Maybe somebody is planning to ship their VA Mozarts and don't have the original boxes. Here's what I did with easy to find materials.
6 Packs 3/4 in. x 14- 1/2 in. x 48 in. E/O Polystyrene Panel (6 per Pack) - Home Depot
2 Golf-bag boxes (15" x 15" x 48") - Fedex
Foam sheets - Home Depot
Fillers (Peanuts, crumpled papers, foams) - Never use bubble wraps for very heavy items.
Polypanels and foam sheets from Home Depot
Base and grille removed
Tweeter is protected with a foam housing (like walls and roof of the house). Whole speaker is then wrapped with the pink foam sheet to protect the veneer.
Place a rectangular cardboard to cover both woofers.
Cut a rectangular slot on one side polypanel for the Grille. (Like hiding a gun with a book). Make sure the grille's six mounts are pointed outward not toward the speaker. Cover it with foam sheet.
Speaker is wrapped with stretch film. This will protect the foam sheet from moving. The polypanels are positioned and ready to be inserted to the box. Note the Grille is sandwiched on the side. (The grille mounts must be pointd outwards). Also note the poly panel at the lower end.
Speaker is inserted. Do this with the speaker and box horizontally on the floor. You may need someone to help you.
Wrap the base and spikes and place them on the other end. Place a polypanel and cardboard between this and speaker to prevent accidental scratching of veneer during transport.
Check for any looseness. Add fillers if needed. Tape the box and you are ready to ship.
This actually takes time to do. Two to 4 hours depending on you. But knowing that the speaker will arrive unharmed, it's worth it.
The speakers actually arrived in the destination in perfect condition!
I hope this information can help someone.Edited by ebug - 7/15/12 at 1:09am