Regional Climate Effect On Speakers

I grew up in Florida, and I remember it being very humid down there in the summer. I lived in Denver for five years and I remember the air being very dry. I now live in an area where things are pretty even.

Have those of you that live in extra humid or dry places noticed any effect on your cabinets, drivers or any other parts of your speakers?
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The humidity can have a very significant effect on the sound of speakers, particularly those that utilize cone material that can absorb moisture, such as uncoated or untreated paper cones. A friend of mine help set up a system for the CES show in Las Vegas. The day the system was set up was a typical, low humidity day in Vegas, the next day a rain storm blew in. The sound totally changed (for the worse) and he and his cohorts had to scramble to make component changes to compensate.

In other respects, high humidity will adversely affect the life of components--particularly with resepct to corrosion. For some speakers, this is a big problem. Martin Logan electrostatics, for example, are extremely reliable and damage proof, except where high humidity causes the leads to the panels to corrode and fail. This happened to a friend who stored a pair in a somewhat humid garage and he found out that it is common in countries with high humidity.
If your home is properly built and maintained, the outside elements should have no effect.
I don't know anyone that lives here in Florida with high end audio equipment that doesn't have air conditioning in their homes.
That would be a controled environment that should counter humidity and dryness.
So when you take a trip out of FL for a month, you shold leave your AC running so your speakers don't get soaked in moisture.
Marakanetz, I was thinking the same thing.
Actually.....yes. You may turn the temp up to 82 or so, but you leave it running to control humidity. Don't want any mold growing which is a general health issue down here.
Yes, as Drr said, raise the temp a little to control the humidity. That is the norm for Florida. If you don't, your house will become musky and moldy in a short period of time.
If you live at high elevations, this can be a problem for electrostatics. Very dry air is also more susceptible to static electricity. I'm not sure if that can affect electrostats...
My brother lives in India. Weather in winter is warm and dry. Monsoon season, which occurs during the summer, humidity and heat go through the roof (so to speak). This has a harsh affect not only on his stereo but takes a toll on buildings; they become quite weathered.

His speaker surrounds hold up for a limited time. CDs need to be opened and mold cleaned off. Electronics develop various problems. If he ran the AC 24 hrs a day possibly the problems would be reduced. I know some people there don't have the same issues.

Thank goodness we do not deal with a climate such as that.
I guess fans can also take care of this issue.
Fans do not control humidity.
Make sure to factor in climate change to your next purchase!!!