#1
So I searched the forums and couldn't find a post on this.

I'll be getting my first cab this week, a Mills Acoustics Afterburner 412B and I am EXTREMELY excited about it!
So, I don't really know where to start about breaking in the speakers. They're Celestion V30's. How should I go about it?
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#3
Just play it. This is the second post I've seen on this topic lately, not that I'm complaining. No need to break in the speaker, just play it. It'll sound as good today as it'll sound 5 years from now.
#4
As has been posted before and as should be common sense, the best way to break something in is to USE IT...
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#5
If you want to be methodical about it, play it for a while (couple hours?) at medium volume. Then ramp up that volume knob.
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#7
hmm.. Alright. I appreciate all the quick replies. So Ill just start at decent volumes and then creep the master knob up. Sound good? I'm running a Triple Rectifier through it so obviously I'm gonna be doing some heavy tones. No problems with distortion or anything?
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#8
The fact is, speakers are typically broken in by the manuracturer during testing, so it's doubtful the consumer will have much of an impact on sound quality of the speaker. If you really want to have an impact on speaker sound quality, do a search on storing speakers at the appropriate humidity level. Keeping the cone at the proper relative humidity will do more for its tone, than will your attempts to break it in further.
#9

Shut up 'n play yer guitar!
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

Mod in UG's Official Gain Whores
#10
Quote by Shinozoku

Shut up 'n play yer guitar!

haha.. I love the straightforwardness
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#11
According to Eminence speakers, just play music through them at a higher (but not crazy loud) level.
You want to get the speakers moving.
I don't believe speaker manifs, break in speakers....too much time spent for too little gain.
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#12
Loudspeaker break-in is largely a myth. The speakers are already playing at their full potential. Here's an article about it with actual measurements

http://www.nousaine.com/pdfs/The%20Art%20of%20Breakin.pdf

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