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Offline gdv

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Audio Equipment Storage Area... basement OR 2nd floor?
« on: June 22, 2017, 12:18:04 PM »
I, like most of you have accumulated various audio gear over the years...

I know some of you have your garages FULL of stuff!  :)  I have my "stuff" basically in two locations...  One room in my basement & one room on my 2nd floor...  I would like to consolidate to ONE area...

Basement Issues - dampness/dust/etc.
2nd floor Issues - hot/cold/etc.

Which is the lesser of the evils?  I am leaning toward the 2nd floor...  Appropriate comments welcome!!!   ;)


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Re: Audio Equipment Storage Area... basement OR 2nd floor?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »
George-I agree with the second floor; water/dampness destroys electronics.  That said how hot/cold is the second floor?  Below freezing is not good.
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Re: Audio Equipment Storage Area... basement OR 2nd floor?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 02:40:00 PM »
Dry over damp....  but if your talking big swings from freezing or lower up to sweltering (with humidity?) in the summer, neither option is great.
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Re: Audio Equipment Storage Area... basement OR 2nd floor?
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 02:44:30 PM »
Components get much hotter in use than they will get even in the warmest attic.   I definitely say dampness is worse than heat.   Now for records, that is a different story.

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Re: Audio Equipment Storage Area... basement OR 2nd floor?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 10:42:12 PM »
Dehumifiers work great to keep basements dry.

 

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