I just received my Odyssey Stratos yesterday and am dying to hear what it is capable of. I have heard from various other owners that sonic nirvana won't be achieved until around 200 hours of break in have been given to the unit. I agree that the sound is a too bright right now, and the bass is a little thin for my taste. I've heard people run their amps all night to break them in, but how is this possible? Don't you have to have speakers connected that will draw current? Having music playing all night is not very practical when you have two roommates! Is there some special technique to breaking in without any sound produced? At higher volumes, the amp is just too damn bright right now and it hurts my ears.