Ok you have made a statement. What is it you are trying to say? That you don't know what you're talking about or that you "THINK" out of the box cables (brand new) and hooked to a new phono stage are going to sound the same 1000 hours later?\n\n\nWhat he's saying is that there is no such thing as cable break in. No matter how much you want to say you've heard a difference after 1000 hours, there is literally no proof of this being audible to anyone. If there's a change in the sound 1000 hours later that you're noticing I'd think it would be much more likely attributable to physical\/mechanical wear of the cartridge itself, not the wires connecting it. Also, audio memory is notoriously short-lived. The human mind can not accurately recall exactly how something sounded 1000 hours ago and compare it to something you're hearing now. IT CAN NOT.