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Old    Jake Fisk (Jake)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-05-2012, 7:55 PM Reply   
Just bought some rev 10s..what are you guys doing for a break in period

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Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       11-05-2012, 8:14 PM Reply   
i played mine for a full day at the lake about 8 to 10 hours at about 1/2 volume . then pounded thier guts out ever since and hadnt had a single problem. running a 750/1 jl audio per pair
Old    Jake Fisk (Jake)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-05-2012, 8:42 PM Reply   
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Old    Markj (markj)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-06-2012, 2:23 PM Reply   
I haven't really noticed any difference from brand new to broken in. I played them low for about 15 hours before I cranked them for a long time. Next to FAE, they've been my favorite upgrade to the boat in seven years.
Old    Jake Fisk (Jake)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-06-2012, 5:47 PM Reply   
I was told if I just cranked on them I would burn the coil up
Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       11-06-2012, 8:46 PM Reply   
yea its possible, but i think that only happens with bad tunes. seriously, i have 4 rev 10s plus a 410 on my tower and i leave mine cranked 8 to 10 hours a day every weekend in the summer and yet to have problems. im running pretty big amps on them to, 750/1 jl hd per pair of rev 10s and the same amp again on a single 410.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-07-2012, 6:57 AM Reply   
Jake,
Speakers must dissipate at least 95 percent of the energy they recieve as heat. Heat kills. There is no difference in the way a brand new and well used speaker handles the heat.
More heat is created when the speaker or amplifier or both are over-driven. Speakers compress with too much power. Amplifiers clip when driven too hard. It's an overly simply analogy but think of an electric drill. How much hotter does the electric drill motor get when you apply enough pressure to the chuck to slow it down over a long period? Speakers can most effectively get rid of the heat when they are in transition.
Break-in is just a matter of time at a normal level of play. Do nothing out of the ordinary.
The only difference will be from the added compliance of the mechanical spider which serves to damp the midbass cone. Depending on your crossover selection you might hear a small difference in the midbass extension.

David
Earmark Marine
Old    Jake Fisk (Jake)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-07-2012, 7:19 AM Reply   
Ok I guess ill give it a couple of days at mid vol..the let her rip
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-07-2012, 7:25 AM Reply   
Again, play them from moment one the same way you will normally use them.
And be sure to change out the ferrofluid and filter after 15 hours of play.
Old    Tuneman (tuneman)      Join Date: Mar 2002       11-07-2012, 8:00 AM Reply   
Jake, I think you missed the point that David was making. That guy really knows his stuff, so I'll give you the less scientific version: There is no break in period. Don't need to do it. Break in periods are for audiophiles and studio engineers. They just do it because of changing tonal qualities of the speaker.
Old    Jake Fisk (Jake)      Join Date: Nov 2012       11-07-2012, 10:58 AM Reply   
Yeah I missed it...got it now..thanks
Old    Daniel (cowwboy)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-07-2012, 1:00 PM Reply   
Lol, David that last line had me cracking up.
Old    Bryce Pool (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       11-07-2012, 5:51 PM Reply   
Somebody, somewhere, is digging thru there speakers looking for a filter
Old    TJ (Houstonshark)      Join Date: Jan 2011       11-07-2012, 7:51 PM Reply   
I have extra filters if anyone needs them. Just pay for shipping.
Old    Robby Elliott (Elliottsx80)      Join Date: Feb 2012       11-07-2012, 7:56 PM Reply   
i give mine a drink of coors light when they start smelling funny. works every time
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-08-2012, 12:08 AM Reply   
Just avoid playing country music and they will be fine.
Old    Earmark Marine (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-08-2012, 6:56 AM Reply   
Well, that just leaves western.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-08-2012, 7:34 AM Reply   
All I can say about the Rev-10's, is that Garth Brooks, David Allen Coe and Jamie Johnson never sounded better
Old    Bryce Pool (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       11-08-2012, 4:15 PM Reply   
Right on the money Mike

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