I'm looking for an equipment rack or two for my vintage equipment. Probably my favorite that I've seen (that isn't $5,000+) is the Stands Unique, which unfortunately is European and no longer produced. I do not believe a rack affects the sound nor am I worried about vibration, so let's leave those attributes out of consideration. Let's say $750 max each, however I'd pay a little more if the looks blow me away.
Features I'd prefer:
Something that compliments the equipment or disappears.
Probably glass shelves
Shelves must hold 55 lbs.
Open design for good cooling.
Prefer wood posts, but open if the rack is attractive
Luxurious look would be a bonus, but probably not do-able in this price range
Features I don't prefer:
VTI, Salamander, BDI, Bell'O, Lovan
Too much metal, especially silver
Pioneer SA-8800 integrated amp
Pioneer TX-7800 tuner
Pioneer SX-3800 receiver
Pioneer Elite C-72
Pioneer Elite M-72
Pioneer Elite PD-65
Pioneer Elite F-91
Kenwood GE-7030 graphic equalizer
Pioneer 563 CD player
Schiit Modi 2
Racks I like, but have already rejected (either because the shelves won't hold the weight, they're discontinued, not available in the States, or too expensive):