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Pack your audio/video equipment carefully, insure it, and ship it to us. If your unit is old, the original box and packing material may not be good enough to protect your machine.  Due to its age, the styrofoam molded parts become brittle requiring extra packing protection to prevent internal trauma damage.  We recommend that you place the original box into another that is at least 2 inches larger on all 6 sides.  Use paper balls or some other packing material between the two boxes as a shock absorber.

Use sturdy, heavy duty boxes designed for shipping. Do not use boxes that have punctures, tears, rips, or corner damage, or that have been used excessively.

 If you don't have the original box and packing material, then using the LARGE bubble plastic wrap material as a shock absorber, tightly wrap MANY layers that are at least 6 INCHES DEEP from all 6 surfaces and tape the plastic wrap so it doesn't fall off.  Then fit it SNUG in a STRONG box using extra packing material, if necessary.  DO NOT use air bag cushioning or foam peanuts.  The unit must be positioned in the center of the box and be able to withstand a 10 FOOT drop on it's corner, edge or surface!  If you are not doing the packing yourself, observe and instruct the packer to the exact procedure because it's the shipping company's policy to refuse to pay a damage claim if the unit doesn't meet their packing standards.  Therefore, over-pack because many specialized replacement parts are no longer available.

 If packed poorly or if the box is in poor condition, we will repack your unit for the return trip at an additional charge to cover the costs of a replacement box and packing material and our time spent in packing the item properly. 

If sending a McIntosh with a glass front panel, you need to use the original box and packing. McIntosh normally carries them, we can order them for you if you wish.

Please use LARGE BUBBLE WRAP to wrap your item. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND USING STYROFOAM PEANUTS. As the box gets transported items tend to work their way through the peanuts and land at the edge of the box, getting damaged if the box gets dropped. Carriers will often not cover items damaged if shipped in peanuts. Bubble pack is the best, wrap as much as you can around your unit - 2 inches minimum on all sides, top and bottom. Use peanuts as extra filling only after bubblewrapping.

When packing speaker components, put the drivers face-to-face and tape them together, then bubble wrap. If just sending one driver, place a piece of cardboard over the cone end and bubble wrap well. Use a large enough box so the drivers are well away from the edges of the box.

If you have any questions about packing or shipping, please call us. It's better to spend a few extra minutes packing well than trying to deal with damaged items. If you have a very large, heavy, or expensive unit to send in and don't have the original box and packing, please contact us. We may be able to order the originals for you. Please call or email if you have questions. Finally, please make sure to use our print-out shipping form.

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Litchfield, CT 06759

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