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Hi Guys,

 

I am constantly smashing my head against a wall here. I have a 150cm space to work with and need a new AV cabinet to fit all my equipment into.

I have looked at BDI, Salamander and even had a quote from Blok.  The only problem is the AV cabinet is 74cm tall and my TV will sit ontop of it. I know I can go with HiFi Racks, but my goal is to hide the jungle of wires out of sight, so that rules out rack systems.

Do you think the TV will be too high at 74cm? is there an option I am not seeing? Everything I have looked at that will accomodate my equipment is too wide or too tall. Do I have to accept life and buy a rack system again?

 

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RE: TV cabinet

Get a custom rack from the likes of stump furniture or chunky munky. 

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Would an Alphason Finewoods 1350 be big enough for all your kit? Or is everything in your signature in the one place?

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Thank you guys, so I am gathering from the responses so far that I should get a rack instead of cabinet. So much for hiding wires :(

Timbot - Everything is in one place. The fine woods are good, but they lack the depth needed for the LX83 which is 46cm deep and with Banana plugs it gets to about 52cm deep. The fine woods have back panels to them, not sure if they can be fully removed?  Will have another look.

I like chunky Monkey by the way!

 

 

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duaplex wrote:

Thank you guys, so I am gathering from the responses so far that I should get a rack instead of cabinet. So much for hiding wires :(

Timbot - Everything is in one place. The fine woods are good, but they lack the depth needed for the LX83 which is 46cm deep and with Banana plugs it gets to about 52cm deep. The fine woods have back panels to them, not sure if they can be fully removed?  Will have another look.

I like chunky Monkey by the way!

 

 

 

I have an Optimum AV300 customised stand.   Smile

Home cinema system: LG 55EA980W OLED TV,  Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series, B&W PV1.

Gadgets: iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. Dab radio: Roberts Dreamtime.

 

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If you look on the chunky monkey and stump furniture threads on av forums some people have used back panels and other have used removable panels at the front at the bottom for access to cables. They'll basically make anything you ask as long as you can work out how to do it. However, using a custom rack you can have everything fitting so well that you can't see the cables, check the link to my av kit in my sig. 

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RE: TV cabinet

I've just ordered one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-SOLID-WOODEN-BENCH-TV-STAND-ENTERTAINMENT-UNIT-RUSTIC-PLANK-PINE-FURNITUR-/121030029731?pt=UK_Home_Garden_LivingRoom_TV_Furniture&hash=item1c2df3b1a3

 

It's not here yet so can't give a review, but size wise its what I was after. I've got a 21.9 TV, but bought this as I anticipate getting a Panasonic 65" some time soon.

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Richard that is superb! I am going to get a quote off them too. I have so far contact both Chunky monkey and strump!

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Already ahead of you Ben, I took a look earlier, nice setup! How much did they charge you for something like that.

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duaplex wrote:

. The fine woods have back panels to them, not sure if they can be fully removed?  Will have another look.

 

The Finewoods come "flat packed" for assembly. It is possible to just leave the back pannel off or even to "DIY" it a bit with a saw / jigsaw. The back pannel has no structural use at all. Perhaps one of the four pre-cut holes could be enlarged a bit for the banana plugs to poke through? Just a thought...

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Have you considered putting some of the equipment below the TV and some above? So have 2 smaller units, one on (or near) the floor and one wall-mounted.

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Before I finally decided on the Salamander, I was too spent a long time looking for a wide (180cm in my case) and high (80-90cm) cabinet. The one I very nearly went with was Kuban who do some very nice AV cabinets, and also have a bespoke department. Very friendly when I dealt with them.

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If you're prepared for a DIY approach, check:

www.ikeahackers.net

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bigboss wrote:
If you're prepared for a DIY approach, check: www.ikeahackers.net

I did wonder if a hacked Besta-based solution might work - but besta cabinets are 40cm, and the sc-lx83 is 46cm, without cables plugged in...

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scene wrote:

bigboss wrote:
If you're prepared for a DIY approach, check: www.ikeahackers.net

I did wonder if a hacked Besta-based solution might work - but besta cabinets are 40cm, and the sc-lx83 is 46cm, without cables plugged in...

.....Which is the self-same headache I had when it came to housing my Onkyo.:wall:

Ikea's 'Tobo' to the rescue. Leave out the two drawers in the centre and there's acres of space for even the deepest of A/V receivers. I cut the panel out on the back to connect all the cables, the Onkyo pushes right back so you see no cabling.8)

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Big Chris wrote:

scene wrote:

bigboss wrote:
If you're prepared for a DIY approach, check: www.ikeahackers.net

I did wonder if a hacked Besta-based solution might work - but besta cabinets are 40cm, and the sc-lx83 is 46cm, without cables plugged in...

.....Which is the self-same headache I had when it came to housing my Onkyo.:wall:

Ikea's 'Tobo' to the rescue. Leave out the two drawers in the centre and there's acres of space for even the deepest of A/V receivers. I cut the panel out on the back to connect all the cables, the Onkyo pushes right back so you see no cabling.8)

Ooh! nice one!

(I love when you search for it on the Ikea website, how it comes up in the 'For tube TVs larger than 25"' category ROFL )

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