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Is the 3-4 weeks just calendar time or is it affected by how much you use the system?
Both. Settle in is completely system dependent. More music you play facilitates settle in
 

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Both. Settle in is completely system dependent. More music you play facilitates settle in

Has anyone tried if a big industrial fan blowing directly to the equipment 24/7 speeds up the settle time? Half joking, half serious...
 

scot

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Hi Joe

This is Scot, Mick’s friend (Morton Grove I’ll.). I went into Quintessence today and picked up a set of the 2M’s. I just wanted to see if they were available yet. Thank you for your reply. Take care.

Best regards
Scot
 
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Is the 3-4 weeks just calendar time or is it affected by how much you use the system?
This is a common question and a very good one. The feedback I've received over the years favors playing the system to promote settling. I hope this helps.
 

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Hi Joe

This is Scot, Mick’s friend (Morton Grove I’ll.). I went into Quintessence today and picked up a set of the 2M’s. I just wanted to see if they were available yet. Thank you for your reply. Take care.

Best regards
Scot
Yes they are. Steve was correct.
 

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I am into day 3 of the break-in and as others have said, the sound gets worse before it gets better. Lots of missing high end.

Let’s see how this goes…
 
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scot

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Hi dminches

I bought a set of the original CS1 footers and after they settled in, they made a very nice improvement. In fact, I liked them so much, I bought a set for all my other gear. When the CS2’s came out, I bought a set of those to start out with, same story, they were clearly better than the CS1’s, I replaced all the CS1’s and put the CS2’s under all the gear again. Again, after the settling in period, I was even happier. They were noticeably better. I’ve learned to trust Joe Lavrencik’s designs. Be patient, you’ll be rewarded in the end.

I just recently picked up a set of his new CS2M’s. I won’t try them just yet because I’m going try a new pair of speaker wires on Monday and I never want to try two new pieces of audio at the same time. I have steadfast rule, I will only evaluate one new piece of kit at a time. After I’ve put in the new speaker cables, and they’re fully broken in, only then will I decide if they stay. Once I’ve made a decision on the new speaker cables, then I will try the new CS2M’s.

Whenever I try a new piece of audio, I’m not interested in going back and forth and back and forth many times to determine if the new piece is better or worse or if it’s just different. If you have to do that, it’s probably not a significant enough improvement to justify the purchase. I want to be absolutely sure it’s clearly better in all areas. Only then will I add it to the system. IMHO, way to many audiophiles jump to a quick conclusion. I like to be patient when I try a new piece of kit. I’ll put the new piece in and I’ll listen to it for at least two to three weeks before going back to the piece it’s being put up against. After two to three weeks of carefully listening I’ll put back the original piece and listen to that one again for another two to three weeks. It takes patients to do this but I’ve found it’s the right thing to do (for me anyway). It really lets you know if the new piece is truly better of if it’s just different. I’ve been fooled too many times in the past. I will never again make the mistake of doing a quick A/B comparison. Take care.

Best regards
Scot
 
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dminches

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Whenever I try a new piece of audio, I’m not interested in going back and forth and back and forth many times to determine if the new piece is better or worse or if it’s just different. If you have to do that, it’s probably not a significant enough improvement to justify the purchase. I want to be absolutely sure it’s clearly better in all areas. Only then will I add it to the system. IMHO, way to many audiophiles jump to a quick conclusion. I like to be patient when I try a new piece of kit. I’ll put the new piece in and I’ll listen to it for at least two to three weeks before going back to the piece it’s being put up against. After two to three weeks of carefully listening I’ll put back the original piece and listen to that one again for another two to three weeks. It takes patients to do this but I’ve found it’s the right thing to do (for me anyway). It really lets you know if the new piece is truly better of if it’s just different. I’ve been fooled too many times in the past. I will never again make the mistake of doing a quick A/B comparison. Take care.

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Scot

Thanks for post. I do the same thing with testing/adding changes. I trust my ears to know if something is more pleasing or not. I also only change 1 thing at a time and I space out changes. My setup is pretty mature so I know my system well.

I will be able to assess the CS2Ms in a couple weeks. They are under my Taiko Extreme.
 

scot

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Hi Joe

The CS2M feet, does a set of 4 have a weight limit. My amp weighs 88 lbs and my dac weighs 25 lbs. Would they give the best results under the amp or the Dac? Do they have a weight range? Thank you.

Best regards
Scot
 

joelavrencikCMS

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Hi Joe

The CS2M feet, does a set of 4 have a weight limit. My amp weighs 88 lbs and my dac weighs 25 lbs. Would they give the best results under the amp or the Dac? Do they have a weight range? Thank you.

Best regards
Scot
Hi Scot

There is no weight range. In your case, I'd start up front with the dac. You'll hear a very clear improvement after things settle. No worries.

Joe
 

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