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Old 21st May 2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone has an idea how long break in is on these. TIA.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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It's been years since I first installed the Theta's in the tweeter circuit of my Newform ribbons...so my memory is rusty in this regard. In any case, my recollection is that they take a while...maybe 200 hours+?

BTW...IMO these are excellent sounding (and under-rated) caps which combine a slight warmth with smoothness and detail.

Hope this helps.
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Old 16th July 2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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I find that it really depends on the application, but about 250 hours is a good marker.

Sonic Craft resurrected the Theta. We picked up this cap almost 14 years ago after my experiences with it close to 20 years ago. It actually sounds better than the Mundorf ZN, and it is available in more values. However, it can also sound dark and slow. Again, it all comes down to application synergy.
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