Posting my pictures of the 72" Haven unit. I am also posting some thoughts I sent to Standout Designs. We are generally pleased with the unit and so far it seems to fit most of our needs. We have the Cinnamon. It looks great in the living room and represents the components well. The glass shelves are very sturdy, the fans are super quiet as everyone points out and the routable sensor wire is a nice touch if the hottest component is on the middle or bottom shelf. It rolls back and forth easily enough. Taking the boards on and off the back is a breeze.
However, there were a few surprises and design features that we wish were different.
1. The glass for the doors that initially shipped was the wrong size. Here I would like to praise the customer service for how fast we received our new glass, which looks great.
2. The hinges. We really thought the unit was going to come with the Salice euro cup hinges. They appear on both the Majestic and Horizon. Looking back at the website pictures for the Haven I see they are not there but I am really disappointed. The current hinges do not have that nice feel and it is VERY loud when opening and closing the doors, not to mention the extra pressure required to close a door all the way. I should have looked more closely but I feel wronged that the better hinges appear only on the other two units.
3. Putting larger sized components into the rack is very difficult. The inside space is large enough but because of extra pieces of wood over the opening on the backside or the door/hinge pieces on the front, loading the larger items is challenging. A few times I had to put in the glass shelf but not on its clips, put in the component, then raise both together with someone and hold it in mid air while we put the clips in under the shelf. Note that my Krell KAV-250p barely fit in and the Bryston 9B-SST 19” with handles and XLR connectors prevents the back of the cabinet from being put on. The Bryston is on me as I bought it used (no configuration choice) and I could send it back to Bryston for a faceplate change to 17” and no handles. But I felt people should be aware.
4. Speaking of the shelf clips, they are very loose. Several times they fell out while trying to put in a shelf. It would be nice if they were a touch more snug in the holes.
5. The lack of uniformity in the openings caused us to really scratch the wood on one side. By this I mean I had one large component in on the left side. I then decided I wanted it on the right. Well, thanks to the right side rear opening being fractionally smaller, I kept trying to put in the component thinking it would fit but instead I have wood that looks like a bear attacked it. Luckily it is on the inside back of the component but I am still unhappy about both the scratches and the fact I can't change my setup because a piece fits only on one side.
6. I found that the cable run holes on the center speaker area are not useful. By that I mean I don't want to see cables visibly running from one side of the cabinet to the other. I had to route all cables down to the lower holes, across and then back up. I could put your custom grill cover over the center speaker area but I like how my center speaker looks. Needless to say the bottom cable run holes are quite full. I definitely see this as a personal preference and not necessarily a design flaw, although with the depth of the center speaker opening perhaps an intermediate adjustable board could be offered between the back of the center speaker and the back of the cabinet which cords could run behind.
7. The balancer feet on the bottom seem difficult to use. When we called to ask how to use them we were told that a) we would have to lift the unit up to adjust the foot and b) then it won't roll anymore. Do you know how heavy the unit is with all the equipment in there? Not practical. We have an uneven floor and the feet seem like a great idea but not at the expense of rolling or my spine. We'll have to look for a different option.
Overall the piece looks great and we could not find anything better on the market to fit six pieces of equipment plus the 65" TV. Note it will be rolled back against the wall eventually but for now I am still playing with cords and equipment.