ClaudeJ1 Posted May 15, 2022 Share Posted May 15, 2022 Speaker break in time is just psychosomatic justification that budgets a time frame to allow the new owner time to get their ears/hearing used to them. Any data to support the claims that speakers need 10-20-50 hours of “break in” is deserving of PWK’s Yellow Bullshit button! If one were to measure a wide band frequency sweep as a base line and then come back and measure again in 6 months a year, two years, etc. under exactly the same conditions, I bet you find the results to be within 0.1 db (the threshold of detection) if not exactly the same with the deviations being more associated with mechanical wear, changes in temperature, humidity, etc. In other words too much “adoo about nothing.” If a break in period exists as a quasi-religious belief, then it would be up to the speaker designer to break in drivers as part of the Research and Development process. But I’m sure they would not bother with it after they read the resultant data. I read that a blind listening test (Murphy) that involved several pairs of speakers where one was straight out of the box and the other had been "broken in" for X number of hours, and there was Zero noticeable difference noted by the participants. I also believe that they did measure the unbroken/broken in speakers and there was also no difference in that, either. Break in is just your ears getting used to the sound of a particular speaker. Sure, there's likely some relaxing of the cone material over time, but I don't believe that it's enough to impact the frequency response of the speaker. Let’s add speaker cables to the list and give out 2 BS Buttons. Please add to this list if you deem it necessary. 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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