MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 1383"
How Everything Works 10 Dec 2017. 10 Dec 2017 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=1383>.
1383. Is it true that you shouldn't put a speaker near a microwave oven?
A microwave oven that's built properly and not damaged emits so little electromagnetic radiation that the speaker should never notice. The speaker might have some magnetic field leakage outside its cabinet, and that might have some effect on a microwave oven. However, most microwaves have steel cases and the steel will shield the inner workings of the microwave oven from any magnetic fields leaking from the speaker. The two devices should be independent.

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