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Receiver on top of Sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Ridcully, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Ridcully

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    Running out of space for the set up. Will it do damage to either the sub or a receiver if I put the receiver on top of the sub ??
     
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    No. It'll just look arse.;)
     
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    My stuff's arranged like this.

    It doesn't look great (but is preferable to having the amp on the floor!).

    I've "isolated" the amp by placing it on halved squash balls but tbh, the sound waves emitted from the sub (that you hear) will probably do as much harm as any passed directly from the subs cabinet to the body of the receiver.
     
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    Didn't think there would be any probs, but then a moment of paranoia jumped in when I thought about the size of the magnetic fields associated with the sub that close to the receiver electronics.
     
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    The EM fields definitely won't cause any problems and are always present to some extent anyway (unless you want to park all your electronics in a faraday cage!). As I mentioned in my original post, physical vibration will be what causes any damage and since that's what we're all trying to produce from our subs and speakers it's a bit of a catch 22 situation.

    The magnetic fields produced from speaker magnets only cause a difference when located near to a CRT TV as they deflect the beams of (negatively charged) electrons being fired from the electron gun onto the phosphor coating of the screen.
     

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