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#392876 - 05/07/13 01:25 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: TroyD]
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I had a similar experience with my first pair of M22's on stands. But I attribute it to the source material played (Alicia Keys). She just made those speakers play smoother and deeper than I've heard them before.

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#392958 - 05/09/13 01:09 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I am not aware of any article that Axiom has produced on speaker testing before it leaves the factory but many times on the forum Axiom staff has mentioned each speaker is checked for operation before leaving the factory.

I don't imagine it is an overly exhaustive test, most likely simply hooked up, checked for sound/clarity from each driver and then sent on its way to the consumer.

The extensive testing is done long before the speaker is sold to the consumer with each new version/design change.


Thank you all for bringing up this great discussion regarding the testing that is performed on production loudspeakers. It IS very involved and includes various forms of testing at a number of points during part production and final assembly. In fact, we decided that this would be a great topic for an in-depth video on the subject. Watch for it soon!

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#392960 - 05/09/13 01:29 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: TroyD]
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I think to spruce up the video a bit, we should get the most excellent of actors, Steven Seagal to Karate chop an assembled M80 cabinet in two for a cross-section.
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#392964 - 05/09/13 02:47 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: Andrew]
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You should do two videos on breaking in speakers, and call the second one Electric Boogaloo.
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#392974 - 05/09/13 09:37 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: TroyD]
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listen to the first 30 second of michael jackson's "man in the mirror" on a brand new out of the box pair of speakers. Pay attention to the synth chimes at the start. Then listen again after 20 then 40+ hours "break in" time.

New tweeters will almost always break up a bit with this torture test, and it's easy to hear them struggle new out of the box with this one. smile

Tweeters in general will definitely settle down and mellow out. Woofers I'm not so sure.

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#392982 - 05/10/13 12:58 AM Re: Breakin time [Re: Hellcommute]
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Well, there's one data point in the anecdotal column. Ball's in your court, science.
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#392984 - 05/10/13 11:31 AM Re: Breakin time [Re: Andrew]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I am not aware of any article that Axiom has produced on speaker testing before it leaves the factory but many times on the forum Axiom staff has mentioned each speaker is checked for operation before leaving the factory.

I don't imagine it is an overly exhaustive test, most likely simply hooked up, checked for sound/clarity from each driver and then sent on its way to the consumer.

The extensive testing is done long before the speaker is sold to the consumer with each new version/design change.


Actually i did mention this many years back on my first trip to the Axiom Factory including taking a picture of a test chamber on the factory floor.
See thread here:
http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php/topics/34543/The_AXIOM_TOUR_2004
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#392988 - 05/10/13 09:54 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: TroyD]
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Wow, hard to remember that far back, pics/review are on page 9.

Thanks again Chess


Edited by jakewash (05/10/13 09:54 PM)
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#392994 - 05/11/13 09:08 AM Re: Breakin time [Re: jakewash]
fredk Offline
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
Wow, hard to remember that far back,...

They have a pill for that. Can't remember the name thought.
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#393010 - 05/11/13 10:51 PM Re: Breakin time [Re: TroyD]
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Glad to know I am not the only one, wait what were we talking about?
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