Originally Posted by SomeCiscoGuy
I had the same experience with the Denon (letting it burn in) as well as the Yamaha RX-V2095 I had before that. It is entirely possible that it is just me getting used to the sound of any of them, or it is entirely possible that burn in is required...
Funny, but I also have a Yamaha RX-V2095 receiver in my bedroom HT. I have owned it for about 9 years, bought it brand spanking new, and it sounds exactly the same today as it did the day I bought it. Also, I have a Denon 3806 in my media room (although I am about to replace it) it also sounds exactly like it did the day I bought it. So, you see, its easy to get varying opinions from different people, about the exact same equipment. The only way to tell for sure is with measured, repeatable, testing. And if you can point me to any data that supports the fact that caps or wires need to burn in or that there is any audible difference in sound, I would love to see that data. There have been and will continue to be, hundreds of posts on various threads, here over the years, where significant data has been presented by serious engineers that support the fact that beyond a few seconds or minutes, there is no significant, audible, break in occuring in speakers, wires, or solid state electronics. Stories to the contrary are anecedotal. So, I will stand by my earlier statement that whenever I hear someone make a claim that their gear sounded significantly different after 100 hours of break in, I either suspect the objectivity of the person, or there is something seriously wrong with that gear!