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How many types of speaker are there indeed?

Randy Fucce

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There are many types of speakers on the market, because different classification methods have the same name, even if the same product is used.
Here is a blog post that summarizes the current classification of speakers, there are 36 types in total.

I don't think it's comprehensive, I don't think it's comprehensive, although the list is quite extensive.
For example, it does not list the two way/three/four way speaker.


Here is the post:
36 Types of Speakers

And here is the speakers listed in the post.
Part1: Traditional Classification
l According to The Place of Use
1. Home speaker
2. Professional speakers
3. Monitor speakers
4. Outdoor speakers

l According to Appearance
5. Floor standing speakers
6. Built-in speakers
7. Bookshelf speakers
8. Satellite speakers

l Divide by position and responsibility
9. Main speakers
10. Center channel speaker
11. Surround speakers
12. Subwoofer

l According to whether there is a power amplifier or not
13. Active speakers
14. Passive speakers

l Divided by Playback Frequency
15. Full-range speakers

l According to The Structure of The Box
16. Closed speakers
17. Bass Reflex Speakers
18. Acoustic resistance speakers
29. Transmission line speakers
20. Passive Radiating Speakers
21. Coupled cavity speakers
22. Horn Speaker

Part2: The types of Speakers Popular In The Current Market
23. Party Speakers
24. Portable speakers
25. Computer speakers
26. Multimedia speakers
27. PA speakers
28. Trolley speakers
29. RGB speakers
30. Wireless speakers
31. Bluetooth speaker
32. Column speakers
33. DJ speakers
34. Karaoke speaker/DJ speaker system
35. Magnetic Fluid Speakers
36. Retro speaker

If you still need to add categories, please leave a message to tell me, thank you!
 

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What about planar speakers like electro- or magnetostatic speakers? Active DSP, Active with analog crossovers, Active with passive crossovers... Open baffle speakers, cardioid speakers, super or hyper-cardioid speakers... the list of combinations is endless
 
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Randy Fucce

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What about planar speakers like electro- or magnetostatic speakers? Active DSP, Active with analog crossovers, Active with passive crossovers... Open baffle speakers, cardioid speakers, super or hyper-cardioid speakers... the list of combinations is endless
Yes, there are also sealed speakers, vented speakers, etc. classified according to the box structure.
 

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What happened to "after dinner speaker" and "Speaker of the House"
 

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