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#319692 - 08/23/10 06:46 PM Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth?
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Fact or myth?
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#319693 - 08/23/10 06:47 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: jerrymb]
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It's a myth. That's a fact.
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#319696 - 08/23/10 06:56 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: Adrian]
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It is in fact a myth.

To actually be useful. It is actually your ears which adjust to the sound of the new speaker. That's why many manufacturers suggest there is a break in period, so you get used to how the new speakers sound vs. the one's which they are replacing.


Edited by ClubNeon (08/23/10 06:58 PM)
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#319702 - 08/23/10 07:06 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Really, how about all those gluons which need a bit of relaxation?
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#319707 - 08/23/10 07:29 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: jerrymb]
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Fact , Fact!! The only thing that is a myth is that you cen break in the speakers with any old music and wander off.

The speakers must be fed a steady and varied diet of only well recorded music. Many hours. No wandering off.

Alcahol also adds to the break in experience. Something about bonding to the negative ions that can inhibit those buttery smooth tones.

Jeez you guys!
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#319709 - 08/23/10 07:31 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: fredk]
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Alcahol? Fred's already slurring his words!
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#319711 - 08/23/10 07:33 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: Adrian]
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laugh
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#319712 - 08/23/10 07:35 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: Adrian]
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Am not. Just breaking in speakers...
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#319720 - 08/23/10 08:42 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: fredk]
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I always get a chuckle when I read product reviews that are broken down into sections of "break-in" or "burn-in" period... after 10 hours, 30 hours, 50 hours, 100 hours etc and claim dramatic improvement in sound quality, soundstage and bass extension. Unfortunately, they lack clairvoyance to the break-down period. cry
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#319739 - 08/23/10 11:11 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: jerrymb]
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Myth, Jerry. The woofers cycle hundreds of times and the tweeters thousands of times in the very first second of operation. Any permanent break-in occurs in a very few seconds during testing at the factory. It's been said that "Break-in was invented so that we couldn't return anything!".
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