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"Running" Genelec loudspeakers ?

chloratier, modified 13 Years ago.

"Running" Genelec loudspeakers ?

Youngling Posts: 7 Join Date: 4/6/09 Recent Posts
Dear Genelec team,

Is it necessary to "run" your loudspeakers (like a car) for a period of several hours (50h for instance) before increasing the volume until the highest ? Or is it already realized in your factory ?

Maybe some models must be run (3-way, main monitors, subwoofers) and others mustn't (2-way monitors) :?:

Thank you very much for your answer.
Kind regards,

Olivier Gachignard.
christophe-anet, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: "Running" Genelec loudspeakers ?

Jedi Knight Posts: 188 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Dear Olivier Gachignard,

Thanks for your post. The necessity to so-call 'run-in' loudspeakers came from the 70's, where surroundings, suspensions, diaphragms, spiders, glue, etc, were made from other materials than the ones we use today. To get proper performance a 'run-in' period was sometimes requested.

Nowadays, the modern materials used in loudspeaker drivers do not request such run-in times. Detailed performance and quality control tests of our drivers are done for each batch of drivers entering our production. Also, comparative performance tests are done on models that are 10, or more, years old to make sure there are no performance alterations.

Best regards,