Mcintosh 16 OriginalFeet (New Old Stock)This listing is for 16 brand new (New Old Stock) original McIntosh feet for most Amplifiers, Preamps, Tuners, Receivers, CD Players, etc. These feet are available in either 5/8" high, 3/4" high (s...33.95

Mcintosh 16 Original Feet (New Old Stock) (with screws) (or marantz) [Expired]

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This listing is for 16 brand new (New Old Stock) original McIntosh feet for most Amplifiers, Preamps, Tuners, Receivers, CD Players, etc. These feet are available in either 5/8" high, 3/4" high (see below) or 1" high size. These black feet are in "like new" condition and include the standard size McIntosh screws. (because McIntosh used two different types of screws over the years, I will supply both types at no extra charge, for a total of 32 screws) These are the exact same original high quality "polyethylene" feet, by the original American manufacturer, that McIntosh has been using for the last 40 years or more. As heavy as McIntosh equipment is, these feet were made to be almost indestructible! These feet will work well with almost any brand of audio equipment, and are much better quality than original Marantz "plastic" feet that tend to crack if over tightened. They will not leave scuff marks on furniture, or dry out and eventually flatten, like rubber feet have a tendency to do. These American made feet were manufactured to last a lifetime! I will supply 16 standard size Marantz metric screws instead of McIntosh screws at no extra charge. Shipping and handling will be $5.00 anywhere in the U.S.A. and International buyers will pay $19.00 for Global Priority Mail (Canada and Mexico will pay $14.00). I accept PayPal and checks. Personal checks are held for 7 days. Thank you.

I receive many questions about which size feet are correct for a particular McIntosh or Marantz unit. The following guidelines may be helpful to determine the correct size for your item. Keep in mind that McIntosh made the decision in the late 1980's / early 1990's to start using the taller 1" feet on almost all items. The extra clearance below the chassis can allow for up to 15% more air flow, keeping the audio component cooler. Heat has always been the number one enemy of electronics. Remember, warm air rises out thru the top of the component and pulls cool air in thru the bottom. McIntosh amplifiers with the exception of the early tube units (and tube style solid state units like the MC-50, MC-250 and MC 2100) use the taller 1" feet. The older tube and "tube style" units use the shorter 5/8" feet. Most early tuners, preamps, int-amps, and CD players originally used the shorter 5/8" feet, but can now certainly use the taller 1" feet if desired. Again, McIntosh now ships almost all products exclusively with the taller 1" feet. All the McIntosh wood cabinets use the taller 1" feet. Marantz 2200 series, 4200 series, and 4400 series receivers would use the taller 1" size feet. Marantz smaller separate components such as the 1030, 1060, 105, and 110 use the shorter 5/8" feet. Larger separate components such as the 120, 150, 33, 3300, 240, 250, 1120, and 1200 can use either size depending on the owners preference. Sometimes I recommend stacking a few magazines or thin books under the component and measure to see which size feet would look best to the owner before making the decision. The same rules apply with other brands such as Fisher, Scott, Crown, Pioneer, Technics, and so on. The other big concern is making sure to use the proper length screw. I've seen expensive audio components badly damaged from using too long of a screw and accidently hitting something underneath the chassis. Some items (especially receivers) only have a clearance of 1/8" to 1/4" before a circuit board is damaged by the screw going in too far. These feet will always come with the proper length screws.

PS: I also now have these feet available in 3/4" high size as well. A box of these 3/4" high (New Old Stock) American made feet was found at an old "high-end" Audio Service Center that went out of business. They are the exact same material and brand of feet that McIntosh audio equipment has used for close to 50 years, but these are slightly taller than the 5/8" feet, and slightly shorter than the 1" feet.

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