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Distorsion from source, harmful for speakers?

overhere, modified 13 Years ago.

Distorsion from source, harmful for speakers?

Padawan Posts: 60 Join Date: 9/7/09 Recent Posts
Might be a stupid question, but I'm so worried to brake my speakers and just wanted to be sure if, distorsion from a source, e.x a laptop might harm my Genelec speakers? I can sometimes when my PC uses lots of resources hear some distorsion in the speakers. I am sure it's the laptop causing these clicks, buzzes and so on because, if I'm not doing anything else like browsing internetpages but only playing music it's distorsion free. And when using any music production software and there's lots of things happening these distorsions occurs again, due to soundcard I think (Creative Xmod USB) Hopefully my music will perform better and distorsion free when I get my Cambridge Audio DacMagic. But until then, I just want to be sure I'm not braking my speakers.
christophe-anet, modified 13 Years ago.

Re: Distorsion from source, harmful for speakers?

Jedi Knight Posts: 188 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hello,

Audio source distorsion will not harm the speaker. It is only unpleasant to your ears! However, if you play such signals at a very high level the speakers protection cicuitry will be activated and this will limit the input voltage so that your speakers do not get damaged. This functionality will occur with all types of audio signals and is only related to the input level as such.

Best regards
alecek, modified 12 Years ago.

Re: Distorsion from source, harmful for speakers?

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 3/6/10 Recent Posts
OOhhh man this great,I love genelec best sound ever