What is your routine for break-in of cd player

There is not a lot of information out there about break-in
of components. Some say leave it on for 24 hours while
others say play for an hour then off for 15 min. No info
in Harley's book nor in Smith's get better sound.
I suggest turning the player off at night, while leaving it play in the daytime. Kind of 16 hours on, 8 hours off.

The thermal stress involved during the heat up and cool down cycling seems to both speed up and make for more effective break-in.

Trelja... interesting your thoughts reflecting your experience... this seems to echo my experience with the break-in of cables: PCs, ICs, and SCs. Run them for 12 hours, chill them for an hour, resume burn-in. Seems to work well.

:) listening,


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Thanks, Ed! I must say I haven't broken in many cables in the past few years (am I missing something by being off the cable merry go round?) since I've gone to this break-in strategy, but I will certainly employ it thanks to you.

I realized another variation of this way I go about the cycling is the one I actually use more often, but same result. Off during the day, while I'm out of the house at work. Then, when I get home, the component goes on, and I often listen for a couple of hours in the evening, then leave it on all night. Again, just before I leave the house for work, I turn it off.