RDO-194 Break In

So after I finished putting Power Grab on my 1C cabinets today, I decided to swap out the SL2000's on my bone stock 2B's with RDO-194's.
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As always, I searched the halls of CP to learn about the required break in period for my new babies.

Much to my surprise, a lot of debate as to whether the break in phenomena actually exists!

Just like the many threads here about cables and efficacy of burn in! Wow! Fun reading!

Well, for the record, I'm a believer. I'm a ME by trade, and can attest to break in period of mechanical systems that I design for a living.

With all that said, what is the recommended burn in time for my new tweets? Any type of music burns in more efficiently than others? Recommended volume output?

What has been your experience?

FWIW, please don't recommend Rap music at 90dB. Not gonna happen. :smiley:
Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
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Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
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  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Just play them for Christ sakes

    I am! Empire rockin right now!
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    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    lol, ah c'mon Ivan, V's enjoying the process B)

    I've heard people say you can burn in with a low playing cd on repeat.
    But I just do what Ivan says - play 'em.

    Someone else'll probably have some actual time spec and such, but I'd just leave 'em running 24/7 for a week, check in periodically if it's a secondary system, and see wha'cha notice.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,110
    That's the proper way if i ever seen one. I too will rock Empire tonight.
    I have the DVD-Audio as well but my dang player is toast. Oh well one of these days I'll buy an Oppo to rock all my DVD-Audio discs.
    :D :D :D :D :D
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Cool. Empire, Promised Land, even their latest after the divorce with Geoff Tate:
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    I gotta use that excuse for "turn it down" - but Honey I'm breaking in my new tweets. :) Probably won't work.
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • indyhawgindyhawg Posts: 953
    verb wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Just play them for Christ sakes

    I am! Empire rockin right now!
    enc264zg7sz7.png

    Good selection. I may have to revisit Empire with you and Ivan, but skip Silent Lucidity.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,793
    I used the Thievery Corporation station on Pandora when I was breaking in my 703s.
    Got Dayens?
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Cool. Got me movin my arse in my computer chair!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I used the Thievery Corporation station on Pandora when I was breaking in my 703s.

    How long did it take IYO?
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 14,996
    Just play them. On most components 150 hours seem to be the magic number where things begin to settle in. Some of the higher end gear can take as much as 500-700 hours but it usually depends on the capacitors.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,793
    Not sure. They probably still aren't broken in. It just seemed like a good genre of music to be streaming to get things loosened up. Quiet/moderate volume.
    verb wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I used the Thievery Corporation station on Pandora when I was breaking in my 703s.

    How long did it take IYO?

    Got Dayens?
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    verb wrote: »
    So after I finished putting Power Grab on my 1C cabinets today, I decided to swap out the SL2000's on my bone stock 2B's with RDO-194's.
    8y18gos3um93.png

    As always, I searched the halls of CP to learn about the required break in period for my new babies.

    Much to my surprise, a lot of debate as to whether the break in phenomena actually exists!

    Just like the many threads here about cables and efficacy of burn in! Wow! Fun reading!

    Well, for the record, I'm a believer. I'm a ME by trade, and can attest to break in period of mechanical systems that I design for a living.

    With all that said, what is the recommended burn in time for my new tweets? Any type of music burns in more efficiently than others? Recommended volume output?

    What has been your experience?

    FWIW, please don't recommend Rap music at 90dB. Not gonna happen. :smiley:

    Took my RDO-194's about 2 weeks casual listening. I thought they were dull at first. Then they seemed to sound very balanced later on. I grew to like them. Female voices greatly improved !
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Thanks Tony. Evanescence is in the queue!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    They should be broken in by now.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    Annnnd now, they're probably ready to be replaced.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Hehe. Queensryche Della Brown currently!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    msg wrote: »
    Annnnd now, they're probably ready to be replaced.

    That’s what they make spares for!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    I need to buy another 4 for my newer SRS2's.

    I've just been procrastinating for almost a year now. :(

    Every time I get the urge to call in the order, it's Sat. or Sun., seriously.

    Then I think about how I don't spend enough time out there so why spend the money. Then the weekend comes back around.. :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Dude you gotta do it! I bought 6 back in December for the 1C’s and 2B’s. Just now swapped out the 2B’s. Have em at the ready when you get the hankerin!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    Seriously, I do the same with corn dogs.
    It's good advice.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Hahaha!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    For @indyhawg Silent Lucidity rockin the house!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    I played that song on my surround system to show my new to me then Father in law what kind of music I was turning his daughter on to.

    He wasn't impressed! In fact I quickly heard him and his 2nd wife DON'T listen to ANY music at all... Good Grief, did I stick my speakers in my mouth or what?
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    edited February 10
    verb wrote: »
    Dude you gotta do it! I bought 6 back in December for the 1C’s and 2B’s. Just now swapped out the 2B’s. Have em at the ready when you get the hankerin!

    I just might do that THIS week before I lose all my 401K and won't want to spend the little bit I've withdrawn last year from it.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Tony M wrote: »
    I played that song on my surround system to show my new to me then Father in law what kind of music I was turning his daughter on to.

    He wasn't impressed! In fact I quickly heard him and his 2nd wife DON'T listen to ANY music at all... Good Grief, did I stick my speakers in my mouth or what?

    Hard to impress the Father in Law, believe me. My Honey is not a real fan of my fave music, although I did drag her to an Evanescence concert a few years back and she loved it!

    Earlier in our courtship I took her to a Summer Jam concert in Chicago, which was headlined by Styx. Needless to say, after about 3 bands into it, lots of folks wasted, craziness, chicks fighting, MAYHEM! She was not impressed. Especially when the person next to her passed her a joint! Took a while to recover from that! :)

    Ah, memories!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,110
    Sounds like a great time lol
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    I had a date I took to a Charle Daniels / Doobie Bros. Concert take a hit or 3 off some joints like we all did a few times but she got nausious and we went into the hall where she got sick and then passed out. There were medics right there and they took her into a room right there and laid her down and got her under control. It took about 45 min.. She needed water mostly. All was fine and we walked around to another spot in the arena and finished watching it standing up. No more smokin but it sure was everywhere!

    Yea, memories...
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,110
    Well it was a Doobie bros. concert lol
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    edited February 11
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Well it was a Doobie bros. concert lol

    That it was. :p :D

    Back in the day when smoking in arenas was ok.cigaretes or otherwise. There were stadium police but they were young men and women and like I said. All smoking was allowed.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,270
    I'm still paying for those weekend corn dogs.
    Never again...
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