Breaking in subwoofers?

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  1. TwIzTiD BaLLeR 23

    TwIzTiD BaLLeR 23 I'm not great at farewells, so uh... that'll do, p

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    in theory a lot of subs nowadays dont need to be broken or 'burned' in. i would just go easy on them for the first couple days.
     
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    Break-in is a myth in the sense that your speakers need to be "exercised" so they dont blow up. It's also a myth that they will sound better after breaking in.

    You can play them full power right out of the box with no adverse effects.

    Break-in DOES have a use in testing speakers to make sure they arent faulty by playing a high power, constant signal through them for extended periods of time. But that typically isnt necessary for the end user.

    Here's a good article on burn-in thats a bit more technical by Tom Nousaine:

    http://home.tulsaconnect.com/parkerttp/BurnInLegend.pdf
     
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    i'm starting to get into head fi and a lot of users including myself noticed a big difference with headphone after they've been properly burned in. i currently had a pair of senn hd580s unamped but i'm looking to pick up a gilmore light amp and maybe some grados... its addicting
     
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    When I had my system put into my old car they said its best to go easy for the first week. Aslo they said I should beat some country music because the bass is soo deep and steady that is breaks the speakers is quick
     
  6. Ronin

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    country music hardly ever has good bass. its mostly fiddling and yodellation of drunken thoughts about dead dogs and ford trucks.

    there is no such thing as break-in, there shouldnt be a difference between day 1 and 4.
     
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