speakers next to imac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mopppish, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. mopppish macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2005
    OK, so we all know that the magnets in speakers mess with CRT tube monitors, and that because of this many speakers have been magnetically shielded for the last decade or so. Obviously this is not a problem with LCD monitors, but what about putting spekers right next to the whole computer? Doesn't the hard drive write magnetically? I'm asking because I'm trying to find cheap, used studio monitor speakers for recording audio on my iMac, and a lot of the models in my price range were produced before shielding was standard. The speakers will be inches away from the imac (and one will be very close to my external firewire HDD) and I want to make sure I don't screw anything up. Thanks!
  2. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816


    Dec 24, 2005
    internal would have shielding. it shouldn't be a problem. external may be another question. depends on who makes it.

    as i said, you shouldn't have a problem, but others may know more than me.
  3. adk macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2005
    Stuck in the middle with you
    Any quality monitors should be shielded anyways, but if you get some i'd fire them up next to a TV first to make sure they don't distort anything.

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