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#320153 - 08/26/10 09:23 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: RickF]
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Rick's method "sounds" the best I think.
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#320155 - 08/26/10 09:40 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: Adrian]
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I agree with Rick and Fred....speakers sound better with a drink in hand...or both hands
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#320160 - 08/26/10 09:54 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: DaMagicman]
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Another consideration.

I've never purchased speakers (of ALL things) without having heard them (more than once) and without immediate A/B's with others, price be damned. Then, after I know what $16,000 sounds like, I return humbly to the middle floor "salon" and dive headlong into reality. I've never been disappointed when I got them home.

When I opened my M60's and plugged 'em in, I WAS disappointed. That changed radically within a few days. That's when I finally brought in my Snells and put them side by side. THEN I was even happier, considering that "replacing" my Snells would have cost $20,000 and the company finally bought the farm last month anyhow.

I'm glad there was a debate here. For whatever reasons, anecdotal or other, I was relieved that others didn't like thiers outta the box and also felt way differently a few days later. It slowed down my rush-to-judgement and changed my mind, too.

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#320161 - 08/26/10 09:57 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: BobKay]
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Or was that the week I changed dealers??? Hmmm? grin
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#320165 - 08/26/10 10:21 PM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: DaMagicman]
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Originally Posted By: DaMagicman
I agree with Rick and Fred....speakers sound better with a drink in hand...or both hands


Add some of that green stuff and food much later on into your listening session and you just might hit the trifecta. smile
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#320213 - 08/27/10 09:54 AM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Mine always sound best when I turn on the music not intending to sit and pay close attention, like when I'm cooking a meal in the kitchen. Then a particular song comes on that really makes the speakers shine and it draws me into the living room. I turn up the volume and sit down on the couch, only intending to stay for a minute or two. Next thing you know, the casserole is starting to smoke and it triggers the smoke detectors, interrupting my bliss.
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#320215 - 08/27/10 09:57 AM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: pmbuko]
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What's the proper burn-in procedure for a casserole?
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#320218 - 08/27/10 10:00 AM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: ClubNeon]
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Use a well-seasoned (broken-in) pan. It's really difficult to scrape burnt-on food from a brand-new pan.
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#320219 - 08/27/10 10:09 AM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
New label on speakers "Warning - Listening to these speakers may induce zombieness. Put away all food items and turn the oven off. Responsible listening only."

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#320229 - 08/27/10 11:54 AM Re: Speaker Break In: Fact or Myth? [Re: CatBrat]
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Registered: 07/23/10
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Not sure if this poster was using a spectrum analyzer, but this little test is interesting:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/51840/burn-in-techniques/30#post_593776
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