April 04, 2008
| by Arlen Schweiger
Media rooms are not all about mammoth tower loudspeakers these days. Many people want concealed speakers and elegant decor, now that they have nice wall-mounted flat-panel TVs that aren’t eyesores, and don’t hog as much space.
Furniture is becoming more and more important in the media/family rooms, as evidenced by OmniMount’s addition of not one, not two, but six new pieces to its Moda Collection of A/V furniture.
Here’s a rundown of the pieces:
- Vent 65—The slats aid in the cooling of A/V equipment, while a dark zebra finish highlights the natural grain of the real wood veneer. Adjustable shelves easily accommodate multiple components, and you can house up to 65-inch flat panels and 73-inch DLPs. $899.95.
- Silhouette 65—Also features soft-close hinges and a generous speaker cloth-covered space for concealing center-channel speakers. The architecturally-inspired wood slat doors help cool the A/V gear stored inside, and it features the dark zebra finish. Accommodates up to 65-inch flat panels and 73-inch DLPs. $999.95.
- Silhouette 48—Shaped to fit in corners, features brushed stainless steal legs to accent its dark zebra wood finish. Has a generous speaker cloth-covered space for concealing center channels. Holds up to 50-inch flat panels and DLPs. $799.95.
- Echo 63—Simple in design and offers a completely unobstructed view to showcase audio and video accessories. Clean lines and a dark espresso finish, with indented channel lines the back of the furniture, allowing A/V cables to tuck out of sight. Accommodates up to 63-inch flat panels and 65-inch DLPs. $249.95.
- Echo 50—Like the Echo 63 in being ideal for minimalists and provides a simple, unobstructed view of A/V gear. Accommodates up to 50-inch flat panels and DLPs. $199.95.
- Echo A3—Able to work as a standalone piece or companion to the Echo 50 or 63, this three-shelf tower is available in espresso. $249.95.
Now all you have to do is figure out what’s best for your room—your wife will be grateful if you can hide the center speaker too.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.