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RE: is speaker break-in real?

"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."

That was my experience with a fresh pair of Klipsch RF-25s. I plugged them into my known system and was very impressed. I was thinking, yes they are reference level speakers. Very detailed and extended. Two hours later things loosened up and the speakers got a lot warmer and lost their edge. Completely different and not subtle. Never experienced this before or since, typically I can't hear much change from new loudspeakers.

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