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Old 05-05-2007
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Breaking-In New Sub

So, I have read all kinds of information on breaking in new subs before crankin' them. Some say take it easy on them and others say let it rip from the get go. Is this true or is it a bunch of wives'-tales and myth?

If you are supposed to break in a sub, what's the rule of thumb?


FWIW- the sub in question is a brand-new Kicker 12" L5.
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from what i've read, you should break it in slowely so it will last longer and such. id say just turn the amp up a little bit every few days. then, depending on how much you use it, or drive/listen to music, you can just go from there...


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With my JL I didn't have to break it in. I guess it depends on the sub. I don't know about the Kicker though.
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from what i've read, you should break it in slowely so it will last longer and such. id say just turn the amp up a little bit every few days. then, depending on how much you use it, or drive/listen to music, you can just go from there...


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thats how i broke mine in... except i listened to alot of different kinds of music as well
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ehh if you want to break it in

i usually just let it rip, it will break in on its own
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i dont think i have broken in my subs. my first sony went after almost 3 years and i think it was because i had stuff in the trunk and they bashed into it. The sub i replaced it with is still fine 2 years later with no break in. never even heard of that.
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I've never broken in subs. Never even heard of it. Just let em rip.

I used to enter in SPL contests too
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