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Joe Sawaya

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What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« on: June 03, 2012, 02:13:07 am »

I doubt it is for flying. Does anyone know the purpose of this bolt?
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2012, 05:00:41 am »

Most likely either holding the internal flyware in place or an alternative flypoint. Most flying hardware requires a bolt to secure it to the cabinet.
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2012, 08:04:00 am »

I doubt it is for flying. Does anyone know the purpose of this bolt?

Wow. Good question.

Nothing in the specs suggests this device is intended for suspension and if it was, there would be more than a single fly point. This bolt does not show up on the engineering drawing or the A&E Specifications. EAW usually does very accurate and complete specs and engineering drawings but for this product the spec sheet is sloppy. You can see this bolt it in the one product photograph on the spec sheet.

I would query their tech support folks.
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 08:27:46 am »

If it's not listed as a fly point, then it's not a fly point.  It's probably holding the crossover or something inside, lots of speakers have bolts like that.

Don't use it as a fly point,  and if the appearance bothers you cover it with a little piece of gaff tape.  ;)
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 08:50:52 am »

I doubt it is for flying. Does anyone know the purpose of this bolt?

Believe it or not it's how they suspend the box to paint it.  Its not a fly point.
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 12:21:55 pm »

If it's not listed as a fly point, then it's not a fly point.  It's probably holding the crossover or something inside, lots of speakers have bolts like that.

Don't use it as a fly point,  and if the appearance bothers you cover it with a little piece of gaff tape.  ;)

There is no crossover and the bolt's position also does not suggest that it supports anything else inside.

So I guess I would buy the rigging-for-painting explanation.
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 12:29:08 pm »

I can't tell much from the picture but perhaps attaching an internal strut to increase cabinet rigidity. Less flex= more sound.

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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 12:53:04 pm »

Drain plug?  :)
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 01:28:36 pm »

Drain plug?  :)

Of course !

(for the smoke)
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Re: What is the purpose of this bolt on my EAW LA400?
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 04:54:38 pm »

I doubt it is for flying. Does anyone know the purpose of this bolt?

Yeah, about that bolt...  So did you turn it or did you?! :-\  Please tell me you didn't turn it. :-\  I hope to God you didn't.  Somewhere a kitten might die.  Please tell me you didn't.

Actually, I have owned/used some of these in the past (first few years they were out) and never even noticed this bolt.  It might be possible the ones I had didn't have it.

I think it is either to drain them out, or it might even be for the "cooling hose" option. :)
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