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ET65 break in??

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02/08/2012 12:58pm


Just recently bought one o' these to work with my carvin v3m . .was just wondering if there is a nominal difference after a new speaker breaks in,(if that even exists . .)?

So far I really love this speaker, I did a lil speaker shoot out recording with an EV12 L, a Webber silver bell type speaker and the ET65. I liked the ET65 the best across the board . .way brighter, and held the bottom end better than the webber which just kinda sponged out . .(wish I could post it).

Anyway was just kinda wondering if WGS speakers require a break in period. I rehearse once a week and usually gig about once a week, funk and blues material. So I guess it'd be used in a sort of "normal way" as I don't make my ears bleed anymore and depending on the size of the room I run the amp accordingly, (mainly bars and lil clubs). I usually run the Carvin at 50 watts so I think I'm pushing the speaker enough to break it in . .any thoughts?

02/14/2012 11:16am

got this off the carvin forum, via eminence:


How do I break-in or age my speaker?
Speaker break-in will vary from model to model. It can even vary between two of the same model. The degree to which a speaker has reached break-in is a very subjective topic. Some players like them right out of the box and others want to beat them to within an inch of their lives. Most players hopefully fall somewhere in-between. There really is no "magic" inherent in speaker break-in methods. The speaker will continue to break-in naturally throughout its lifespan, but the most noticeable amount will occur early on. Some of the most widely used techniques for break-in include: Playing music through the speaker at moderate volumes for a few days (some players even have specific songs they use), Using a Variac, Hanging the speaker with the cone facing downward to promote suspension sag, and Physically moving the cone up and down. We often use a noise signal generator at 20Hz with enough current to get the speaker moving smartly for a few hours, but without abusing it. Guitar speakers are generally not accustomed to very low frequencies and it is easy to harm them if you are not careful. The most highly recommended and safest way is several hours of higher volume playing.

Whadda ya think Vaughn? I kinda think if I've done two-three gigs with em, they're probably broken in??

02/14/2012 7:05pm

They are probably "broken-in".  The ET65's do get just a little more nimble and responsive after 10-20 hrs of play ... but it's very minor.  Tone change is even more minor ...

02/20/2012 11:44am

I have liked every demo I have heard on this speaker. On the Dr Z forum there is a guy singing it's praises as "THE" speaker for his Maz 18. I too have a Maz 18 and run a 1x12 Reaper HP and a 1x12 Blackhawk 50 which I love them both...but may buy an ET65 just switch out and try in one of the cabs.

PS..Vaughn keep those Speaker Shootouts coming. Both Informative and Entertaining.