How do you break in your speakers?

Loudspeakers are complex mechanical elements that require a period of adaptation, called the break-in period, in order to reach their full potential and adjust to ambient conditions of temperature and humidity. When new, a loudspeaker can't express its full potential because its suspensions are still rigid, limiting midrange and bass reproduction.

The main aim of the running-in process is to soften the speaker's mechanical components, an essential step in achieving optimum performance.

Break-in times vary according to factors such as loudspeaker type, power, amplification used, musical preferences and environmental conditions.

Break-in tips:

  • To speed up the break-in process, run your speakers for twenty hours, during which time the sound will undergo significant changes.
  • Start with music without excessive bass and at low volume.
  • During the twenty-hour break-in period, regularly increase the volume while changing the style of music.
  • Once this stage has been completed, normal listening to your speakers will continue to help them break in and improve. It's not uncommon for a system to continue to improve beyond the 50-hour minimum break-in period.

Once the speaker's characteristics have stabilized, you'll be able to fully appreciate its performance.

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