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firstborn
07-15-2010, 12:29 AM
I searched around but couldnt find a for sure answer. Do speakers require a break in period or process? I just bought a set of Hertz 6.5 coaxial speakers and wanted to know for sure before I started cranking up the volume.:uhoh:

misfit138
07-15-2010, 12:32 AM
Just use them, man. They'll break in like a mutha.

Johnny Law.Lulz
07-15-2010, 12:33 AM
A speaker does not "need" a break in period. Some people believe it is necessary. I know for my Warden, i was told 4 hours at 70% of max excursion to break it in. If you install it, set gains to normal and play it normal it will break in as its played, nothing special needs to be done.

basebalz13
07-15-2010, 12:37 AM
But comps are a little diff than subs, Specially High-end speakers. But these are just co-ax's so you should be fine.

Johnny Law.Lulz
07-15-2010, 12:39 AM
But comps are a little diff than subs, Specially High-end speakers. But these are just co-ax's so you should be fine.

I missed the fact that it was a co-ax. I have never heard of any break in for any other speaker than a sub. You should be fine OP.

misfit138
07-15-2010, 12:41 AM
All speakers' suspensions will loosen up after a bit of use, doesn't matter if it's a 5.25" coaxial or a 21" sub.

Just use them.

basebalz13
07-15-2010, 12:42 AM
Most high-end SQ 6.5's require a 20-30 hour break in period before you put them in the car and start tuning.

misfit138
07-15-2010, 12:44 AM
Most high-end SQ 6.5's require a 20-30 hour break in period before you put them in the car and start tuning.

Doesn't hurt anything, but doesn't help anything either. Moderate use in the vehicle will break the speakers in just as well...

basebalz13
07-15-2010, 12:48 AM
Doesn't hurt anything, but doesn't help anything either. Moderate use in the vehicle will break the speakers in just as well...

Once broken in, things change. I sorta got too techincal for this thread I suppose haha.

kevin lu
07-15-2010, 01:55 AM
They will sound better after break in but nothing break.

firstborn
07-15-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks for the info, I babied them for a couple of hours after the initial install because I wasn't sure.