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    Cold Temperatures?

    Hey guys, im new to the forums here and was just curious as to speaker temperatures and warm ups. I know that they do need to warm up to a certain degree but with tempertures here getting to around -30 some days and even colder how long should a person warm up the voice coils and all. and what should be done for warm ups. In the past ive had cheaper speakers and never took alot of thought into them. I have 6 1/2 focal kr's in the front and 130 kr's in the pillars with a jl tw-5 13.5 if that helps at all its also all in a regular cab truck and speakers are amplified.







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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    I live in the south so I have no clue

    coldest we get here is +30 we more have problems with amps overheating due to 110 heat

    maybe play low volume for a few minutes so the suspensions loosen up. Really the only thing I see possible is froze spiders and cracking surrounds



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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    thats what im worried about really is just my door speakers getting frosted or frozen because the door speakers are obviously more open to the elements with the window seals leak a little water and possibly cracking something.




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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    Here in Wisconsin through January it can get down to -30f, if I were you and your seals leak I'd pull the speakers, remove the remote wire from the amp so it doesn't turn off, and throw the stock speakers in there. Put them back in when it warms back up. In WI it got up to 105f this summer, I was lucky and never had my amp overheat, especially in my blue car.



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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    Easy way to waterproof your door speakers...
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    As for the temps, I've never worried about wangin em when it's cold out but you may want to wait for a more professional opinion from someone familiar with the construction materials (i.e. Jacob from Sundown, etc).




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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    I'd like to think that even 30 below isn't enough to make paper/rubber/cotton/etc. type materials brittle. I hear this thrown around occasionally, but I have yet to see any verifiable reports of someone shattering a speaker because it is too cold.




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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    in the winter i start my car about 10 to 15 min before i leave and turn my heat on low to medium and turn my subs up a little below halfway. i let my car sit for 10-15 min heat low nd playing and my subs have always been fine



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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    i was thinking about doing those baffles a long time ago. how do you guys suggest i install them, just glue them around the outside of the speaker or do some double sided trim tape or something?




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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

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    i was thinking about doing those baffles a long time ago. how do you guys suggest i install them, just glue them around the outside of the speaker or do some double sided trim tape or something?
    I'd just sandwich them between the door and the speaker myself. Poke a couple small holes in the bottom of it for the wires and seal them in with silicone if you're really that worried about it. I personally am only running some cheap Kenwood speakers, not amped, but I will be pulling my sub for the winter. I don't like the idea of it sitting in the college parking lot for days straight, feels much better having it sit in my climate-controlled room.



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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    I've lived in ND my whole life and I've never done a thing to winterize my sound systems. The voice coils will warm up very quickly even with the volume low. Everything will sound different, partly because the density of air changes but also because the performance of the speakers and subs changes slightly from the cold. If your doors have a water issue you should treat that regardless of how cold it gets in your area. I've never run subs built to get loud so I can't comment from experience on how a very stiff suspension will behave in the cold. I consider 30 degrees to be a heat wave in the middle of winter.




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    Re: Cold Temperatures?

    Ya last year I had some type-r's and they seemed to be fine in the -30, -40 degree temperatures the only problem I had was the water




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    Move to Texas. There are thousands of acres of unoccupied land there. :-)



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