Solved Risks of sitting Sub-woofer at the top of computer case

March 11, 2015 at 05:43:59
Specs: Windows 7, AMD A6-3500 / 8GB
Is it fine to have my sub-woofer at the top of my computer case? I sometimes play loud music and watch movies with it in high volumes and I'm wondering if it the vibration from the woofer would damage anything inside the chassis? Thanks!

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#1
March 11, 2015 at 08:20:45
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Unusual question, so it's a bit of a guess:

If you have a mechanical HD I would have thought continuously shaking it might shorten its life.

Edge connectors can give trouble due to vibration if oxide has built up over the years. A very slight shift to an area with oxide on it can cause the RAM to play up. This is not physical damage though and can be cured, for a while at least, by cleaning the edge connectors with a soft pencil eraser. Same applies to any add-on cards (graphics, audio etc).

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#2
March 11, 2015 at 08:36:17
Derek had some good points, and I also agree. I wouldn't put anything on top of a computer case, especially a sub woofer. If you have any loose connections, you could shake them loose.

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#3
March 11, 2015 at 08:56:28
Sub woofers are "usually" placed rather low down (physically); typically on the floor...?

Bearing in mind it has magnets - very likely quite strong magnets... - I would be a "little concerned" about the possible effects of their field(s) on the hard drive, sitting just below them?

And of course the effects of vibration at least (as in the above posts) are not likely to be welcomed either by the computer...


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#4
March 11, 2015 at 11:29:14
A point to bear in mind is that sub woofers are virtually non directional because of the low frequencies. To some extent you feel the effect, rather than having to blast them directly at your ears. For this reason floor mounting would normally be deemed as satisfactory. It would also alleviate your concerns.

EDIT:
Sub woofers have been claimed in the past to be more effective at floor level.

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#5
March 11, 2015 at 19:15:25
Unless you live in a closet you should have room to put it elsewhere. If you must have it on your PC put something between the woofer and PC to absorb the vibration. Of course that might detract from its affect. Have you ever been driving around town and end up next to a future deaf person's car with their woofer blasting? You can feel it without actually hearing a sound from it.

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#6
March 11, 2015 at 20:44:29
Issues: Vibration and strong magnet. Best to avoid both on top of computer case if at all possible. As mentioned, try hard to find another place for it.

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#7
March 12, 2015 at 00:04:34
I have mine beneath my desk in front of my feet.

It serves it's purpose, which seems to be that at times it upsets my better half no end.

But for me it hits the sweet spot in a limited space environment. Which is far enough away from my equipment not to cause any unforeseen problems.


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#8
March 12, 2015 at 04:59:54
Thanks for the feedback guys! I placed my woofer beside my feet.. My room is pretty small and that's like the only place it could be placed. Thanks again!

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