The images below show the Series LA tabletop RF deck during its packaging sequence. This covers models LA-72A, 12A, 22A and, 62A.
Typical RF deck + accessory orders ship inside 1 double carton. The amplifier ships with its electron tubes installed. The overall package size measures 16.5″ x 16.5″ x 16.5″ (42 x 42 x 42 cm) and weighs 29 lb. (13 kg.). The shipping weight is calculated with the following items in the box: RF deck, blower, electron tubes, power detector and T-R relay.
If you are returning an amplifier to the factory for evaluation and repair AND you no longer have the original packaging, you can purchase a new packaging set by contacting Manitou Systems. This set comes with the following items; inner and outer carton, accessory carton, large bubble wrap, 8 pieces Styrofoam corners. We suggest that you follow the preparation and packaging sequence in the following images. You will need to provide your own plastic bag to (separately) protect the amplifier and it’s accessories and clear, heavy duty, 2″ wide packing tape to seal the boxes. The (empty) shipping weight for the set is 7 lbs.
Always contact Manitou Systems before shipping any product back to us and always include our email address on the shipper’s electronic form so that we are alerted to the shipment’s status.
1 – Remove all accessories from the amplifier and wrap it with plastic or place it in a plastic bag and secure with tape.
2 – Wrap the amplifier with 2 layers of bubble wrap and tape.
3 – Add 2 folded pieces of bubble wrap to each side and tape.
4 – Place wrapped amplifier in the bottom of the inner carton.
5 – Add the separator cardboard on top of the amplifier.
6 – Gather the accessories; blower, T-R switch & RF coupler
7 – Wrap and tape the accessories. Place them into the accessory carton.
8 – Close and tape the accessory box. Place it on top of the separator cardboard.
9 – Now close and tape the inner carton and add the 8 Styrofoam corners.
10 – Place the inner carton into the outer carton and seal with tape.
11 – Add shipping labels and ship to Manitou Systems.