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So you were born in 1980(ref members profile) and you list above that you had paid work in this business from 1982---That makes you a two year old getting paid work in New York---I am truly amazed!!!!!
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Originally posted by Robbo Robbo wrote:

So you were born in 1980(ref members profile) and you list above that you had paid work in this business from 1982---That makes you a two year old getting paid work in New York---I am truly amazed!!!!!


I am GenerationX (1970). I must of made an error in my profile.

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So you had your first job when you were 12? Gosh,im very impressed, at age 12 i was washing cars for pocket money. 
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Originally posted by jbl_man jbl_man wrote:

So you had your first job when you were 12? Gosh,im very impressed, at age 12 i was washing cars for pocket money. 

 
My best friends birthday party LOL

We borrowed an upstairs neighbour stereo and played in the basement in a private house. I got 20.00 for playing. That was a lot of money for a 12 year old in the 1980s.



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Regarding the breaking in.

What do you see when when you break them in for let's say 1 hour.
Then let it rest for a day, then again measure parameters. If TS parameters are back at when bought new, i would say breaking them in is pretty useless for normal use. 
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Originally posted by Elliot Thompson Elliot Thompson wrote:

Originally posted by Robbo Robbo wrote:

So you were born in 1980(ref members profile) and you list above that you had paid work in this business from 1982---That makes you a two year old getting paid work in New York---I am truly amazed!!!!!


I am GenerationX (1970). I must of made an error in my profile.

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 And you were a paid sound man from the age of twelve LOLLOLLOL
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Originally posted by monkeypuzzle monkeypuzzle wrote:

Okay, ask yourself this... Why am I breaking in the driver? 

If its to get it nearer to the correct TS for testing then go ahead. 

If it's to check that it works and is in good condition then just play a sine sweep starting low level and listening for distortion/rubbing.

If its because you want the system to sound perfect (driver having correct TS for cabs) from the get go then just play some music through it before your first gig. 

If it is because you think it will sound better having been run in then this will be done (if it is a thing) within half an hour of using it on a gig.

If you think it will be damaged by not "breaking it in" then this is nonsense. If you are still in anyway worried, set you limiters well, have good gain structure and don't spank it for the first half hour.

Job done. Anxiety over.  

Basically, stick it in a cab, play some music and enjoy.... 



This was what I was going to write, so +1!
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