Subwoofer break in

No, we are not talking about stealing someone else’s car audio stereo lol.  When purchasing new subwoofers it is general good practice to “break in” your subs. Ever heard that you shouldn’t drive over 55 MPH in the first 55,000 miles on a new car motor? Same idea.

Breaking in your subs:

Once you have installed your subwoofers be sure to allow for break in time.  Everyone has tips and tips they use such as playing 20hz at half volume for a few hours or when applied with a daily driver, just don’t play the system full tilt for a few months, again everyone has an opinion so best to consult a professional.  However the basic point here is to heat the subwoofer and exercise the subwoofer soft parts  but not play full tilt.

Breaking in the subwoofers will promote longevity in your subwoofer soft parts.  Taking care of your equipment will not only help reduce future costs due to replacement but also ensure you are getting an optimal experience with your particular brand.

You may smell some of the excess glue burning off the coil during break-in.  This is not to be concussed with a burnt coil. Most local car audio shops are willing to provide additional product information but remember most brand are on at least once social media platform.  Be sure to take advantage of such resources as audio facebook groups and direct social media messaging.

For more on subwoofer break in check out this video from Sonic Electronix:

Find the right balance between quality and budget.  Buying products that are cheap and not quality could result in replacement and expenses in the future.  Best Practice is to start right and not have to do anything twice.