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Stereo speakers close to PC/monitor ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jbcalg, Oct 16, 2004.

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  1. jbcalg

    jbcalg Thread Starter

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    read a few sites where they say not to get the stereo speakers (talking 80's vintage here) too close to the monitor/pc because of the poor shielding / magnet interference from the speakers

    how close is too close ?

    talking speaker about 8-10 inches from PC at the same level, monitor about the same horizontal distance but 12-15 inches above

    ideas?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If you get color distortion on a CRT screen its too close.

    If you have an LCD screen it does not matter.

    CRT screens all act differently, so if you haven't got a problem its not too close.
    No specific distance, its a variable.
     
  3. jbcalg

    jbcalg Thread Starter

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    so it's only the proximity to the monitor i need to worry about?
    - and not how near to the PC itself?

    no probs to date, but am reconfiguring/arranging the electronic wall of toys and thought it's be a good time to make sure everything was coexisting nicely

    easy enough to move the speaker to the other side of the desk area, that'd increase the distance by at least 2 - 3 feet and speaker wire is a lot cheaper than a new monitor

    thx
     
  4. kiwiguy

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    Realistically you could not get a magnetic flux from a speaker that would be strong enough to effect anything in a PC, apart from the monitor. Then its only color purity that suffers and you need to degauss the monitor to fix it after removing the magnetic source.

    Despite what some people suggest on forums, its just not a reality that a HDD would be affected.
     
  5. jbcalg

    jbcalg Thread Starter

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    *GASP*
    i can't believe everything i read :)

    thx, still designing/redesigning the layout, don't want to get to the measure twice, cut once, redo the [email protected] thing stage
    (one i'm very familiar with)
     
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