What is the technical term for this style of speaker?

In my experience they are typically 3-5 feet tall, and 12 to 24 inches wide. Usually has 1 woofer, 1 midrange, and 1 tweeter.

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    well floor standing speakers it is... in Speaker world we talk more about inches, tweeters, 2-3 way , passive/active, rather than the actual speaker. I mean dimensions are kind of "less important" . other than that if the speaker is standing on the ground it's a floor standing speaker.
    – frcake
    Feb 8, 2016 at 6:56
  • Well, when I google 'floor standing speaker' I get these tall thin ones with no low end.
    – Daniel
    Feb 8, 2016 at 14:42
  • ok google 3 way speaker , or go with 2 way 10 inch speaker, or big hi fi speaker .. it's really a matter of description when you are searching without a brand/ model reference..
    – frcake
    Feb 8, 2016 at 16:24
  • So there's no technical term for this style? Post it as an answer and get +25.
    – Daniel
    Feb 8, 2016 at 17:58
  • nah , not really an answer :D you could even search with the picture in google :D glad i helped
    – frcake
    Feb 8, 2016 at 19:55

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The common names for such kind of models are 3-Way Classic, 3W Classic or simply "3-Ways".

Troels Gravesen, a danish DIY speaker pioneer, has a page all dedicated to that design: http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/3WClassic.htm.

On his website you can find other variants of the design (and other interesting designs): http://www.troelsgravesen.dk/Diy_Loudspeaker_Projects.htm

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