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    Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Do car speakers have a break-in period before they start to sound their best? Because I read this about some home theater speakers and they need a while to break-in before they start sounding their best.







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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    some say yes, some say no



    i like to see what i can get out of them right away




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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Usually a driver will break in within' the first 5 min of playing according to some tests that I saw.



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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    It just seems the first day I bought my speakers and installed them I really didn't like the sound... but then like 2 days after the sound started to get alot fuller? I didn't touch the EQ? And the bass got more bumpy also.




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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    well with my expierence the suspension moves easier after a certain period of use so that might be the cause of that.



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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Audio messes with suspension?!




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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    rainbow speakers do. iirc




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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    yea the speakers ive dealt with all had some sort of "break in " period.......most noticable were the type r's .....they are super stiff right out of the box and become alot more loose after a few weeks....



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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by theSaiNtEX View Post
    It just seems the first day I bought my speakers and installed them I really didn't like the sound... but then like 2 days after the sound started to get alot fuller? I didn't touch the EQ? And the bass got more bumpy also.

    Could simply be psychoacoustics.

    Maybe the sound didn't change, you simply got used to the sound so you think they "sound" different. But your mind simply adjusted to the sound.


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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Most speakers will require a burn in before they normalize. If you were to measure T/S parameters on a driver fresh from the factory and one that has been in use for a while, you would measure a difference.



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    Re: Do car speakers have a break-in period?

    Quote Originally Posted by theSaiNtEX View Post
    Audio messes with suspension?!
    I was referring to how the cone moves up and down, Mechanical suspension



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