I'm still on the fence on whether cables burn-in or not - I'm currently in a state of contemplation over my new-ish Shunyata Research Cobra.
What I find fascinating is that Shunyata themselves state that even without this device below eg, designed to run them in via
domestic electrical devices in the home - the customer should run them in on the rig for approx. 100 hours before they
sound their best.
Hmm - 5 time grammy winner Rick Rubin appears to be a fan of Shunyata - wonder if he also believes in burn-in
Not to get carried away but there are some serious heavy hitters who are happy to have their names listed as users & fans :-
Audio: Audio Research, ART Audio, Balanced Audio Technology, Bel Canto Designs, Edge Electronics,
Grand Prix Audio,Halcro, Immedia, Jeff Rowland Design Group, JM Lab, Lamm Industries, Lumen White,
McCormack Audio, Meridian America,
Musical Fidelity, Simaudio, Tenor Audio, Verity Audio, VTL, Wilson Audio, Wisdom Audio
Recording: Sony Music (Japan), Sony Music (New York), Lucasfilm Sky Walker Ranch,
Philips’ Crest National Studios, Astoria Studio, Lout Out Sound Studios, Memory Technology, Lacquer Channel,
Mastering: Doug Sax and James Guthrie, Peter McGrath, Rick Rubin,
Tom Durack, Ken Takeshi, John B. Anthony Company, AF Associates
I highlighted those three in particular for one very important reason - these guys don't have a budget and they
don't care about that $20,000 or $35,000 'sweetner' cheque in the mail as far as 'bought endorsements' go
Nope - they can use what ever they want on this planet.
Edited by Gwarmi - 8/11/12 at 5:46pm