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Electronics Storage Question

I need to store some a/v equipment in a storage unit that is NOT climate-controlled. I live in NY, so there will be temperature extremes from summer through the winter. Here is a list of the equipment that I need to put in storage:
A/V Receiver
Surround Speaker System with Powered Subwoofer
Turntable and Cartridge
Portable Audio System (large boom box)
X-Box 360


Will any (or all) of these items sustain damage from temperatures ranging from the 90's through single digits?
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I would guess that gear that is shielded from direct sunlight and kept dry should not suffer too badly. Anything will degrade over time to some extent, but it will do that just sitting around in any temp. 90 is definitely warm but it doesn't seem to bad. Not an expert though.

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I would guess that gear that is shielded from direct sunlight and kept dry should not suffer too badly. Anything will degrade over time to some extent, but it will do that just sitting around in any temp. 90 is definitely warm but it doesn't seem to bad. Not an expert though.
Thanks for the input. I found an article saying it's more about operating the equipment right after a quick temperature change...like keeping an A/V receiver in an unheated garage in the winter, then bringing it into a warm house, and immediately powering it up. Electronics should be allowed to gradually come to an appropriate temperature before plugging it in.


I'm still not completely comfortable with this storage situation. I'm hoping to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience.
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