Had some Infinity Kappa 6.5 3-ways (with the wonderful EMIT ribbon tweets!) laying around from many years back, been thinking about putting them in the wifes car for some time. She could care less about quality sound, but it's torture for me when we head out in her car. Well, today I decided to do something about that and throw them in. Nope, not happening!! The surrounds appeared fine, but when I touched them they basically turned to mush under my finger pressure. Yep, not a happy boy! Got me thinking though, so I thought I'd throw some question out at you guys.
1) What is a normal life span for speakers? Ones which are not driven to extremes, but simply used the way they are ment to be.
2) How do you recommend speakers be stored?
3) How about amps? I have a Soundstream reference 405s which I just pulled out of my last car, and a very "old-school" Soundstrean mono D-200 (not used for years) which I am now concerned about. Do amps degrade when in storage? Any special storage conditions I should be aware of?
Any answers/comments/suggestions welcome. Might wind up saving me, and everybody else, some classic equipment in the process.