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Stereophile Magazine "Recommended Component"
Beautiful Real Wood Racks By Salamander Design!
The Archetype 5.0 five-shelf audio rack not only looks great, but it is also packed with performance-enhancing features. And it was honored as a "Recommended Component" by Stereophile magazine.
According to HomeTheaterReview.com for August 20, 2008, ""The Salamander Archetype 5.0 AV rack is an affordable and completely flexible system that will proudly hold the finest of AV gear in style, while the numerous options and add-ons allow you to design an entire wall unit for your home . These are high-quality racks that offer more than their price point would lead you to believe."
Infinitely Adjustable Shelves
Highly original Archetype audio racks offer unique features never before available at this price. Each shelf is infinitely adjustable, so you can change the spacing between shelves for gear of varying heights, or allow extra breathing room for hot running gear.
Shelves are held firmly in place-above and below-by a combination of energy-damping neoprene washers, steel washers, and steel nuts. This damping feature prevents vibrations from traveling from component to component within the rack.
Archetype racks are a modular design, which means you can add or remove shelves as you change equipment. You can even bolt an additional two-shelf rack on top, creating a 54"-tall seven-shelf rack. But that's not all. You can also add extra features to your Archetype, including spike feet, casters, or a storage drawer.
Beautiful Wood Finishes
You get tons of performance with these Salamander racks. But we think the best feature of all might just be the choice of beautiful wood finishes that guarantees a match with any room decor. Choose black, cherry, or walnut finish.
Are the shelves stained with cherry finish or is the wood actually cherry?Salamander uses wood veneer for their shelves.
"The Salamander Archetype 5.0 AV rack is an affordable and completely flexible system that will proudly hold the finest of AV gear in style, while the numerous options and add-ons allow you to design an entire wall unit for your home. The infinitely adjustable shelving provides that custom rack look without the cost. These are high-quality racks that offer more than their price point would lead you to believe. This is a system you should look at if you are in the market for affordable quality shelving for your gear."
- HomeTheaterReview.com, August 20, 2008