Variac

Jeff Seal

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Please pardon my ignorance, but exactly how do you...
#1..break-in a speaker..
#2..accomplish #1 with a Variac...

..just curious

Jeff
 

Stevo57

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Thanks guys, thats some great information. If the calculator is correct though, it would only be practical to use the variac for lower wattage speakers. Using it on a speaker over 25 watts would require a pretty heavy duty unit.
 

sampleinajar

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It's actually not that bad. For a 100 watt, 16 Ohm speaker, this works out to be something around 23 volts for the 1/3 power break-in (if my memory serves correct). My Staco variac, which I use for my amp and speaker break-in, gives continuously variable voltage from 0-140 volts. So this is more than enough. I have broken in many a pair of g12h30's and V30's using the variac procedure. Just make sure to check the voltage using a digital meter to make sure you have it accurately dialed in.

Cheers,

Steve
 




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