Jump to content

Tube Burn In?


Recommended Posts

Ok so I replaced all my input and power tubes today and got me thinking about burn in? Interested on others opinions on if it makes a difference, if so, what is the logic for the change in sound?

Personally I have no opinion on it just more wondering what others have experienced/think...

Link to comment
Share on other sites



Ha Good Point Mal ! Just thinking the same thing myself--at present with 95 (logged) hrs so far on new quad set of 300B's

 

Audiophile Paranoia begone :D!!

 

But hey smoothing nicely - Slight initial bite gone so improvement -yes

 

Good Listening

 

Willco

 

Mac1A_0001.jpg

  • Like 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest palexsia

Just like your brand new car mate , when its new its not respond as smooth as when its drive around 10,000 km / 20,000km we call burn in and when more than 400,000 km we call wear out . Don't worry much about this just enjoy the music .

Link to comment
Share on other sites



Just like your brand new car mate , when its new its not respond as smooth as when its drive around 10,000 km / 20,000km we call burn in and when more than 400,000 km we call wear out . Don't worry much about this just enjoy the music .

Hey pal, ain't worried just thought I'd ask people's thoughts on the subject.. :) Edited by hyper
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ha Good Point Mal ! Just thinking the same thing myself--at present with 95 (logged) hrs so far on new quad set of 300B's

 

Audiophile Paranoia begone :D!!

 

But hey smoothing nicely - Slight initial bite gone so improvement -yes

 

Good Listening

 

Willco

 

Mac1A_0001.jpg

 

 

   Willco, absolutely wood personified tube porn!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What sucks about big tube monos!!!

attachicon.gifImageUploadedByTapatalk1413526675.261012.jpg

Could have bought a nice little 300b instead! :(

 Wow that's a load and a half ole boy-- I had a Quad set of the GL's Cryoed-and heard it took 600 Hrs for them to be come listenable(?) sold 'em- good luck trust yours come together sooner than that :thumb:

 

Burn-in?-- more Taming of the "Beasts"I'd say.

 

Willco

Link to comment
Share on other sites



Yoh Bzr,

 

Thanks Matey--frankly if I hadn't had an offer I could not refuse on the Takatsuki's come up--I'd stuck with the EHarmonix's--glad I succumbed the the Tak's have raised the Amp several notches up the sonic scale--the inner detail retrieval and soundstage width is staggering.

 

I wonder how many Amps out there laboring under cost restraint stock tubes forced on the designer by his bean counters--?

 

I'd say in my case it'd be like taking a stock MB600 and having AMG do a full house number on it :D

 

Willco

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Wow that's a load and a half ole boy-- I had a Quad set of the GL's Cryoed-and heard it took 600 Hrs for them to be come listenable(?) sold 'em- good luck trust yours come together sooner than that :thumb:

Burn-in?-- more Taming of the "Beasts"I'd say.

Willco

Hahah wilco ain't doing my bit for green house that's for sure :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites





i agree Andy but the problem is it not glow :)

Duc

 

And I agree, Duc - there's nothing better than a nice rack full of glowing tubes (with the room lighting lowered)! :thumb:

 

The glow is calling you Andy!

 

Weeeelll, I do actually have some 'glow', hyper.  I recently bought a special pair of tubes from Duc for my AKSA GK-2 preamp. :D  Even though they evidently have a life of 10,000 hours, their cost has caused me to switch off my preamp when I'm not listening it (before, with 'standard' tubes, I would leave it on 24x7).  When you do the maths, 10,000 hours is only 417 days (on continuously)! :(

 

  You're dead right there Andy, they just sound shite all the time   :D

 

I invite you to visit next time you're in Melbourne town, bzr, to hear how some ss amps (mine are AKSAs) can actually sound very good. :P  But, no - they don't look as gorgeous as those Mactones.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy

Edited by andyr
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites



  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...
To Top