The rack itself earns 4 stars. I deducted one because there is no mechanism to truly tighten the top disc that sits flush with the top shelf surface and I'm afraid there could be vibrations, everything else about the S4-4 is well built and went together beautifully. I deducted another star because Crutchfield incorrectly lists the total height as 25 ?" when in fact the rack measures 36" from teh floor to the top of the top shelf. And now my center channel speaker is blocking the bottom of the tv so I have to redo the wall mount, or remove the bottom shelf, which I wanted, and paid for. NOT COOL Crutchfield! I expect better from you.
Pros: Sturdy Lots of space for components Nice platform for a large center channel speaker.
Cons: Needs friction discs or other means of holding the top shelf hardware Height is 36" NOT the 26" listed in Specifications
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This rack from Solidsteel is worth the money I have a need for multiple components. My 4 Amps can be separated and the shelves are made to handle the weight. The tubes are made with a damping material that helps with the racks isolation. Assembly is easy and it is very sturdy and level. Make sure you pay attention to the parts when assembling. The top shelf has a bolt with 2 sided threads. Make sure the short threads go into the top shelf. If you do it backwards the top shelf with not be tight.
Pros: Built to handle real world components. Easy assembly.
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The piece is very nice. But arrived slightly damaged, And the instructions should be clear to assemble from the top to bottom as the top pieces do not fit well into the insets in the top shelf. Very strong and nice looking .
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I purchased a vintage JVC receiver but did not have rack space in the shared home theatre space in my living room. I purchased a lower end piece of garbage, would not even assemble properly. My wife told me to quit being a cheapskate and invest in something nice to show off our gear. I ended up spending more than I budgeted for the Solidsteel S4-4 and it is the best audio rack I ever owned. Simply beautiful. Well packaged, flawless quality out of the package and put together in less than a half an hour with no tools required. And this thing is holding close to 200 lbs of gear perfectly. I did put some felt feet on to protect the floor and isolate the turntable a bit more. The sleek, clean look is very sexy. My wife loves it, says it brought a great, high tech look to our living room. Very happy. Will be picking up a single wide 5 shelf for my man cave vintage system. The photo shows before and after. Obviously, the perfect choice....not sure why I waited so long.
Pros: Easy assembly, high quality, solid support, compact yet hold everything I need
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