Breaking (burning) in new DAC


I have a Denafrips Venus2 on order.  Everything I read says the DAC needs significant time to achieve optimal performance.  I have downstream gear with some fancy tubes that I would like to spare & also waste fewest electrons in this process.

What would theoretically be the way to burn in the DAC given these objectives?

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I actually have some budget Schiit components that I can connect a new DAC to in order to break in.

 

Do you have an office system or spare components laying around? 

First world problems.  Buy a cheap pair of powered speakers you can maybe repurpose or buy some cheap tubes you can use while the DAC settles in.  

What @jimmy2615 said.

 

Personally, I would just listen to the DAC right out of the box and let the 'burn-in' happen naturally.

Betting the circuits can take 50-100 hours depending on the capacitor values etc. Breaking in depends on the individual ….