Emplexador wrote:I have installed next to scumbacks...same thing. the lower price allowed me save up sooner. no charge for breaking in
I never understood the breaking in of a broken in sounding speaker? I would think a broken in broken in sounding speaker would sound like it needs to be replaced? All the Scumbacks I tried were all darker compared to a stock Weber with similar specs. I couldn't imagine breaking them in any further since I already needed a treble circuit that goes to 20 when I installed them.
I would have to totally agree about the breaking in thing. You have to imagine that all of the classics were played and tracked with "relatively as new" speakers! Paper is paper and pulp is pulp, and usually it's the PLAYER who breaks in the speaker, because the paper moves and responds and settles into position with the Music the Player puts into it... not a single non-musical signal. That's my belief now anyway. It's like, you WANT to impress your OWN D.N.A. onto your speakers right?
However, if you are getting higher wattage speakers and don't give them enough time, then they might never really break to the sweet point. Then maybe a break-in might be helpful.
"Sounding Aged" is subjective, and you have to think that all those classics were LISTENED TO as they came off of Vinyl, Tape, and "older", "warmer" media. And they are listened to today in high digital, because they were at some point transfered from there original, glorious media. They had to to keep playin' those hits! But even today, they call it "sparkle" and "enhanced" regarding these digital transfers and "preservations", so there IS much to be desired there... for "sparkle" and "preserving" the ORIGINAL SOUND (ie, brand new).
Maybe there's a Munson Curve that compensates for the passage of time?