Loudspeaker Burn-in: Fact or Fiction?

Our audiophile colleagues in Spain have taken an interesting approach to the question – they asked the manufacturers.

Here’s what top builders said.

Punch line: about 100 hours…give or take 100 hours!

(Check out Audioholics for another viewpoint.)

Thursday, May 13th, 2010 Audiophile, Bob, General, Technical

1 Comment to Loudspeaker Burn-in: Fact or Fiction?

  1. Nice “summary” article. Seems to cover the issues well. I’m surprised there would be anyone left who would argue that speakers don’t need *any* burn-in. As a DIY hobbyist for many years it’s always been fairly clear that the mechanical aspects of a speaker need some amount of breaking in (big drivers more so than small I suppose. I suppose the big argument would be on how much – and as with many things there is never an easy answer.
    – BTW, I do seem to remember at least one brand of audiophile speakers claiming to burn in the final product. Who, I can’t recall. I can’t imagine most companies would afford the time…

  2. chrisk on May 19th, 2010