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At various times in this forum, I have read postings that refer to a "break-in" period for newly purchased speakers. Is there a general rule of thumb for this period? I have not decided on the speakers I will be getting, but do plan on buying some soon. Just wondering if there is a guideline for this break-in period.


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Typically the manufacturer will state a specific break-in period. However, I am in the camp that doesn't believe in break-in...well, at least not the 100's of hours kind. In my opinion the speakers are fully broken in after a few hours of the components loosening up. After that, if you still don't like them, I say take them back. I also believe that manufacturers tell you their equipment needs 100's of hours of break-in so your ears get used to them, thus keeping the product. It's a marketing ploy.



That's just my $0.02 and YMMV.
 

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However, I am in the camp that doesn't believe in break-in...well, at least not the 100's of hours kind. In my opinion the speakers are fully broken in after a few hours of the components loosening up. After that, if you still don't like them, I say take them back. I also believe that manufacturers tell you their equipment needs 100's of hours of break-in so your ears get used to them, thus keeping the product. It's a marketing ploy.

Agree 110%!!! Down with break-in mythology!!!
 

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has anyone seen a study (link?) that shows break in is actually a myth or not? IE: measure the speaker the 1st second its turned on, 1 hr, 30 hrs, 100hrs etc?


i'm not sure I don't or do believe in "break in" on speakers and I have sold them for the last 11 years now for a living.
 

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Read this .

Very informative post, thanks.
 
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