Break-in period fo CD player...myth or reality ?
I have read on many Audio Forums on the Web that a break-in period is required to obtain better results with audio equipment.
I agree that a break-in period is necessary for speaker in general and sub-woofer as their suspension and cone needs to move to get flexibility and therefore a better sounding loudspeaker.
I also believe that an amplifier needs break-in but is it really necessary for a CD Player ?
Is it an urban legend or a myth that circulate on the web mainly for Cambridge 740C/840C CD Player stipulating 200 hours of break-in absolutely necessity before they sound as they should ?
I'm looking for a technical explanation based on facts on why a CD player needs 200 hours of break-in before it sounds good.
The reason I'm asking is :
1- it seems to be the same information ciculating on the Web about the Cambridge's 740C/840C needs 200 hours of break-in and I'm in the process of buying either one
2- yesterday I listened to a Cambridge 840C vs a Rega and the Rega Apollo sounded much better on a A to B comparison and I wonder if it has to do with break-in not being done on the Cambridge.
Don't get me wrong, I don't want to discreditate what is written on the Web I just need to validate the iinformation based on facts as I never read a CD Player User Manual saying it needs such a break-in period.
Hoping to get a technical answer, thanks.
Note: Granted there's an technical explanation, can you please provide a procedure on how to break-in a CD Player...put a CD in the Player and go on repeat for 200 hours with interconnect cables to the amplifier with the volume set at what level ???
Last edited by Mcintosh Man; 11-25-2009 at 10:36 PM..