Damping

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 (1) Damping is the addition of friction to a resonance in order to remove energy from a mechanical system, reducing the magnitude of vibration at resonant frequencies. For example, the reduction of movement of a speaker cone, due either to the electromechanical characteristics of the speaker driver and suspension, or the effects of pressure inside a speaker enclosure. The electrical analog of friction is resistance, and it is used to damp resonating electrical circuits, such as crossover networks and filters. See also Q.

(2) Acoustic fiberglass material used inside speaker enclosures.

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