Hi everyone,\n\nI need someone to educate me on what damping factor does in a power amplifier. From my research it is the ability to control the speaker's driver movement, the higher the damping factor the better the control of the speaker's driver, is this correct?\n\nWhat puzzles me is that I see a great degree of damping factor variation from very expensive power amplifier manufacture's spec sheet. For example, the new Anthem MCA Gen 2 amp has damping factor of 300 (according to its spec sheet), Hegel C5 series amp cost over $10K Australian dollar has a damping factor of >2000 (more than the Anthem as it cost more so make sense), but McIntosh power amps (like the MC255, MC257, and MC205 etc) only has a damping factor of >140? Something this expensive (cost more than $16K in Australian dollar) only has a damping of 140?? Yes I see the ">" sign, but why >140 and not like the Hegel >2000? \n\nI am missing something here correct? I know Anthem and Hegel are class AB and McIntosh is solid state, is this the reason why? \n\nThank you guys.