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#41
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No, but speakers are not like engines. I've run plenty of brand new speakers hard and they sound just fine. It's just an electromagnet and a voice coil...nothing to really burn up or break in other than the cone, but you don't want that getting soft...it might tear, or make the tone sound spongy.

Let's see; excursion affects the frequency response of a speaker. Excursion increases as the speaker's cone softens. So yes, speakers break in. Whether or not you think its a pleasant breaking in or just a negligible difference you can debate... But you're on the side of the debate populated by internet-know-nothings. I'd rather be on the side with people like Ted Weber.
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#42
I've always been told the best and fastest way to break in some new speakers was to play a bass through your amp at a lower/moderate volume. don't crank it obviously.

may be bs, i've never tried it myself.

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#43
An electromechanical device is not an engine? Interesting.
Something that converts electrical energy into kinetic energy - sounds like an engine to me.
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#44
Wait, people believe stuff written by UG members? That's like taking Fox News at face value.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#46
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An electromechanical device is not an engine? Interesting.
Something that converts electrical energy into kinetic energy - sounds like an engine to me.

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#47
If you think about it, the modern production assembly line basically guarantees that everything manufactured that way will need to 'break in.' Parts aren't made for individual units anymore, they're made in bulk... Which means they don't fit or operate the same in every unit. As the unit is used the parts wear together and become better suited to working together.

Of course this is extremely general, and there are exceptions, but I think its pretty true of most modern products. Guns are the best example; the difference between a $500 brand new production model and a $5,000 custom gun isn't actually in the parts, its in the time someone took selecting the parts and 'mating' them to each other so they work perfectly together in that gun.

Just a fun thought for an otherwise dead thread.
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#48
My Lorantz Greenback is as close and you're ever going to get to a hand made boutique speaker and it still needed quite a long break-in period. Speakers need breaking in - period.
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