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Best way to pack AL-III's

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darth

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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:07 pm

Best way to pack AL-III's

I'm moving across the country very soon and I'd really like my AL-III's to survive. What is the best way to pack them for transport? I don't have any of the original packing materials. Thanks!
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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

go to Lowe's or Home Depot, in the packing section. Get two rolls of the blue high-density foam (it's about a foot wide, maybe 2 feet), a large roll of bubble wrap, the big industrial roll of plastic wrap (like a 2-foot roll of Saran Wrap on a big stick), and a large roll of duct tape. You'll also want at least 3 ratcheting ties (like you tie down motorcycles, lawn mowers, etc. on a trailer).

First, cut the blue foam into sections large enough to wrap around the base twice, the top of the bottom enclosure twice, and the very top of the "wing" twice, then wrap around the edges & duct tape into place. Next, lay the speakers GENTLY on a bed or couch with the large end our about 16 inches or so, then begin wrapping with the bubble wrap. You want to do so in such a way the the blue foam is wrapped around the bottom edge AND side at the same time. Wrap tightly, overlapping & working your way up the speaker. When you have the bottom wrapped, place the speaker upright again & continue wrapping all the way up. Overlap enough to provide good bubble coverage. Once you completely cocooned the speaker, duct tape top & bottom well. Next, do the same thing again with the plastic wrap. The first speaker will be practice, the second you'll have a better idea what you're doing~

Wrap in a moving blanket & duct tape it tight. You can place them together face-to-face with pillows between them & use ratcheting ties to hold them together--make sure the ratchet is not on the EDGE anywhere or it will mess up the wood edge. You can lay them down before putting them together & transport on their sides face-to-face. I've transported mine three times over several hundred miles like this in the back of a pickup, in a Ford Probe (!), and in a minivan.

Hope that makes sense--it's late & I'm tired~
Last edited by TNRabbit on Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:47 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:21 pm

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

Yeah!!! what rabbit said!
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Post Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:24 pm

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

where do you live -

maybe you should just sell to me cheap and get new ones when you arrive. O:)
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:23 am

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

You make one post, I answer you with a novel, and you disappear without so much as a thank you....

??? :-s
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From FrankieD's lips to your ears: Sunfire - a quiet box of endless power.

Sunfire TG-IV/400~7 Amp
Carver SD/A-360 CDP
Benchmark DAC-1
Sony SACD/DVD-A
Active bi-amp: Ashly XR-1001 & 2 Rane PEQ-15s
Main: HotRodded AL-IIIs
Sub: Klipsch RT-12d
Center: Sunfire CRS-3c
Surround: Sunfire CRS-3 (x 2)

OconeeOrange wrote:"Gary likes to play it 'loud' as do I. His system begs you turn it up until you die"

RIP WIlliam B. Dibble, 1948-2012. I'll miss you my friend.
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Post Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:26 am

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

TNRabbit wrote:You make one post, I answer you with a novel, and you disappear without so much as a thank you....

??? :-s




Yeah.... what the Rabbit said!
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Post Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:40 am

Re: Best way to pack AL-III's

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. The foam padding ritual rabbit suggests should work great. I'll know in a week whether it worked or not. Thanks for the info.

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