Good places online for media storage shelves/racks?

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  1. Jay Sylvester

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    I have a steadily growing collection of CDs, LDs, DVDs, and games that is now beginning to pile up around my old, small storage rack that I got back in college. I think it's time to invest in something larger and more permanent. I'm looking for a solid, high-quality storage rack/shelving unit with a matte black finish (not woodgrain). I just picked up a Euro-style component rack from Sanus Systems, so something that would go along with that. What are the best places online to get something like this?
    Thanks [​IMG]
     
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    Hi Jay,
    Welcome to HTF!
    Have you tried Audio Advisor? They have a pretty good selection of racks in general, and they do have media racks as well.
    You could also check HT Market as I believe they carry some media racks as well.
    Hope this helps and good luck!
     
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    Thanks Scott. I actually got my component rack at HT Market.

    Unfortunately, it seems like everyone has the same thing when it comes to media storage: shallow shelves geared toward DVDs and CDs. No way to fit LDs on those. Many of them have those shelves that aren't actually shelves, but bars that cradle discs at an angle. That's what I have now, and I hate it because discs are constantly falling through, not to mention the damage they can do to LP and LD covers over time.
     
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    You might want to check out Elite Storage Designs. Ronald Epstein had a very favorable review of their rack (which can be found here). If I am not mistaken they are built by someone here on the forum, like SVS, and IMO they look really nice.
    Chris S.
     
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    Jay, another option if you're so inclined is to make a media rack. That way you could customize it to accept LDs, DVDs, and CDs. I would imagine a place like Lowe's or Home Depot would carry all the materials you'd need.

    I know what you mean though - it seems a lot of vendors carry the same thing, and now that LDs are a thing of the past it's hard to find shelves that can accomodate them. When I was acquiring LDs, I kept them in the bottom of my component rack - there was a nice, deep cabinet down there.

    Good luck; if I can think of anything else I'll post it here.
     
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    These guys are a little expensive, but they look cool. When I redo my HT area, I'm gonna be going with them.. http://www.boltz.com [​IMG]
     
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    Jay,
    try http://www.mander.com. this is the public web site for salamander designs. very nice stuff. a little pricey but worth it in my opinion.
    they offer custom configurations that you can order on-line, or you can search for a local dealer in your area.
     

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