Sometimes you, or someone else may not be able to distinguish a difference, or improvement until...

Discussion in 'My breakin questions, experience or advice' started by Danno, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Danno

    Danno Member

    Sometimes you, or someone else may not be able to distinguish a difference, or improvement a loaner or new component is making until you take the component OUT of the system. Every once in a while, I may not be sure about what I am hearing. Over the years, I've discovered that after removing a component I was auditioning, that when I placed the original component back into the system, the loss of the improvement was more discernible. Then I am not happy until I place the new component back into the chain. I am not sure if others experience that but it may be something to try if you are just not sure.
  2. Tenacity

    Tenacity Member

    This happened to me with my first Morrow cable the DIG4, it soon went back in. Perhaps as it burnt in and I settled to the sound the change had been accustomed too. Then after several weeks put the old IC back but not for long.
  3. Lolligagger

    Lolligagger Member

    When I get a new component or cables, or anything for that matter, I listen to it the first day for a short while in order to get an idea as to the overall performance potential and I write down my impressions. Then I let it break in 24 hours a day for the prescribed time without listening to it. Then I listen to it again. It takes patience to do this because the tendency is to want to listen to something new right away, but this way I know that any differences that I perceive are not due to my ears getting used to the sound of that component.
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  4. Tenacity

    Tenacity Member

    Nah, unless I could burn it in on another system which is not possible at the moment, I would not have my music unavailable when I "need" it, Blues is a great lifter :) along with many other tunes! So when it has plenty of playtime I'll try the old one back in place but probably not for long.
  5. Lolligagger

    Lolligagger Member

    I hear you.
  6. Ernie Adams

    Ernie Adams Well-Known Member

    I have seen that happen when changing products and moving things to different rooms. My Snell Type C's in my basement are WOW!!!, kick you in the butt good. I moved them to my main listening room, and they are wow, kick you in the but. You notice the lack of caps. While still very good, there is just something missing from the incredible bass in the BASSMENT....LOL. I suspect it is room dimensions and acoustics.
  7. Tenacity

    Tenacity Member

    Yes I'd agree on room acoustics, I had a kit pair of speakers, system in long rectangular dining room fantastic bass. Moved system to squarish living room bass vanished, or that was the correct bass and the long room emphasized bass :)

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