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    I picked up a second set of MIT Shotgun S-3s on A-gon today. Unlike the pair I got last week, it appears that this pair will not be fully burned in. The seller informed me that he is the first owner and has put about 30-40 hours on them.

    Anyone know of a ballpark figure for the number of hours for complete burn in for these cables? I did a brief search on MIT's website but couldn't find anything.

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    2 days=75%
    2 weeks=100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    2 days=75%
    2 weeks=100%
    Just to clarify -- when you say 2 days, do you mean 2 days continuously playing (i.e. 48 hours), or -- if not -- based on how many hours per day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    2 days=75%
    2 weeks=100%
    Mine took at little longer more like 2 1/2 weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Apter View Post
    Just to clarify -- when you say 2 days, do you mean 2 days continuously playing (i.e. 48 hours), or -- if not -- based on how many hours per day?
    Continuously running.

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    yes, but.........

    they continue to burn in until they are...........well, burnt.

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    The best way to burn cables is to install them between a CDP, and a pre. The CDP puts out full voltage, and you need not have to have the pre truned on;)
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    Don't forget to play a full range piece of music repeatedly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    The best way to burn cables is to install them between a CDP, and a pre. The CDP puts out full voltage, and you need not have to have the pre truned on;)
    Enjoy.
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    I like this idea Ben! I'll have to try that with my next pair.

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    200 to 400 hours to reach full burn in.

    The seller informed me that he is the first owner and has put about 30-40 hours on them.
    Is he sellling them because he didn't like the sound?
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    I would say 2-3 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F1nut View Post
    Is he sellling them because he didn't like the sound?
    No, it doesn't appear so.

    In an e-mail exchange we had yesterday, I asked the seller about his equipment. Though he didn't confirm his next move, I am assuming that he is simply moving higher up in the MIT food chain. Here's what he listed as the components of his system. Shoot, I'm totally unaware of this kind of gear but I'm thinking it must be some top notch stuff:

    "Wilson WP 7's, Pass Labs XP-10 preamp, soon to be Pass Labs XA 30.5 amp, Meridian G08 CD, and MIT Magnum M1 cables"

    Magnums are higher up than Shotguns, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    Don't forget to play a full range piece of music repeatedly.
    By this, do you mean something symphonic in quality? In other words, music that has both high highs and low lows?
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    Ok, if he's running Magnum M1 speaker cables, then he'd want to run M1 IC's to get the full benefit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Apter View Post
    By this, do you mean something symphonic in quality? In other words, music that has both high highs and low lows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Apter View Post
    By this, do you mean something symphonic in quality? In other words, music that has both high highs and low lows?
    That would be ideal but it doesn't have to be symphonic it could be anything that covers a wide spectrum.

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    48 hours for 75% and 336 hours for 100%, driven by dynamic range source like music or an IsoTek System Rejuvenation and Enhancement Disc. Matching IC's and Cables by product line and number is the best solution.

    In my opionion, the IC's probably yield 60% of the improvement, and Speaker Interface Cables 40%.

    I just finished burning in AVt-2's and they actually got sweeter up to 500 hours, and they are truly amazing and I believe, underated Cables. I'm moving to the next level and just bought new Shotgun S2's that should arrive on Tuesday. I bought extras to get at what I wanted and will be listing used AVt-2's and brand new extra S2's in the forum late next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hearingimpared View Post
    That would be ideal but it doesn't have to be symphonic it could be anything that covers a wide spectrum.
    Yoko Ono maybe? ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik tracy View Post
    yoko ono maybe? ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by inspiredsports View Post
    Matching IC's and Cables by product line and number is the best solution. In my opionion, the IC's probably yield 60% of the improvement, and Speaker Interface Cables 40%. I can't wait until the Shotguns arrive !! : ):) :)
    Are you using, or do you plan to use, MIT Shotgun speaker cables as well?
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    That question goes for the rest of you Shotgun owners, too....is it Shotguns all around (i.e. speaker cables also) if you have the ICs, or do you mix it up?
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    Norm, I do Shotgun 3 IC and speaker cables. If you have the budget, you should try it.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    I use Shotgun 3 IC's but the Shotgun 750 biwire speaker wire. I'm hoping to get a pair of Magnum speaker wires in the near future.

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    So, are you gonna pay more for those 30 to 40 hrs of break in? The cables HAVE to be worth more if some work is already done on them? Or am I being skeptical about speaker wire break in?

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    Or am I being skeptical about speaker wire break in?
    That's a nice way to put it.
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    Good wires do require time to burn in period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm Apter View Post
    Are you using, or do you plan to use, MIT Shotgun speaker cables as well?
    I'm matching Shotgun S2 Speaker Interface Cables with Shotgun S2 IC's.

    MIT recommends using the same model number of the same product line. I'm not sure why. If I have it right, I guess the theory is that Shotgun 3 Cables with the next higher step up model Shotgun 2 IC's would not be as good as using the Shotgun 3 Cables with matching (but lesser) Shotgun 3 IC's.
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    I was just kidding. All cables are the same:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    I was just kidding. All cables are the same:D
    Here we go.:p

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    Quote Originally Posted by inspiredsports View Post
    I'm matching Shotgun S2 Speaker Interface Cables with Shotgun S2 IC's.

    MIT recommends using the same model number of the same product line. I'm not sure why. If I have it right, I guess the theory is that Shotgun 3 Cables with the next higher step up model Shotgun 2 IC's would not be as good as using the Shotgun 3 Cables with matching (but lesser) Shotgun 3 IC's.
    I spoke to MIT's VP a while back, I believe he mentioned that as long as the series are the same(Shotgun, AVt, etc...), you should be fine.
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