With more and more manufacturers entering the three-way speaker market, we thought that we'd write an article to bring you up to speed with these relatively misunderstood studio fixtures. What are the advantages of using a three-way speaker design? How do they differ from traditional speakers? We'll also look at some example three-way speakers on the current market so that hopefully by the time you've read this article, you'll be a mini-expert on the three-way phenomenon!
'TWO WAY' vs 'THREE-WAY' - WHAT DOES IT EVEN MEAN?
If you've ever looked at a two-way speaker side-by-side with a three-way speaker then you've probably already worked out the difference between them. In fact, you may have even worked it out from the names! A traditional two-way speaker is comprised of two drivers (which usually look like a shallow, indented circular cone with a small circular protruding dome in the middle), whereas a three-way speaker... (you guessed it!)... features three of these drivers.