High Room Temperature and Monitors

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by imntune, Aug 27, 2009.

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  1. imntune

    imntune Guest

    My Studio is in a finished room above a garage. I turn the AC on only prior to recording. During July & August, the temperatures reach 94 degrees with high humidity (South Carolina Coast).
    My question - Is this high temperature and high humidity potentially damaging to the speakers (Of course, equipment is never powered up until the room cools down)
    I asked JBL Tech Support, but it didn't sound like he knew for sure.
    BTW - The speakers are JBL LSR4328P
  2. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    I'd be interested to know more about this, too. I have a similar situation and no one seems to be able to set me straight.
  3. natural

    natural Active Member

    Jul 21, 2006
    I doubt you'll get a definitive answer but, the general answer is that Heat Kills.
    The speaker might be fine but heat/humidity has an affect on the foam and glue that holds it all together. From the moment it's manufactured, it's in a constant state of decay. Heat/moisture speeds up the process. So instead of it lasting 15 -20 years in a controlled environment, it's going to last less.
    And if you're using tape, (analog or digital) it has an effect here too.

    If possible leave the air on but at a higher temp when you're not there. And then cool it down a little before turning everything on.
  4. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    On the electronics side there are simular concerns. There are normally two ratings one for max/min operating temperature and one from max/min storage temperature. If you exceed these levels thenyou might shorten the expected lifetime of the product or in the worst case the product might fail in operation. Your manual should have these temperature specs listed.

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