speakers produce a range of frequencies in the middle of the sound spectrum.

And if you think about it, this makes perfect sense. To create higher frequency waves -- waves in which the points of high pressure and low pressure are closer together -- the driver diaphragm must vibrate more quickly. This is harder to do with a large cone because of the mass of the cone. Conversely, it's harder to get a small driver to vibrate slowly enough to produce very low frequency sounds. It's more suited to rapid movement.

To produce quality sound over a wide frequency range more effectively, you can break the entire range into smaller chunks that are handled by specialized drivers. Quality loudspeakers will typically have a woofer, a tweeter and sometimes a midrange driver, all included in one enclosure.

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