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Old 02-04-2007, 01:26 PM
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Breaking In new car audio system...

Im getting a new car audio system soon and im wondering about the whole entire break in process. Getting all four speakers as well as 2 Subwoofers for the trunk.

What is this break-in process?
Is there anything I should do before im able to pump the subs to their max capabilities?

Any specific music genre I should stick to playing during the first couple days? Or is there a specific Music cd designed for breaking in speakers anywhere out there?

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:25 PM
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some people run 30-40 hertz test tones through their subs at low volume for several hours, but I prefer to just play it at low volume for a while.

The first few hours, barely audible, then increase it a little for another couple hours and so on.

I took about 8 hours to break in my new sub, gradually increasing the volume over the course of two days and it will now take everything i can give it with no problems so far.
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:26 PM
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Thanks alot
Any kind of genre of music I should stick with for the "breaking-in" process?
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Old 02-04-2007, 03:36 PM
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The whole concept of whether or not you need to break in a subwoofer is a controversial one, a lot of people argue it won't make a difference. There was a good writeup on the topic but I can't find the website.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:20 PM
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The Kicker website has a write-up about break-in.
I think my manual said not to use full power untill they'd played for 8 hours at half.
Who Knows? Can't hurt it keeping it low for a while.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:55 PM
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Take it easy for few hours then give it a good playing should be right then homie
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IMO, I don't think you should worry about break-in too much.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:03 PM
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yea i just left the gain n stuff down for a few days and took it easy then started turning things up and setting things...i didnt have warrenty so i thought bettter to be safe than sorry
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