Once you’ve invested in a quality sound system you probably don’t want to keep pouring money into your room. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the need to maintain their system over time. This leads to a breakdown in the quality of sound produced, and eventually leads to bigger problems and costly repairs. Here are a few of the steps you can take to ensure your equipment stays in good condition for years to come:
Keep Things Clean
Oftentimes we install audio gear in venues which inevitably collects dust and debris. To keep your sound board working correctly, and your speakers producing crystal clear sound, it is important to keep things clean. A little bit of compressed air removes dust from beneath faders and inside your speaker’s grille. In addition, if your sound booth is a resting place for stray papers and other unnecessary mess, take the time to clean it up. Clutter creates a heat hazard that will eventually lead to something burning out. Ventilation problems can be easily resolved with a good cleaning.
Inspecting Your Sound System Cables
Cables are one of the most common problems we encounter with faulty sound systems. Before you spend money on speaker parts and repairs, start by testing your cables. Whether a mouse chewed through them or someone yanked the end connectors loose, this problem can easily be remedied with a replacement cable. If you see signs of wear or damage to your cables, it is best to replace them before you lose sound altogether.
Tune Your Room
It doesn’t take much to throw your room off balance. While we always try to install speakers in places where they won’t be bumped or moved, there are some cases where speakers must be mounted where they can be reached. You may not notice that things are off right away, but with each additional bump, things will get worse until your audience notices that something is wrong. Again, instead of jumping to the conclusion that you need a speaker repair right away, set up a time to have your room properly tuned. Once the system has been restored to it’s best possible configuration, any additional issues will be easier to troubleshoot and resolve.
When it comes to maintaining your sound system, it is possible to do much of the work yourself. Scheduling time twice a year to clean out your sound booth of any unnecessary items, and taking the time to dust and inspect cables goes a long way toward preventing problems before they begin. Then you can call in the professionals to tune your room so you can have another six months of quality audio.
For more information about proper sound system maintenance, or to schedule your room tuning, call 706-913-4454 today or click here to reach a Loud Media Group representative.