Archetype Series: Salamander's Archetype series of stands is an
innovative, infinitely adjustable, modular shelving system for audio/video
equipment that allows you to create a wide array of shelving possibilities.
Note: Salamander's Archetype series stands are available in
Solid Construction: Salamander's Archetype series stands use solid
hardwood shelves (black shelves are powder coated MDF) which are supported by
full length, solid steel threaded posts (also powder coated). The wood shelves
are put together using an equalization process which requires the wood panels
that make up a single shelf are glued together with grains opposing one another
to prevent warping. Shelves are fastened with hex nuts and metal washers in a
gun metal finish and neoprene gaskets to provide resonance damping.
Note: All of the Salamander Archetype series stands are hand-built in the
Audiophile-Grade: The Archetype series of stands was designed with the
Audiophile in mind. Metal washers and neoprene gaskets sandwich shelf corners in
order to isolate components. The use of dissimilar materials in it's
construction further reduces resonant frequencies. Also available are MegaSpikes
sold separately) to further mechanically isolate racks from environmental
Modular System: You can stack shelf units together with optional
couplers (537STACK, sold separately) or add individual shelves (537SSB, sold separately) as you
need them. The shelf system's maximum overall height should not exceed
64". Available in 2, 3, & 5 shelf systems.
Adjustable Shelves: The Archetype series shelves are infinitely
adjustable. The threaded rod allows you to adjust your shelf heights from a
minimum of 1" to a maximum recommended of 20" between shelves. Each shelf
measures 18.75" wide between the posts and 16" deep. Each shelf can support up
to 150 lbs.
Open Architecture Design: The Archetype series stands utilize an open
architecture design to allow for superior component venting and simple cable
Optional Accessories: The use of optional Bookends, Drawers, and
Casters (all sold separately) further enhance the stands capabilities.
Additional Applications: In addition to holding your AV gear, these
stands can be used bookshelves, end tables/side tables, night stands,
computer/printer stands and any other use for open shelving.
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