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Salamander Designs - Archetype 5.0 Audio Stand - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid, Decent Looking Audio Rack

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    koristrad
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    The Salamander Archetype looks decent for a rack composed of sturdy MDF shelves, threaded metal legs, bolts, and washers. Shelves seem well isolated and support my heavy equipment without issue. Would recommend to anyone who needs the ability to customize the space between shelves and can't find a rack with suitable clearance for their equipment. Unfortunately, not everything was entirely rosy with my experience. Construction felt tedious because the time it took spinning bolts down the threaded legs to secure shelves. Leveling the shelves was a chore, but that is the price of having the freedom of adjustable height with this style of construction. Those gripes aside, I did have a few things that gave me pause about potential quality control issues the manufacturer may have. When I opened the box to begin assembly, all the bolts and washers were not in a bag but just loose in the box and could have potentially damaged the shelf surfaces -- luckily, my shelves suffered no damage. Furthermore, while they did provide an extra couple of washers and bolts, there was one bolt that would not thread smoothly onto the legs and one washer that was bent. It's best when you don't need the spares, and I would have been up a creek if it had been two bent washers or two defective bolts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Audio Rack = Style & Function

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    kmacHighFi
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    This shelving system by Salamander Designs is a must have if your in the market for a solution for your entertainment components! What makes it a top pick to consider buying is it's ability to deliver so many features. Firstly being it IS engineered for enhanced electionic performance . It's NOT just a peice of furniture . The structural strength of this product ensures that heavy equiptment is supported properly delivering maximum sound reduction of audible structure-born sound vibration. It delivers heat dissipation giving components air to work without overheating. Of course, other benefits outside of improved sound quality that makes this rack particularly impressive is it's infinitely adjustable shelving possibilities. Which allows easy retrofitting as (changes / additions) to one's Audio High Fi system occur . Making it an ideal choice to seamlessly interate with the latest , most advanced technology in electronic equiptment as needed . Making it always the right rack at the right time. Lastly it goes far beyond functionality !! intergrating visual appeal , style , design and display that fits any room perfectly. It doesn't suck to look at;-) It is note worthy to consider these additional features as a + for purchasing this item. Add on Accessories Options: REAR PANEL allows option of retrofiting to conceal cords DRAWER allows for option of easily adding or removing a drawer as needed WHEEL CASTERS: adds option of mobility and ease of access to backs of equiptment SPIKES: botton of stand High Fi footers reducing sound vibration and killer in STYLE SINGLE SHELF add on & STACKING couplers to extend or stack any additional units

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looks a bit industrial, but solid and nice

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    DCTWMT
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    What a great idea. Threaded uprights make it easy to space shelves. however you want them. Excellent construction. Shelves are also very sturdy. Get the shelves where you want them, use a level to make sure they're straight and away you go. WARNING: this thing is so solid that the UPS guy who delivered it warned me: the weight is 56 pounds!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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    mattywestside
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    I needed a 4 shelf audio rack for my dedicated 2 channel system. I love the look of the salamander archetype shelving system and purchased on looks alone. Make sure you set aside a good hour for setup as threading everything down and getting it level takes some effort. If you are setting up on carpet i suggest springing for the spikes as mine was rather unstable with just the rubber feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must

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    Macaudio
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    I have 4 of these racks with a add on drawer , back panel to conceal wires and extra shelf in each unit . It is an audio component eqt. Must . Allows for ventilation, adjustable for when ur system changes , and looks nice . Unlike most audio racking systems that look cheap, cheesy in a room and worn out this one is well built and longlasting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect on My Audio Stand....

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    MJNYC
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    hi, i bought this stand for my Audio Stand, Perfect for my Audio Need, the Bottom Hold my 7 channel Power Amp. which is almost 100 Ibs. , my Receiver, Cable Box and on the Top is my Turntable. very nice and stardy stand. i will recommend this who has a audio like mine....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent stand

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    JayG76
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    The salamander stand is excellent. I don't know of any other stand like this. And I researched plenty of stands before purchasing the salamander. This is one versatile stand. Very sturdy, the ability to adjust the shelves. And it looks pretty sharp. I highly recommend the salamander stand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super

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    peter
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    Heavy duty, beautiful simplicity, adjustable heights. Looks great... worth it even for mid-fi gear owners ... straight forward assembly parts all fit .... An honest real "you get what you pay for" piece if not more

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

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    grecores
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    I purchased this as a second stand to be used in my bedroom. I liked it so much, I ended up retiring the stand in the family room and using this one in there. I’m considering purchasing a second one that I will finally use for the bedroom.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Stand

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    SDStereoGuy
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    Stand was easy to setup and setup is flexible and can change singe shelves as needed. Very Stable for Turntable too.

    I would recommend this to a friend