View Full Version : Very handy Countdown Timer from Jaycar
12th August 2011, 11:18 AM
Just picked up the new flagship JM Reynaud Orfeo Supremes and was searching high and low for some sort of stopwatch that would let me know the accumulated time during run-in as these will need at least 100 hours and more for optimum performance. Most stopwatches only go to 24 hours.
Jaycar sells a Countdown Timer for $29.00 which counts down from any number of hours you enter up to 100 hours. Brilliant!
Easy pause button when speakers are not being used and holds the memory for as long as the batteries last.
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12th August 2011, 11:33 AM
do you own an Iphone, put my timer on like three months ago, went to time something last night and it was still counting, goes backwards also.......and no doubt if the phone itself does not have want you need on it.............I bet you a peanut slab there will be an app on the net for your needs
12th August 2011, 11:39 AM
My smart phone is an early not-so-smart phone so didn't explore that option though I knew there would be one available.
This is quite a satisfyingly big unit with big buttons that go BEEP! I kinda like that.
12th August 2011, 11:53 AM
Big buttons and a beep? - that's the clincher!
12th August 2011, 12:04 PM
Give me Hardware anytime!
12th August 2011, 12:38 PM
Do you really need a timer ?
Surely your ears will tell you when the new spekaers are coming on song ?
12th August 2011, 12:48 PM
Don't need a timer but nice to say to a prospective customer
"These speakers have 100 hours on them"
or whatever, and have that statement grounded in some sort of fact and not a wild guess.:)
12th August 2011, 12:49 PM
Yes, I'd put the money into more music.
With speaker run-in, its usually a gradual process & if you want to be anal about it, then take care to limit the volume level initially, gradually increase power over a long period. 75 to 300 hrs, some spkrs require...it should be audible.
12th August 2011, 04:49 PM
Personally I'd keep a note of how many CD's/LP's played.
Apparently house music played at a lowish level for the first 40 hours or so is the way to go.
Once past 40 hours you can increase the wick.
Enjoy the burn-in ride!
12th August 2011, 04:56 PM
Apparently house music played at a lowish level for the first 40 hours or so is the way to go.OMG I'd start losing the will to live first I think :(
12th August 2011, 05:04 PM
OMG I'd start losing the will to live first I think :(
You expressed that so much better than I could...
12th August 2011, 05:07 PM
How about 40 minutes?
12th August 2011, 05:14 PM
Armand van helden, Shapeshifter, Junior Jack, DJ Falcon etc would be great for 40 hours non-stop! Yay :-)
But NOT at lowish levels - more like BASS thumping/humping ones...
12th August 2011, 05:18 PM
Yeah Gatecrasher too!
At eleven please.
12th August 2011, 07:15 PM
I guess I am in a slightly different position than most, being an importer.
I have new gear coming in all the time that I wish to get to optimal performance and know it is roughly there based on manufacturers recommendations and my own ears.
Here is a link to the US importer of JM Reynaud and his experience of running in the sister model of the Orfeo Supremes, the Offrande Supreme V2. Looking forward to seeing if these have a similar journey.
I can see a line up of 2 or 3 of these timers each one relating to a different piece of new gear. I can put them alongside my biro collection!
For the price of a cd they are a handy tool for me.
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