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Old 14th November 2007, 05:53 AM   #1
Dan2 is offline Dan2  South Africa
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hey guys.

i have a 12 inch car subwoofer that i want to use with a computer, and i have two questions before i start:

Can the speaker magnet mess up the computer (not the screen, just the parts in the tower) and

IF i was to put the computer on top of the subwoofer box, would the vibrations cause any problems??

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Old 15th November 2007, 05:57 AM   #2
suvatn is offline suvatn  Thailand
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Doesn't know the speaker's power, by this speaker magnet
should not effect parts inside the tower.
" Would the vibrations cause any problems "
Yes, depend on speaker power or vibration may course to
hard disk.
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Old 15th November 2007, 08:08 AM   #3
Dan2 is offline Dan2  South Africa
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i once heard that a speaker magnet too close to the hard drive causes bad sectors

is that true??
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Old 15th November 2007, 07:03 PM   #4
Schaef is offline Schaef  United States
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Speakers too close to a magnet is open to debate. Yes, it can, but will it definitely do this? I don't know. I prefer to err on the side of safety and just not do this.

However, a subwoofer WILL cause problems due to the vibrations as opposed to the magnet.
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