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  1. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Are Receivers subject to Break-In Periods? I swear my Yamaha RX-A3050 sound better today than last week.
  2. SVSound
    I just received my Outlet Special PB12-NSD Sub & was wondering is there a Break-In period needed? Thanks!
  3. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    So a quick observation with my new Panasonic TC-P50ST60, I am using the 10 break in slides from the "how to break in your plasma properly" thread and noticed that the display gets quite warm running it all day. I put a small fan behind it to just move the air a little better and that made a huge...
  4. Headphones | Head Gear
    I used to believe that burning in new speakers and headphones could not have a significant effect on how they would sound. Recently that belief changed, I was convinced I had witnessed a significant change in the sound of a set of new headphones after burning them in. On further investigation...
  5. System Setup and Connection
    Merry Christmas everyone! I just received my Energy Take Classic 5.1 system with a Denon AVR-1613 receiver. I was wondering if I am supposed to calibrate the speakers using Audyssey before I begin the break-in process and then calibrate them again after I'm done, or if I'm supposed to just...
  6. Creative Sound Solutions
    So I watched my 2nd movie with the sub last night and we heard some mysterious "popping" sounds coming from the cabinet. It kind of reminded of wood at a campfire. Every time there was heavy bass from bombs or the like this would happen. The dog jumped out of his seat and ran away, quite...
  7. REW Forum
    As I posted four months ago, I am measuring the "break-in" progress of a set of new speakers. I have heard many ideas of how to accelerate the break-in period by running bass through your new speakers (or even electronics!) on 24/7 and other aggressive methods. While I do believe that some...
  8. REW Forum
    I am measuring the bass response of new speakers every month to determine how long it takes for break-in. When I compare graphs (below) it will certainly matter what the offset is between graphs. I am trying to see an increase below 40Hz but each graph is different because of changes to the room...
  9. REW Forum
    I hear/read very different accounts of the time it takes to "break-in" audio gear. I have a new pair of Magnapan 3.7R speakers and will be documenting the change in spectrum over time. I understand there actually is a break-in for this type of speaker because the thin Mylar film will become...
  10. HDTV | Video Displays | Processors
    This thread will help explain the best methods to prepare your new Plasma Display Panels (pdp) for a long life of service. It's common knowledge that a good break-in period should be done to prevent image retention and stabilize your plasma panel. Most video experts and calibrators recommend...
  11. Video Calibration
    This thread will help explain the best methods to prepare your new Plasma Display Panels (pdp) for a long life of service. It's common knowledge that a good break-in period should be done to prevent image retention and stabilize your plasma panel. Most video experts and calibrators recommend...
  12. DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    I want to start my first sub build by measuring the actual driver I'll be using, so I have a Dayton RSS315HF-4 and a WT3, both new in the box. I gather from lurking around that I should break-in the driver for a few hours with music (since I don't have a signal generator for sine waves or noise)...
  13. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    Question for those experienced with tubes: As I continue along in my audio journey, I've come to believe in break-in. Some components more-so than others, but to me and my ears, I believe in it. I'm sure there's break-in with new tubes. What kind of changes should I be expecting? I just...
  14. New Member Introductions
    Just stopping in to let everyone know that I have joined the forums!!! HOORAYYY...j/k I live in PA, and own and operate a HT Installation company. I hope to give and get knowledge in full from this forum as I have from others. see youns around!!
  15. Home Theater Receivers | Processors | Amps
    I just bought a new Denon 2808ci. It replaced a Denon 3805. While I like a lot of the new features of the 2808 the sound seems to be lacking. I've seen elsewhere mention of break-in periods for electronics. Do receivers have a break in time? I could see how one could theoretically "break-in"...
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