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Can heavy, room-shaking bass kill my hard drive?

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My room is right above our house's home theatre system. Can the bass kill my hard drive (or possibly any other components) in my rig? it sometimes gets crazy enough to shake stuff off my desk.
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Wow mind to post a pic of your setup? I'm jealous of that bass.

You should be fine. If your worried i think you can use like rubber screws for anti vibration but i could be wrong.
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You're probably fine. As Izninja said, it wouldn't hurt to invest a few dollars into some rubber anti-vibration grommets.. just to be safe.
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I would say you are fine. There are anti vibrations measures you can take though like mentioned above.
post #5 of 8
Eh, you shouldn't be too worried about vibrations. Unless your desktop was sitting on the same table or even in the same room, I wouldn't worry about the vibrations too much. That said, if you're re-creating concert-level audio, then it would be worthwhile to invest in some grommets as usmcz and Izninja have said.
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Its this system by Harman Kardon. My dad researched the crap out of it (Although he is a hypocrite because he is reluctant to let me upgrade, let alone spend over $50 on headphones, even when his upgraditis had us go through 3 sets of home theatre gear and 4 flat-screen TVs...)


The sub is like 12in 200W. It makes things in my rig have that resonating vibrating noise.
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post #7 of 8
If your PC is shaking, I would put some rubber feet on the bottom of your PC. Vibration is not good to electronics.
Edited by mrwalker - 1/25/11 at 2:55pm
post #8 of 8
Grommets + move computer to an area where there appears to be less vibrations.
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