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BDI Corridor 8179

Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 85" (Chocolate Stained Walnut)

11 Reviews | 2 questions - 4 answers

Overview

Our take on the BDI Corridor 8179

The BDI Corridor 8179 was designed to hold your large flat-panel TV and all its attendant home theater components — and to do it with style. This retro-modern cabinet features louvered doors made of solid walnut, and a durable, micro-etched glass cabinet top. The Corridor 8179 can supports a flat-panel TV with a screen size of up to 85" and weighing up to 175 lbs.

Stylish home for a large home theater system

BDI Corridor 8179 quad width cabinet

The double-wide center compartment has plenty of room for components and a center channel speaker.

The BDI Corridor 8179 was designed to hold your large flat-panel TV and all its attendant home theater components — and to do it with style. This retro-modern cabinet features louvered doors made of solid walnut, and a durable, micro-etched glass cabinet top. The Corridor 8179 can supports a flat-panel TV with a screen size of up to 85" and weighing up to 175 lbs.

Store up to 12 components

The cabinet features three compartments for your components, each with an adjustable shelf. The left and right side compartments are each wide enough for a standard-sized component. The middle compartment is 38" wide, and each shelf can comfortably fit two components side by side.

Concealed ventilation slots keep your gear running cool, even with the doors closed. Hidden wheels built into the steel frame let you easily move the cabinet away from the wall for cleaning your system or hooking up a new component.

This is the best piece of audio furniture I have ever purchased. It is beautiful and functional. You can adjust the shelves and fit an extremely large center speaker in the center portion. And it is very easy to put together. Worth the money.

Paul, Upstate New York

Product Highlights:

  • for use with flat-panel TVs up to 85"
  • four-component-wide design stores 8-12 components
  • real wood construction
  • cabinet top
    • black micro-etched glass top
    • supports up to 175 lbs.
    • 79-1/4"W x 20-1/4"D
  • left and right side compartments:
    • interior dimensions: 19"W x 17-1/4"H x 18-1/4"D (each)
    • adjustable shelf weight capacity: 50 lbs. (each)
    • bottom shelf weight capacity: 100 lbs. (each)
  • center compartment:
    • 38"W x 17-1/4"H x 15-3/4"D
    • adjustable shelf weight capacity: 50 lbs.
    • bottom shelf weight capacity: 100 lbs.
  • solid walnut louvered doors
  • removable back panels
  • ventilation to keep components cool
  • black steel legs with built-in hidden casters
  • 79-1/4"W x 28-1/4"H x 20-1/4"D
  • weight: 268 lbs.
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required
Reviews

BDI Corridor 8179 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Beautiful Console

Anonymous from Petoskey, MI on 1/24/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a beautiful console. The doors take a little bit of patience if they need to be adjusted but directions to do so are very clear and all tools needed are enclosed. This was the best packed item I have ever received. I was continually amazed as I undid the layers to reveal the console. BDI has really thought carefully about how to package this and their design team has done a beautiful job creating a simple but stunning piece of furniture. The only thing that could have worked better for me was the type of shipping. Shipping was included in the price but there was no choice to purchase white glove service. So the console had to be left in my garage and I had to round up two strong guys to get it into my living room. Crutchfield might consider offering a higher level of delivery at an additional cost. Otherwise I have nothing but praise for Crutchfield and BDI.

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Beautiful media stand!

Aaron from Seattle, WA on 8/24/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Beautiful piece of furniture. Arrives mostly assembled, you just install the feet, braces, glass top and handles. Guests always comment on how nice it is. The color was more natural white oak than the pictures would lead you to believe. It's not quite as orange and yellow as the online pics, which is a good thing. Cable management is great, and the louvered doors make it easy to hide everything, but still use your remote with the doors closed. No changes in sound with a center channel installed in the cabinet and doors closed. I was even able to get my subwoofer into the cabinet with no rattling or noise thanks to the use of a SubDude II isolation platform and how well this media cabinet is made. Soft hidden wheels are hardwood floor friendly, but I would recommend putting felt on the bottom of the leg levelers if you intend on using them on hardwoods.

Pros: Well constructed Looks fantastic Built in cable management Soft close hinges Hardwood friendly hidden wheels

Cons: Expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Almost great

Norberth from California on 7/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As others have said, the cabinet has excellent design and build quality with minor quibbles. Deep components (such as Yamaha RX-A3040 for example) will only fit on the sides and may require leaving the back open behind them. One of the holes in the support beam under the console was misaligned so there's no way to run a bolt through it (if you have the cabinet you'll understand why). But the most frustrating aspect is the eventuality that the cabinet may arrived damaged as it did in our case. Shipping company drove a forklift through the box and punctured a door. Crutchfield was outstanding as always, but since replacements ship straight from the manufacturer, I've received a door that (given the natural variations between batches) is completely mismatched stain and finish wise with the remaining ones. Bottom line - recommended item with good value considering its quality, but be prepared to live with the consequences if the shipping experience is less than perfect.

