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I've been upgrading the sound system in my home, component by component, for the last few months. At this point the only thing remaining is rear surround, having recently purchased the center and front speakers I had wanted.
Where the question comes in is that the center channel that I purchased, a rather nice one, had a very odd sound at the high end in higher volumes initially out of the box. Not quite the sound of a blown speaker, but definitely a sound that shouldn't be there. I am considering returning it, however I have noticed that it seems to be occurring less frequently than before.
This got me wondering if higher quality speakers might need to 'warm up' like a car engine or a high-end television, or if it was just wishful thinking/getting used to it on my part. I'd rather not return the thing, but I'm concerned that I'm just making a leap in my head as I continue using it in order to prevent me having to do so.
I didn't notice similar behavior on any of the other components I've purchased, which lends credence to the idea that its all bullshit and I'm just looking for reasons to not switch it out for a different piece.
So, speakers needed to warm themselves up. Credible and possible, or idiotic and implausible?