| | Gear coming in and out of a very cold truck:
I worry about my gear constantly coming in and out of a very cold truck. I am pretty anal about the security of the gear. I do not leave the gear in the truck for any extended period but the back of the truck is really cold. The gear temperature must be around zero degrees fahrenheit sometimes before it comes inside. I also never leave hard drives in the cold at all. Instead, I keep them in the passengers seat with a seat belt around them. I am sure the condensation builds up on the gear once it comes inside though its never obvious. The first thing I always do is plug in and power the stuff up while I set up the rest of the rig. I realize that the distortion spec. gets worse when gear is cold or not fully warmed up. I wonder in the long run how bad this is for the stuff on a daily basis? ATI/ApogeeAd16X/CD burners/Schoeps/DPA/Neuman/Royer Mics and such. Should the stuff be checked over more often by a tech? Boston was cold, but Minnesota is a whole other kind of cold. Is there anything that I can do.