Originally Posted by prepress
Happy New Year!
The new console looks really nice, ld. But how much shelf space is there, and how easy is rear access?
Thanks for acknowledgement. My endeavor to find a cost effective TV stand was a long and arduous one. I really wanted the Salamander Synergy Triple 237. But when I started this search for a lowboy stand, I hadn't come to the realization that I would have to sacrifice a few devices. At that time, that was something I wasn't willing to do. You know me, I love my devices!
Because of my indecision I missed out on the closeouts at Best Buy.com. They were going for a crazy $599.00. (50% off). During the journey, my goal was to find a lowboy that would accommodate all the devices in my previous setup. I did come across a few, but the asking prices were way more than I was willing to spend.
So this search was sort of a maturation process. 1st, conceding to the fact that my system was the epitome of redundancy. Devices had to go.
Continuing my search with a different mind set, I then realize that the Salamander 237 or something like it would most likely be the solution, but I still wasn't willing to fork out $1200.00. So the mission was to find a similar solution. I finally landed on the Altra stand. It's virtually the same dimensions and accommodations of the 237 and as far a quality is concern, it's decent. Not to the standard of the previous Synergy products but very close for a 1/3 of the price. Why do I say previous
Synergy products? Because if you ever look at the new Synergy lineup, Salamander has really cheapened the product. The materials that are used now are not of the previous quality.
To answer your question, the stand is 22 inches deep, 60 inches wide and 24 inches tall. The shelves are adjustable maxing at 8 inches of height between them and each area is 19" deep. So it's tight, but with some modifications and strategic fan integration, it works out pretty well. Also, in the rear, I have remove the two back outboard sliding doors/panels. That's mainly to help in the ventilation process and also make it easy to route the cables in a somewhat orderly fashion.