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Magnetized rack?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Reggie, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Reggie

    Reggie Distinguished Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    Would you say that it is abnormal for all your rack gear to be magnetized? I just noticed this as I was troubleshooting one of my preamp units that was acting weird on occasion. I don't know if that is the problem, but I just thought it was weird that pretty much everything in my rack is magnetized.
    Can this mess up audio signal or something else? Any ideas why this is happening or how to demagnetize? Rolled an amp cabinet too close or something?
  2. McCheese

    McCheese Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    I'm not too knowledgeable on this subject, but I'm having flashbacks back to science class where we ran current around a nail and turned it into an electromagnet. Same principle possibly? I can't imagine it being good for your gear. A possibility would be to check your grounding.

    Hopefully someone with a clue will pipe up.

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