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Audiav Crystal Series C4 AV Rack Review

by June 25, 2007
Crystal C4

Crystal C4

  • Product Name: Crystal C4
  • Manufacturer: Audiav
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: June 25, 2007 00:50
  • MSRP: $ 4,152 (as configured)
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48" Total Height

25.5" Total Width

19.25" W x 23.2" D Interior Dimensions

Infinitely adjustable platform heights

Three (3) Standard Shelf platforms

One (1) Quad HPL coated, Composite Signature layered platform

Quad HPL coated Signature platforms include EMI, RFI, ESD, Thermal & vibration blocking layers

Three-stage vibration control - (two in shelf, one in polymer decouples)

Tweakable 3-12 point decoupling w/ low durometer polymer discs

45, 90, 135, 180, 225, 270 & 315 degree expandable

Fully modular and connectable with other Crystal Series racks

Collapsible & simple to setup w/ "No Screw" framework

Jewel encrusted "Audiav" gemstone emblem

All specialized tools, bubble level & setup kit included

Removable metal endcaps w/ shot fillable uprights

80 to 400+ pound weight capacity per shelf

Large, adjustable, leveling base feet

Unique Advanced Wire Management

Mixed narrow and wide support bars

Single heavyweight crossbar support

Massive AudiavNet Spider design crossbar support

Side / Fascia kits custom match room decor

Custom framework color coating

Fully upgradeable frame & shelving

Revolutionary airflow paths w/ side kits (unhindered bottom-to-top convection)

Aeronautical grade lightweight frame & removable shelving allows for easy relocation

Add or remove extra shelves as needed

Optional polished Granite Signature Shelf Platforms

Pros

  • Unparalleled build quality and structural integrity
  • Easy to assemble
  • Modular design makes it easy to expand and/or modify

Cons

  • Expensive
  • May cause equipment envy

Introduction

The Audiav Crystal C4 A/V rack was one of the easiest racks I have assembled and certainly the sturdiest. With respect to build quality, adjustment flexibility, and aesthetics, this rack is without peer in its price class. While this rack is by no means inexpensive, I can tell you that whoever claimed "it’s inexpensive to be hip and trendy" is, in fact, neither. If you have the funds and a virtually bullet proof, ergonomic, cost no object A/V rack is what you are looking for, then I suggest you strongly consider a rack system from Audiav.

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About the author:

Gene manages this organization, establishes relations with manufacturers and keeps Audioholics a well oiled machine. His goal is to educate about home theater and develop more standards in the industry to eliminate consumer confusion clouded by industry snake oil.

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