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The new iMacs have ‘force-canceling’ speakers — here’s what that means

Apple loves throwing around buzzwords in product reveals and spec sheets, and one that caught a few eyes was the use of ‘force-canceling‘ in the new iMac‘s sound systems. Apple claims these are the best speakers in an iMac yet, but what does a force-canceling woofer actually mean? Is that some kind of Jedi fighting space dog? It’s nothing quite as sci-fi as Star Wars. Force-canceling woofer arrangements are fairly common in high-end audio, and while they are far from a guarantee of good sound quality, they do theoretically offer some benefits. The basic idea behind force-canceling woofers is to eliminate…

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