[quote user="ranjeetrain"]That's a proven method. The inverted phase causes both loudspeakers to play without making much sound (waves cancel each other out, resulting in a very thin sound), allowing you to play the loudspeakers very loud without causing much disturbance.[/quote]
This is just the question I was going to ask! I do remember a long time ago (goodness, was it really over 10 years?!) when I read in What Hi-Fi to run in my new speakers, I should connect them out of phase and direct them towards each other. I duly did this with my new Tannoy floorstanders, and I remember noticing a positive difference at the time (but my ears were young then!) and being very happy.
However, given I am (hopefully) going to finally replace those Tannoys this weekend with some B&Ws, I wondered, is this still a good method to run in speakers or is it better just to use them naturally over time and let them run in this way? If so, are you advised to "take it easy" on them for a little while before cranking up the volume?! Much like running in a car when you don't go above a certain number of RPMs for a few thousand miles...
Any advice greatly received! As you can see, it's been a while since I got new hi-fi speakers!