Slam vs punch vs extension

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Whats the difference between slam and punch? Extension seems fairly obvious to me but I can't put my finger on what the difference is between the other two.

Also why is is hard to get all three (saw this noted on a topic a while back about £800 amps)?

Thanks for any responses xx
 
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I reckon these words probably mean different things to different people. One probably means powerful sub-bass (30-60 Hz) and the other upper bass to lower mids, but I'm not sure which. I'd sooner look at tech specs than read opinions about 'slam' and 'punch' any day.
 
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Yep, agreed, the words don't mean a whole lot. One of the terms that annoyed me in the late 90s when the magazine started talking about things like "bass slam" and "software"...drove me up the wall!
 

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These terms are usually (but not always) used to describe subwoofers and are inter-related

Here is my take on it:

Slam.......Force with which you hear a sound (visceral effect)

Punch......How "tight" and punchy the slam is.

Extension..How low it goes.

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DIB said:
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Cheer for that Andrew - cracking stuff.
In fact I carried on listening to Disc 2 all the way through. What fantastic musicians they all are. I've never heard of him / them before. I love well recorded live recordings and this is very well recorded. I'm going to order it!

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I'm not an English native speaker, however based on magazines reviews I concluded the following:

- Extension is related to low end bass extension, ie, the lowest bass response which equipment can achieve.

- Punch refers to weight of the bass lines

- Slam is regarded to timing and macro dynamics. However, I saw articles where punch and slam are used to mean the same.
 

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