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    Break-in time on high-end comps

    What is the typical break in time on components? How much tender care must be taken during the break-in period, or does it really matter? What sound improvements can be expected once speakers are broken in?

    I just installed a set of Eurosports and am wondering what I have to look forward to - I can say, however, that at first listen they are *far* brighter than I expected. Being silk, I figured they would be "laid back," and they aren't.







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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    No such thing, just don't clip the amp and cause distortion. Be smart with it and everything will work out



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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Well, this is one of those arguments that will most likely never be settled. Some people think there is a break in period while others think there is not. Me personally I don't really believe there is a break in period but I've never pushed a brand new set of speakers over half volume til after 4 or 5 days of normal listening. Its not that I thought I had to but it was just better for my peace of mind. So I would say its up to you. If you choose to take it easy on them you sure won't lose anything. If you decide to get on them right away and blow them (which is unlikely but not impossible) then you'll know better next time.

    I say just don't get crazy for a while and you'll be fine.




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    There is no need to designate a "break-in" period. Just use them as you normally would.




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Some say the break-in period refers to the speakers actually sounding better after break-in... loosing-up, smoothing out, etc.




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Quote Originally Posted by adam71
    Well, this is one of those arguments that will most likely never be settled. Some people think there is a break in period while others think there is not. Me personally I don't really believe there is a break in period but I've never pushed a brand new set of speakers over half volume til after 4 or 5 days of normal listening. Its not that I thought I had to but it was just better for my peace of mind. So I would say its up to you. If you choose to take it easy on them you sure won't lose anything. If you decide to get on them right away and blow them (which is unlikely but not impossible) then you'll know better next time.

    I say just don't get crazy for a while and you'll be fine.


    hahahah u basically said "yes there is a break in period of a few days..."




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    tplaya07 told me it would be best to go easy on mine for the first 15 hours. he mentioned that i would be more happy in the long run and be less likley to damage them. He knows his stuff, i trust him on thi



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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    I don't think you have to go any easier on them, but they'll sound better after the mechanical parts of the speaker break in... or so i've read.




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but I noticed after about 5 hours of use, the midbass noticeably increased and the tweeters smoothed out. I just got my Dls Iridium 10 and am told to expect it to take a couple days to give me full output.



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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenics
    tplaya07 told me it would be best to go easy on mine for the first 15 hours. he mentioned that i would be more happy in the long run and be less likley to damage them. He knows his stuff, i trust him on thi
    I just want to clarify that this may not be the case for every brand, just what DLS recommends. And I do not know 100% either way the effects of "break-in", whether it will actually contribute to a different (hopefully better) overall sound..but their has to be some premise to it, if it is recommended by more than just one manufacturer.
    I know some manufacturers say to be easy for a week, others say a few hours. A well respected site (www.bcae1.com) stated that
    "Some speakers need to be played a while before they obtain a stable compliance.Fresh out of the box, the suspension may be somewhat stiff (mainly due to the material that's used for the spider)." ....
    ..while other respected members state that it will make no difference at all.




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Quote Originally Posted by bikejunkie223
    I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but I noticed after about 5 hours of use, the midbass noticeably increased and the tweeters smoothed out. I just got my Dls Iridium 10 and am told to expect it to take a couple days to give me full output.
    I noticed the same thing with my Hex's, just left em below around half volume for the first few days, and then they started to sound better. More mid, and warmer sound. Just use your judgement, if your gains are set right you shouldn't be able to do damage to them



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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondFanatic
    I noticed the same thing with my Hex's, just left em below around half volume for the first few days, and then they started to sound better. More mid, and warmer sound. Just use your judgement, if your gains are set right you shouldn't be able to do damage to them
    Maybe it wasn't the sound of the speakers that changed.....but rather your ears getting used to their sound




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    Re: Break-in time on high-end comps

    for home audio, i usually do low volume on all my new speakers for 24 hours, then keep upping the volume by a few notches each 24 hour period. do this for abotu week and they really open open. over time they open up even more.

    just don't crank the volume on new speakers righ away, they don't like that.




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