Easy way to move your ESL's?

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Willem S.

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Hi,

I'm looking for an easy way to slide my ESL 9's without ruining my wooden floor or my back. Any solutions here? I saw B & W speakers with a piece of carpet under them because carpets slides easily on a wooden floor. I was thinking of putting wheels underneath my ESL's: a simple wooden shelf on 4 wheels. But given the weight nof the speakers that might need a robust construction and I imagine the speaker would go up about 10-15 cm (5-8"?) in the air. Would that be a good idea? How would it affect the sound? Any other solutions? Thankx.
 

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Willem S.

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These work great for "long distance" moves across the floor:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-12-in-Steel-Tri-Dolly-with-300-lb-Load-Rating-9442/100140490

For moving a few inches at a time I simply use the shiny heavier paper or card stock junk mail. Tear off a small piece, lay it on the floor shiny side down, then lift the speaker spike and put the spike disc on the junk Then any flat hard material that won't get punctured will work.
Thanks for your reply but the link didn't work: "You don't have permission to access "http://www.homedepot.com/p/Shepherd-12-in-Steel-Tri-Dolly-with-300-lb-Load-Rating-9442/100140490" on this server."

But it won't be long distance moves, the speakers won't leave the livingroom. :) Just to move them 10-15 " left-right, back-front etc.Don't no know what "card stock junk mail" is.
 

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He means something like this.

And 'card stock junk mail' is just something like card board, preferably with a plastic coating. In Dutch: geplastificeerd karton.

Your own idea of a piece of wood (MDF) with maybe some kind of carpet glued to the underside, might be a usable solution. Wheels might be an alternative to carpet, but I would go with wheels that have a decent manual breaking system on them so that you can fixate the speakers in place.
 
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