Would you like to know what temperature is bad for speakers? If so then you have come to the right place, we have collected all our findings and have summarized them for you in this article. I’m a huge music fan and love everything that has to do with quality speakers. The temperature greatly affects the sound of your speakers. You may be under the impression temperature is your speakers’ best friend, but in fact, it is their worst enemy. This article will educate you on what temperature range is bad for speakers and why.
What temperature is bad for speakers?
When the temperature is below freezing, a speaker will work when the amplifier warms up but will sound bad after the amplifier has fully warmed up. When the temperature is above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Centigrade, the cone of a speaker will move too fast to follow the signal from the amplifier. This will cause the speaker to sound distorted or crackle or the voice coil may burn up. A good rule to follow is, never use a speaker outdoors or in a location where the temperature fluctuates significantly. A fluctuation of only 10 degrees F or 5 degrees C quickly makes a speaker sound terrible.
Speakers should be kept cool. High temperature makes the voice coil expand and reduces the gap between the voice coil and magnet. This reduces the magnetic force which makes current flow through the coil speaker. So speaker gives low output. If the temperature is too high, the voice coil and the magnet may become demagnetized. It is better to keep the speaker away from the heat source.
Are speakers heat-sensitive?
Speakers are typically not heating sensitive! It is often recommended to place them on stands or bookshelves rather than directly on a surface to allow for better cooling. However, if you are running your speakers at very loud levels, it is possible for them to get “overheated”.
Should I cover outdoor speakers in winter?
While outdoor speakers are perfectly safe when exposed to outdoor conditions, it is recommended that you cover or bring them inside in winter. This can prevent instances of water freezing to the speaker. Frozen water can do damage over time. For example, the frozen water might make it difficult for the speaker to vibrate at its normal rate, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the speaker.
Outdoor speakers are vulnerable to the elements. They can be damaged by snow, rain, and direct sunlight. If you live in the north or a rainy area, the best thing to do is cover your outdoor speakers in the fall after the season is over. You can usually find waterproof speaker covers at your local speaker retailers. If you live in the south and are worried about the sun bleaching the color of your speakers, you can apply a coat of car wax to the speakers. This should help keep the color intact. If you do notice any significant fading, take the speakers back inside and use automotive paint to paint over the speakers.
How long does it take for speakers to warm up?
It depends on a number of factors, such as how many previous events a speaker has done, current experience, and how many hours they have practiced. For professionals, they can speak in a relatively good way within the first 2-3 talks, but to help the audience connect better, smoothen the delivery and fully control the speech, it may take them a few months to get used to the platform. But for beginners, it may require dozens of talks and several months of practice to get used to the platform.
Some speakers take only a few minutes to warm up, while others seem to talk forever without warming up. When they finally get warmed up, they are still not telling jokes. No one wants to hear the same material over and over again. There is no science to warming up. But I have learned that the more you get on stage and the more you do it, the quicker you warm up. If you are just starting out and you find it hard to get warmed up, then I suggest you start with five-minute sets and gradually increase your time on stage. Good luck at the mic!