How long does it take to break in coupling caps?


Just changed 4 coupling caps on Carry SLI-80 integrated amp.  How long normally does it take to break in those coupling caps.  Is sound really going to be better?

It was ClarityCap ESA to ClarityCap CMR.

Thank you,

Dave, Thank you very much for you reply including many info regarding ClarityCap by PM.
I think you will really like the CMR, but if not, you may want to go with the relatively new CSA. It is essentially the ESA line with the copper matrix.

With larger CMR caps I have very good results using copper film bypass caps from Audyn, but others may use Jupiter or Duelund. Watch the physical sizes!!

Do nothing until at least 1 week of playing though! :)


Thank you, Erik.  I am just going to leave it play 5 hrs a day while I am not listening.  Any volume would do it right?
break in generally goes like:

dull and wide mono...

to exaggerated mid-high treble/mids that are blunted and gritty, that exaggerate fine detail in a blunt phasey mildly metallic way that can sound huge - soundstage wise..

to darker or calmer but cleaner, faster, leaner.. with the grit falling away and opening finer details

then finally... to a balanced warm clean final burn in condition. Whatever that may be -- for the given item. not specifically the capacitors in question.
Thank you, teo_audio.  Is pink noise to break in any good?  I did pink noise for my speakers.