Originally Posted by Skylinestar
How's the punch between 20Hz Hi Damping vs 20Hz Lo Damping?
It's a good question. Brian (Rythmik) a few posts up (or maybe it was in the FAQ?) said something about 28 Hz low
damping being the punchiest sound for dance music.
I found high damping always gave me the tightest (what I would call punchiest) sound. I heard some of the boominess I don't like when it was set to low damping. So I kind of find this odd that low damping would equate to punchiness in Brian's book. Maybe I have a misunderstanding of what punchy is and I put it in the same category as "tight." Too many adjectives
So regardless of the frequency you set, it seems to me that high damping gives you the cleanest, tightest, and most impact (punchy sound). Lower damping settings seem to me to be not as tight, lacking impact, and introducing some boominess.
However, my observations seem to be at odds with what Brian has already posted, (and I would consider him the expert) so maybe it's just me or what I was listening to.
I still wonder what the benefit is of having lower damping settings. Seems like it always sounds worse to me. Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in. I am grateful Brian includes these in the amp though so we can see for ourselves what sounds good to us.