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RE: Does break in of a wire depend on the voltage..?

No, it does not take years to break in wire used with a low output MC cartridge. As I said in the thread below, I break in wires with line signal whenever I can, but with my tonearm wiring I just hook it up and play the records. Several times when I did this, I kept track of the number of record sides played and based on that I would estimate my tonearm wires took 40 or 50 hours to reach pretty much their final sound quality. It's hard to be precise about this because it takes a month or so of regular listening for me to reach 40-50 hours. In contrast an interconnect can reach that point with just two days of continuous FM or CD play. I could have rigged up a contraption to play line level signals through the tonearm wiring but I never had enough initiative to do this.

To respond to your question more generally, I believe (and this is just speculation) that the break-in of wires is not significantly affected by the amount of voltage or current used in the break-in process. Common sense says that break-in should be faster with more voltage or more current, but in my experience I just haven't noticed any correlation.

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  • RE: Does break in of a wire depend on the voltage..? - Salectric 12:23:11 01/12/17 (0)


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