Differences between mid-range speakers, tweeters & woofers

Professional acoustic speakers ensure perfect sound. Thanks to its installation, you can ensure high-quality playback of your favorite music.

However, when choosing a speaker, it is important not only to consider the size and design of the speaker, but also its type. This article examines the differences between mid-range speakers, tweeters & woofers.

One of the most common misconceptions about speaker systems is that most people think that the main characteristic of a speaker is its power. The most accurate way to classify speakers is to distinguish them by their frequency range - woofers, tweeters and crossovers.

Midrange speakers


High frequency drivers are designed to reproduce frequencies in the range from 4 to 20 kHz. In practice, these are the most subtle sounds. The reproduction of frequencies in this range is ensured by the high oscillation frequency of the voice coil and the loudspeaker membrane. Modern tweeters are beginning to adapt the dome version, which uses a soft dome membrane made of polyester film, silk or polyester fabric impregnated with polymer resin. Dome tweeters can transmit sound over a larger area.

Mid-range speakers

Midrange speakers used to reproduce frequencies in the range from 400 Hz to 5 kHz. This frequency range is fully perceived by the human ear and plays an important role in the formation of the sound image. Best mid range speakers can operate with less power and still offers a good sound in terms of quality. Since midrange speakers cannot reproduce extremely low or high spectrum, they often sound boring or flat and require assistance from a woofer or tweeter to achieve the full sound level.

Speaker types


Woofers playback of sound waves in the low frequency range from 30 Hz to 1 kHz, ie the loudest sounds such as drums or bass guitar.

Types of Woofers

  • Standard woofer - a standard subwoofer reproduces frequencies from 20 Hz to 2000 Hz (2 kHz or 2 kHz).
  • Subwoofer - it is the most common accessory in consumer speaker systems. They are usually placing in a separate insulated enclosure and have low noise, which is not possible with standard woofers.
  • Midwoofer - the midrange speakers are located exactly in the middle of the “woofer” range from 200 Hz to 5 kHz. With such a wide frequency range, this speaker will reproduce the best sound quality in the 500 Hz to 2 kHz range and begin to deteriorate at both ends of the spectrum.