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Old 5th April 2019
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Ribbon mics and hard drives

Ribbon mics such as the RCA 44 and 77 have large magnets that could damage hard drives, displays, and speakers. How close can these mics be to these devices before causing damage?
Old 5th April 2019
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I can’t think of any realistic scenario in a studio where you’d get anywhere near a computer monitor, studio monitor or harddrive with a mic. Don’t be dumb and all will be well.
Old 6th April 2019
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Yes of course it won’t be propped up with hard drives or leaning against a display when recording... I have a small space and was thinking more about storage. I.e on a mic stand in a corner 3+ feet from monitors, displays, and laptop.
Old 6th April 2019
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Coles 4038 has a scarry magnet.
Old 6th April 2019
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You'll be totally fine at 3+ feet. They're not THAT crazy strong.
Old 6th April 2019
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Originally Posted by UGP View Post
How close can these mics be to these devices before causing damage?
You'll find this article to be reassuring:
[ I tried to wipe my hard drive with a magnet – This is what happened ]
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