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Can multiple signals through one set of speakers cause damage?

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So I have my PC hooked up to a set of 2.1 speakers just like you would normally hook them up, 3.5mm.

I also have my PS3 hooked up to one of my monitors. This monitor doesn't have built in speakers, so I just ran a 3.5mm cable from the headphone jack in my monitor to the AUX port of my speakers and it works fine.

I always have my PC muted when that cable is plugged in for audio for my PS3, but is it safe to just leave them both on? I would love to listen to music on my PC as well as being able to hear my PS3.
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So I have my PC hooked up to a set of 2.1 speakers just like you would normally hook them up, 3.5mm.

I also have my PS3 hooked up to one of my monitors. This monitor doesn't have built in speakers, so I just ran a 3.5mm cable from the headphone jack in my monitor to the AUX port of my speakers and it works fine.

I always have my PC muted when that cable is plugged in for audio for my PS3, but is it safe to just leave them both on? I would love to listen to music on my PC as well as being able to hear my PS3.

 

I dont see how or why this would cause any damage. thumb.gif

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you'll not do any damage like that... In fact, I don't think its possible to do any damage to hardware via 3.5mm audio plugs short of wiring one straight into the mains supply!

EDIT: well, actually, if you were to put a digital square wave through it ,it'd probably not do your speakers any good (the coils can't react fast enough so they'd get hot and burn out) but the hardware in between would be fine!
 
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