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    Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    I got all of my system installed yesterday....JL Stealth box, Hertz HSK 165s and an Alpine PDX5. At first, I thought they sound okay...but I was expecting more! Throughout the night, I noticed they seemed to get louder and clearer. Now I can honestly say I'm impressed.







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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    expecting more as in more what?

    it takes more than puttinf in nice speakers to get really good sound




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    I had the doors dynamated, the 5x7 plates sealed to the door and they have like 200 watts rms going to them and I though AT FIRST, they'd sound amazing....they didn't live up to the hype. Then I played with the x-over frequencies and the EQ on the head unit and now they sound like what everyone has them was describing. I think it was a combo of a little tweaking and maybe a little break in that did it. That why I was asking if they need a little break in.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    All speakers will sound better once they are broken in.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    Yeah, the spiders and soft parts on speakers are a little stiff when you first get them. After a little playtime, they loosen up a bit and they should sound louder as well as richer.



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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    One of my comp sets stunk up my entire car for days while the extra glue burned and the comps broke in.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    Yes, speakers generally require a break-in period to sound their best. Rainbow cites 50 hours break-in period in several places in their documentation, for example. I'm sure Hertz are the same way.



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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    It shouldn't take more than a few seconds of decent excursion for a drivers suspension to permanently "break in". Anything beyond that is likely either 1) psychoacoustics or 2) you becoming used to the sound of the speakers. There may be temporary changes in compliance that occur if you played them continuously for a long period of time, but these would not be permanent.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    Quote Originally Posted by squeak9798 View Post
    It shouldn't take more than a few seconds of decent excursion for a drivers suspension to permanently "break in". Anything beyond that is likely either 1) psychoacoustics or 2) you becoming used to the sound of the speakers. There may be temporary changes in compliance that occur if you played them continuously for a long period of time, but these would not be permanent.
    agreed. just by thinking that they might sound a little better, could make them sound better to your ear, even though nothing really changed at all.






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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    The installer and I tweaked everything at the volume level of 28 out of 35 on the head unit. When I put it to 30 it sounds soooooooooooo good!! I love the fact that my mid bass can vibrate my pants leg!




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    OMGz! Vibrating pants!
    The PDX5 is a kick *** amp, but if you're wanting to really sound good, switch over to the PDX4.100 and PDX1.600. Double your sub power, extra 25w rated on the speakers, which is more like 40-50 watts difference, true output. Not to mention the midrange output of the PDX 4-channels is much richer than the PDX5, probably due to the extra power.



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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky Pass View Post
    I love the fact that my mid bass can vibrate my pants leg!
    Most people try to avoid that as the tactile sensation gives away the location of the midbass driver.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    i have 2 set of Hertz HSK165 component with a ARC Audio K Series 90watts.4 they sound good but not enough so i replace the front speaker with the Polk SR6500 component fade most to the front and they sound a lot softer.




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    Re: Do Hertz need a little "break in" playing time?

    Quote Originally Posted by headless View Post
    Yes, speakers generally require a break-in period to sound their best. Rainbow cites 50 hours break-in period in several places in their documentation, for example. I'm sure Hertz are the same way.
    Complete bullshit. You've been demoted, please clean out your desk. Thank you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferendon View Post
    the midrange output of the PDX 4-channels is much richer than the PDX5, probably due to the extra power.
    Not probably: definitely. Either that, or it's in your head. Either way, it doesn't matter because your ears are pleased.



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