Listening to Phono Preamp Burn in Disc?

I have read a lot of posts regarding using a CD burn in disc (e.g. Granite Audio's) to burn in phono preamps. I get that, but I'm puzzled when people who do this complain about having to listening to the disc, as the sounds are not pleasant and repeat ad nauseam. My question is, why listen? Can't one just leave the amplifier off (assuming non-integrated amp), and still achieve the same burn in results? Also, if the amp needs to be on, couldn't a suitable resistor be used to substitute for speakers?


You can always wire one of your speakers out-of-phase (put red wire on black post and black wire on red post), face speakers toward each other (inches apart), put a thick blanket over them and play the disc.
The source material must be mono in nature.
The out-of-phase signal cancels itself coming out of the speakers so the resulting
volume will be lower than normal.
This is also the procedure to rapidly burn in your new speakers.
Good question Duddley. I have owned that disc for many years now, and used it a few times, yet I have never heard it. I have always had the amp off when using it. Maybe someday I'll have to listen to it to hear how bad it sounds. ;^)
If you leave the armp on, it will demag the amp, speakers, and cables as well. If you get the Ayre break-in disc, its only a couple of minutes long, is interesting to listen to, and works well. I also have the Purist disc that is torture to listen to...and is over an hour long.  There is a segment on (I believe) the Cardas test record that serves the purpose for the phono section.  It too is a sweep that is short to listen to

Follow this and don't listen, otherwise you'll come to wrong conclusions.

Cheers George

The alternative solution is to purchase Claudio Arrau -- Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas 13lp box set.
After completing listening to it, your phono stage will burn in. No need to listen to torturing sounds.
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hey i'll try not to use any of religious terms and will try to preach a funny story very and very similar to phono burn-in disk in place of one of my response removed above

once one very poor dood livin' in very poor neighborhood in the very small dwelling with large number of children and with wife about to deliver one more child in depression and tears was thinking how he can feed his family decided to go to pope or priest or any type of whoever it is to ask to share wisdom. 

priest listened to his story and and told him to bring goat to his family. 
"My place is extremely small to fit even one more child and you're advising me to bring goat???" 
"Just bring goat and come back to me in 4 months" replied priest. 
so poor dood brought goat to his family and the number of problems started to increase gradually such as chewing bed sheets drying on the sun, same with children toys accidentally left unattended, dumping in unwanted areas -- all on top of the burden of taking care of small children and other family needs!

4 months past in heavy suffering and misery being with goat in large family and small housing and dood returns back to priest even more depressed and exhausted and priest told him "Now you can get rid of goat". 

after the dood got rid of goat, the life turned out to be so easy and light, but nothing actually changed.

now just listen to this disk for an hour at moderate volume levels and than switch to normal music and I assure you that EVERYTHING you play will sound SO DMN GOOD!

My next post will be about same... 
The Nigerian way of voodoo dollars... Another non-religious preach:

Somewhere in Moscow 2 Nigerian magicians announced that via voodoo act they can double or even triple the money client will bring.

The client walks in with few $100 bills and magicians only asked for one to demonstrate what they're going to do. The voodoo procedure started with blocking the noses with q-tips so the client wouldn't feel heavy smell of multiplication voodoo. The client was introduced to the substances they're going to use and detailed procedure that takes approximately half-hour per "batch".  After ceremonial procedure filled with strange voices and magic chants and spells they bring to the client 2x $100 bills.

 The client certainly was highly amazed and within a week brought to the magicians $60,000 most portion of which was borrowed. Magicians followed same sequence of actions as before with only difference that they asked to stay client longer and...
 permanently disappeared almost like in fairy tales in unknown direction in the cloud of stinky steam and smoke they created...
I derived that story as the most popular and widely used schema in high-end audio business. Did you?
Too much TV

No Geoff, TV is all cwap. Twust me brother.
I don’t watch TV. Not interested. I go theater to see act or I go concert or I play my records or guitar or bass or accordeon...
czarivey - My phono stage has teflon capacitors that require between 500-600 hours to burn in. That's a minimum of 600 albums plays. I'd rather not subject my cartridge to that much wear until after the preamp is burned in.
what it really takes is to purchase or grab one for free badly scratched LP out of any used record store, hook-up cheap cartridge and play it once.
clicks and pops will burn-in any cap fast and efficient. just have to believe it like you believe to your burn-in CD. 
matter of subject or...?