Does temperature have an effect on audio quality?
I’ve noticed that on particularly hot days my hifi just doesn’t sound as good as it does when the temperatures are more mild.
I used to think this effect was caused by greater noise pollution in the electrical supply. However after significantly cleaning up my power supply it still occurs - albeit with less severity.
I would describe it to being akin to the speakers sounding thinner and less “effortless”. Almost like someone swapped them for cheaper models.
The one thing that seems to coincide with it is that it always happens during temperature extremes - particularly very hot days (but it also coincides with unusually cold days).
It also seems to subside as night falls and the temperature drops.
My theory is that much like musical instruments have optimal operating temperatures, there may be a similar effect with speakers (and other hifi equipment).
I’d be interested in what those who are more knowledgeable think about this? Thanks,