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When is it safe to turn on your speakers?

post #1 of 25
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Umm, I was reading some stuff, and it said that you should turn your speakers on last. By that, does it mean after booting into windows? Like completely into windows?

Or is it just like after you click your computer's power button, then you turn on your speakers?

Because I just changed my startup sound, and it would be kind of pointless if it was only safe to turn my speakers on after I had completely booted into Windows :/
post #2 of 25
You can turn on your speakers whenever you like, I see no reason why it wouldn't be "safe" to turn them on before switching on your computer.
post #3 of 25
You should turn them on as soon as you stop watching porn.

It doesn't matter when you turn them on, although you shouldn't unplug them from your computer while they're on.
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Don't know if you are supposed to but I turn them on last simply because its the last thing I think about. Seems like it should be fine after you've turned on the computer and screen.
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post #5 of 25
really depends on what kind of speakers you have. if theyre just regular logitec desktop speakers its fine to turn them on off when ever you want.

if theyre hooked up to a bazaillion watt amp, then id be more wary.
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post #6 of 25
I have my speakers connect to my mobo, and I leave them on. So they turn on when booting. Just run it that way for awhile and see if there are any probs. If you leave your speaker's power on and then boot, if there is a loud "pop" in your speakers, you probably better follow the advice of turning them on after Windows boots.
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post #7 of 25
after you turn the pron off and make windows switch back to using speakers

EDIT: lol but yer doesnt matter. mine are just on 24/7 even if the pc is off. mine is fine
Edited by Th0m0_202 - 1/23/11 at 4:26pm
post #8 of 25
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Well, when you have your speakers on before you boot up your computer, supposedly, a big current of electricity surges into your speaker's amp and potentially causing damage. So thats why ppl recommend turning on your speakers last. Well... that's what I read :x

And lol at all the pron comments

@subliminallyincorrect, I am using a pair of BX5a's.
post #9 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by kpopsaranghae View Post
Well, when you have your speakers on before you boot up your computer, supposedly, a big current of electricity surges into your speaker's amp and potentially causing damage. So thats why ppl recommend turning on your speakers last. Well... that's what I read :x

And lol at all the pron comments

@subliminallyincorrect, I am using a pair of BX5a's.
How can a current surge through an audio cable?
post #10 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ellisbodds View Post
How can a current surge through an audio cable?
That's exactly what i was thinking... But after my last pair of BX5a's had some amp issues within a week, I'm starting to become a little precautious...... and paranoid XD
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