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Great rack for the money!

The Archtype 5.0 rack is the best Ive found anywhere for the price. Its sturdy and can handle the weight of my older equipment with ease. Of course I ordered mine with the optional casters and couldnt be happier.

- Todd C, NY
 
Very happy With It

Every part arrived in good condition. Easy to assemble. Follow the printed instructions and you are in business in less than 30 minutes. Ordered with optional metal bookends for keeping handy about 80 LPs at bottom shelf. This detail adds stability to the whole rack and the final product looks very good. Another practical hint is to put a Magic Slider under each rubber foot. Turntable was put at the top shelf. Excellent music rack.

- Joe R, PR
 
For the tight base response ... this is what your looking for!

I always look for solid or wood veneer AV components or accessories when making my purchases. When I decided to buy an AV rack, I knew the Salamander “Archetype” 5.0 stand was what I needed. The combination of solid wood shelves and ease of adjustability was just what I was looking for. Once I assembled it … I knew I had chosen wisely. After some time experimenting with different arrangements of my stereo equipment and the shelves, I came upon what I feel to be the best possible use of the “Archetypes” shelves: two shelves Sandwiched together and separated buy one nut two washer sets. The difference this configuration made one the tightness of my systems base response was obvious -- and improved. The improvement was definitely due to increased deadening of vibrations upon my Cambridge Audio “Azur” theater receiver and phonograph pre-amp. At this point I have only those two components supported in this manner ... I look forward to buying additional shelves from Audio Advisor in the near future to shore-up my turntable, DVD and CD sound. The “Archetype” 5.0 is an exceptional and simple AV rack – sure to please!

- Charlie H, MI
 
F.Y.I. ... It also makes a great clamping rack

using this rack, and Vibrapod Support Cones 4 atop, 4 beneath on any shelf or shelves turns this ordinary rack into a roomtunes type clamping rack. Spend a little more on appropriate sized fiberboard and 4 Vibrapod isolation feet per shelf, to place component on, and youre in audio heaven. Salamander includes a wrench with the rack that you can use to --tune-- the component: tighter,less resonance, looser, more resonance. A must try.

- Larry C, MD
 
I AM HAPPY TO HAVE STUMBLED ACROSS THIS SHELF UNIT

I ORIGINALLY BOUGHT THE 5 SHELF UNIT AND THEN ADDED THE EXTRA SHELF. IT IS ROCK SOLID AND WITH THE CASTERS IS EASY TO ACCESS THE WIRING FOR THE, CD CAROUSEL,SACD/DVD-A PLAYER WITH 7.1 ANALOG INPUTS, THE DUAL CASSETTE, THE ONKYO 803B HDMI 7.2 RECEIVER, THE XM ANTENNA KIT, MY ZEN DOCKING KIT, THE TURNTABLE, AND A NOTEBOOK COMPUTER. BEST OF ALL, THE WIFE LIKES THE WAY IT LOOKS!

- Greg R, NJ