Electromagnetic shielding on Logitech Z-2300 and hard drives

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gakuran hitori, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

    gakuran hitori

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    Hello, I'm rather new around here so I hope that I'm posting this question in the right section. I searched for similar topics but was unable to find one. Though, I suppose my question is somewhat peculiar. I'm looking to buy a new speaker setup and I have my eye on Logitech's Z-2300. The subwoofer will likely be placed under the desk on which my iMac and external hard drives are stationed, however I've read somewhere that it has no electromagnetic shielding. I have no CRT monitors around but I am slightly worried if it's too close (or even powerful enough) to affect any of the hard drives above it.

    Can anyone confirm if it will or not? Or, perhaps tell me if I've read wrong and they are electromagnetically shielded? Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated, especially if you've had experience with the speakers in question.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this! Looking forward to a response :3
     
  2. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    If the drives are 4 inches or more away - I wouldn't worry about it from a magnetism standpoint.

    I would but a little thought into vibration though - if the sub hits hard enough to shake things around - make sure your drive heads aren't chattering away on the platter.
     
  3. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    It's a valid concern, but speakers are shielded. Buy with confidence! :cool:
     
  4. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

    Big-TDI-Guy

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    The satellites are shielded - but more often than not, the subwoofer is not.

    But to affect a hard drive from an operational standpoint - the magnet would have to be very strong and very close to it.

    Again, I'd put a lot more concern with vibration than I would with gauss.
     
  5. gakuran hitori thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought the Z-4 speakers and nowhere does it say shielded for either the satellite or sub woofer. I have mine about a foot away from either external Hard Drive.
     

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