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subwoofer

Spanish translation: altavoz de graves

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English term or phrase:subwoofer
Spanish translation:altavoz de graves
Entered by: Ana Hermida
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12:01 Jul 21, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: subwoofer
I have found the following in Eurodicautom:
DEFINITION: an electronic or mechanical device that extends the deep-bass response of an audio system
NOTES:
{DOM} electroacoustics:sound reproduction;
{NTE} the most common are add-on,large,conventional woofers,which must be carefully aligned to work properly.Electronic-type "subwoofers" are actually equalisers that are dedicated to standard woofer systems and electrically boost the low-bass range to achieve smooth,flat low-bass response.Many add-on subwoofers incorporate electronic equalisers to flatten out the bottom of their ranges;
{GRM} n.[1]

I am not sure if I can translate it just as altavoz
berta.grac
altavoz de graves
Explanation:
My husband and I translate manuals for audio equipment and above terms are the ones we have been using and I think we are correct.
Selected response from:

María T. Vargas
Spain
Local time: 09:52
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Summary of answers provided
nasubwooferRafael Arellano
naAltavoz atenuador de (sonidos) gravesLeonardo Lamarche
naver abajo
Elinor Thomas
naNo se traduce - see definition below
Baruch Avidar
na -1altavoz de graves
María T. Vargas


  

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36 mins
No se traduce - see definition below


Explanation:
Subwoofer:

Altavoz de sub-graves, altavoz usado generalmente en cine en casa para disfrutar de graves profundos, pueden llevar su propio amplificador incorporado.


    Diccionario de terminos de Audio ,Video y Cine en casa
Baruch Avidar
Israel
Local time: 10:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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40 mins peer agreement (net): -1
altavoz de graves


Explanation:
My husband and I translate manuals for audio equipment and above terms are the ones we have been using and I think we are correct.

María T. Vargas
Spain
Local time: 09:52
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1216

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Luis Antonio de Larrauri: Subwoofer es altavoz de subgraves, así como woofer es de graves.
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2 hrs
ver abajo


Explanation:
Las definiciones tuyas son correctas.

En Argentina se usa el mismo término: subwoofer, no se traduce.
Suerte!

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 05:52
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3 hrs
Altavoz atenuador de (sonidos) graves


Explanation:
Podría ser, pero es casi una definición. Quizás es mejor sin traducir y poner esta traducción como nota al pié. Tambien es posible no incluir la palabra altavoz y solamente decir: Atenuador de (sonidos) graves. Espero sea de ayuda.

Leonardo Lamarche
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4 hrs
subwoofer


Explanation:
Por lo menos en México el término no se traduce. De hecho si lo traduces, es posible que no se entienda.

Yo lo se porque tenía un par de 12" bien chidos, que por cierto me robaron :(

Rafael Arellano
Mexico
Local time: 02:52
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