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#272496 - 09/15/09 03:41 PM New M22 speakers.... break-in required?
gulf979cb Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
Posts: 13
Hi all...

Just received a sweet pair of M22V2 speakers.
Just curious if there is any break-in required or can i
just go at-em right from the get-go? Obviously...nothing too crazy volume-wise...but a good solid action movie shouldn't do any harm correct?


Have read lots of things on lots of forums regarding this subject. Some say...yeah it is required...and some say....don't bother.
Can a quality built speaker such as these actually change that much after an extended amount of time?
Are there quality guidelines in regard to how much they are expected to change if at all?

Or is all this just Bull-*hit?

Opinions?
Thanks....

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#272499 - 09/15/09 03:43 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: gulf979cb]
tomtuttle Offline
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One vote for just BS. \:\)

Enjoy your new speakers. Now.
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#272501 - 09/15/09 03:51 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: tomtuttle]
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#272504 - 09/15/09 04:04 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: gulf979cb]
alan Offline
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Hi Gulf,

Nah, like TomTuttle says, it's BS.

Any actual mechanical break-in of the motor/cone/dome assembly takes place within seconds of your firing them up.

Of course, there is a psycho-acoustical break-in of your ear/brain hearing system since those little woofers and tweeters are pumping like crazy to mimic real sounds and instrumental sound. That's what break-in really is.

Enjoy the M22s.

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#272506 - 09/15/09 04:10 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: ClubNeon]
gulf979cb Offline
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Registered: 09/15/09
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OOOOO....this should get good.....
One vote for yes...and 2 for BS!!
Granted the "yes" vote is for a 1/4 second of break-in but this should still get good.
What-say-u folks??....chime in....!!
I'll get the chips and beer!!!

Hopefully someone from Axiom themselves will pipe in and tell us the real deal!!
wait ...just noticed that Alan is the resident expert!!!!
that"s good enough for me!!


Edited by gulf979cb (09/15/09 04:15 PM)

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#272508 - 09/15/09 04:20 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: gulf979cb]
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I'm on the side of BS too. Was just trying to make a bit of a joke. As Alan also said, the break-in happens the first time the cone starts to move. I believe the drivers are tested before assembly, which means you don't even get to break them in; someone else did it for you.
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#272509 - 09/15/09 04:21 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: ClubNeon]
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You guys are all full of it....break in does happen. \:\)
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#272510 - 09/15/09 04:36 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: SirQuack]
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No break in is needed. I'm with everyone else on this that it is BS.
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#272516 - 09/15/09 05:17 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: BlueJays1]
Zimm Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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It is not BS at all. I let my Bose 301s break-in and they improved. First I put them in the garage. Then Katrina put a Live Oak through the garage. Then I let the 301s marinate in the crushed open-top garage for about 4 months. Pulled out the crushed speakers and plugged them in...what do you know, them high-falutin paper cones sounded just a touch better between 11.7 and 83.98 hz. I think it was the tree sap, but could have been the 4 month baking/wetting/baking cycle. They are for sale if anyone wants to experience the best of Bose.
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#272518 - 09/15/09 05:24 PM Re: New M22 speakers.... break-in required? [Re: Zimm]
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