I've been online window shopping for a new TV cabinet upon buying a 60" plasma (going on the wall above the cabinet) and a Pioneer VSX-1121. It seems that 95% of the cabinet shelf dimensions I see are not deep enough to fit the roughly 17.25 deep Pioneer AVR. The other desire, but not a deal breaker, is to find one with a shelf big enough to fit a 24" wide by 10.25" tall center channel speaker. I've found a few of those, but I am okay with putting the center on top of the cabinet if I have to.
I'm not a fan of the open shelf system. I like more of a credenza look, with the glass doors on the front. But, just about every system I see has a cutoff right around 16-17" deep. It seems like only the very expensive or custom cabinets are large enough. I'd like to stay under $500.
I'm sure there are plenty of you who have a large AVR or other equipment to fit on your cabinet. What are you using, and where did you find it? I've looked pretty much through the racksandstands web site and am coming up empty. Ideas, suggestions and/or photos would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.