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post #1 of 19 Old 08-16-10, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Stacking large sonotubes

I have two Soundsplinter RL-p15 LLT sonotubes that works really well in the rear center of my room. The problem is my projector is hung there, and the tubes are too tall to fit under it. So I'm going to lie them on the side, and stack them. They need to go on top of each other, like this: 8. I don't have space to put them both on the floor. How can I do this? Any tips to make them stay like that?
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

I was thinking maybe something like this?

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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

Build a cradle on each end for the bottom sub and then do the same for between both subs. See post #59 for what I mean.

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Yeah, that's what I've been recommended other places as well. Cradles it is!
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

An architect friend of mine had the following suggestion:

Basically my timber frame, but hang the tubes from the frame on rubber strips. That will isolate the subs from the floor and frame, and keep them in place. I think it's a brilliant idea, but there may be pitfalls that I haven't thought of.
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

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Yeah, that's what I've been recommended other places as well. Cradles it is!
What?!? There are other forums for HT?

The cradle idea is probably a good one.
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

Cradleing them is what i was gonna suggest as well, not only would it look better but it would be more sercure then a rack type mount IMO.
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

How would you secure the cradle to the actual tube?

The sonos are already built and been used about two years now. Was hoping to be able to keep them intact (no screw or glue) so I can use them for other things later on. Moving house in the not too distant future, who knows what is needed there.
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Re: Stacking large sonotubes

The cradles pieces are joined together with a support, then line the U part of the cradle with a thin piece of rubber to stabilize the tube.

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Nothing stopping the top tube sliding down the side in that design, is there?
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