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Does static damage speakers?

post #1 of 6
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When I plug in the aux cable to my speaker, or twist it, or also from the speaker to my computer/amp/phone/pretty much everything, it has really loud static, but if I put the cable in, and then turn it on, there is none. Does this sort of static damage the speaker? 


Edited by McNuggetsPie - 7/2/13 at 12:21am
post #2 of 6

The best idea. Turn your speaker/amp off first. Then turn it on after plugging the cables in.

 

It may not be good for your speaker (without measurements hard to tell), but I don't think it will kill your speaker. If you are lazy, just mute the volume on your computer before plugging cables in/out.
 

post #3 of 6

That's usually a surge in power when connecting the aux in.  Usually all you need to do is just turn the volume all the way down on the speaker amp to minimize the effect.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by blazer78 View Post

The best idea. Turn your speaker/amp off first. Then turn it on after plugging the cables in.

 

It may not be good for your speaker (without measurements hard to tell), but I don't think it will kill your speaker. If you are lazy, just mute the volume on your computer before plugging cables in/out.
 

It will still make the static noise if you only mute your pc, tried it 2 seconds ago with my logitechs.

 

I always turn my volume off, or very low before removing the rca cable. Don't know if the static sound is damaging, but it doesn't sound very cute on my speakers either.

post #5 of 6
It's because ground is broken before signal. Really, a crappy way to have a standard.

Turn off of your gear before pluggin stuff around. It probably won't hurt your speakers, but it's good practice.
post #6 of 6

I was always taught that the amp or the final stage before the speaker should be "last on, first off."  So all levels should be down and any cable connections done before the amp is powered on, and yes, with enough power those pops can blow a driver.  A friend blew one of my PA speakers this way.

 

Hope that helps,

Hi-Five
 

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