Has anyone suspended a sub?

CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,905
My floor space in tight but I have 10ft ceilings. Has anyone lifted or suspend one off the ground? Maybe closer to the cealing than the floor????

Thanks

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,968
    I've seen them in walls, ceilings and employed into coffee tables but never suspended
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,905
    edited August 2020
    I'm looking at a Stereo Integrity 15. So in-wall is out of the question. Lol. As far as ceiling goes it gets to 150 degrees up there in the summer. Id hate to subject it to that heat.
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 2,968
    Can't be any worse than the trunk of a black Honda Accord...
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  • I've hung lots of subs in churches and auditoriums. Most used 3 point suspension to control tilt and minimize sway. The most important thing is safety, use heavy duty bolts with lock washers, and nuts. Never trust lag screws when overhead.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 9,260
    audioluvr wrote: »
    Can't be any worse than the trunk of a black Honda Accord...

    Hopefully it sounds better than that though.
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    Would the whole thing sway with the excursion?
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,905
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Would the whole thing sway with the excursion?

    I was kind of worried about that. I could put a single static brace to prevent that. I also thought opposing drivers might work, but that puts me into a cost and location difficulty I don't want.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,726
    I have my two-channel subs sitting on top of my HT subs
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    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

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  • halo71halo71 Posts: 4,508
    I've never suspended one before. But I've expelled a few over the years.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,978
    CH46E wrote: »
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Would the whole thing sway with the excursion?

    I was kind of worried about that. I could put a single static brace to prevent that. I also thought opposing drivers might work, but that puts me into a cost and location difficulty I don't want.

    I would think that brace would be the point of contention and either hurt the performance or overly exacerbate vibrations.
  • GardenstaterGardenstater Posts: 1,621
    edited September 2020
    I think the 3 chains idea is good, and I would add some 9 in. long extension springs between the chain and the sub for vibration isolation, in which case I'd use 4 chains and 4 springs. I believe the static brace is a good idea a la Matthew Polk's Bass Brace and I would put a sorbothane or isodamp (or the like) bumper on it where it contacts the sub.
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  • Dennis GardnerDennis Gardner Posts: 4,901
    edited September 2020
    Here is a pic of the last subs that I hung in a small town gym. They were dual 12” in each cab band pass models. Used to give a little bass bump to halftime music at the games. houspvzb63du.jpeg

    Use aircraft cabling for strength and invisibility. I painted cabling and all hangers black if the speakers were black against black ceilings.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,726
    The only thing I would be concerned with equal and opposite movement muddying things up.
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,726
    Also do you have some James Bond like suction cups to do the sub crawl?
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled, I am the South Carolina woman who gouged her eyes out on meth.
  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 2,905
    these are all great questions in response to mine. Maybe its not worth exploring this as an option. To many variables and like afterburner said, how am I gonna sub crawl that for placment?
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