I am hoping to be impressed after putting 400hrs on DS. I never believed in break-in period till this moment.
If DS requires such a long seasoning, I don’t understand why it is not done at the factory (like Bryston).
I see several problems here.
o- Additional costs associated with the infrastructure and logistics (“burning” place, you have to connect a bunch of devices to the power, to the source and terminate the output), personnel, electricity bill, waiting queue, etc. Of course, it can be done but at some extra unit price, the customer will have to pay. My guess is at least 10%.
o- If a unit is not solved within xx days, the customer will have to do the breaking-in again. Think of static charges accumulated over the time. Most likely the burn-in procedure will be shorter, but still it needs to be done again.