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Running Speakers In..............uh??

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Wilfred Whale, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. Wilfred Whale

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    How do you do this then?

    I assume that it means that you dont turn the volume up too loud to start with, but whats too loud?

    Any advice? Does it differ for mains, centre's, rears, subs etc?
     
  2. James45

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    if you think its too loud it probably is... unless of course you're my girlfriend in which case you're talking rubbish woman! Do you have sonar or something... I can hardly hear it!:rolleyes: :devil:
     
  3. mjn

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    place the speakers so they face each other, and then put one speaker out of phase with the other.

    And leave them for a while, depends on who makes your speakers, as different manufacturers specify different running in times.
     
  4. bob1

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    Is that the latest way to do it then :confused:
    I suppose now your going to tell me only the top boys do it that way
     
  5. mjn

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    you can do it any way you wish, my suggestion is only 1 way.
     
  6. ditton15

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    The technical term for running in speakers by having them face one another is a dialogue. I'm not familiar with the technique of putting the speakers out of phase. Does this extend the dialogue, or is that what you folks in Dublin call the craic?

    ditton ;)

    I bought my Celestion Ditton 15s in 1976, so they are probably run-out by now. However, I did recently buy some Gallo Nucleus Balls, and they improved over time. This apparently is standard.
     
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    When you do it mjn's way (which is good), by putting one speaker out of phase, when one drive unit is pushing out, the othe rone is pulling in (because they're out of phase) so the additional pressure, I assume, caused by the drive unit pushing on the one pulling means they are run in faster. You don't need to play your speakers overly loud to run them in, just play something with a decent frequency range, and leave it on repeat while you go out or whatever.
     
  8. Wilfred Whale

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    Will someone please explain how i put my speakers out of phase!

    I took my speakers and put them together as suggested but i couln't find a switch to change the 'phase' of them, even after looking in the instruction manual. Is is something i have to do on the amp?
     
  9. gmt steve

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    Put the positive (red) connection to the negative (black) connection and vis-versa on one speaker only. This speaker is then out of phase relative to the other one. If you then put them facing each other, very closely, the out of phase sound waves partially cancel each other out. This allows you to turn up the volume more than you probably would otherwise. If you're serious, then throw a duvet over them as well, put the CD on repeat and leave them like that for 48hrs.
     

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