Has anyone found a suitable or similar floor jack as the one Wilson Audio dealers have ? It is used to prop up the MAXX or Alexandria when changing the wheels to spikes. The jack has to have a very low minimum height.
How much clearance is available under the speaker? I bought a super low profile floor jack to lift my sports/race car a while back and didn't pay anywhere near $800. I wouldn't call it "jewelry" but did the job. Worth taking a look.
This is Handymann again. I didn't go in to too much detail. I actually saw an exact clone, of the jack used by Wilson for $199.00 and an audio enthusiast was saying he had bought one for his Maxx II's. I thought I would be able to find it again on line, but all attempts have been futile. You can't beat the price and it was just like the one the dealers use. Clearance is 2 3/4".
I found the jack! For those of you who need an ultra low profile speaker jack, go to California Car Cover and look for the "low billett" jack. It's about 1" tall, lightweight aluminum and perfect for getting under those low profile speakers. Just ordered mine for $199.00 total.
Did you notice that the part that fits under and touches the speaker as you raise it is not perfectly flat as with the Wilson floor jack? Looks like you will want to put something on it so it is perfectly flat and will not "dig in" to your speaker.
Yeah, but the Wilson jack no doubt comes blessed by those on high.....
Thanks so much for posting this - I just ordered one as I am feeling guilty for keeping my Maxx2s on casters because I don't want to face having to tilt them to get the casters off one side at a time, and having them run away on us.
How about something like this? It is only 2 3/4" in height. My Wilson Maxx IIs have a clearance of about 3 1/2" from their bottom plates with the wheels on. Still gives some clearance even when sunken into a carpet. Not as pretty as the California Car Cover Co. product and much bigger to store, but might be easier to lift the speaker.