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Old 03-08-2009, 12:57 PM
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Do you break in your subs?

If so, how do you do it? free air? music? sine wave? 10 hz? 20hz

do tell
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:00 PM
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I do with mine. I use a 30hz tone for a good 20 min+ with the subs moving no more than an inch or so.

Then I spend several days beatin on them at moderate levels. After that it's ***** to the wall!
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:32 PM
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i break in all my subs using a sealed box.with basic music for a week.then do some excursions with a bassrace cd.then they go into the ported boxes.

i found this to work very well.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:23 PM
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do you even hallp to break in subs? is this jujst for those comp quality subs.. or the run of the mill subs like Pioneer, Kenwood, kicker, jlaudio or Alpines
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:32 PM
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break in is to loosen up the surround and spider.

i play moderate level for 20hrs total. 1h here and there lol.
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by thorshammer View Post
I do with mine. I use a 30hz tone for a good 20 min+ with the subs moving no more than an inch or so.

Then I spend several days beatin on them at moderate levels. After that it's ***** to the wall!
This is how I was tought, just checking..
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:46 AM
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one of the entries from the long list of car audio urban legengs. lol breaking in subs.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:50 AM
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i heard you were supposed to do this, a year after i bought my sub. when i got it was brand new in a ported box and as soon as i put it in my van i turned it up like it was going out of style, and in april will be about 2.5 years i've had it and its still running strong, sooo i really don't know if it works, but when my friends get new ones i tell them to break them in, or i borrow it for a week and do it for them
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:20 AM
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Forget what all these posers are talking about. First things first, get a hammer and a chisel and then you start banging....
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:31 PM
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If it was such a problem, wouldn't every major manu. have it described in their manual?

Tip 20: Please listen to your sub at moderate levels for 20 hours before excessive use ... this will break in your subs accordingly.



Sadly, it's something I half believe ...
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