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Details that matter

charliebaltimore from Stafford, VA on 7/6/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have been looking for a media center for quite a while for man cave 2.0 and stumbled upon BDI. After putting my eyes on the actual product in-store I decided on the white oak finish. Order arrived within seven days, well packaged, with no damage. The finish exceeded my expectations. While I'm not a fan of pressboard, the type used is thick and well made. Love the cable managment, routing options and hardwood friendly wheels. Tons to vents to keep things cool!

Pros: Wheels, cable management, build quality... A piece that will turn heads!

Cons: A little pricey, but you get a well designed piece that will last a long time.

BDI Corridor 8179 Review

Paul from Upstate New York on 5/24/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is the best piece of audio furniture I have ever purchased. It is beautiful and functional. You can adjust the shelves and fit an extremely large center speaker in the center portion. And it is very easy to put together. Worth the money.

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Great Product

Bryan from Texas on 3/1/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Couldn't be happier with purchase of BDI Corridor 8179. It fits perfectly in my house with it's functional design as well as aesthetic appeal. I love the retro modern design. It was easy to put together with everything you need in the box.

Pros: Easy to put together Looks Functional design

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Corridor details

Bob from Upstate, NY on 12/8/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just providing more accurate details on this product. The Corridor stands 28.25" inches tall, not the 17.25" listed in the details tab here. Also, I've learned that there is no inventory kept on this item. They're built to order, so plan well in advance.

Pros: Appears to be a well thought out design from an audio gear practicality viewpoint.

Cons: I find it strange that this unit has been on the market for over a year and the only images available from BDI are 3D illustrations. For a product that is largely sold via online retailers, actual product photos would certainly help buyers make more informed decisions.

Well made and functional

Rick from Spokane, WA on 5/28/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This audio/video cabinet arrived undamaged in 13 days from order. The fit and chocolate walnut finish of this unit are exceptional as is the attention to detail. The old adage about "you get what you pay for" applies to this cabinet.

Pros: This unit hides all my components, but the louvered doors allow remote control access with the doors closed. The rubber wheels allow the unit to be easily moved away from the wall for rear access.

Cons: The hinge diagram in the BDI documentation does not match the ones on my unit. I was still able to perform adjustments after some trial and error.

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Vince from Austin TX on 5/6/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product came extremely well packed and suffered NO DAMAGE. It came in a timely manner (about 7 days from order)

Pros: It is a beautiful cabinet and extremely functional - we love it. Could not be more pleased.

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Sleek and practical

AGirgis from Houston, TX on 1/25/2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Arrived in one box almost fully assembled, very sleek and practical. Large compartments to accommodate all of our AV components, including a large Center speaker in the middle compartment, very well made of high quality materials, lots of ventilation and easy access back, wheels are available for easy moving. Worth the price.

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BDI Corridor AV console

Vince S from Bay Area, CA on 12/19/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Stunning, sleek with fine lines. Hides all the clutter of wires and cables. Extremely well vented cabinet. Easy access back panels. Beautiful walnut slatted front, soft-close hinged doors, and adjustable shelves. This was a pricey item but the quality craftsmanship throughout tells me I got what I paid for.

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Details

Preliminary info from the manufacturer

Features and Specs

General Features
Type TV Stand
Stand Style Cabinet
Color Chocolate Stained Walnut
Number of Shelves 6
Number of Adjustable Shelves 2
Number of Drawers ---
Assembly Required Yes
Main Materials Wood
Wood laminate
Wire Management Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan ---
Width (inches) 79-1/4
Height (inches) 17-1/4
Depth (inches) 20-1/4
Stand Weight Limit ---
TV Shelf Weight Limit 175 lbs
TV Shelf Width 79-1/4
TV Shelf Depth 20-1/4
Parts Warranty 3 years
Labor Warranty 3 years
Q & A

Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

My center channel speaker is 22x13x9 and fits just fine. Doors shut completely and the sound isn't impaired at all. [ troy  Apr 02, 2016 ]
Yes! I tried the center speaker both inside and outside the cabinet and with the doors open and closed. I could discern no difference in sound quality in either case. I use it exclusively with the doors closed. [ Richard  Apr 01, 2016 ]
Yes. That is where our center lives now. (Of course it depends on the size of your center, so take measurements first. As far as the sound goes, it isn't noticeable to anyone in my home. For us the aesthetics easily outweigh any impairment to sound that might be taking place.) [ John  Apr 01, 2016 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
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