post #16 of 36
6/6/08 at 5:06pm
There's no need to do that, as this isn't the same as burning in a pair of headphones. Just play your favorite music through it. I've actually heard of people warn that you shouldn't play constant frequencies (like those found in Wavegenerator), since it might damage the amp. Not too sure about the last part, but I do know it's absolutely unnecessary.
There is soon a lot of thread about burning process.
it's more interesting to know how sound change with time of use.
out of box, after some hours of listening sessions....Time to obtain mature sound.
synergie with sources, head or hearsphones etc...
After 50 hours :
This is the born of the amp.
it's the minus burning time to have a stable amp.
Before, i wasn't able to keep the headphone on my head more than few minutes.
Now, sound is ok.
Punchy, clear, detail with great bass and good treeble, medium take there place.
It' doesn't sound so good than my hornet, but start to comp with.
wait and see...
I use my burning plug to burn the amp.
It's an ordinary mini jack with 10 ohm resistor.
So, maybe if you use a differente load ( as an headphone 32 ohm) time could be more longer to obtain same result.
80 hours :
Good stable sound.burning process do this job.
Lake of open aera.Lake of natural flavour, for the rest it's perfect.
More detail and powerful than the Hornet.
I burn it with the dac and there is a lot of change.
The dac sound cleaner and less artificial.
At the begining, my iMod sound cleaner as source, now it seems to be egal than PC-USB-Predator dac.
100 Hours :
Sound indentical as 80 hours, but too much Bass now (maybe they take there place ).
i'm waiting for an improvement with medium and open Aera witch give it a better natural sound.
if it's hapen, sound 'll be perfect.
120 Hours :
Magic sound is born.
all is perfect.
Deep bass, great treeble, perfect medium.
Open Aera is there witch give a natural sound.
Detail and more punchy than the Hornet, it drive without probleme my GS 1000.
I'll continue the process to know if there are some improvement, but even if it stay like that, it's sound GREAT.
140 Hours :
Sound as 120 Hours, but Higher Dynamic (witch was soon great ), it's incroyable.
it's sound like a great dynamique powerful Amp, absolutely not as an tube amp ( like my Hornet ).
Very sensitive on the source quality and with an immediate respons.
I hope during buning process sound 'll become more warmer.
180 Hours :
No change compare to 140 Hours...
200 hours :
Change in the treeble section.
Higher and clearer.
More equilibrate bw deep bass and treeble, sound great with the mid, just a lack of warm and open aera...
Great presence, 3D scene.
Sound change slowly comparse to the begining of the burning process.
Changes are subtitles.
220 hours :
The sound i'm looking for begin to appears.
Dac, principal change, it's start to change and become more "Musical", less neutral and very detail.
It's like you have pull off a filter, incredible..GREAT improvement.
Sound of the amp start to become more open and have a great backstage image.
Wait and see, but it's on the right way.
260 hours :
Great sound when i use it with the internal dac.Nothing wrong to tell.
When i use it with the imod source:
Sound égal to the Hornet with alo imod doc cable (blackgates inside the plug).
Don't comp with the Hornet when i use Pvcaps ( less natural sound) and prefer listen it throught the usb cable to my computer for the moment.
300 Hours :
Like at 260 hours.
Perfect sound through the Usb Dac, only pleasure.
The best sound i have heard until now.
Concerning the analogical source (imod and Pvcaps), i'm not in love with it for the instance, i prefer the result with the Hornet.
Not enough Open and Warm.
So i continue the job.
Burning process, wait and see...
I use a mini jack with 2X5 Kohm as load and i'm sure it's the reason why i obtain a great sound with only 120 hours.
I f you use a 32 hom headphone as load, time 'll be 3X longer for the same result.
I hope it cans help other people to burn it, and the special load worth the job.