View Full Version : Speakers next to iMac - bad idea?

Nov 2, 2009, 03:54 PM
When recording with logic pro, I use 2 old hi-fi speakers as monitors. I have them situated next to my iMac, one either side, facing me. I heard that having speakers next to your computer can damage the screen, un-less the speakers/monitors have magnetic shielding in them. Can anyone shed some light on the subject - whether this is true or false?

Thanks, Matt.

Nov 2, 2009, 04:59 PM
I'm guessing you're using one of the newer iMacs, speakers shouldn't be much of a problem. I can't think of a reason why a small magnetic field would have much of an effect on a LCD or a LED display. Mind you, it would have an effect on a CRT display.

Nov 2, 2009, 05:22 PM
Yeah I had a feeling it was only CRT monitors that were affected. There hasn't been any noticeable effects so far, so I'll take your word for it.

Thanks Paolo :)

Nov 3, 2009, 12:02 AM
Yep, only CRTs. Plus, most speakers are shielded nowadays anyway.

Nov 3, 2009, 12:08 AM
Lcds don't work that way, but you can simulate an acid high with speakers and a crt.

Nov 6, 2009, 05:24 AM
if my speakers aren't magnetically shielded, it wouldn't effect the electronics inside my mac either would it?
Sorry, just getting a lil paranoid right now! :eek: