Definition: Bass reflex is a loudspeaker design in which the back wave of the speaker cone is routed through a port or vent in the speaker enclosure that reinforces bass output. The port may be located on the front or rear of the enclosure. Using the speaker cone's rear sound wave is an effective way to increase bass response.
Pronunciation: base re•flex
Also Known As: vented enclosure or vented speaker
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A bass reflex speaker has a port or vent in the enclosure that increases the bass response of the speaker