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Q:What exactly is 'break' or 'burn-in' time?

Is 'burn' or 'break-in' time when it comes to solid state electronics/speaker cables simply a psycho-acoustic phenomena or does something physical actually happen to make the sound 'better'?

I'm auditioning some anti-cable interconnects and speaker cables on my system (Magnepan MG12's, Jolida hybrid amp) and though a bit bright sounding, overall I am quite pleased.
But the literature accompanying them suggests a minimum of 200 and up to 500 hours of 'break-in' time.
Can someone help or at least offer their opinion?

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Re: Q:What exactly is 'break' or 'burn-in' time?

Five hundred hours of break in time should just about get you past the end of the manufacturer's return policy.

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Re: Q:What exactly is 'break' or 'burn-in' time?

Hi,

You may hear the music change during breakin, but it will depend on the resolution of your system. The majority of the change should occur within the first 100 hours for copper, silver will require more time than copper.

Give it some time and decide for yourself.

Cheers.

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Re: Q:What exactly is 'break' or 'burn-in' time?


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Five hundred hours of break in time should just about get you past the end of the manufacturer's return policy.

Exactly.

--Ethan

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Re: Q:What exactly is 'break' or 'burn-in' time?

It is true.My loudspeakers took almost 2 years to fully break in but this is an extreme case/Most componenets need 50-200 hours.Problem is,because you listen to music everyday
the difference is hard to notice since you are getting used to the sound and changes every moment but i confirmed this out of coincidence.Two pair of ic.One fully broken in (years
in my system) and one brand new.It was like listening to 2 complete different cables.

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