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The 100-hour 'audible during every hour of use' break-in ... is pure audiophile imagination.

Not with my Maggies that were factory re-built, it wasn't! For the first 20-25 hours they were almost unbelievably shrill, harsh and actually irritating to listen to! It took about 2-3x that number of hours to get them back to where they were before I had them re-built. It was NOT my imagination.

Same with a H/T consult I did for a buddy. He didn't want to spend big bucks, just wanted the 'holography' of a 5.1 theater system. After hooking it up and running it in for 10 minutes, I cranked it up. Shrill, harsh and awfull! I told him to leave it on all day while gone at medium levels. I came back about 6 weeks later and listened again ... not half bad, considering the limitiations of a cheapy JBL sat/sub system. It was at least listenable and did what he wanted it to do.

Put me in the camp of believer as far as "speaker break-in" is concerned.

Scott A.

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