Speakers next to iMac - bad idea?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mattn4040, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 :)
     
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    pkoch1

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    Yep, only CRTs. Plus, most speakers are shielded nowadays anyway.
     
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    jodelli

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    Lcds don't work that way, but you can simulate an acid high with speakers and a crt.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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:
     

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