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    Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Ok its time for me to get this straight. I have read/heard everything there is about this whole having to break your subwoofers in. Well i just got some new mtx subs and i want to know if i accually have to break it in right cuz if not i dont wanna waste my time with it? Ive heard you have to and i heard u dont, whats the deal with it? Thanks guys



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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Well some people do and some people don't. Some people like to play test tones at low volume with low power in free air for a few hours. I however feel that this is unnecessary and it basically over kill.

    My suggestion is just to lay off the volume for a week or so. Basically play your music at low to normal volumes for the first week so the subs can get used to moving. After that the sub should be fine to use at any volume as long as the source is clean and unclipped. This way thinks have time to stretch and anything that is stiff will have time to loosen and not tear.



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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    what if i already played my **** loud and cranked for say 30 mins, should i still break it in



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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Plug it all in. Play it. Enjoy.

    Thats my break in period





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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Doesn't hurt, shouldn't help...

    If it makes you feel better, do it...

    If the manufacturer tells you to do so, just do it (for the warranty sake )

    Realistically, they should be fine going wide open right out of the box.




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    In my opinion, the main reason for 'breaking in' a sub is to loosen the suspension a bit. Playing at high volumes straight outta the factory *might* stretch the suspension and forever reduce cone control..

    Take it or leave it. I tend to break in any new speakers I get.




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    for some reason, my seXXX sounded louder before the suspension was fully broken in.....either that or i'm slowly going deaf........either way



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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoneRanger
    for some reason, my seXXX sounded louder before the suspension was fully broken in.....either that or i'm slowly going deaf........either way
    you're going deaf dont worry about it...we all are.

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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    fact.......




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Yeah, included with the brahma was a bright yellow sheet with huge letters. "YOU MUST GIVE BRAHMA 20 HOURS OF BREAK IN BEFORE HEAVY USE".

    If this means anything to you, I had 2 Kappa Perfects.. I blew one. Fixed, got it shipped back. Put it in, the new one blew the first day, while the used one kept hitting fine, without any whining. I'm sure it depends on the woofer, just be careful.. you don't want to kill your "precious" the first day.



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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyD
    fact.......
    Oh? Do tell.




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by EarDrummin.
    If this means anything to you, I had 2 Kappa Perfects.. I blew one. Fixed, got it shipped back. Put it in, the new one blew the first day, while the used one kept hitting fine, without any whining. I'm sure it depends on the woofer, just be careful.. you don't want to kill your "precious" the first day.
    Meh. Mine were broke in for two weeks way back when. Still blew. One siezed, the other had glue come off the former. Two new ones, no break in time, both had glue come off. Just ****** speakers.




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_ab
    Oh? Do tell.

    Come on now...

    Suspension....excess glue...you know the rest. Don't make me splain it....




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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmac
    I'm not I still have 85% of my hearing left
    i dont know how many people on here realize that we're all gonna need hearing aides when we're 40. listening to a system at a moderate level, every day, even if you have ****** subs/speakers is damaging your ears. and competition people? well youre just ****ed

    sorry for the OT post.

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    Re: Breaking subs in, Fact or Fiction?

    You might hear a little bit of difference if you could do an A/B test with one fresh out of the box and one broken-in...depending on the driver. But as Josh stated, it doesn't hurt.



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