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    Icon32 subwoofer break in period (important?)

    Crutchfield recomends to "break in" your subs by playing them at low volumes for 20 hours before turning them up and it is susposed to make them last longer. Is this true? Is it really that important for new subs? Cause it will be kinda hard to not turn up a new system for that long to see what it can do!



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    it is a good idea, as new subs can be overly stiff and prone to runining the surrounds if you push them really hard right off the bat...
    jsut like your car.. woujld you get into it ona cold winter day and go racing?
    run them at relatively low volumes fora few days... (or weeks)...
    you wount be ruining them by pushing them a little in the break in period, but im warnmign you now, tehy wont sound as good as they will later on....
    after the break in period is when they will sound their best...



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    that's true...i think that stands not only for subs...but all speakers
    personally every pair of speaker i had didnt sound so great at first...but after a few weeks i noticed they sounded much better



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    Depends on subs take for example uhh a hx2 fosgate huge surronds 5-6 hour break in time reccommend by rockford you should push it around 75% of the way and dont be afraid to turn it up just break in the spider and cone is all it does and unstiffens it.




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    There has been no hard factual evidence either direction on this matter... but ME (I believe it was them) did a real world test on a ID Max both before and after breakin, the results showed that it really wasn't worth the added hassle...




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