Well, I DO still have a CRT monitor even sitting on top of my left three way speaker, but I put tin foil underneath to cut down on the lack of color purity (discolored on the bottom), but fortunately, I also have a flat screen I use for most of my feedback from one of my computers and my online Yamaha tuner/amp (it goes online to stream FM channels). I'm even old tech in that I'm writing this using a Sceptre 16" P73 monitor with this old XP computer, although I did just update it to a full 2GB of memory. So, like Tom, I believe in keeping old technology running. I'm even eventually going to replace the capacitors on my Teac tuner/amp that I replaced with my Yamaha. Rod Stephens --- On Wed, 6/6/12, Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> wrote: From: Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Seeking studio monitor comments To: [log in to unmask] Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 8:15 PM 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.