Audio/Video Rack

I am looking to replace my current A/V furniture with an A/V rack. My goal is to: 1. better control vibration, 2. Make cable/component changes easier, and 3. not have to move a gigantic piece of furniture this summer. I investigated Townshend products but they are a bit out of my price range. I'd like to stay in the $500 or less range for new or used.
Take a look at Atlantis' Reference series product line. Their A/V rack fits your description and is in your price range as well. Their importer's Web site is located at Another link that might be helpful is Here you'll find links to a variety of manufacturers. Good luck.
I know they'd seem out of range, but my brother just picked up a Lovan Sovereign rack off of a place in Branden/Bradenton, Fl off the web for $415 with 5 shelves, I know the place sells all Lovan and they drop ship direct from the factory. At this price, it'd be very hard to beat! Hell, as soon as I move into my new condo, I'm getting one for my home theater! They are possibley the coolest looking rack, and the trisolation system is killer for stopping vibration, and you can fill them with sand/shot to increase the weight even more! Sorry I don't have the exact name of the place, but you can E-mail me and I'll get it for you.
Does anyone have any experience with the Standesign 4 or 5 shelf audio racks? They are available around $250-350 new.
Forget buying a rack when you can build a superb one on the cheap. I built a modified TNT Flexi-Table that holds over 300lbs of equipment and only cost about $120. Lots of mass, vibration control, and you pick the finish...who can ask for more. Very simple again if you are interested and I will go into more detail. Good luck.
Michael Green Designs has the justarack and deluxe justarack as well as some designer jobs. Smaller ones, especially used, will fit your budget. By the way, I want to know more about Osclib's modified TNT FlexTable. Regards.
The Flexy Table is an easy to build rack that can be found at It is similar in build to the Michael Green racks. The directions on the TNT-Audio site are in metric so here are the sustitutions I made. Get 3' sections of 3/4" threaded steel rod from Home Depot or hardware store. These are about $7 a piece. Get matching nuts and washers. I could not find the neoprene washers that they suggest. Use 3/4" MDF as the shelving. They can cut it at the store for free. I treated the undersides of the shelves with car undercoating spray for additional dampening. Paint the shelves however you want. 1 quart of paint should do. For just audio equipment, I would suggest their design but for an A/V rack I would use 6 threaded rods and a double thick piece on top for the TV. Mine is sturdy enough to hold a 240lb TV as well as the rest of my equipment. Good luck and and feel free to ask for any more details.
Osclib, you have inspired me to take a trip to Home Depot. This looks like a great table that I can design to fit my own needs. Thanks.