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Vintage King API 500-6B/500-8B Rack Ears Kit - Current 6B

Rack ear kit for Vintage King Rack 500, API 500-6b current version (with XLR and DB25 connectors) and API-8b 500 Series chassis

Product Description

These rack ears will work with the following racks:

  • Vintage King Rack 500
  • API 500-6b (current version)
  • API 500-8b

You asked, we listened. Now, you can finally rack your API Lunchbox® — and do it in rugged, USA-made Vintage King style. Our exclusive Lunchbox® Rack Ears come in two versions, one for older XLR-only models and one for newer XLR/DB25 models. Whichever you need, every set of Lunchbox® Rack Ears is built tough to protect your investment. We make each one from heavy-duty 13-gauge steel, treat it with a durable black satin powder-coat finish, and add a bold screen-printed VK logo designating quality. It's the ultimate API Lunchbox® accessory, only at Vintage King.

How To Choose The Right Version

There are two versions of the API Lunchbox® — and we've made a set of Lunchbox® Rack Ears to fit each one.

This model fits the newer version, which features both XLR and DB25 connections and measures 14 1/8" x 7 1/4" x 5 1/2". The new model boasts an updated power supply with higher current rating, designated by an "HC" in the serial number.

Note: Rack will require 3u of rackspace in your 19-inch rack.

Product Specifications

Condition New

Product Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars.
Review Count (19)

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Very good Mount

By Baba P on June 1, 2022

Wonderful product!

Kudos to the entire Customer Service team at Vintage King. THEY ROCK!

By Anthony V on December 9, 2021

Perfect for what they do.

By Robert H on November 21, 2021


By peter h on July 10, 2021

Does the job

By Jordan H on May 29, 2021

Thank you

By Miki P on March 29, 2021

They are great

By Brad on March 16, 2021

Nice rack ears for my API 6B lunchbox. Fits perfect good quality. A little confusing on the instructions but a 1 minute or 2 it’s easy to figure it out.

By Carlos C on November 23, 2020

Worked great on my 8 slot API lunchbox.

By Daniel B on November 19, 2020

Perfect! I have the OG VK Rack 500 and recently bought a new desk which is all racked. So I needed to rack my 500 series, got them in ample time. Great instructions and quick fit! Looks awesome

By Juan C on October 5, 2020

This racking kit fits the bill at the cheapest price point I could find, and I think that they're cosmetically superior to the API offering. They are very nicely finished. For the prices being asked for some of this stuff, I was tempted to purchase a sheet metal break and fabricating the parts myself, but at this price, it wasn't worth my time.
The kit I received came with four bolts and star washer nuts. The nuts came in handy to mount the right side bracket, but I reused the bolts and washers that held on the rubber feet of 6b lunchbox. The bolts that come with the unit are just too long to be used for the intended purpose for an API rack, but this kit is also intended to mounting up their branded 500 rack. The installation process was pretty easy. I downloaded the API rack kit installation;sd followed those instructions, and did the installation while on a conference call.

By joec on September 9, 2020

Would be a 5 star if not for a few hiccups. Washers were missing for the power supply side screws. The screws were not included for the side that use to house the handle. You are supposed to reuse the handle to secure the rack ear on that side. If you still have the handle, ignore this, you'll be fine, if you don't, be prepared to get your own screws nuts and washers for that side. Now that it's installed, it looks great in the rack and works as intended. Logo is a bit large, but you knew that when you looked at the pictures of it.

By JMFT on June 12, 2020

Fits perfectly and easily, although I did have to look at API’s instructions online to help me install. Plates are nice and sturdy. A+ quality

By Jacob D on January 9, 2020

Only reason I couldn’t give 5 stars is because I could only easily attach one ear with with the given fasteners. You will most likely need to make a trip to your local hardware store and pick up some screws (same thread count/size as a standard rack screw) to accommodate the bigger holes given on the left ear if you have the 5008B. Did 4 stars because the ears are great quality material and are holding up my lunchbox WONDERFULLY.

By Darian H on November 27, 2019

-Delivery arrived on time and product was as described.
-Rack ears were simple to install and looks great on my rack with the Vintage King logo.

By Jantzen P on October 14, 2019

Worked great for my 8 slot!

By Michael D on June 24, 2019

Great service, quality product, thanks guys

By Jason F on December 19, 2018

Great lunch box

By Stuart H on November 25, 2018

Works great!

By Christopher on November 14, 2018

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