Originally Posted by Hellbishop
Yes i've noticed this myself since i switch back and forth alot between bookshelf speakers noticing sometimes the sound seems more similar to when i just got it from the store. Thats why i always warm up my speakers with low volume slowly cranking them up to a normal level and preferably with the morning news before enjoying music or other entertainment on them.
I just got back to my hotel room so now have my laptop so I can show this piece of the PDF from Audio Note..
"While we fully expect your AN-E loudspeakers to produce
beautiful music, they may not do so from the first moment out
of the box. Donʼt be alarmed; this is perfectly normal.
Dynamic loudspeakers have a running in period, during which
time the drive units “loosen up”. During this period, the sound
may be somewhat dry, bright and constricted. As the
suspension and cone materials of both drive units “softens up”,
the fullness of the bass and the smoothness of the treble will
start to emerge and the true sound of the AN-E will be
We expect the AN-E to have a running in period of around 100
hours, which for the average listener will take about a month,
based on three hours of listening per day. This period can
however vary considerably due to factors such as music types,
listening volume and type of amplification used. (Loud heavy
metal or Mahler symphonies are especially effective!)
If the rest of your system is of commensurate quality, you may
notice that when you havenʼt played your AN-E for a week or
longer, they seem to experience a lesser version of this
running-in process again. Everything will be completely back to
normal within 5 to 10 hours."