One way to accelerate the process is to wire them up out of phase so that one speaker's connections are the wrong way around (wrong polarity). Place the speakers close to each other and facing each other. Insert a CD that has a large soundstage (such as Orchestral music) and see if you can loop the CD to play continuously. Keep the volume low, and leave it like that preferably through the night or during the weekend. The speakers will not sound too high as they are cancelling each other. At the same time, the speakers will be stressed. To audition you have set the cable connection back to proper polarity.
Found this post while googling for breaking my speakers. Couple of dumb questions:
(a) what will happen if we dont 'break in" into speakers ? apart from maybe not getting optimal sound..no other loss?
(b) I have seen few posts where people have mentioned that playing it 2 hours a day for few days does the trick. Hence if i use the speakers in normal use ..after a month its broken into?
(a) Nothing much. Just like a car. It performance better after crossing certain number of hours of use. You can expedite it by using burn-in tones or just play normally and don't bother about it. I have never bothered about break-in. If sounds horrible out of the box, then the speakers are not for me.
(b) Depends on the speakers. I have seen one manufacturer recommending 600 hours. Harbeth says 24 hours, Klipsh 40 hours.
Hope that helps.
Spendor says that no need any break in for their speakers!
Do my speakers need "running-in" ?
Your loudspeakrs will benefit from a period of running-in. During this period the stresses in the suspension system will relax and stabilise. This period is dependent on many factors and can vary from days to weeks depending onhow often and how loud you play them. This is not a cause for concern and your speakers will improve as you use them during this initial period.
so if we just use the speakers for cable tv/music from HPTC....so after 2-3 months they are broken in?