[quote="I live about a block from the ocean in Dana Point and it is plenty damp here on most nights.[/quote]
I live in san clemente which is about 5 minutes away from dana point. I just had to purchase a portable ac/de humidifier becuase of equipment issues exactley like you guys are describing (popping, hissing, e.t.c.) I get about a half gallon of water from the damn thing every 2 hrs, pretty scarey thinking about the moisture in the air in my studio destroying my precise investment.