- 15 posts total
- 15 posts total
I wouldn't worry about it. If it sounds good to you - get that. If and when something wrong happens - throw it away and get new equipment. Unless you are talking about expensive equipment - then have it fixed. Much depends on your income. People wear out cartridges and tubes and computers. I don't know how panel speakers behave in this environment, though, but it's probably no good for any kind of speakers.
So this may not have been clear. The OP was talking about SALT WATER.
That is particularly corrosive. It doesn't have to rain on the gear to suffer from it. As I've read over the years, it will quickly corrode bare boards. You really want to use only masked printed circuit boards here, and even then, you are still going to suffer a loss of life span.
I lived in Hawaii in a house on a hill where strong winds carried air laden with both moisture and salt (coconut trees would die from salt damage). Any equipment left outdoors would be subject to accelerated corrosion. But, indoors, corrosion was not that big a problem. The salt settles out of the air pretty readily if it is not moving very vigorously. To be extra safe, I would keep the gear away from direct exposure to a breeze from the outside, and perhaps, a cabinet would help too.
As for humidity, it is hard to say how much it would affect the life of your gear and your CD's. I suppose certain kinds of gear are more sensitive than others. For example, I know that Martin Logan electrostatics are somewhat prone to failure from the wires leading to either stator or the diaphragm corroding in high humidity environments (a friend's speaker failed this way after a little more than a year of storage in his garage in the Washington DC area (a VERY high humidity environment)).