Anyone have any good recommendations for a plain old A/V equipment rack/tower?
My 55" flat-panel is over the fireplace, with center speaker mounted just below the mantle overhang (and my L/R speakers are free-standing towers.
So my equipment rack just needs to hold the electronics, plus a turntable.
My desired attributes are:
- probably 4 shelves, although I could get by with three. Bottom shelf for receiver, one shelf for both the BD player and cable box. Plus a shelf with reasonable clearance above it for my turntable (which is receiver-width and depth). I might just put the turntable on top of the unit, if it is enclosed otherwise.
- I don't want a totally "open" shelf design, even if there is a central channel for hiding cables. So I am looking at more enclosed designs, but ones with good rear cable access (relatively large slots for cable pass-through, rather than just a single hole, at least for the receiver's shelf). The front side can be open, although glass doors would be nice for at least part of the front. What is hard to tell from some of the online descriptions is how easy/hard the rear access really is....
- Some modest additional storage would be good, but I want the overall width to be basically just the width of a receiver. So an overall width around 22-24 inches is good, with sufficient depth for a typical large receiver, etc. Height in the 3-4 feet range. But taller and narrow is definitely better than wide.
These models are kind of what I have in mind - anyone have any experience with these, or with the brands?http://www.cymax.com/NoBot/Tech-Craf...nd-SWH4024.htmhttp://www.cymax.com/NoBot/Bush-AD05...io-Cabinet.htmhttp://www.cymax.com/NoBot/Bush-AD05...io-Cabinet.htm
(This one is more open, but at least much of the back is covered.)http://www.cymax.com/NoBot/Sanus-WFA...f-AV-Tower.htm