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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Frozen speaker cab Reply with quote

I was lazy last week and left my speaker cab in my car after band practice as I couldn't be arsed carrying it back into the house. I have band practice on wednesday and wondered if I risked damaging the speakers in the cab if I took them from my car, which has been in sub zero temperatures for the last few days, to the practice room to be used - or should I put them in the house to 'thaw' until wednesday?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no technical reasoning behind me but I'd thaw it out first. I'd put it in a room with an extractor fan too to get any moisture that's crept in.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

condensation might be an issue and also check the speaker cone material hasn't perished as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you know that thing rode around in a UPS truck thru snow bank after snow bank for days from where ever you bought it from right ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speaker cabs are prone to weather. my suggestion is "thaw" it
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did this last weekend, though it was only for like 24 hours. No negative affect that I noticed, though I thawed it for about 12 hours before band practice.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
you know that thing rode around in a UPS truck thru snow bank after snow bank for days from where ever you bought it from right ?


yup. most of the stuff you buy has been in a freezing cargo hold in the belly of a plane or ship, followed by however long languishing in unheated warehouses awaiting delivery at various points in its life. i doubt it'll do much long term damage.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
robroe wrote:
you know that thing rode around in a UPS truck thru snow bank after snow bank for days from where ever you bought it from right ?


yup. most of the stuff you buy has been in a freezing cargo hold in the belly of a plane or ship, followed by however long languishing in unheated warehouses awaiting delivery at various points in its life. i doubt it'll do much long term damage.


I can vouch as an ex-UPS loader. Those trucks are cold as shit or hot as hell. The trucks are colder than it is outside and in the summer time it's like being in a kitchen. So if it made it through that, although it was packaged up, it's good.
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