Breaking the tower down was not as intuitive as I had thought....
My XStar was about an inch too tall to make it into storage cave. Didn't have a clue how the tower "articulates" down but made a quick call to Williams Bros (Table Rock) and had them walk me thru it over the phone.
I didn't unplug any wiring harnesses to my tower speakers b/c didn't feel they were tight when laying rear legs down. Speakers worked fine when i raised tower this spring - maybe lucky?
Had Williams Bros make me new tower pads, so checked that one off my list