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Can the Speakers be damaged from modifying the sound output settings?

By Morkai
Dec 6, 2009
  1. Hello there! I wanted to ask a question.

    Can the PC Speakers be damaged by increasing the Sample Rate and Bit Depth of the sound output?


    My speakers are very old(~10 years or so) and my PC is quite new, and a friend of mine set the audio format to 24bit/192.000 Hz and the speakers stopped responding.
    I have an on-board sound card (Realtec HD audio on Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P model). My speakers have not had any problems at all for the past 10 years, and just stopped working after setting the settings to that (24bit/192kHz)

    Any ideas?


    Thanks a lot!

    PS: If you can scientifically support your opinion, it would be even greater, as I'm still arguing with my friend, but my field of expertice has nothing to do with computers or electronics :p


    Thanks again for your time,
    Regards,
    Morkai
     
  2. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    The can be damaged if you "modify" by turning up the volume to excessive output... Many speakers will burn out very quickly.
    But what you describe as modifying the Sample Rate and Bit Depth won't damage the speakers... But can sometimes damage some of the other sound electronics.
     
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