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I put wheels on one set of speakers [message #73463] Thu, 02 August 2012 22:25 Go to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi Everyone, If any of you have vintage Altecs you will understand the problems of moving them around. These are 40 inches tall, 26 wide and as equipped with newer drivers (the originals did not come with the enclosures) weigh just short of 275 pounds. So now they have casters (don't show in the photo and I don't plan of flipping them over soon). No more back strains or possible hernias. The actual guts are similar to Pi3s, just jumbo sized (7.5 cubic foot internal volume).


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Re: I put wheels on one set of speakers [message #73968 is a reply to message #73463] Wed, 26 September 2012 13:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nymeria is currently offline  Nymeria
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I had to help move a set of vintage Altecs once: never again! Those suckers are super heavy! Nice job putting wheels on. That was probably not very fun to do, but a good idea.
Re: I put wheels on one set of speakers [message #73973 is a reply to message #73463] Wed, 26 September 2012 16:39 Go to previous message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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My big basshorns have castors in the back near the bottom, and a built-in handle on the back. So to move them, you rock them back onto their castors and push them. It's sort of like having a built-in dolly or hand-truck.

I've also used home-made carts made from baltic birch and castors. In a way, it's like having a riser or stand but the castors make the stand "rollable". Sort of a semi-permanent situation where I don't have to modify the cabinet.

The mold for my H290C waveguides weighs 1800 pounds, and I keep it in a crate. When I store the crate, I have it on a cart with heavy-duty castors. That way I can move it around the shop, although it's like pushing a car. I use an engine hoist to lift it, when needed.

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