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Do new speakers need to be broken in?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Axtman, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Axtman

    Axtman Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    If yes then what is the best way to do so? :p
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    Speakers don't "need" to be broken in, there is no consequence in NOT doing it.

    BUT . . .

    They will not sound their potential until after about 12 hours of use.

    Some people hook them up to a signal source with a sine wave, some just play recorded music from a CD or ipod through them, and some people just play bass through them . . .
  3. onlyclave


    Oct 28, 2005
    So in other words, they need to be broken in.
  4. Here we go again....
  5. They can have a break-in peroid. It is not a must that I have ever heard of, to "break them in" any exact way.
  6. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    They won't sound as good as they're capable of until they have been.
  7. The key word they're fussing over is "need". Not breaking in will do no harm, but it's not a myth that they'll sound better afterwards if that's the real question.
  9. JtheJazzMan


    Apr 10, 2006
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