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    Hello. I recently purchased a Polk cs10 center channel to compliment my tsi100 fronts. It sounds pretty good, but I know that speakers need some time to "break-in" before they really sound their best. I was wondering what was the break-in period for the cs10? Thanks :-)

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    There is no set amount of time for break-in. Just listen and enjoy, it happens slowly over time and you may not even notice.

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    Really? OK thanks for the input Tonyb.

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    Don't worry about it. Like tonyb said, just listen and enjoy.
    If you can't hear a difference, don't waste your money.

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    There's no such thing as break in as far as being able to hear a noticeable difference anyway. Professional engineers have done tests and found no significant difference between a new and "broke in" speaker. Not any the the human ear would hear anyway.
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    About time for another quack job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    About time for another quack job.
    bwahahahahaha !

    But in all seriousness, I brought home a new pair of towers last weekend, have had them playing low volume with a lil extra bass added to loosen them up...they are slowly coming around, getting nicer by the day. I can tell subtle differences but then again I'm not listening to them 24/7 either.

    Then again, it all depended on several factors, but being a center channel speaker, it's going to take to take some time versus the fronts. it's not used all the time unless your in surround modes moreso than straight stereo.
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    I am glad I am a amatuer so that I can hear the speaker improve as it breaks in. Aflack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duckman33 View Post
    There's no such thing as break in as far as being able to hear a noticeable difference anyway. Professional engineers have done tests and found no significant difference between a new and "broke in" speaker. Not any the the human ear would hear anyway.
    Why, that's just daffy.
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    I agree. I've had my cs10 for a few months now...and it sounds better each time its used...bass is more profound and present, mids and highs also improved..I'm a believer in speaker break-in lol.

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