2-way 4-way 5-way wuts the difference?


Bronze Member
Username: Vincentian

Post Number: 43
Registered: Apr-05
when the speakers say 2-way opposed to 4-way what does that mean

Gold Member
Username: Theelfkeeper

Stockbridge, GA USA

Post Number: 1965
Registered: Feb-05
if your talking about coaxials. no more then a 2 way is needed. 2 ways have the woofer and a tweeter mounted in the center. that covers your midrange/mid bass and highs.

3 and 4+ ways are pretty much marketing gimics. they add in a crappy "mid range" driver or a "super tweeter" to make you think it'll sound "super", lol. don't waste any more money for a 3-4+ way vs. a 2 way.

with components, a 2 way is the same thing, but the woofer and tweeters are seperate and they have higher quality external crossover boxes instead of simple capacitors. 3 ways give you an actual mid range, tweeters and mid bass with a external crossover box too. most people will say that you won't notice a difference between a 2 and 3 way component set.

Silver Member
Username: Solacedagony

New Jersey US

Post Number: 907
Registered: Oct-04
A way is a band of frequencies. So if you have a 2 way system, you have 2 drivers, 2 bands of frequencies.
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