Gold Replacement End Caps
We are no longer making our line
of replacement end caps.
Our replacement end caps have always been made just like the
original McIntosh end caps - with a hard-anodized aluminum finish.
The nice glossy finish is produced by using Hexavalent Chromium (CR6)
as part of the hard-anodizing process.
Hexavalent Chromium is a toxic carcinogen and in 2017 was
banned worldwide as part of the RoHS directive.
It is now used only in some specialized aerospace applications.
For the past year we have worked with a variety of machine shops
and platers on this problem. We have tried anodizing the aluminum
with the acceptable Trivalent Chromium, but the finish is dull.
We have tried plating the aluminum wiht Nickel Chromium and
while the finish is glossy, it is the wrong color and the plating is
not smooth enough.
All of our tests and trials of materials and plating have produced
less-than-satisfactory results. We have exhausted all avenues
and have concluded that it is no longer possible to replicate
the finish of the original end caps.
As our current stock of end caps is depleted,
they will no longer be available.
If the listing or order form shows "N.L.A."
[No Longer Available], then that is it!
We don't have any more squirreled away in a corner.
020-005 GOLD ANODIZED ALUMINUM END CAPS
They were used
on the following equipment:
C 20 (mid-production): Serial Numbers 6L001 through 8L379
C 20 (late-production): Serial Numbers 100A1 through 329A2
MX 110 (early-production): Serial Numbers 100M1 through 215M8
MX 110 (mid-production): Serial Numbers 100X1 through 196X3
These end caps have a 4-3/4" pin spacing. McIntosh made an undocumented
change in the front panels and end caps during production. Some early
units had a 4-1/2" pin spacing - most had the 4-3/4" spacing. The
McIntosh part number was the same for both versions! Check your equipment
RR-ARTIFACTS 020-005 replacement end caps
020-005P - $109 pair
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