Hi, Tyra, This is a dead issue--unless you have CRT monitors, which I don't think anyone does anymore (except me). Shielding in this instance refers to MAGNETIC shielding so that the magnets in the speakers don't affect the deflection of a TV set or computer monitor. LCD monitors don't care. It's also generally a "right next to" issue even with the CRT monitors. A few feet makes it go away mostly. Cheers, Richard On 2012-06-06 9:39 PM, Grant, Tyra wrote: > One question: the Genelecs are supposed to be shielded and the Mackies > don't seem to be. We weren't sure---could this be a significant factor or > is it just something that sounds good but in fact not worth all that much > more in practical terms? -- Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask] Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.