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How hot can the Studiolive powered speakers get before they go into thermal protect?

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asked Jan 29, 2016 in PreAmps, Signal Processors and Monitoring Hardware by AdamC (150 points)
It's great that the SL Room Control app provides a temperature readout for the Studiolive powered speakers, but I cannot find any info about how hot is acceptable for these speakers. At what temperature will they go into thermal limit? If it matters, I have Studiolive 315AI speakers.

By the way, it's really frustrating that this website requires a category to post but doesn't have a category for the Studiolive speakers. Please Presonus, fix that.

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answered Feb 26, 2016 by butchrichard (131,170 points)
selected Jun 6, 2017 by AlexTinsley
 
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I am not sure what the exact limit is, but Thermal shut offs and limiters are found in many high wattage and high output devices and appliances.  It is generally a threshold specified by proprietary engineering, that when exceeded, shuts off the circuit.  Essentially, when the wattage is more than the power rating of the speaker, the speaker will enter a shut off or sleep mode.  In many live situations where electrical and power amps are unknown, varied and suspect, it may be very easy and common to exceed the threshold of a speaker.  Power surges and other electrical spikes and fluctuations can incur this.
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