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The Art of Burn Ins

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Got some Dt 880s and a cMoy BB that needs some SERIOUS burn in, the cMoy is at about 15 hours and I can tell a little so here's my question

 

FIrst of all why, and be technical so I can explain to others without sounding to stupid

 

Next is how, there is no ONE right way I know,

 

So what are some good ways to burn in!

 

Atm I'm using this http://www.jlabaudio.com/burn.php at about 45% volume and I will take the recommeded 5 hour blocks

 

But guys let's talk about the art of BURN INS

post #2 of 13

I'd only burn in at the frequencies 300 Hz and 2000 Hz.
Anything else is just stupid and frankly, irresponsible

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Eisenhower View Post

I'd only burn in at the frequencies 300 Hz and 2000 Hz.
Anything else is just stupid and frankly, irresponsible

true so, although 4 hours with the above link should some imporvement, I came to the conclusion that Classical Music is the way to go! That stuff really nails the whole spectrum! 

 

But music seems to be the most responsible way to go,

 

still who want's to give me a nice techinical explination of why we burn in? 

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

true so, although 4 hours with the above link should some imporvement, I came to the conclusion that Classical Music is the way to go! That stuff really nails the whole spectrum! 

 

But music seems to be the most responsible way to go,

 

still who want's to give me a nice techinical explination of why we burn in? 

 

I was just kidding.

Don't worry about burn in. It probably doesn't matter.

post #5 of 13

I heard square wave sweeps at high volume really make drivers burn! wink.gif

 

 

Are you seriously talking about a cmoy needing over 15 hours burn-in?

post #6 of 13

I tend to use firewood to burn my stuff, but some bassy music should do.

post #7 of 13

I don't know why it's even called Burn when no fire is involved blink.gif

post #8 of 13

I usually burn my amps in at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then I let them sit for 5 minutes.

 

The difference in sound is very noticeable. 

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

The difference in sound is very noticeable. 

Because there is no more sound afterwards?

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by xnor View Post

Because there is no more sound afterwards?

 

The bass, mids, and treble are more absent than before. But the overal signature has a much warmer feeling to it.

post #11 of 13

Thanks chewy4, made my day.

post #12 of 13

"Burn in" with headphones, where it does seem to be a factor at all, is minor - and appears to be more the effect of the pads softening a bit changing how the drivers are aligned and spaced with your ears. Ultimately, the results when audible at all, are subtle. I recommend just listening to music through them. No specific burn in process has been shown to have any significant effect with headphones. 

 

With amps, especially solid state amps, burn in has never (as far as I know) been demonstrated to change their character in any way. No difference. Ditto cables. Nothing to burn in (mechanical change due to wear). Electrons don't care whether they've been down the same path for 100 hours or not. 

 

Just listen to your music. 

 

If you do not currently like the sound you get out of the system - "burn in" is unlikely to change the actual sound they produce in any way. You may, however, get used to it (psychological and acoustic acclimation - which are real, but not an actual change to the sound). 


Edited by liamstrain - 10/12/12 at 12:34pm
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Yea my conclusion is music is the best way and it may be a placebo [screw cables though] In addition though you have to think also of [with headphones]

 

Still though were audiophiles, if we didn't swear by burn ins and Cables there would be a lot of broke electronics companies xD

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