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Does Cold degrade speakers?

Old 02-05-2007, 09:22 AM
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Does Cold degrade speakers?

Just wondering if playing one's speakers at say -12C has a detrimental effect on speaker longevity?
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Old 02-05-2007, 09:32 AM
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ive played mine at a lot lower than -12.... the internal temp of my amp was -16 one day. Although i just installed them at the start of winter but i know many people that keep there subs in there car all through winter with temp's alot colder than-12 and they have never had a problem.
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Old 02-05-2007, 10:49 AM
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It was -40 here the other day and my subs were fine just sitting, I dare not find out if they will play in that temperature.
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:12 AM
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mine work in -15ish weather, I didn't try in the sub -20 weather this morning though
I wouldn't worry until you hit -30 or so (not that I've seen it happen, I'm just paranoid)
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:22 PM
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ive run mine as cold as -35 with no problems.
beyond that, i have no interest in running my head, and just use the factory system for radio.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:23 PM
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With my first crappy pyramid pair i blew 1 sub in a winter not sure what caused it but since then i pull my subs in for the winter but my speakers are fine
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:42 PM
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I'm sure i've played my stuff in the low 40's or so with winchill (I generally will try not to leave my house in anything colder than -45...i mean...cause well there's no reason). So long as you let the interior warm up a lil bit...it's not like you're actually playing them in -30 or -40C, it's a lot warmer inside.

In the end, over the course of a number of years i've never had any trouble.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Creamedweasel
It was -40 here the other day.

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Old 02-05-2007, 09:39 PM
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you should let your car warm up inside until it is above freezing before using subs , don't forget about all that extra power your drawing with your defroster and don't forget your battery is only about 40% affective at -12 , so hammering on your subs is just great for your alternator which is also cold and is all of a sudden working over time .

so its hurting your battery and alternator and probably your subs a little bit . i would wait till it was warm in the car and engine temp gage had at least started to move , then again your car not mine .
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:03 AM
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I should have elaborated... I never rock on my system until its warm enough in the car to go without gloves and toque.

Its always low volume, for example 1/4 what I would normally listen to on a warm day.
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