Burn-in question


in caps and resistors, once the burn-in has been runned is forever or sometime i must re-run it ?

about your point of view do resistors nedd of burn-in ?

thank you

audio4pass
The run in or burn in is largely permanent, but most gear does need to take time to stabilize at running temp. There are various reasons for this, some of them speculative - some of them known quantities.

Specifically amplifiers tend to require this, depending on the given design. This is due to bias and crossover stabilization at their ’operating temperatures’.
and resistors...?
If you believe in burn in then there is no logical reason to think that it will ever stop - so might as well call it drift or premature aging or poor temperature stability or early electrical break down. (Unlike mechanical vehicles with friction on moving parts where it can be assumed that break-in will occur over the first 1000 miles and then a period of good stability is to be expected => there are no moving parts in audio electronics)

Certain types of Caps and especially electrolytic ones do break down over time but I would call this aging as the period of stability is early in the use of the device before heat and extended use cause it to break down.

Speakers that are poorly designed may require break-in. (Poor design means that mechanical friction of spider and surround is very large compared to a very weak drive motor. Woofers lacking air suspension or a speaker box would be more susceptible to break in)
The manufacturer and owners of the high end burn in device Cable Cooker by Kafton actually report that re-burning cables in say, once a year is effective, so one might reasonably conclude that yes, burn-in is not permanent. Not to mention the conclusion that playing music through cables is not as effective as more stringent methods.
Bare also in mind that Cable Cooker certainly has direct financial interest in re-burning statement 
That's a stretch. Besides, the Cable Cooker customers have no financial interest in making that observation.  Don't be such a conspiracy theorist.

Poorly designed speakers need break-in, as opposed to well designed speakers that don't? Like Focals that need extensive break-in, especially those beryllium tweeters? They're not the only ones. 
As for capacitor burn-in, a number of cap makers seem to think their electrolytic caps have mechanical properties. ELNA specifically sites electrically induced vibration as a reason they use silk in their paper. 
Nelson Pass seems to believe pre-amps should always be left on for reasons of thermal and electrical stability and claims his pre-amps should be given 24 hours to achieve their intended sound; a claim he makes for no amp he's ever designed. 

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Cheers George

@audio4pass, you reopened the proverbial can of worms and you are going to hear from both sides of the spectrum.
With that said, based on my experience and examination: +1 teo_audio.