Did you know that speakers can last decades or a lifetime? That is right! I know you are surprised, but you have to take care of them properly so that they can keep giving you that sweet sound for many years to come. But this applies to passive loudspeakers that don’t need firmware updates as they have no built-in technological limits, which prevents them from serving you for decades.
But how can you ensure your speakers last a lifetime? Relax, we got you covered. We have compiled the six easiest ways to make your speakers last a lifetime. Please keep reading to learn them.
1. Keep off Dust
Dust is probably the most destructive element for loudspeakers. First, dust is an aesthetic concern, making your speakers look old and poorly maintained. Additionally, it can infiltrate through wire connectors, disrupting the electric signals running between the audio source and the speakers. As a result, your speakers will start producing unnecessary, annoying noise, which is not good. Dust can also damage the loudspeakers and speaker cables.
To prevent dust from damaging your speakers, place them in a space that doesn’t accumulate much dust. However, in some cases, it is hard to find a spot that can’t accumulate dust in your home. And the best option to keep off the dust is to clean the speakers regularly. Remember to clean the entire sound system and your home as well.
2. Protect the Speakers Against the Heat
Heat is another damaging element for speakers. You should keep the speakers away from direct sunlight. Sun exposure can cause speakers to overheat, especially those with poor thermal designs. It can also cause electromagnetic voice coil damage.
How does sun exposure damage your speakers when they are indoors? If you place the speakers near the windows and doors, they will likely be exposed to direct sunlight. To protect the speakers, ensure you keep the speakers away from doors and windows getting direct sunlight. Also, place the speakers in the shade when you use them outdoors.
3. Handle Them with Care
Mishandling the speakers when cleaning, moving them, and connecting them to an audio source can damage them. Handle the speakers with care, and they will serve you for many years to come.
4. Beware of Static Electricity
Static electricity is another element that can affect the lifespan of your speakers. Static electricity can cause burn-out of the speakers. To protect them against that, you should invest in anti-static floor mats. Note that dry air allows static electricity to build up. Therefore, you should invest in a humidifier to add moisture to dry air in the room. But don’t keep the humidifier too close to the speakers.
5. Improve Ventilation
Proper airflow helps the speakers keep cool. That protects the speakers from overheating. You can ensure perfect airflow around the speakers by placing them away from crowded spots, inches away from the walls. You can also invest in a fan to improve ventilation. Opening windows can also help improve airflow. Besides protecting the speaker from overheating, proper airflow improves sound quality.
6. Protect the Speakers Against Power Surges
The abrupt surge in power can be damaging to your speakers. To protect the speakers from such damage, you should invest in a voltage regulator and Uninterruptible Power Supply (USP). The devices will protect your system from an abrupt surge in power.
I know that your speakers are essential to your music system. You may not enjoy the best music and movie listening experience without them. And that is why you want the speakers to last forever. Use the above tips, and your speakers will last decades or even a lifetime.