Is it OK to put a monitor on top of a speaker?

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    I want to put my LCD on top of my center channel as I now have no room for a seperate home theater area so it's all going in my room :(

    Will it be alright or should I try to isolate the monitor from vibrations?
     
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    keep strong magnets away from delicate circuitry.
     
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    With CRT's the screen becomes all screwy however i dont know about LCD's.
    How big and what manufacture is the speaker made by? If its a large driver or if the driver is made by a respectable home stereo company, then changes are the mangets of the speaker are larger, then i wouldn't risk it. I have my center channel of my logitech z680's sitting on my monitor, and have no problems though.
     
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    Should be ok. The center channel speaker should (if it's not totally cheap) be shielded. They are usually designed to sit on top of monitors or TV's.

    Even if not, the LCD probably has a chunk of steel in the bottom for weight anyway, which would work as a shield.
     
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    Doubtful it would cause a problem. Center channels are tuned to midrange vocals, so they shouldn't vibrate too much. Try it out. Put it on there and crank it. See if it causes any noticable vibrations.
     

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