Quite frankly, I don't fully understand damping factor myself.
To rephase the comments made my Pneumonic.
An amp has an output impedance and the speaker load has an impedance.
These 2 impedances create an equation called a transfer function.
If a step function or square wave is applied, the damping factor
influences the amount of time it takes for a driver to reach the location
of where it should be.
An over damped system occurs when the driver takes too much time
to reach the location where it should be.
An under damped system occurs when the driver arrives quickly, but there is ringing
and finally settles in the location where it should be.
It seems that when amp manufacturers express damping factor
its into a real impedance of 8 ohms.
Well not too many speakers have only a real impedance.
Not only that, but an amp can have a high damping factor
by increasing the amount of feedback.
It says nothing about the amount of current the amp and its power supply can deliver.
Its current that creates the magnetic field in a voice coil.
In the end, its not really a spec I look at.
Rather a much more accurate spec, that determines how much control
an amp has over a driver, is looking at the power rating from 8 to 4 ohms.
If an amp nearly doubles its power from 8 to 4 ohms,
that's an indicator it can drive difficult loads.
Now can someone here help me understand why Canadians
don't hold politicians and the media more accountable ?