One of the many benefits of investing in a high-quality set of speakers is that they can last a lifetime. That is, if you take good care of them. Like most pieces of audio equipment, speakers sound their best when they are looked after. Take good care of your speakers, and they will take care of you. Read on to find out how.
1. Keep Your Speakers Dust-Free
Dusty speakers don’t look good, nor do they sound good. Dust can infiltrate your speakers’ wire connectors (the place where the wire and metal meet) and disrupt the electric signals that run between the source and the speakers. This can add excess noise to your gym’s sound system and, in extreme cases, can damage your speakers’ wiring.
To combat this, make sure you clean your speakers regularly. Dust pads, dry cloths, air canisters and vacuum cleaners are all safe to use on your speakers. Never use liquids or alcohols to clean your speakers.
2. Protect Your Speakers From the Heat
Never position your speakers in direct sunlight and try to keep them away from windows. This usually isn’t a concern for fitness studios, however can be an issue for speakers positioned around gyms that have a lot of natural light.
Excess exposure to sun and heat can cause the speakers to overheat and hinder the electrical flow between the speakers and audio source.
3. Be Mindful of Static Electricity
Exposure to static electricity can also be greatly detrimental to your speakers. To protect your speakers from static electricity, avoid positioning them directly on the floor, especially if it is carpeted.
4. Ensure Your Gym is Well-Ventilated
Ensuring there is adequate airflow around your gym’s speakers is also important in helping them cool down whilst they’re playing. One of the best ways to do this is to keep your speakers out of tight spaces and mount them onto your studio’s walls. This will not only prolong the life of your speakers, but will also improve their sound quality as there will be less distortion due to vibrations and overheating.
Following these tips will help keep your fitness centre’s speakers in mint condition and prolong their operative life. Keep in mind, however, that if your speakers are very old or poor-quality, these tips will not be as effective.
For any questions around gym sound systems, get in touch with the Fitness Audio team today. We can advise you on what audio equipment is best for your fitness studio, and provide you with top-of-the-range, fitness-rated products.