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Hi guys,

Do any of you own a piece of BLOK AV furniture ?

What are your experiences using the company - straight forward purchase or custom build ?

Thanks

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RE: BLOK AV Furniture

Good rack. Good delivery. No probs

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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Good, but pricey. I would give Chunky Monkey or Stump a call they can build it for half the price.

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Did you choose one of those in the end duaplex?

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duaplex wrote:

Good, but pricey. I would give Chunky Monkey or Stump a call they can build it for half the price.

I can build one for a fraction of the price but it ain't going to look good ROFL

I havent heard of either of those names - but I'll do some digging - thanks.

BTW, do you have furniture by either of these two ?

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I have furniture by stump, check the link to my av kit in my sig. I think duaplex recently asked both for a quote. Both have excellent threads on avforums and stump's website is worth looking at. 

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Hey Ben,

Yes in the end I went with chunky monkey! They are building me a unit that resembles the salamander corsica triple, will be costing me £645 as I want it in Oak. but that is nothing in comparison to paying £1700.  I went with the good advice given last time ;)

Also think about it this way @OP you are getting a better quality wood, designed to your spec.  have a look at the whathifi reviews, the Podium is a top rack for AV and Hifi, no conincidence that these are made of solid oak.

Just food for thought Smile

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Ah great stuff duaplex, nice one  Smile Be sure to stick some photos up when it arrives  Smile

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I certainly will! Should be a beauty when it gets to me.  Should be sometime after christmas as they are busy, a credit to them really.

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Found the "Stump" thread on AV forums - there's a lot of people singing their praises.  The photos look very good as well.

Certainly nothing lost by sending emails out with a drawing of what I'm after

Thanks for your assistance / suggestions

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Stump is great, do email chunky monkey too, they charge on average about £100 less I found Wink

Let us know how you get on!

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duaplex wrote:
Let us know how you get on!

I certainly will

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RE: BLOK AV Furniture

I own a Blok 5-shelf hi-fi stand.

Blok's in-house customer service was A1, but the courier was epically inept - consequently fired/replaced, AFAIK.

The unit looks great - the oak/green glass combo looks cool/unobtrusive, IMHO - the wood-veneer is real tree, the glass is high-quality and, when assembled, it feels very solid/bombproof - and it's chuffing heavy.

But... be aware that assembly is definitely a 2-person job and alinging all the shelves and wooden blocks is very fiddly and very time-consuming. And feeding the treaded securing bolts through the pre-drilled holes is a major PITA.

Oh, and keep/store all of the packaging - if you move home or eBay the unit you'll need to dismantle because, as mentioned, it's chuffing heavy and cumbersome when assembled.

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Allow me to do this on the part of BigBoss part as I know this is what he would say right about now...... Ikea! Wink

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6th.replicant wrote:

I own a Blok 5-shelf hi-fi stand.

The build quality, looks and customer service is what I'm seeking - the fiddley self assembly I can well do without.

Thanks for your response 6th.replicant, its all good food for thought

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Customer service by Blok is second to none, Simon is the man there and he knows his stuff and responds straight away to you.  Build quality can be seen in thier showroom, I suggest you take a trip and have a look.

 

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