Choosing the Right Audio Cabinet
Need an audio cabinet? If your expensive audio equipment is piled on the floor, the answer is yes. Audio cabinets not only protect your expensive entertainment equipment, but they organize it and give any room a stylish look.
There was a time when an audio cabinet had an industrial look that fit better in the garage than your home.
But things have changed. Today you can find an audio cabinet to fit any décor -from modern lines and metal and glass construction to traditional solid wood pieces that look like beautiful pieces of furniture. The price range is equally diverse.
You can find inexpensive audio cabinets at large discount stores that look pretty nice but have to be put together when you get them home. On the other end of the price and quality spectrum, most high end furniture stores make audio cabinets as well. You can even have a custom audio cabinet made by a local cabinet maker. Antique lovers will often find a beautiful antique cabinet and have the inside fit with shelving to house their equipment. What you choose depends on your style and budget. But there are a few things you need to keep in mind.
It happens far too often that someone will fall in love with a particular audio cabinet only to get it home and realize that it is not deep enough for some of their equipment. Avoid this disappointment by measuring all of your equipment before you head out to the audio cabinet store.
Buy an audio cabinet that you can grow into:Don't be short sighted when you shop for your cabinet. There is a good chance that if you think enough of your audio equipment to buy an audio cabinet, that you will buy more or upgrade your equipment in the future. So, plan on that when you are measuring your cabinet.
Also keep in mind that your audio cabinet is not limited to housing your CD player and speakers. Many are also full media cabinets; designed to accommodate all of your entertainment needs, like your beloved TV for instance.