CRT’s + Magnetically Shielded Speakers

I put together a video, in order to warn people against putting non-shielded speakers (or magnets! ;p) next to CRT displays.  I also show speakers that are safe to use ranging from cheap, to what I’d consider “high end”…for me at least.  Unfortunately, it’s really hard to find brand new speakers that are still shielded, so MAKE SURE TO TEST YOURSELF, regardless of what manufacturer specs or the sale page says!  I’ve bought (and returned) three pairs of speakers listed as shielded that were not!  Here’s links to speakers I personally tested – affiliate links where available:

My favorite 2.0 combo:
Ascend Acoustics CBM-170 SE: + NAD C 316BEE Amp:
Excellent “bookshelf” shielded speakers:
Yamaha MSP5 Studio Monitors:

Phoenix on Discord used to work for Bose and has provided us with a list of which speakers are shielded or not.  As ALWAYS, I recommend double checking after purchasing, but if you’d like to take a risk on a used set, these might save you a bit of money over the Kanto, Yamaha, or Ascend Acoustics:

Dates listed are actual dates of release as the Bose site has incorrect release and end dates:,bose_docking_and_computer_support

RoomMate Computer monitor
(1994-1999) [2.0]
eBay Link:


MediaMate (1997?-2006) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 3 (2003-2006) [2.1] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 2 (2004-2006) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 5’s (2006-2015) [2.1] (USB input on bass for 5.1 sound, 3.5mm stereo input on control pod) Shielded
eBay Link:


Computer MusicMonitor (2007-2017) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 2 II (2006-2013) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 3 II (2006-2016?) [2.1] Shielded
eBay Link:


Companion 20 (2011-2021) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link (buy at your own risk!!!):


Companion 2 III (2013-Now) [2.0] Shielded
eBay Link (buy at your own risk!!!):


Companion 50 (2015-2022) [2.1] Shielded
eBay Link (buy at your own risk!!!):


True audiophiles will enjoy reading this, written by the same person who make the speakers I loved:

Shielding Info for DIYers:

…and just in case anyone was curious, here’s the VERY awesome speakers I showed at the beginning that ARE NOT SAFE TO USE WITH CRT’S, but everyone seems to think they’re more than worth the price:

ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2:
ELAC Debut 2.0 B5.2:

KEF Q550 Black:
KEF Q550 Walnut:

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