henry4841 Posted March 20 Author Share Posted March 20 Just as the debate over LP vs CD is never settled this subject will never be proved definitely one way or the other because it is subjective to a large extent. All I really know is that guys that are way smarter than me, audio engineers that make their living developing audio products, says it does with certain components. I can understand how a big woofers suspension would need to loosen up some for best performance but for many years I had my doubts about electronics needing some hours on them to sound best. I am now under the impression that electronics will improve after settling in after some hours, days from first turn on. No proof and other than the couple of class D amplifiers that had weak bass on turn on and after a few minutes some of the best bass I have ever heard. I actually heard this improvement. Other than those two instances my hearing is not good enough to notice any difference from first use to many hours. But then as said my hearing is not the best and also one must be trained to learn what to listen for. Trained hearing is often not discussed when talking about this subject. And yes as one must be trained to know what to listen for to be a good artist on an instrument one must also be trained to know what to listen for when evaluating electronic reproducing products. I found some audio engineers I really like who say their products will sound best after being left on for 24 hours and I certainly am not one to say they are wrong. I do not know why they would say this if not true. I do know for sure that it takes some time for electronic circuits to settle down, bias and dc offset can vary a lot with temp and will be more stable after some time being on. Can I hear the difference, no. I can hear a difference in a class A amp before it reaches it's best operating temp but that is expected in class A. Knowing who to trust means a lot when discussing this subject. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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