BDI Corridor 8179
Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 85" (White Oak)
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Our take on the BDI Corridor 8179 by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Stylish home for a large home theater system
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.
White Glove delivery from BDI
BDI furniture purchased from Crutchfield is shipped by the manufacturer using their White Glove delivery service. It includes unpacking, assembling, and placing the furniture, and removing the packing materials. The service covers delivery at building entry level or up to one level above or below. Delivery to higher or lower floors is subject to additional charges, with a $15 minimum.
- 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.
- free White Glove delivery
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- assembly required
Love this cabinet. I have had it for about 3 years now and it is looking like it is still new. Looks to provide some good ventilation and it holds a lot too. I'm thinking about adding an integrated amp but wonder if this cabinet could house a tube amp without getting too hot?
K, Seattle, WA
BDI Corridor 8179 Reviews
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No. The provided legs are a fixed height and not adjustable. [ Ryan Nov 07, 2017 ] Staff
Yes, I put a very full sized sub-woofer in it without any major problems. The subwoofer is a little long so I left the back off the stand, which I did for all the other side sections anyway, great air flow that way. I have two layers of high density foam material under it and haven't had any problems with rattles even at high volumes. [ Yan Nov 02, 2017 ]
Ha, I just recently ran into a similar situation. I bought a new Denon receiver and it was too deep for the center portion of the consol. After deliberating on whether to do as you suggested, remove the center back panel, I decided to reconfigure where I put my devices. There were four screws on the center back panel that suggested it could indeed be removed, but I was concerned about the structural integrity of the console if I did so. End result: I moved my AVR to a side portion, which was plenty deep with its "removable" back panel. Probably not the most ideal solution, but everything works as it should and I don't have to worry about the console collapsing. BTW, I have a Panamax power conditioner, which isn't small in its own right, that fits fine in center portion. Cheers! [ JAMES E Oct 25, 2018 ]
I'm not sure, it may have screws. I know this doesn't really answer your question. I have a Polk center channel on the top shelf of the unit, which fits well. My AVR (Marantz 7012) is on the right side, bottom, with a Air Infinity on top of it. I have the back removed on the left and right. I have a Boston Acoustics on the left side. All fits well. Would the sides work for you for your AVR? BTW, when you move this unit at any distance, be sure to remove the doors. It's a very nice unit, but the wood slots can be a bit fragile. [ Richard Oct 24, 2018 ]
No. The backs to the side compartments are removable but the back to the center compartment is not. My AVR (Denon 4400h) would not fit in the bottom center compartment with all wires connected. I ended up moving it to one of the sides and it fits even with back panel in place. [ Matthew Oct 24, 2018 ]
YEs, they all work great. It holds my huge subwoofer on one side, an xbox, cable box, sonos box, karaoke machine (don't ask), receiver, center channel speaker, various remote and game controllers. Oh, and on top goes the record player and the wive's designer things to make it all pretty. Very happy. [ Yan Aug 14, 2017 ]
Yes, we never had an issue. We have our cable box, dvd, & receiver in the cabinet and the door are always closed. [ Jeffrey Aug 14, 2017 ]
Yes, pretty well. You sometimes have to angle the remote slightly, but in general it works. [ Jonathan Aug 14, 2017 ]
My center channel (Klipsch RP-450C) fits in the top middle compartment without issue. I don't notice any difference in sound. [ Matthew Oct 24, 2018 ]
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