Author Topic: THE PHENOMENON OF TUBE AMPLIFIER BURN IN  (Read 314 times)

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Offline muddda

Re: THE PHENOMENON OF TUBE AMPLIFIER BURN IN
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 03:55:07 PM »
I think transistor audio equipment also needs burn in when brand new ...

https://www.psaudio.com/pauls-posts/is-burn-in-real/

And quoted from oom Paul

"Since we’re not in the habit of needlessly incurring expenses, those who doubt the efficacy of burn might be well served to take notice."

and then this gem in the long conversation trail ..

"Yes. Huge. And that’s the problem. Straight off the assembly line the amp is mediocre sounding. A real meh. Give it a few days of burn in and holy ****! The difference is huge. We have multiple amps, each with the number of hours marked on their underside so we can compare without knowing which is what"

Tube equipment always needs to warm up always before getting the best sound and this is over and above the "new" burn in time  ...

here is another interesting article on the subject of Burn In from the same site  ..

https://hometheaterhifi.com/editorial/hi-fi-audio-component-break-in-burn-in-fact-or-fiction/