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Tresanti Vanguard Golden Cherry Media Center with MonsterPower
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Los Angeles, CA
I struggled to find a simple stand for my electronics and new plasma that had a bit of character and looked more like a piece of
living room furniture than some ultra cold modern wanna-be rickety tower of aluminum bar and glass shelving. Not as simple as it might sound. Sure, there are tons of cases that are at the very least, functional, but they could almost all double as my coffin when the time comes. Cold, boxy, and something no one is really thrilled to look at. I could find what I was looking for if I was willing to pull my kid out of school and divert his tuition towards my local AV custom cabinet guy, but I was hoping to find something a little more reasonable. So I was excited at the prospects of the Tresanti, at least from what I could tell from the limited photos online. I would have preferred to check one out in person, but that simply wasn't possible. After scouring the web for days, and finding no viable options - I bit the bullet on this one. [...] It comes in one big box, slightly disassembled. Initially I feared that the wrong model had been sent since after cutting away the box, I didn't see any feet. It turns out they come strapped to the underside of the cabinet along with the manual, and glass shelves. They are easy enough to attach with a philips head screwdriver. I did this myself despite the instructions recommending it be done by two people. The box says it weighs 150lbs, but it's still pretty easy to get into place by yourself. Assembled the unit looks pretty nice and with the warm veneer, solid build, and curved front edge - my need for a decent looking piece of furniture was met. Now for the not so great...most of this is on me for not doing a thorough enough investigation, but I was caught off guard by a couple of things. Firstly, even though it's mentioned in the name, I really didn't know that when it says MONSTER, that it meant the cabinet came pre-supplied with a built-in power strip. Not a terrible surprise but it could be mounted better. It's a few inches in from the back of the cabinet in the center section which limits the size of the component you can put in that space. It is also riveted to the underside of the cabinet, so it cannot be easily removed.This brings us to problem number 2. The size of the compartments. The ones on the side are pretty shallow and a bit narrow. Be careful when planning on what to put there. My receiver is too deep to fit, as is my line conditioner. They both extend beyond the back of the cabinet which meant I had to cut the rear panel to accommodate them. Not a big deal for me, but others could find themselves a bit frustrated. The the angle of the two side compartments and the location of the hinges for the glass doors, also contribute to the fairly shallow space. My Tivo and BluRay player barely fit. With a few tweaks, I've managed to make the cabinet work for me, although I do wish I had paid closer attention to some of the details. Overall I'm happy with my choice, but your mileage may vary depending on number and size of the components you are using.
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Z-Line Sync Flat Panel Black TV stand with Integrated Mount
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Long Beach, NY
I am using this to display a 65" Samsung 65LN650B LCD that weighs 100 pounds. The unit is very solid and sturdy. Much more sol
id then other brands I have looked at. Easily holds my large panel without wobbles. The con that I listed about being heavy, is really not a con, it needs that weight to safely hold the heavy panel. I am using Miracle Mover felt pads under the leveling legs so I can slide it around on my hard wood floor. Without that, it would be almost impossible to move once it's all loaded up, as it then weighs in at close to 300 pounds. The holes for routing wires are well placed and allow you to run cables so all the AV equipment appears to be floating alone on the nice thick glass shelves. The assembly instructions are very well written, some of the best I have seen. That being said, the assembly is involved and it took me about 3 hours to put together. I have assembled a lot of flat packed things, and this was a very solid build. It looks better in real life then it does in the pictures. After I put it together, and put my AV receiver and other equipment on it without the TV, [...] I called my wife in and all she could say was wow, wow, wow over and over again.
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Sauder Harbor View Corner TV Stand in Antiqued Paint
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The way our living room is laid out, the only place for us to situate our TV is in the corner. I ordered this piece from Cymax a
nd received it a few days later. Cymax had the best price I could find. Fedex dropped it off at my garage door. When I retrieved it, I found out it is heavy. I couldn't lift it by myself or with the help of my teenage daughter. We unboxed it in the garage and carried the pieces into the house a few at a time.
Assembly was straightforward. The manual is easy to follow. It is definitely not hard to assemble, but it is time consuming. There are a lot of parts and it took my daughter and I about four hours.
There was one small wooden part that was cracked in the box. It was cracked in such a way that I was able to use some wood glue to repair it and no one will ever be the wiser. The repair is invisible.
After we finished the assembly, I had to adjust the drawers for a proper fit. Instructions for adjusting the height of the drawers are not in the manual which is probably why some of the other reviewers complain about the drawer fit. To adjust the drawers, you have to pull them out slightly and turn the big phillips head cam to move the runner up or down. Loosen the runners a little before making the adjustment.
If you don't mind the lengthy assembly time and babying sore muscles for a couple of days because of the weight, I recommend the unit. It looks beautiful when it's done and set in place.
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