We had some problems with the tower box because we first made it out of 1 1/2" wood and stretched the box to match the 2002 Typhoon tower specs @ 55". Thats the white one in the picture. It weighs in with 2 pairs of ID (8 speakers total) at over 100 pounds. It was just too heavy and seemed to strain the tower moving left to right when we hit rough water. Kind of scary when you have 13 people in your boat
We decided to get the box down to 48" and made it out of 1/8" Aluminum increasing the strength but decreasing the weight down to around 50 pounds fully loaded. MUCH BETTER. We bought some custom quick release Abrushed aluminum brackets that allow us to take the box down in 10 seconds, they directly bolt on to the tower and match everything. I will try to get a picture to you soon.
The tower fires out of both ends, the front and the rear of the boat, we installed a amp on/off switch on the console that can turn off the front speakers when we are boarding, so we can have a little control and not piss everyone family off at the lake with loud music..
As far as price goes, I got a Aluminum Fab shop to copy the original tower for about 800.00. They matched the new tower on my Tsunami which in due in April 15th, its a brushed aluminum tower. The Image Dynamics Speaker sets with Horns are about $600 per pair.
(Message edited by tabiggs on March 07, 2003)