How close can non-magnetically shielded speakers be placed by RPTV's.?

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  1. DanaA

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    I want to buy some ACI speakers, but, while the center channel is magnetically shielded, the front channels aren't. I can cancel my order. On the other hand, I think I'll love the speakers. Given my room setup, it will be hard to avoid placing at least one speaker further than a couple of inches away from the TV.

    Any advise would be appreciated.
     
  2. Craig

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    RPTVs have the CRTs at the bottom and toward the center of the TV and generally aren't very sensitive to magnetic interference. If your speakers are floor standing with a large woofer and they're up against the TV then I guess it's possible you could have a problem. The main part of the RPTV is just a box filled with light and you usually don't have problems like you would with a regular TV.
     
  3. DanaA

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    Thanks Craig,

    I thought that was the case too. When I spoke with the salesman, he told me that ACI's have powerful magnets and, for this reason, they recommend 18", even with a rear projection TV. I think my old AR's aren't magnetically shielded. They're floor standing, but I might just drag them in to test it out. The ones I want to buy are book shelf speakers and would be on 28" stands. I guess I might try it out in that there is a 30 day return policy.
    Anyone else?
     

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