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In Reply to: RE: Does break in of a wire depend on the voltage..? posted by 3+4=5 on January 12, 2017 at 10:34:19
Burn-in involves both voltage and current. A phono cartridge involves so little dielectric, that burn-in is not a highly important issue to be concerned about. However, mechanical break-in time is another issue, since the suspension of a stylus may benefit from an extended mechanical break-in period.
It's often confused that the metallurgy of a wire is what's being affected by burn-in, but it's the dielectric (insulation) of the wire that is going through the burn-in process in terms of its relationship with the conductor. What can affect the metallurgy of a wire is cryo treatment, which better optimizes the grain boundaries of a metals crystalline structure.
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