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    Default Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Safety matters. Lots of schools and clubs just don't install hung speakers properly. It's gotta be safety first. I think this is a big deal.
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Let's see...let me count the ways:

    1) The entire weight of the speaker is on the top eyebolt nut, instead of on the pipe.

    2) A D-ring instead of that open hook would have been nice.

    3) the lag-bolt eye into the speaker is likely not hitting anything structural on the cabinet.

    4) improper balance between the (three?) chains can easily make one of them just fall out. likewise lateral motion. (end of the hook needs to be closed)

    5) hanging chain is going to rattle.

    6)
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Dodgy Technicians Facebook group. This is a minor misdemeanor in comparison to some of the stuff on there. Some of it is terrifying.
    I'm probably talking shit.

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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Here's a pic that dbbubba sent me a couple or three years ago.
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    What could possibly go wrong?
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Can you count he number of ways it's wrong?

    More than that, can you explain why it's still standing?
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    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    Everything is some mixture of awesome and suck. We simply want the awesome to be highlighted sufficiently that it distracts listeners from the suck.
    Originally Posted by Bob Ohlsson
    The appropriate role for science is the study of observed phenomena to gain an understanding. It is not dictating what people ought or ought not to be observing.
    Hey, if I'm Grumpy, where the hell is Snow White????
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Those "wedges" were my first PA system. I didn't have the cool blue ones though, I had the black ones. I think they were made by Kustom.
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    Default Re: Boxes need to be rigged properly

    Can you count he number of ways it's wrong?
    No. Heh. Not possible from that one photo.

    More than that, can you explain why it's still standing?
    Magic?
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