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Damping factor

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Wxp4759cb, May 23, 2002.


  1. Wxp4759cb

    Wxp4759cb

    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Is a damping factor of 300@8ohm acceptable?
     
  2. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    It sure is. Use a short, heavy gauge speaker cable.
     
  3. From the article I'm currently writing:

     
  4. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Joris,

    "damping" = the engineering term you're thinking of

    "dampening" = making something wet

    :D

    Nice paragraph though. Maybe mention that if there are crossvers between the amp and the speaker they add a few bits of resistance (hundredths of an ohm at least, maybe tenths).
     
  5. Tumbao

    Tumbao

    Nov 10, 2001
    FL
    The best cables & the higher Damping factor possible. Let's the signal & current flow.Get head room.
     
  6. Whoops! I'll correct that. English is not my mother tongue. So it's - damp, to dampen, dampening - and - damped, to damp, damping - correct?

    Will do. Thanks for the suggestions.

    Regards,
    Joris.
     
  7. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Yep. "damp" and "to damp" have different meanings! Isn't English great? :)
     
  8. Dutch is just as great.

    There's a proverb "dempen", which means to damp.

    And there's a proverb "dempen", which means: fill a watery place with soil to get new land (we do that a lot here, that's how our province Flevoland was created :) )