Dynaudio burn in time and how you do it...


Hi Folks,
I just bought a pair of dealer demo (10 hours on them at most...) Excite X 16 Dynaudio speakers, and am wondering how long Dyn's take to burn in, and how you've done it. I have the Ayre/Cardas burn in CD and don't understand which track is good for speaker burn in. Have any of you used it? Or how do you burn your speakers in? Will there be big differences in the Dynaudio's after burning in? Thanks for any input...Brian.
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Several 100 hours..put on the cd and let it play.No real secret
I own a pair of Dynaudio Focus speakers. They took 200-300 hours to sound their best. Two audible effects of break in: (1) smoother treble; (2) greater coherence between the two drivers.
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.
Agree with Zman... They gotta play.. When you are not listening, just face them into each other and play..
Even late at night, lower the volume and let 'em run.
Just play the speakers and listen to them as they break-in. See if you can detect how/if they change over time. Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be.
03-06-10: Randyhat
Just play the speakers and listen to them as they break-in. See if you can detect how/if they change over time. Don't make it more complicated than it needs to be.

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 C1's sounded great right out of the box. After about 100 hrs they did sound pretty bad. At around 200 hrs they back to sounding real good again. At 350 - 400 hrs they finally sounded great. I just looped cds day and night till I hit 500hrs.
As Randy stated above,just play music thru them.You can follow the progress from the first day "these sound good" to suddenly on another day "wow,these really sound good".Why buy speakers and not listen to them?Just my thoughts.Congrats on your new purchase,enjoy them.
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.
I’ve done speakers all sorrts of ways… and the thing I’ve 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 month’s 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. I’ve 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 isn’t going to be really a noteable thing as in time, you’ll forget much of exactly what hamppend when… and just how much value is that to you anyways? Didn’t 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.
There is something to be said too for playing them loudly towards the end of the deal though. I’ve had some speakers which simply would not ‘unlock’ until some ample juice got pushed into them.

I agree with Blindjim.
These are great responses/insight folks! Thanks so much for your input and help.