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RE: is speaker break-in real?

Speaker break-in is real, simply because material creep (modulus relaxation at constant strain, or increased strain for constant stress) is real. Organic materials are often quite prone to it; inorganic materials generally aren't. As a senior design engineer, that completely nails it.

Incidentally, the popular opinion is that speaker break-in uniformly improves performance. There are many instances where measurements and careful listening tests have proven the opposite.

But going back many posts to Paul Barton's claims as relayed by Kal, there is no question that the perceptual component of the matter is quite real too.

Best,
Mark



Edits: 06/27/17 06/27/17 06/27/17

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