burn in, break in

Would burn-in process (by playing a burn-in CD) help for speakers break in quicker?

What kind of music would help to reduce the overall burn in time? Rock, Jazz, orchestral music, ...?
Personally I prefer using all the above.

One caution though, break in discs like the one from Purist and Granite Audio are valuable tools but these programmed noises and sweeps can really press the limit of the system.

Just like breaking in a new car, sitting at idle, driving stop and go mixed in with highway speed make for a nice balance of forces. I believe mixes in choice of music program is good too.

I will say that as you get nearer and nearer to the magic number of hours on your speakers when most of the break in has been achieved, it is often necessary to play some really demanding, hard driving passages with powerful bass. This will have to be at both moderate and high sound pressure levels (at least for brief periods of time).

I would not go too crazy with test tone CD's burn in discs, especially when the speaks are brand new. Give them a slow start and work up. Everything is tight when new and there is only so much you can do to shorten the break in period.

You didn't mention speaker brand, but some of the really high quality drivers like those in Dynaudio, Kharma, Sound-Lab and the Dali Megaline require from 450 to 800 hours before they balance out sonically. The Dali and Kharma are slightly worse than Dynaudio and Sound-Lab at coming around.

You might post what brand and model speakers you bought. With luck, an Audiogon member has that identical model and will weigh in with their experience about how many hours theirs required.
I got Taylo 7U two days ago. It is used, about 2 years old.
Ty (the maker of Taylo speaker) told me that the drivers are brand new.
Ty hangs out here at Audiogon, why don't you email him with your question.

I'll bet a dollar to a doughnut that he can guide you better than anyone else on these forums.
Well, I would do.
He said the speaker needs some break-in due to the new drivers.
The thing is I've bothered him enough and I feel I'd rather do some homework by myself.

I've read somewhere that Tyler speakers need 200~300 hours of break-in. Since the speaker is used with brand new drivers, my guess is it may need 100~200 hours of break in.
I will try a mix of music.
How about the volume level?
My wife normally stays home (wind chill today is 10'F below zero), so I can only turn on the music with very modest volume. ;)

Many thanks for the advice.
As far as sound level I have read about swapping wires on one speaker so it is out of phase with the other then putting the speakers face to face. This creates a cancellation effect and allows you to add a little more volume without punishing your spouse.

Make sure you change the wire back before critical listening.
Good advice all around. Start slow and work your way up. On the other hand, just letting them purr along all day because your wife doesn't want to listen to them all day is a waste of electricity.

During break-in you are trying to loosen up the surround and the spider (inside) and you really don't do that with the 0.5mm excursions on the woofer at back-ground music levels. Better to push them harder for a couple of hours a day. Start slow, work your way up. Complete break-in may take hundreds of hours, but in most cases you'll find things sound pretty good after about 20 hours or so. They will improve with time but the improvements seem to get more incremental.

Perhaps the Tyler's are different, but I've broken in a couple of other SEAS driver speakers (Tyler uses SEAS woofers and tweeters) and you get pretty close after about a week or so of listening to them pretty hard for 2-3 hours a day.
You could play a cd on repeat ,or the radio, at a good volume all night while you sleep. This is what worked for my wife when I was breaking in a pair of speakers.