does vlc damage my mac's speaker?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by batmanbegin, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. batmanbegin macrumors newbie

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    Does vlc damage my laptop's speaker? I usually listened to musics or watch a movie at the maximum volume (200%), however, I always put the overall volume (my macbook volume) only at 20% volume. I did hear distorted sound, I think it is due to the digital amplifier, will it damage my speaker?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    200 on vlc and 20 on the Mac itself will sound awful. Your better off dropping the source to a nominal 100 and increasing the volume.

    Will it damage the speakers and amp. No is the answer it's the source that's being distorted.
     
  3. batmanbegin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the answer, but is that true that, playing back a distorted signal is not bad for the speakers?
     
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    If you are talking about the internal speakers and the internal amplifier than yu will be OK. Problems happen with much higher powered gear. A stand alone amp if over driven to distortion can blow out some tweeters
     

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