So I recently scrapped an old speaker system from phillips and got 1 of the two drivers (The thing that actually produces the sound; I think im using the right word) out without damage. this sole driver has a diameter of between 3-5 inches (I don't have it with me at the moment to measure). So I have been wanting to play around with it and just have some fun. So it got me thinking, could I convert this driver, which was used in a normal left/right speaker, into a subwoofer driver. So I tried doing some research on this topic, but I could find nothing. So I have a few questions below regarding this.
1) What is the difference between a regular driver and a subwoofer driver, if any.
2) a) If there is no difference how could i turn this tiny driver into a subwoofer
b) if there is a difference how could I convert it into a subwoofer if possible
3) what affects the sound quality between different drivers. (saying everything else was the same, such as amp/dac, enclosur, etc. but the driver itself was different. say I took a 5" sennheiser driver and compared it to these phillips 5" driver.
if you have anything else you want to say or talk about on this subject i'm more than willing to listen in. I'm pretty clueless on the technical part of sound systems/products.