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Old 16th February 2003, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question Breaking in speakers

I have a problem. I just spent a lot of time building Hammer Dynamics speakers and now I need to break them in for 200 hours at high volume. The problem is that I live in a condo and the person below me is there all day long. I tried wiring them out of phase and placing them face to face with a blanket over them. It doesent really help much. I called some storage locations but they dont want the noise either. I dont know anyone with an unoccupied house that I can use either. What are my options? How do you guys break in speakers?

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Old 16th February 2003, 08:46 PM   #2
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If your amp has some guts, run the break-in at some ridiculously low frequency, like 10 Hz. Point 'em out the window. And stay the hell out of MY neighborhood.
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Old 16th February 2003, 09:59 PM   #3
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Default Speaker break in

Just run your speakers at regular listening volume levels for a week or two. Who told you that you had to break them in at such high volume levels.

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Old 16th February 2003, 10:30 PM   #4
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it shouldn't have to be crazy volume levels. you don't want to damage them!!!

even so, if you have thin walls, or want to leave it running overnight then the phase trick works nicely. the key is that you need a MONO source, so that both speakers are playing exactly the same thing (but out of phase) it worked very well for me - but set the volume before you do this because otherwise you won't be able to judge how loud its playing and you may damage them.
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