does vlc damage my mac's speaker?

batmanbegin

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Feb 26, 2015
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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?
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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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.
 

batmanbegin

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 26, 2015
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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.
Thanks for the answer, but is that true that, playing back a distorted signal is not bad for the speakers?
 

ChrisA

macrumors G4
Jan 5, 2006
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Redondo Beach, California
Thanks for the answer, but is that true that, playing back a distorted signal is not bad for the speakers?
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