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I don't know if delusional is the right word. If we a take a new car for example it needs 1000 miles of gentle driving before you have full performance.
It maybe the same with speakers.
not any more. You don't have to run in an engine and you don't have to accept that a a speaker will actually improve with time. If you do its a tad sad.
 
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you don't have to accept that a speaker will actually improve with time.
Someone has said the unspeakable o_O
I'd like the above framed and put somewhere prominent on the 'wall of common sense' that the forum has always needed.

(You might be sure yours improved, fair enough, just don't promise others that theirs will).
 

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Not sure I agree about Wharfedale. I've had two or three Wharfedales in the past and didn't get on with any of them.
Funny ... everybody's preception of what they like, I bought a pair of 9.1's as a cheap set (£58 when they were talking about discontinuing them years ago) to go with an old amp I had in my workroom / study.
I recently bought B&W 607's for a more critical listening area and one day had them playing multiroom as I kept going between the 2 areas doing some jobs / clearing it.
That experience made me sell the B&W's.

I replaced the 607's with some Elac 5.2's and I have to say I think they're way better., I would have at least tried Wharfedale the 12.2's (because of my experience with the 9.1's) if I had the depth but unfortunately didn't.
 
I don't know if delusional is the right word. If we a take a new car for example it needs 1000 miles of gentle driving before you have full performance.
I remember reading n a car magazine that the way to get the most performance from a car was to thrash it from day one - but to also expect it to go bang early on - running in is more to do with mechanical sympathy, a bit like not revving to high until the oil etc is up to temperature. But we digress.
 
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I remember reading n a car magazine that the way to get the most performance from a car was to thrash it from day one - but to also expect it to go bang early on - running in is more to do with mechanical sympathy, a bit like not revving to high until the oil etc is up to temperature. But we digress.
The same with new speakers; if you take a brand new pair of speakers, fresh out of the box, plug them in and crank them up to volume - "stupid", you're asking for trouble
 

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I don't know the reasons for it but I would agree that full tilt out of the box is not a good idea. I'm having the bizarrest experience with these Sonus Faber Lumina 2. A couple of days ago I was convinced they were damaged in some way, they sounded crunchy and weird in the higher frequency range and one speaker was worse than the other. It's like the speakers were going through a bit of a tantrum (like my 3 year old nephew) and then suddenly the crying stops and the sun comes out and all is right with the world.

They've now settled down are sounding pretty good. One is a bit cautious of reporting things like this on this forum as there are plenty here who would say it's all in the imagination but when you've heard it, you know you're not hallucinating. These are indeed pretty good speakers, I'll be doing a full review soon.
 

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We are told to believe that break in is real (So you're not being delusional), this guy probably has a wife, kids a car and a house and goes to work no problem making the right decisions 99% of the time and also thinks the Special 40's got better after a time, and we call him a nut job?
I remember reading my Maurdant-Short manual saying the speakers should face each other out of phase for some time (I forget how long) to loosen the drivers to get full performance/Better sound?

Even Maurdant-Short are at it, are they delusional as well?
 
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We are told to believe that break in is real (So you're not being delusional), this guy probably has a wife, kids a car and a house and goes to work no problem making the right decisions 99% of the time and also thinks the Special 40's got better after a time, and we call him a nut job?
I remember reading my Maurdant-Short manual saying the speakers should face each other out of phase for some time (I forget how long) to loosen the drivers to get full performance/Better sound?

Even Maurdant-Short are at it, are they delusional as well?
I'm not a car guy, so I won't use car analogies but, from playing guitar, especially acoustic, and re-stringing with a brand new set, they take a little while to settle down. I was quite an aggressive player, and with a new set, they would go out of tune again really quickly. After some hours of playing, they would reach a kind of equilibrium and only require minor tuning adjustments.

I imagine some kind of material equilibrium following being put under mechanical stress is observable in many instances.
I'm not sure why this seen as some kind of hocum when transposed to the moving/mechanical components of speakers?
 

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I'm not a car guy, so I won't use car analogies but, from playing guitar, especially acoustic, and re-stringing with a brand new set, they take a little while to settle down. I was quite an aggressive player, and with a new set, they would go out of tune again really quickly. After some hours of playing, they would reach a kind of equilibrium and only require minor tuning adjustments.

I imagine some kind of material equilibrium following being put under mechanical stress is observable in many instances.
I'm not sure why this seen as some kind of hocum when transposed to the moving/mechanical components of speakers?
My belief is anything with physical moving parts need a period of run-in. Speakers, turntables etc etc.... components such as cables, amplifiers is more about adjusting to the different presentations.

Using a car analogy, you don't run in wiring looms, headlights.... only the engine and brakes.
 
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