Definition: Technically, damping factor is an amplifier specification related to the amplifier's output impedance. It is a good measure of the amplifier's ability to control the motion of the woofer cone. A higher damping factor is best and usually means tighter bass response. Damping factor is simply a number, usually between 50 and 200, although many amplifiers have much higher damping factor specifications.
Pronunciation: damp•ing fac•tor
Also Known As: Damping
A high damping factor means the amplifier has a better ability to control the woofer cone after the signal has stopped.