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SE84UFO25 amp burn in procedure? (Read 1038 times)
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SE84UFO25 amp burn in procedure?
03/09/19 at 13:23:28
My amp is on the road!
Are there any burn in do's or don'ts with this amp?
Run it non-stop?
Only run it at 4 hour cycles at a time and let it rest between cycles?
From what I have read, with the copper beeswax caps, 200 - 300 hours for the amp to be fully opened up.
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Re: SE84UFO25 amp burn in procedure?
Reply #1 - 03/09/19 at 15:10:44
I've read on these forums that 5 on, 5 of is recommended. Given that I have a full time job and want to maximize what I can, I do 15 or 16 hours on and 8 or 9 hours off. I've read it is important to turn off to let everything settle and form vs just leaving it on 24 hours.

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Re: SE84UFO25 amp burn in procedure?
Reply #2 - 03/09/19 at 15:27:55
I agree with pursuitofnow's advice. I've mostly done the "5 on and 5 off" with new components for years (or rather "sort of" as it's about 5 hours, usually more, not less, on and off). Works well . . . after five or six cycles the burn in is subtler. . . and the amp continues to season well for years!

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