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  • Just got the A1 (break-in)?

    Alright so I received my A1s a couple weeks ago, but after some AVR issues last night was the first time I got to try them out. They are being run as a Zone 2 (Denon 2310CI) in my bedroom. So far I haven't listened to them enough to make judgement, but since my primary speakers are Polk monitors in my main HT setup I don't think I'll be disappointed with these.

    I was wondering what people recommend for break in. How many hours should I run these and at what volume to break them in, and is there any type of sound source that is best for breaking these in? I left them on today while I'm at the office tuned to a music radio station at a low volume, hopefully that wasn't a bad idea.

    I'm excited to listen to them tonight, it was late last night by the time I had them set up.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Few hours to get the tweeters broken in, not too loud. The woofers takes a few weeks but just listen to them like you normally would.

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    • #3
      Based on my experience with the A3's I'd give them at least 100 hours at a "normal to high" volume level but not too much. They should get better with use. Enjoy! :cool:

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      • #4
        Thanks for the help. I guess I will just keep leaving them on, while I am at work for the next couple of days. I have to spend a lot of time with my Harmony remote too to ensure I get all my 2nd zone settings.

        Also is there anyway to know how loud I can safely push a speaker? It's a questions I have always wondered, and although I don't think I would ever get close I was wondering if there is a method for determining this. I'm sure it is based someone on the amp in use.

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        • #5
          Congratulations on the A1s. I agree with the rest of the folks. Break them in for at least a couple of weeks. Per the recommendation of BTJ, gtpsuper24 and the members here in the TAI forum, I crossed them over at 50 Hz (moderate volume) and ran them at full range (per BFT -> full range will be dependent on your amp). I did this after five days of on-and-off use (about 4-6 hours per day). I was able to get more bass and the splitgap midwoofers started loosing up (I took out the cover and saw them moving--I had to play some Hip Hop songs though).

          Originally posted by carter840
          Alright so I received my A1s a couple weeks ago, but after some AVR issues last night was the first time I got to try them out. They are being run as a Zone 2 (Denon 2310CI) in my bedroom. So far I haven't listened to them enough to make judgement, but since my primary speakers are Polk monitors in my main HT setup I don't think I'll be disappointed with these.

          I was wondering what people recommend for break in. How many hours should I run these and at what volume to break them in, and is there any type of sound source that is best for breaking these in? I left them on today while I'm at the office tuned to a music radio station at a low volume, hopefully that wasn't a bad idea.

          I'm excited to listen to them tonight, it was late last night by the time I had them set up.

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Originally posted by carter840
            Thanks for the help. I guess I will just keep leaving them on, while I am at work for the next couple of days. I have to spend a lot of time with my Harmony remote too to ensure I get all my 2nd zone settings.

            Also is there anyway to know how loud I can safely push a speaker? It's a questions I have always wondered, and although I don't think I would ever get close I was wondering if there is a method for determining this. I'm sure it is based someone on the amp in use.
            Just get the tweeters some moderate play time for a few hours then just play them like you normally would and don't worry about breaking them in before you can enjoy them.

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            • #7
              Hmm...
              I'll have to see about adjusting the crossover frequency. Does anyone know if it is even possible to alter crossover frequency in a 2.0 zone 2 settup with a denon 2310Ci?

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