I enjoyed this thread...
Originally Posted by Danielson99
I'm just going to ignore that...
Isn't this phenomenon better known as the 'bose effect'?
That is funny right there, I don't care who you are!
Originally Posted by LTD02
. there was actually a crazy experiment where a person wore glasses that turned the light coming into the eye upside down. at first, the world was all out of wack and the person could not function, but after a while, the brain adopted and the person could function normally even though technically he was seeing the world upside down. at the end of the experiment, when the glasses were removed, the person was all messed up again and could not function until the brain had relearned which way was in fact up.
Yeah, I play a virtual pinball game where there is a table with a mission that switches your flipper controls (right trigger controls left flipper). At first you mess up but get used to it. Then when the mission ends, you continue to hit the 'wrong' flippers. You actually feel weird inside trying to re-adjust your brain-motor functions
Originally Posted by LTD02
"...and spent 300.00 on power cords to plug them into the wall."
you spent $300 on power cords?
at first i was laughing my arse off, but then i felt bad because i don't like seeing people taken advantage of, so i'm sorry to hear that.
remember buddy, you are plugging in three feet of cryogenically frozen super copper to 50 feet of home depot solid 12 gauge cheap china power cord before you even get to your box.
then again, there is that darn placebo effect. how could the $300 power cord not sound better to the guy who purchased it?
Just to add on to this: New Wires of sufficient gauge cannot improve the flow of electrons from wires which they are connected. Insufficient gauge will degrade performance though. Consider the wires inside an amplifier to the speaker out jack, then also the wires inside a speaker from the connectors all throughout the speaker, voice coil, etc. How long and thin are they? But some people think a 2k cable that connect the 2 (amp & speaker) will increase performance. Again, sufficient gauge, connecting the 2 to allow the flow of electrons called upon to do the job, is enough. no more, no less.
Originally Posted by jours
To the OP, performance characteristics of capacitors and transistors are known to change measurably over the time frames we're talking about (10s to 100s of hours) especially when heated.
Yes, but I think the idea here is to have 2 PCBs or pieces of gear, that are brand new. You measure them... then you 'burn one in' by using it for X hours. Then you measure the burned in one, and see if it performs BETTER. I think the flavor of the term 'burn-in' is that something will improve
after some use...
Originally Posted by Ivan Beaver
I often wonder why the companies that make products that "require" long "burn in" times-don't go ahead and "burn them in" before the customer gets the products???
Why make your customer-who has spent a lot of money on the "special" product-suffer through bad sound for a long period of time?
Why not let them enjoy all the benifits that their money has purchased right away?
I bet they would sell more products if they sounded good right away-rather than sounding bad for weeks or months.
I think you may be on to something here !! "Our products already sound optimal and fantastic to your ears... RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX!!. No need for hundreds of hours of listening to bad music after you spent hundres or even thousands of dollars on your gear!! You DESERVE outstanding sound as soon as you hook up your new system!!" Edited by caper_1 - 8/22/12 at 6:29am