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post #1 of 7 Old 07-29-2014, 07:32 AM - Thread Starter
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Center channel need to be magnetically shielded?

I have a Klipsch RC-10 I purchased off ebay. The left speaker apparently is blown, and the seller gave me 40$ back to replace it. It was a used item I got for 100$, so I wanted to keep it.

I have found an ebay auction for a RS-10 speaker, which is a non shielded surround speaker, but same kind for 33$ shipped.

I called Klipsch and I can replace the speaker new shielded for 48$ plus tax and shipping. So about 62$.

I would rather have a new speaker, but I didn't want to come out of pocket even more. I have a PS3 and a WiiU about 12-18" away. Is there any concern?
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I have a Klipsch RC-10 I purchased off ebay. The left speaker apparently is blown, and the seller gave me 40$ back to replace it. It was a used item I got for 100$, so I wanted to keep it.

I have found an ebay auction for a RS-10 speaker, which is a non shielded surround speaker, but same kind for 33$ shipped.

I called Klipsch and I can replace the speaker new shielded for 48$ plus tax and shipping. So about 62$.

I would rather have a new speaker, but I didn't want to come out of pocket even more. I have a PS3 and a WiiU about 12-18" away. Is there any concern?
It will be fine, this was only an issue with CRT TVs, LCD and plasma don't cause any issue.

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Are you putting it next to a CRT TV? If not, and you're using any sort of modern flat screen, magnetic shielding is unneeded.

Hmmm, it seems you received two answers at the same time. Well anyway, there you go!
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Thank you for the quick replies. I do not own a CRT. I have a plasma. So there is no issue with the other electronics? I know the Game systems use magnetic drives in them. I wasn't sure if the speaker magnet was strong enough to even bother that stuff.
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I know the Game systems use magnetic drives in them. .
So do laptop computers. They're only bothered by rotating magnetic fields, as in AC powered electromagnets.

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Good deal. So non shielded it is.
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if you are really worried about it you can pull the shield off of the bad driver and put it on the unshielded replacement.
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