When they did the test flight of the Airbus A350 today, do you suppose they made sure all the cables connecting everything up were burned in first?
Do hospitals burn in the cables that hook up life support machines before they put someone on one?
Help. Just a hifi-enjoying joe.
if burn-in might be a variable, then I'd rather take it out of the variable list. unless a week's usage can make the cable worse.
All the magazines seem to consider that cables improve with a bit of usage, so I'll hopefully hear what a pair of week-used cables sound like straight off.
Pioneer tv + LX85, Sony HW15 Proj, Cyrus DAC XP+/Mono X300/CDXTSE2/PSXRx2, Vienna Acoustics Beethoven Baby Grands and Maestro centre, B&W CM1 surrounds /PV1D (9.1), CA BD751, Virgin TiVo, Inspire Rega t/t, Benz Glider MC, EAR 834P phono amp; Slee Novo Headphone Amp.TQ Black.
You are of course free to believe what you like. You may believe that listening to music with your foot in a bucket of water improves the sound. A good way to check whether others agree is to search around for reports of tests on the effect.
I have. I cannot find a single report, reference or test that in any way validates burning in cables. I can find a lot of nonsense about burn in from people trying to sell me something - but I tend treat that with caution.
I would invite anyone to post a link to any scientific paper, test report or independent analysis of the effects of usage on the electrical parameters of speaker cables. You can search while you are waiting for your bucket to fill up.
I am not sure about the burn in issue but once you plug in a new speaker cabels into your system you should notice immediately a difference in the
sound , Don't worry to much about the burn in issue .
Hi Fi : Proac Studio 140MK2 - Rotel RC1580 [PRE] - Rotel RB1582 [POWER] -Rotel RCD1520 [CDP] Headphones : B&W P7 . Cables : Tellurium Q Black speaker cables-Tellurium Q Ultra Black RCA interconnects-WireWorld Stratus 7 power cords
AV ( 2.1 channels / Bypass mode ) : YAMAHA RXV767 - INFINITY PRIMUS PS8 sub
I don't see how speaker wires can make much of a difference. They're in series with other conductors (banana plugs, wires inside the amp and speakers, connectors on both) so surely you just want something that offers low resistance and isn't too long, i.e. a couple of lengths of £2 per metre wire from Richers. I haven't read a damn thing said by a wire manufacturer that sounds like a bona fide scientific argument to the contrary.
In the short time I've been into hi fi, my only regret is having been taken in by a certain manufacturer's line on its own speaker wires (at £20 per metre), a line which I believe said manufacturer has now dropped.
Main system: PC --> HRT Music Streamer II+ --> Naim Nait 5i --> B&W CM8
Second system: iPhone --> Denon DM39 --> Q Acoustics 2020i
© 2014 Haymarket Publishing