True "Furniture Grade" AV unit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
(Let's call it 4.5 stars). Got this unit after searching for MONTHS for a furniture grade AV unit to go underneath a wall mounted plasma. Saw it announced from Sanus press release and bought it sight unseen (only from Sanus and Crutchfield info), as soon as it was 'in stock'. After I got it, I found a nearby store that had the equivalent offerings from Sanus' competitors for this size unit. Their prices were similar, but most were of poor quality (IMHO) when compared to the AVC73. It was a joy to assemble and setup. The feet have caster wheels embedded in them to make moving the furniture easier. They are neatly hidden inside the feet. They aren't real effective on my berber carpet, but would probably do better on hardwood floors (which was next on our list anyway). It would be nice if there was some way to adjust the casters for height. Since the asters are neatly 'hidden', and given the weight ratings of the unit, adjustable casters might not be practical. I did have one problem with the unit (and I think might have been a 'new production line' issue): different sized threaded screw sockets (for the adjustable shelf pins) were installed on the left sides of the interior than the right (left side used a larger sockets than the right: hard to describe this). It took a phone call with Sanus and some email follow ups, but they shipped me shelf pins to match, and also checked other units (which did not have this issue). In any case, It's all good now.
Pros: True furniture grade. Quality materials and construction Nice clean look without an uber-modern style Well thought out design Easily removable/installable rear panel access Easy access "underneath" unit with roll-out shelves
Cons: Pricey for sure, but so were comparable units from competitors (and IMHO this unit is far superior) This is not a knock against the unit, but I miss the Crutchfield "white glove" service. The unit is delivered only to the outside of the house. I knew this going in, and made special arrangements to get help to carry the unit inside my house. But I miss when large units would be delivered into the home and unpacked.