Why do new speakers need to be run facing each other?

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  1. leedswillprevai

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    I never did this this with my now retired kef cresta's :eek: what is the reason for having the speakers facing each other and how long should this be done for with a new set of speakers?
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    I can only assume its so they get to know each other and become a 'matched pair'...

    Never heard of anything like it before. I am sure someone who believes that the green rings that were sold for cd disks some years ago to 'enhance the digital quality' will tell you differently.

    If two speakers face each other and are wired in-phase they will work against each other due to the resistive nature of the air being pushed against each other (the same reason you hear less bass from a speaker when they face each other)
     
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    The idea is you wire one correctly and the other out of phase.
    Face them together and they cancel each other out somewhat, so you can turn them up louder to get the cones moving.
    It's not necessary, it just speeds things up, that's all :smashin:
     
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    the badger speaketh the truth....and also got on TV for being a speaking badger :D

    yep, one in phase, one out of phase, put them a couple inches apart facing each other, even drape a thick duvet over them (making sure it doesnt touch the drivers of course) then run the things for 8 hours a day for a week at mid-loud volume....then, if they needed any running in, they will have done it :)
     
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    Its just that the sound will be cancelled out and not annoy the peope next door so much, particularly were the bassline is concerned. You can get very much the same result just my reversing the polarity on one speaker...
     
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    Like badger said.............also, you can buy a 'burn in' cd which gets the components sorted quicker..........and despite my lack of faith in snake oil, it does actually work ! Some speakers take an age to bed in properly.....my Ultimatum MF7s take 100+ hrs
     
  7. leedswillprevai

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    Thanks guys :thumbsup: i still have not bought any new speakers yet but does this mean that it's optional and that playing them normally would have the same effect, only take longer?
     
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    That's right :smashin:
     

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