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    Default is it OK to store speakers in a hot attic?

    I have a pair of Polk bookshelf speakers inside the orginal box that I'm currently not using.

    don't have much storage room except for the attic.

    I live in the South during the summer it hots very hot in the attic so

    is it OK to store speakers in a hot attic or will the heat ruin the speakers?

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    Probably not a good idea to store anything in an attic. I know folks do it all the time but personally, I wouldn't.
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    Heat and electronics are not a good combo, no...don't.

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    Don't do it!!
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    Not if you ever want to use them again...same goes for extremely humid areas!

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    you'd be better off selling them and buying another set later.

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    Not a good idea, though car audio gets subjected to all kinds of temp extremes & doesn't die overnight. I'd be most concerned about the heat loosening the adhesive on the vinyl veneer.

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    No Don't do it.
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    I'd say it depends on the maximum temp experienced. Your attic might never get as hot as a Baghdad living room in the summer months. If you've got drivers with the miserable failure glue, you need to JB Weld them, no matter where they're situated!

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    Storing speakers in an extreme storage condition like that is never a good idea. Might want to try and make room in a temperature controlled closet. If this can't be done, the advice to sell and reacquire another set later is something I would entertain if I were you.

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    Have to agree. Adhesives, adhesives, adhesives. If you want to F-up a speaker, put it in about 120-30+ degree temps for a summer then bring it down hook it up blast it for a few minutes and watch "bad" things happen!

    Don't do it. I store all my stuff either in closets in the house or in a finished basement storage area.

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    I wouldn't store them up there

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    yeah I'm thinking it's not whorth taking a chance and bake these speakers.

    I guess this also rules out mounting them in the attic"s eve
    directly above a outside vent and use a a patio zone.
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    as far as selling seams like I can't give these M30s & CS1 center away.

    They are nice sounding speakers I could eventualley use (when I get a 7 channel amp.) as back surrounds and back center. I just don't want the to polute my Def. Techs. in the current room size is 12' widex 14'lenghtX8'hieght kindof small for 6.1

    maybe a larger room they won't polute the DTs. and can be used as rear fill effects speakers.
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    I would think it would not be very good for the foam or rubber surrounds on the speakers , this would accelerate the rotting out of the surrounds .

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