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    Default Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Hi Dave, Dina everyone:

    I would really like advice on something that should be so simple as un boxing my new
    towers due to arrive tomorrow.

    Problem is I have challenges in my lower back...and will more than likely have to solo
    the unpacking process.

    Do the speaker boxes have a recommended way to open them and slide out the towers.
    Also I do not want to harm either the boxes or much less the towers.

    Years ago I had no problem soloing my Beta 50s (60 lbs) out of their boxes, but that was 12 or more years ago.

    Since then have purchased heavy items that given the low center of gravity I could slowly slide along the floor and get into position.

    So advise is welcome.

    Tomorrow is the big arrival day when Sierras will land. I am quite excited about this

    Perhaps an FAQ could be added to assist others in this or similar predicament

    Thank you in advance everyone.
    Last edited by 4 Luv O' Musik; 05-16-2018 at 10:17 AM. Reason: To add this topic to FAQ
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Calling Sierra tower owners please chime in:
    with how you approached the unboxing of your new tower speakers.

    Do the boxes indicate where to open and how to remove the towers from boxes.

    Please do weigh in and participate.

    Thanks everyone.
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    If you don’t want to lift them out I’d open up the box, flip over so open portion faces down, lift the box off of them. Then remove protective foam and then erect them.

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    diesel thank you for chiming in...

    This is probably how I would approach it...question though open boxes along the length of boxes or the end?

    Opening lengthwise might be easier on my back ..then attach bases.

    Perhaps this ole boy is making a sierra out of a molehill.

    Like an expectant parent awaiting a new born..

    appreciate your patience.
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    I’d open lengthwise. I don’t think it’s going to be anything difficult.

    Can’t wait until I can get some towers. Although I’m leaning towards 3 RAAL Horizons in a custom console. My Horizon center is amazing.

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Luv O' Musik View Post
    Hi Dave, Dina everyone:

    I would really like advice on something that should be so simple as un boxing my new
    towers due to arrive tomorrow.

    Problem is I have challenges in my lower back...and will more than likely have to solo
    the unpacking process.

    Do the speaker boxes have a recommended way to open them and slide out the towers.
    Also I do not want to harm either the boxes or much less the towers.

    Years ago I had no problem soloing my Beta 50s (60 lbs) out of their boxes, but that was 12 or more years ago.

    Since then have purchased heavy items that given the low center of gravity I could slowly slide along the floor and get into position.

    So advise is welcome.

    Tomorrow is the big arrival day when Sierras will land. I am quite excited about this

    Perhaps an FAQ could be added to assist others in this or similar predicament

    Thank you in advance everyone.
    Give us a call and speak with Dina or Joe, they would be happy to best advise you on this

    Enjoy!!!
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    Good Sound To You!

    David Fabrikant
    www.ascendacoustics.com

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Thank you Dave....Dina...Joe,

    I know you and your team would be most happy to "talk me through" on how best to go about
    helping me get out of any jam I could get myself into.

    It ain't funny McGee to have painful back defeciencies...but with the Lord's help...it'll get done
    then we can all celebrate....

    Thank you everyone, appreciate your contribution.
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Thank you diesel once again,

    I think length wise opening of box probably the seeming best way to go about what should otherwise be a simple task.

    Thank you diesel for chiming in
    Hope you will be able to get your raal towers soon.
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Post some pics and first impressions when you get them all set up.

    New speaker day is the best!

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    Default Re: Un boxing - un packing New towers

    Hey diesel,
    Gee your up early this am...wow

    New speaker day it is....sometime today....like an expectant parent waiting for new baby arrival I suppose.

    Will endeavor to take some pics...but rather cautious to post given the clutter of stuff ....more than likely will post the pics though.

    Re-reading freesole's wonderful comparison to the Focal Aria 936s; (936s most likely have similar characteristics to my Beta 50s), I suspect my new towers will be leagues ahead above and beyond my
    Beta 50s

    Yes will endeavor to share my experience .02 as soon as I am able.

    Listening to music last night... my Beta 50s gave me an awesome performance of all the things we love about this hobby. It will be sad to retire these 2 guys after so many years of great performances.

    Thanks diesel
    My system:
    Power: PS Audio P5 regenerator,
    Sources: Oppo 205, 105, Ah 4000 upsampled cdp.
    Preamps: Wyre4Sound STP SE Stage 2, Classic Mcintosh Mx110 all tubed
    tuner preamp, occasionally Emotiva XSP1 Gen 2
    Power amp: Parasound Halo A-21
    Speakers: Infinity Beta 50 cmmd (Dr Floyd Toole concept)
    Power cables: 2 Pangea AC 9SE MkII, 3 Pangea AC 14SE MkII
    Interconnects: XLR Nordost Red Dawn
    Speaker wires: Nordost Red Dawn

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