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Old 6th December 2009, 01:50 PM   #11
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Another hifi-legend based on some truth and a lot of rubbish. Some passive components really do need a long burn-in, like big "nullohmspuhlen" & tinfiol-caps. Cables might change more or less, depending on "construction".
I`m using really thick solid core as speakerwires, and the copper shure needs to be played rough for about one hour to open up, definitly wery audible.

Seems like every material has some static load that needs to be scared away, more or less
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Old 6th December 2009, 03:03 PM   #12
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As strange as it sounds
In idle bored moments I have "wondered" on the audible effect, if any, of introducing a very low amplitude high frequency "bias" to the amp output terminals. Perhaps around 200khz, pure sine at less than 100mv. The zobel network and output inductor would block it's entry into the amp.
I think that something like this happens often with DIY audio gear. Components are changed and a unit starts an ultra-sonic oscillation or ringing. Or maybe the new un-shielded interconnects pick-up interference. Either add some fuzziness or brightness that the listener calls an improvement.
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Old 6th December 2009, 03:55 PM   #13
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@ PaleRider, you say "the copper shure needs to be played rough for about one hour to open up", but can you explain why it should be played for about an hour or so?

I still can't figure why this should help, except for replacing the old by new electrons als earlier predicted
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Old 6th December 2009, 04:20 PM   #14
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Old 6th December 2009, 06:22 PM   #15
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As far as I am concerned, a cable is just a piece of copper

And you started a new cable thread because the old one could not cater for such an unorthodox opinion?
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do it if it makes you feel better. There is absolutely zero evidence, measured or subjective, that "burning in" a cable does anything other than keep the audiophile busy for a while. That doesn't prevent lots of people from claiming that it's efficacious, but those claims do beg the question of "is it in the wire or in the head?"
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Old 6th December 2009, 07:21 PM   #17
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It`s facinating to observe how those whith less experiece seems to have the strongest opinions. If you can`t hear anything and never seriously tryed, why then waist your precious time on audio
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It`s facinating to observe how those whith less experiece seems to have the strongest opinions. If you can`t hear anything and never seriously tryed, why then waist your precious time on audio
it's called asking a question, second it's called learning!
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Old 6th December 2009, 07:37 PM   #20
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it's called asking a question, second it's called learning!

My comment was not ment as an answer to your post, just a general comment. Should have been posted in the cable-thread though
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