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Will static electricity discharge damage a monitor speaker?

asuka_aozaki, modified 3 Years ago.

Will static electricity discharge damage a monitor speaker?

Youngling Posts: 0 Join Date: 1/19/20 Recent Posts

Since it's been winter and the air is really dry, there is much more easily for static electricity to be produced unconsciously. 

Recently when I reached to the back of my 8030CP speaker to switch it off, I was shocked by a static electricity discharge on the surface of the aluminum chasis of 8030CP. After that I tested the speaker by playing different music pieces and comparing it with my another 8030CP speaker. After that, I found that there is no hearable or perceivable difference between these two speakers. However, I'm still a bit of nervous about this now, and really want to know that, according to the situation I met, if the static electricity discharge could harm or damage the speaker, or make some unnoticeable damage to it. By the way, the speakers are connected to a pc and they are all grounded. Thank you.

jani-oksanen, modified 3 Years ago.

RE: Will static electricity discharge damage a monitor speaker?

Jedi Master Posts: 449 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts

Hi There,

No worries at all, static electricity is so small that it will not cause damage to Genelec monitors, at least in 99,99% of the cases.

​​​​Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
​​​​​​​Customer Support Team