living by the sea


Hi,I believe living close to the ocean can play havoc with your stereo.The salt oxidizes everything.I would like your thoughts on this thanks.I put this on another forum to reach as many people as possible.It will be a shame if I can't bring my good stereo to my retirement home.Thanks again
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I live near the sea (between 1/4-1/2 mile), and have never encountered problems that related to living near the sea, to my knowledge.

If you live right on the shoreline, in an area with high winds and tides, it could be problematic, I suppose. Lived here continusouly since 1993, and, as stated, no problems that I can associate with where I live.

I am retired, and wouldn't want to live without my system, no matter where I was living, so I do empathize with you.

Hope it works out for you, regards,
Dan
Not to mention seismic vibration from the action of waves landing on the shore.
Why not there are plenty of classy boats with classy music systems designed for that purpose in case you're living right on the beach.
My parents live 2...300m away from the beach and don't experience anything corroded because of salt.
Excellent thank you,If I don't hear to the contrary,I will move my stuff there.I know the corrosion is phenominal,the door handles,paint etc
In 1980, I bought a 1977 car from someone who lived right next to the beach. The car was probably 100 feet from the water. 3 years later, the entire car rusted apart, even the firewall!!! Of course, it was a 1977 Dodge Aspen which was made during Chryslers dark days so that may have had something to do with it.

I would proceed with caution.
It will depend on your use of air conditioning. If you allow the temp to go high to save electricity, your indoor humidity will also rise. Part of air conditioning's function is removing moisture from the air. I grew up near the ocean with a frugal dad who didn't mind indoor temps of 76-78. Everything metal developed a patina of oxidation and everything made of wood (doors, cabinets) all swelled. Keep your temp below 74 and you should do fine--as I learned in my adult years when I was in charge of the thermostat (and paying the bills)! I'd still unplug and clean/treat all my connections once per year (which I do regardless of where I live).
Misternice,
Take your stereo system with you! Use it and enjoy at as much as you can. You might even want to share your love for music with some new friends at your new home. Don't worry about damaging it, which I doubt you will, and enjoy it to the fullest!
Sea air is corrosive. Just do what you can to provide a good climate indoors and things will work out as best as possible. Maybe start with gear that is not too costly to replace if needed and see how it goes. Live and learn.
Misternice-

do you live by fresh water or salt water bodies? All sea air is corrosive. Salt air is the worst. Also, use of air-conditioning will play a part as well. Start w/ lower-priced gear and evaluate prior to moving your more pricey gear to your home by the sea. Happy Listening!
I have been living by the sea for 8 years. Corrosion has been a minor problem. Keeping connections clean and air con regulated is a must.
I live about 4 to 5 blocks from the beach. And I'd say that, as far as I know, this has had no impact on my electronics. At best, once in a BLUE MOON, I use De-oxit to clean my jacks, but whatever is on there I can't say whether it is from the beach or just normal wear and tear.

OTOH. I do know that wood blinds are not recommended for my area because I'm told (when I was buying new blinds), that the salt area hardens and then causes the wood to break. And, I have to have the sensors replaced periodically for my garage door and am told that it is because of the salt air -- but, I also have to say that I don't know whether that one is B.S. or not.
Thank you,you've helped a lot.At the end of the day,I cant let some salt spray,stop the good sounds.Special electrical spray,should hinder any oxidations.
Just rinse your components off with good, clean fresh water every so often and you'll have no corrosion problems.