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Stsalkit's picture
Last seen: 3 years 10 months ago
Joined: Nov 11 2013 - 12:45pm
Can the system become "new" (!!!) again?

Hello to all. I have being into hifi for many years infact decades. For some personal reasons however, I took some distance from my beloved hobby for a couple of years. A couple of years without "serious" listening from my well run-in system. In fact the system was switched off for more than a year.

situations change however and finally I have the desire to start listening again! I switched my system on, let it warmup, I put a cd on and..... Anticlimax! It all sounded liveless, without real emotion. It continuous to be like that after the 4th cd. What is going on? Would it be possible that after all this time being switched off, that it needs to be run-in again? Or it is something else?

I would really appreciate your opinions! Regards to all

absolutepitch's picture
Last seen: 2 months 18 hours ago
Joined: Jul 9 2006 - 8:58pm
fresh hear

If the system is working as it should and did, you may be experiencing a fresh listen "aha". You were away so long that your ears are no longer accustomed to the sound of the system, and you've been hearing other sounds in the world, and your system sounds different now. Otherwise, look to make sure nothing has gone bad in the system. 

tmsorosk's picture
Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
Joined: Dec 5 2010 - 12:34pm

You will have to rerun in your system for at least half the time of new .

My system , particularly my power amp sounds lifeless if there off for 12 hours or more . I never shut them off , just turn the volume down at night .

This begs the question , why would you take leave of your system for several years ? I can't imagine not hearing my system for a single day . When there was a low point in my life ( family tragedy ) , I relied on my system and music even more . It was always there , even when friends were not .

Doctor Fine
Doctor Fine's picture
Last seen: 5 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: Dec 13 2010 - 1:13pm

OK.  So you turned off your system.  Did you MOVE it? 


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