Burning-in as a non-linear experience

I know there has been loads of discussions on the burning-in process of components as well as their parts. If someone does not believe it happens, please do not respond. This is to address mainly the experience people had in burning in components or their parts. The burning-in process is usually described as a linear process, getting from bad to good. But in my experience, and in my system, it is not a linear process. It usually starts from pretty good, to better, then worse, then better, then horrible, and finally wonderful. I was wondering if people had a similar experience. These are pretty drastic changes... And this topic is mainly to focus on this particular thing: non-linear changes during the burning-in process. I had this experience with Furutech NCF outlets, but now I can see the same may apply also to my new capacitors. I have recently replaced my Samsung capacitors with Nichicon LGL2G821MELC40, not an audiophile sort, but the only ones that I could fit in. People are reporting about audiophile capacitors needing a lot of time burning in, I was wondering also if non-audiophile capacities might sometimes need the extended time in a high-resolution system and if their burning-in might also happen not exactly from moving gradually from bad to good. 


I am doing this currently .i have rebuilt many Loudspeakers 

Xovets and ftiver breakin ,and Xovers much more so is very real 

The metals have to stabalize, the dielectrics 

Much more so  teflon can tske hundreds of hours .

Capacitors go through changes. Bright when  new.

Then sometimed dull then forming stability

Its bern proven many times. This applied to everything.

Digital daid by mamy companies hundreds of hours for 

It is a very low voltage  and takes time.

I agree that sound quality improvements during burn in are not strictly linear.  There are multiple regression periods where there is linear, exponential, and stepped improvements as well as plateaus.   My experience has shown the improvement model and extent of improvement varied with each piece of equipment.  However, I have never experienced periods of negative regression (decreasing SQ).  The regression over time was always positive (increasing SQ).  I had a previous Krell amplifier recapped by Krell twice.  I considered the burn in process normal where SQ improvements began to level off around 300 hours and plateaued at around 500 hours of burn-in.  I do not know if you consider that extensive.  Remember, that is only my experience with my amplifier and the CAPS from the OEM.  

I think maybe there is a correlation with my meds. The jury is still out. 

@mapman - what meds are you on.  How is the burn in experience?  Please share your findings.  LOL Have a great day!

I always thought it was generally considered to be accepted as a non linear process - certainly my experience