Speaker demagnetization

Stupid question: Is it possible that sitting a WAP( Wireless access point) on top of a speaker could've brake the speaker. Somebody mentioned something about demagnetization.


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Alan DalaITAsked:
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dbruntonCommented:
If the speaker doesn't work you'll have to open it up and check the wiring.  While there place the shaft of a screwdriver against the magnetic ring around the speaker or against the speaker voice coil unit.  It should stick.  May not work for very small speakers.

As for demagnetizing, this depends on a variety of factors.  The material of the speaker magnet for starters and the output of the WiFi access point.  You really need AC output to demagnetize and the WiFi shouldn't be capable of that type of AC output.

I'd be a little suspicious of the claim and wait for more experts to chip in with their opinions.
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Alan DalaITAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your response. Not sure if it matters but the WAP is one of those PoE types. No power supply. Thanks.
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Michael-BestCommented:
The magnetic field around the magnets in the speaker can ruin IC chips in any device too near the speakers, whether the speaker is on or off.
The Wireless access point cannot damage a wired speaker, but may cause interference such as a hum or buzz in the speaker.

Hope this helps.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I would say No. Speaker magnets are usually fairly strong and Wi-Fi signals are no match for that. You said no Power Supply, and there are no magnets inside a Wi-Fi unit. I cannot imagine any way to demagnetize a speaker this way.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I agree with John, it is very unlikely that any WiFi device could demagnetize even a small speaker.
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dbruntonCommented:
Well, yeah.  PoE and it's DC.  Insufficient to do any demagnetizing.
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Craig BeckCommented:
Simple answer is no.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As was stated earlier.
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Craig BeckCommented:
As was stated earlier.
Kind of.  You stated...
I would say No....I cannot imagine any way to demagnetize a speaker this way.

That implies you're guessing.

I actually stated "NO".  No guessing whatsoever :-)
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am so happy your world is just BLACK and just WHITE. Mine is grey after so many years.
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Craig BeckCommented:
I think it's only black and white because WLAN is how I keep my family clothed and fed, John.  Don't worry though, I'm sure it will all get fuzzy for me when I'm your age :-P
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