The Dick Pierce papers on Damping Factor:
Damping Factor: Effects On System Response
Professional Audio Development
This thread seems to be a collection of individual statements. Most by themselves are correct, but each may apply to a different situation than some others.
This is a Middle Atlantic paper on the subject:
One thing about modern components with DSP chips is that sometimes the component thinks that it knows best and switches to some enhancement mode without telling you. Even PC operating systems have been known to reset your audio setup.
Whole house "surge protector's" are always a great plan.
The only way fuses and circuit breakers limit current is by tripping/blowing. Some people run very large multi-amplifier sound systems on 15 Amp circuits. They may need to turn...
Some of the pre-packaged cables with what seem to be the great old brands like GE or RCA, are in fact junk! They are not copper cables, they are copper plated/clad aluminum cables and some are under sized at that.
See this old...