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post #496 of 520

Try to get a new one and AB it with your current one,  level matched.

post #497 of 520
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

Sorry guys.  I believe in burn-in now.  Something ridiculous happened with my new BA CIEMs.  If I explain it, you'll just shake your head even more.  Any material science or physics majors here help me out?  bigsmile_face.gif

I Hope it's still under warranty ! wink.gif

Cheers
post #498 of 520
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Try to get a new one and AB it with your current one,  level matched.

How did I know someone was going to pop out and say this?  :D 

 

No, I will not level match! Never!! I will keep the volume uneven and make my favorite one louder. 

 

 

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I Hope it's still under warranty ! wink.gif

Cheers

It states, it doesn't cover damages due to fire.   :o 

post #499 of 520
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No, I will not level match! Never!! I will keep the volume uneven and make my favorite one louder. 

 

Keep the most expensive one louder. That's what everyone else does!

post #500 of 520
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How did I know someone was going to pop out and say this?  :D 

 

No, I will not level match! Never!! I will keep the volume uneven and make my favorite one louder. 

 

 

It states, it doesn't cover damages due to fire.   :o 

 

Only fire? My GR07's warranty is voided if God decides to do something funny. :(

 

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Only fire? My GR07's warranty is voided if God decides to do something funny. frown.gif


Any god or just God?
post #502 of 520
It is singular in the print but I am not sure which one they are referring to
post #503 of 520

got an answer looking at that documentary

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/152270/abandon-all-hope

post #504 of 520
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It is singular in the print but I am not sure which one they are referring to
Ha ha. Good answer!smily_headphones1.gif
post #505 of 520
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Ok, so everytime I start listening to my planar magnetic cans, it would sound hollow(which is how it sounds like with less powerful amp when I do a comparison), and I give it some time to play some music, it performs better.  Why is that?  Is there some some sort of warm up period for planars?  I never experienced this before.

 

On the useful assumption that the planar magnetics require higher power,  what could be warming up is the amplifier.  Playing music causes more current to flow through the amplifier, increasing its temperature closer to its operating design point.  Transistors have electrical properties which are notoriously temperature sensitive.

 

It's also possible that since there is some significant power being dissipated in the voice coil in the diaphragm with an inefficient transducer, the temperature of the diaphragm is also increasing, changing physical properties. 

 

I personally perceive that my planar-magnetic speakers (magnepan 3.6) sound better after being played at a reasonable volume for ~15 mins or so.  I don't notice this effect with my headphones (Sennheiser HD580), which have a fairly high impedance and DAC/amp which feels to be the same temperature regardless of it is playing or not. 

post #506 of 520
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Keep the most expensive one louder. That's what everyone else does!

I just compared $900 DAC to ODAC/O2 combo($300 from JDS lab, but cheap if DIY).  Guess who won?  ODAC/O2.  I'm very impartial to price.  My ears are impartial period.  :D So, please don't look at humans as so frail.  


Edited by SilverEars - 6/6/14 at 7:20pm
post #507 of 520

Five bucks says you owned the DAC that won and borrowed the one that didn't.

post #508 of 520
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It states, it doesn't cover damages due to fire.   :o 

 

Well now, that would be Burn Up, not Burn In.

 

I believe the subject of Burn Up is in another thread.

post #509 of 520

It is real but it doesn't work the way audiophiles think.  It is actually we who break into equipment (that has a sonic signature in the first place.)  Familiarity breeds sonic improvements.  Ever notice how speakers always sound better with time and never worse?  It is we who are doing the breaking in to a new sound.

post #510 of 520
Don't mean to be rude but you are full of it. When an electronic welding machine breaks in as the circuits warm up and the connections get better as current flow thru them, I'm sorry the welds and the x rays of them get better. And so does the sound as circuits get better meterials expand and contract. There is a mental factor tru. I tend to be more aware of improvements in equipment I favor rather than the flaws agreed. Yet it still is changes that I am observing.
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