Originally Posted by mmiles
I thought SLEW RATE was important spec for dynamic transient reproduction and DAMPING FACTOR was import for LFE reproduction.
Slew rate is import for HF, not LFE. This is pretty logical if you think about it.
With a low frequency signal, the voltage amplifier stage of the amp does not have to be very fast. With increasing frequency to the VAS, the slew rate has to be higher to avoid distortion.
From what I have read, most amps have more than enough slew rate, making the discussion of slew rate uninteresting, perhaps.
There's a nomograph (I think it's called,) showing relationship between frequency and slew rate at Rod Elliott's site.
I think Penn covered damping factor above
There's at least three articles explain how damping factor is overhyped online. In both amp design books I own, both authors downplay for all the reasons you can read online.