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Re: USB sound cards

On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 6:15 AM, Bob Masta <audio@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
However, if instead of disconnection the leads were
*shorted* after the pulse, the generator would be driving
all its current into the zero-ohm load, giving a maximum
damping effect.

I'm not buying that.  A zero-ohm load is lossless, just like an open circuit.  Damping requires loss.  Whether higher or lower resistance makes more damping depends on the nature of the resonance.