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post #1 of 5 Old 03-23-2001, 11:17 AM - Thread Starter
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I've had my new Bryston 4B ST for about a week now. I have 95 hours on it. About half of that was break-in noise (track 20 of the Stereophile Test CD #3) & dynamic music (music at 80-90db).

It sounded great right out of the box. As far as I can tell, it sounds better every day. It's hard to tell, as I'm also breaking in my third pair of B&W Nautilus 804s. I had finish problems with the first 2 pair. My previous 804s took at least 200 hours to break in.

Anyway, how many hours does it normally take for Bryston/Lexicon amps to break in?

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Worm. Cans. Opened.

Lolittle -- the amp would be broken in long before break in of the speakrs is completed.

A lot of argument gets bounced back and forth over what's getting broken in on components (non speakers), the actual device or your ear/brain interface.

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John, just answer the question.

382 hours. At least between lattitudes 20 and 47.

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Buzz - how many hours if north of 49°?

Bryston burns-in their products as part of QA:

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Each of our fully assembled products is connected to what we call a "burn-in table." For example, during 100 hours of continuous testing, our amplifiers are monitored through a range of input cycles and thermal stress levels to duplicate a broad spectrum of operational loads. If any failures occur, we want to catch them here, before you begin using our product.</font>
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Thanks Dave.
FYI, the reason the Lexicon OEM'd amps exist is because I selected them as the best price/performance on the market. I am pretty familiar with them...
Oh, North of 49, no worries, you'd leave them on all the time to help heat the house. And they do sound better warm.


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