Music for burn-in?

I know 100 hours is a good rule of thumb for burn-in on amps. Does this require playing music or just having the amp on for 100 hours?

Thanks

It always means playing music.

I turn my tuner inter-station mute off and use the broadband noise between stations. Don’t have to spin or play anything. Broadband white noise is extremely effective and the fastest method for burn in of electronics I know. I do it at low volume, typically letting new gear cook while I’m out and about.

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This is an old, useful technique – for those of us who still have FM tuners :sunglasses: (almost certainly a minority nowadays).

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The PS Audio SACD that is for Paul’s latest book has since burn in tracks. You can put them on repeat I guess.

Here’s another suggestion:
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The Cardas vinyl version is this:

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I take this one.

https://www.puristaudiodesign.com/Data/products/syse/syse.html

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I’m nerdy enough that I made a playlist of the PS Audio burn in, XLO Test Disc (Reference Recordings) sweeps, the Tara Labs Cascade track, and a few EDM tracks.

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We bought the Ayer CD years ago, ripped it on to our hard drive, and ever time we get something new or every month (whatever comes first LOL) we play it.

With the MKII we played it on a loop almost every night for weeks.

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Besides using interstation FM noise, the Ayre CD rip in continuous play via JRiver MC works quite well. I use these to burn in/break in anything; Power Cords, Interconnects, speaker cables, loudspeakers, and electronics - DACs, power amps, pre-amps, etc.

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Thanks for all the suggestions! It’s for a Sprout 100 hooked up to my computer. In my hunt for white noise I found this guy…

Anything by Earth, wind and FIRE! :laughing: :joy: :rofl:

If I have to sleep in the same room as the amplifier that I am burning in, does it accomplish very much to run some soft music or low pink noise overnight?

Pink noise is recommended often, so should be ok

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Thanks, I think the drawback to pink noise is that it isn’t dynamic.

Or you can play Steve Reich’s 2015 composition Sleep. It’s an 8-hour album and it doesn’t repeat! I think it’s on YouTube or somewhere

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My computer and sprout are in the den. I found the You Tube video of white noise and I played that every night until the 100 hour mark. Is that different from pink noise? I have not heard a difference in sound quality, in fact things do not sound as good as before. I hope I didn’t screw anything up. I am now playing Steely Dan “Aja” (Steve Hoffman mastering) on a loop at night. That to me is very dynamic and hoping this might do the trick.

With white noise, every frequency is present, at the same volume, with pink noise, every frequencyb is still present, but there’s more of the low end frequencies and less of the highs. For burn in, etc, I never use white noise. I use pink noise.

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