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post #1 of 2 Old 01-30-2013, 12:47 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm curious about the thoughts on how long a speaker will 'last' (meaning maintaining a reasonable quality of sound) though regular (non abusive) use.

I'm in the process of getting some new speakers and I thought about how long I have had my current ones. So I did some math and came up with a conservative estimate of about 50,000 hours of music being played through my speakers. Yes, I listen to music THAT much.
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I must admit that I haven't seen any documentation of speakers degrading with time due to having been used a lot. However, they do develop problems due to long-term exposure to the environment. I'd suggest checking for physical problems, like cracks in the surrounds or in the drivers. Also, the capacitors in their internal crossover networks sometimes degrade with age over the years, and people have reported improvements in sound due to replacing old crossovers with modern, high quality equivalents. Again, it's primarily an aging effect, not due to usage.


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