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Will my speakers survive in my cold garage?

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Rob TT

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Posted November 01 2004 - 03:26 AM

I have a pair of Cerwin Vega DX-9 speakers that are great speakers for partys and loud music, but I have to keep them in my garage through the cold Michigan winter. I am debating on selling them anyway, but they will be a pain to ship.They have huge cabinets. Does anyone know how much damage will happen if I leave them in the garage? Thanks

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   DaveHo


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Posted November 01 2004 - 04:28 AM

I have a receiver, CD player, & pair of speakers that I use out in the garage. Gets to be 110+ when closed up in the summer & below freezing in the winter. They've been in there for years, everything still works fine. -Dave

#3 of 7 OFFLINE   John Garcia

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Posted November 01 2004 - 04:38 AM

As long as they don't get wet, they should be fine.
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Mike_Skeway


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Posted November 06 2004 - 11:39 AM

They should be fine.
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#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Tim Stumpf

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Posted November 07 2004 - 02:15 AM

Are the surrounds on your drivers foam? That would be my only concern. If the garage in not temp and humidity controlled, foam surrounds may deteriorate faster than they normally would. That happened to me, at least according to the guy who repaired my drivers. Not an expensive remair, really, and most foam surrounds will eventually disintegrate. So, if you don't have foam surrounds, there probably is nothing else to worry about.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Drew_W



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Posted November 10 2004 - 02:57 AM

As long as when you take them out you give them some time to warm up again...trying to get reference level sound out of a freezing cold speaker can be bad news.
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#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Dennis Gardner

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Posted November 10 2004 - 05:17 PM

You know it is too cold for them when they only sound good when playing "Ice Ice Baby"Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image

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