What did you end up going with tedcousens?
A few things to keep in mind with our products
One is that they are handbuilt in the USA out of real wood, MDF (for rigidity and vibration dampening) and extruded aluminum. You may pay a little more but if you do enough searching around the internet you will see that most people love their cabinets from us and use them for years and years.
Two, some of our furniture (Synergy) is completely modular so when your needs change so can the furniture with the purchase of a couple parts you can make an entirely new stand.
Three, our very popular Chameleon line is very "wife friendly" with 9 styles to choose from, they look more like furniture but are designed with equipment storage in mind.
Four, no other furniture manufacturer that I know of offers more accessories to enhance the usability of the stand with your equipment than us. Whether it's the pull out shelf for a turntable or media server or the extended rear panels with or without active cooling, We even have a power conditioner mounting kit to mount a power conditioner on the back of the stand instead of it being in the way on the floor or inside your cabinet.
There are many other reasons but check them out yourself at a local audio store near you and see for yourself.