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podwich
11-27-2004, 19:00
I'm going to be getting a subwoofer pretty soon and probably the best place to put it would be behind my TV (the TV's in a corner). Any idea how far away I should have it from the TV? It has a 12" woofer with a 97 ounce strontium ferrite magnet which looks like this: http://www.svsubwoofers.com/images/pc_ultra/tv12topside.jpg

Without moving anything around, the magnet and the back of the TV would be about 2.5 feet apart.

Viper_Audio
11-27-2004, 20:05
It seems like 2.5 feet would be enough. However, the only real way to know for sure is the trial and error method.

What kind of TV is it?

podwich
11-28-2004, 04:12
Samsung 32" HDTV CRT.

fastvfr
11-29-2004, 17:07
Sounds like you will just need to try it and see.

A big CRT like that will definitely be sensitive to the pull from the magnet. Let's just hope 2 1/2'-3' is far enough!

It will probably be fine.

grantglock
11-30-2004, 11:50
better safe than sorry, if you get it too close it will ruin the color in your tv, time might fix it, might not. I put a speaker too close to my computer monitor one time. lost the color red for about 2 weeks. good thing it "fixed itself" its a 19 inch monitor.

podwich
12-01-2004, 00:48
Maybe I'll try contacting the sub manufacturer. I could move things around, but it'd be tough. It's a little room. :)