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Old 8th May 2012, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default Speaker driver burn-in

How long should I burn-in a pair of these...
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Old 8th May 2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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Oh, say 10 minutes to maybe an hour.
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Old 8th May 2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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So much for an intelligent answer. Thanks.
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Old 8th May 2012, 09:07 PM   #4
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Don't be so quick NOOB. Driver break has as much to do with your acclimation as it does the changes in the driver. Speedskater may have hit the nail on the head when you thought he was being sarcastic.
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Old 8th May 2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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The initial stretch-out of the spider will take a few minutes. The surround will loosen continuously for the life of the driver. So depending on your definition of Break-in/burn-in it could be between 3 min. or 10 years. I'd just give it ~10min of low level signal to warm up the spider then increase the output slowly for about an hour. (Use music not a tone.)
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Old 9th May 2012, 12:37 AM   #6
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I must apologize. I had a really bad couple of weeks and and yes I did think it was some sort of sarky remark. I just ordered these two drivers and plan on making desktop speakers with them. You have my most sincere apology Speedskater. I was thinking of using a TEST TONE GENERATOR to burn them in. Any suggestions on freq range I should use? Specs say 80 to 15kHz. Should I have it sweep through this range for 10min to and hour?
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Old 9th May 2012, 12:46 AM   #7
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Playing normal music will work just fine. No need for "special" treatments or test tones
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Old 9th May 2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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Ah, yes...the dangers of voodoo electronics...Cal and the rest are correct...if your speakers were transported in the dead of winter at minus-something celcuis, or in very high humidity or searing heat you'd be well advised to let them stabilize at your normal listening room temperature for a few hours before subjecting to a vigorous workout.

Other than that they'll be good to go.

Proponents of extended speaker burn in are also wont to advocate cable elevators, resonance dampening cabinet polish and other such nonsense
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Old 9th May 2012, 01:45 AM   #9
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I just play some bass-heavy music for a few hours, & consider drivers burned in once Fs, Qt, & Vas are relatively stable, or I'm too lazy to do any more measurements, whichever comes first....
Impedance varies with frequency, use impedance plots of your drivers and make crossover calculations using the actual impedance of the driver at the crossover frequency

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Old 9th May 2012, 02:11 AM   #10
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OK...fine....no VOODOO tech. Just bassy music for an hour or so....Thanks Guys.

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