I just got one, very nice, using in office. Black with frosted glass
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4yanx, I bought the BL404, used it for a week and returned it. It's a POS. Not good at all. First time I experienced the rack screwing up the sound. It looks nice, but is cheaply made, very lightweight and you will need to spend more money on isolation devices because by itself, this rack sucks. So as I said I returned it.
Called cable company and bought a SolidSteel 5.4.
Night and day difference. No isolation devices needed. Sounds great.
Totally up to you to buy the VTI or not, but my advice would be not to buy it. Or at least if you feel the urge to try it, make sure you can send it back. I think I bought mine from racksandstands.com and they offered free return shipment for extra fee but it was reasonable.
The primary advantage of the VTI is the flexibility of stacking shelves in a variety of configurations. I like the principle of inverted metal cones in cups to diminish floor-borne vibrations. One problem is that it is light-weight. To solve this, I have weighted the shelves and components and placed dampening materials underneath them. The solidsteel seems like a better choice if you like the configuration. I still think that other materials are worth trying underneath components, depending on their type (electronics vs transports) and their weight.
I bought the 404 and some extra shelfs. Mounted on concrete/carpet with shot in the legs. I like it for the flexibility of the shelves. It is lite out of the box, but the lead fixed that.I used a maple slab on the top shelf for my Merrill deck. Scott tubes underneath , isolation is good. For $179 dollars and shot it is a great bargain and the money I saved on Billy Bags I put in the local indie to increase my music collection, after all that is what it is all about.