For those who've heard of the term "Damping Factor" in audio amplifier literature: it's overrated! I mean this quite literally.

It's all fine and well to have an amplifier of very low output impedance: this means the amplifier exerts great control over its output voltage with little dependence on load characteristics. It would seem intuitive that such great control over output voltage is beneficial in all cases would it not? Of course this intuition is lacking in consideration of how typical electroacoustic transducers (speakers) respond to electrical stimulus!

Enter: TransAmp... The amplifier that gave up on high damping factor figures in search of a better relationship with its speakers.

In articles to follow, I will write about the details of my development in this field and the rather promising TransAmp prototypes which are already in use.

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