Interconnect Breakin with or w/o pre-amp on?

I just bought a new pair of interconnects from the CD player to the pre-amp and I want to break them in. Does the preamp and amp in addition to the CD player have to be on to break them in properly? I ask this because the pre-amp is a tubed pre-amp. I hate to leave the pre-amp on too long and waste tube life. Does there need to be a constant flow of electrons from CD all the way to the speakers to breaking in cables? Another question. Does the volume of the music also affect breakin? Does louder music mean faster breakin? Jim

Showing 1 response by fetguy

Just run the cd player. That will do it. Or, just as well, a cheap tuner.