Video-shielding for a sub- How important?

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  1. VinnieJC

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    I am thinking about buying the MTX SW-2 sub at Best Buy. I visited their website and I can't find where it states the sub is video-shielded. The owner's manual is available in .pdf format on the site, and even that doesn't state if it is.

    Just wondering how important video shielding is, and if someone owns an SW-2, any issues with proximity to their TV?

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  2. ScottCHI

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    it's very important if you'll be locating it near a crt television.

    how close?
     
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    Maybe 4 feet away? I can move it further but it may be difficult because the room is small. I would have to move some furniture around.
     
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    It should be no problem at 4 feet, but try it to make sure. A short duration trial should not do permanent harm to your TV. Most subs are not shielded because they are not as close to the TV as a center (right on top) or mains (close to the sides).
     
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    My SVS PB-10 needs to be at least 3 ft away from my TV to keep it from discoloring, so I would expect most subs to be fine at or beyond that.
     
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    yep and if you start off with it close and it causes discoloration, it takes a while (mine takes several hours of play) to clear up, so start off further away and move it closer until you're where you want it to be or you see an affect upon the tv.
     

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