Audio racks are composed of multiple shelves used for storing and organizing audio equipment like stereos, radios, amplifiers, and CD players. They can be made of wood, aluminum, or steel, and are commonly used in homes, offices, schools, and hospitals. Most audio racks come in two-, three-, and four-shelf models.
Types of Audio Racks
Kinds of Audio Racks include the following:
Wood audio racks
Wood audio racks are made of genuine solid wood panels like oak and cherry. They can also be made of synthetic wood veneers. They have a rich finish ideal for home use in dens, living rooms, recreational areas, and bedrooms.
Aluminum audio racks
Aluminum audio racks are made of lightweight yet durable polished aluminum sheets. They are commonly made with tempered glass shelves (for a modern look). However, most aluminum audio racks have limited weight capacity of less than 100 pounds, depending on the number of shelves included.
Steel audio racks
Steel audio racks are made with heavy gauge steel frames and fiberboard shelves. They can be coated in silver or black for a polished look to match the audio equipment.
Choosing Audio Racks (Buying tips)
Steel tubing. If you have a serious music collection, choose an audio rack made of heavy-duty steel tubing around 39 millimeters in diameter that can support over 250 pounds or more of audio equipment.
Back panels. To keep the wires and cables of your audio equipment organized and hidden from sight, look for an audio rack with holes in the back panels.
Capacity. To fit your amplifiers, choose an audio rack with six shelves or more. If your audio equipment are heavy and bulky, look for a heavy-duty audio rack with a weight capacity of over 200 pounds.