Several 100 hours..put on the cd and let it play.No real secret
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Face the speaker toward each other and change the polarity on just one speaker and the drivers will work with each other and break in faster. It also helps cancel each other out to lower the sound wave. Put them face to face (about one inch apart). Thats how I break in all my speakers. Hope this helps.
What? A common sense approach?
I applaud you sir!
Actually agree 100%. I for one would like to experience the difference before and after break-in for future reference.
Do any of you own the Ayre burn in CD? I have tried track 4, which makes the woofer move a bit...is this okay at moderate levels, or will it harm the woofer in any way? Sorry to ask stupid questions, but the liner notes on the CD offer nothing of what the tracks are for.
By the way, I LOVE these monitors! Dyn sound is very nice for sure. Thanks all for your input...appreciate it.
My reply above is to break in the speakers as fast as possible. 200-300 hrs of listening time is quite a long time. The compromise would be , Yes, listen to them and enjoy them. But when not listening , the quickest way to break them in is as discribed above. Most importantly is to have fun and enjoy those great speakers. Hope this helps.
Ive done speakers all sorrts of ways and the thing Ive found out is this just play em.
Modulating volume is good play em loud and soft and so forth and all the time . More or less. A months worth of daytime 12 18 hrs each day is plenty and all will be on track by months end usually.
There is something to be said too for playing them loudly towards the end of the deal though. Ive had some speakers which simply would not unlock until some ample juice got pushed into them.
So turn on the cable box to rock & roll, or what have you, and let them go! Listening now and then isnt going to be really a noteable thing as in time, youll forget much of exactly what hamppend when and just how much value is that to you anyways? Didnt sound too good then they sounded better then not so better then they were good so what?
Drivers merely need to flex, and X overs need to have juice running thru them just like CDPs, preamps, etc. 16hrs per day = 102 per week. One month = Ready for prime time!! Usually.
At about 3weeks you can start shifting them into position and by weeks end you ought to be able to finally spike em into place.