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Salamander Designs A3/M Archetype

3-shelf audio stand for TVs up to 40" (Maple)

Item # 537A3M

The A3 Archetype stand provides a sturdy home for your compact A/V system.

The A3 Archetype stand provides a sturdy home for your compact A/V system.

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About the Salamander Designs A3/M Archetype

Practical design

With the Salamander Designs A3/B Archetype, you've got sturdy storage for a small A/V system. The three shelves are supported by threaded steel posts. Lug nuts hold the shelves in position, and can be adjusted to any height. The sturdy, 3/4"-thick shelves are made of low-resonant MDF (medium density fiberboard). The top shelf can support a TV up to 40" and weighing up to 150 lbs. The two lower shelves can also each support 150 lbs. of gear. Salamander Designs proudly manufactures its Archetype line in the U.S.A.

Product highlights:

  • for use with TVs up to 40"
  • 3 maple veneer MDF shelves (each):
    • usable space: 18"W x 10-1/4"D
    • supports up to 150 lbs.
  • 4 black steel threaded posts
  • 23"W x 28"H x 16"D
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required
  • MFR # A3/M

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
heavy duty [ michael  Apr 18, 2018 ]
Value [ D  Mar 12, 2017 ]
With CJ's help when I explained how I wanted to place the items [ Joan  Feb 12, 2017 ]
have the A5/B I know its a great rack [ william  Dec 20, 2016 ]
I had good experiences with Salamander Synergy products and now needs a stand of good and simple design. [ KC  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Looks, build quality [ Brandon  Nov 01, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

What is the total vertical usable space? According to the specs, from floor to the surface of the top shelf is 28.25". Subtract 0.75" for each of the three shelves, and you get 26". However, we need to know the height of the feet to get the total vertical space. I have measured all my components and I need a total of 24.6" in the interior shelves. Is there that much space available among the two middle shelves?
[ Ed  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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I just measured from the top of the bottom shelf, to the bottom of the top shelf and have 25", that includes having the center shelf. So looks like with the shelf it would be really tight for you. They make a larger shelf as well. I use min with a 100 pound 7 channel amp on the bottom shelf, CD player on the middle and large (but light compared to the amp) pre-processor.
[ JOHN  Feb 25, 2017 ]
Does this have adjustable feet for leveling?
[ John  Aug 18, 2016 ]
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No, the unit comes with rubber caps. They do sell steel spikes for about fifty five bucks which are adjustable.
[ GM  Aug 20, 2016 ]
No. The feet are just rubber stoppers on the ends of threaded poles. You can adjust the threaded height on the shelves to make minor accommodations, though
[ Christopher  Aug 20, 2016 ]
Not really...the shelves are sandwiched by rubber washers and bolts you adjust via the threaded legs. They provide a level so whatever height you prefer your shelves to be leveling them individually is a cinch.
[ albert lawrence  Aug 20, 2016 ]
The feet themselves aren't, strictly speaking, leveling. But the shelves themselves are infinitely leveling -- each corner's height is continuously adjustable using the nuts that hold those corners in place. So the feet are fairly stationary, but the unit itself allows precise leveling both front-back and left-right. BTW, despite that flexibility in leveling, the unit is still very stable and rigid.
[ George  Aug 19, 2016 ]
The feet are not adjustable but the shelves are. They come with 2 'Bubble' type leveler tools to help you get it just right. We have 2 A3/B's on the bottom connected with 2 A2/B's on the top. Makes for a very strong stand with lots of space.
[ Randall  Aug 19, 2016 ]

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