After many years of searching for audio perfection, I became frustrated with poor sounding stands. I am a true audio tweaker with over 30 years in this maddening hobby. We all have tried metal, glass, granite and plastic stands but they all have negatives. I have experimented with many different woods, but none had the same effect as using massive maple legs and rails which transfer unwanted vibration to earth. Maple shelves/tops have a very nice sound but tuned granite shelves/tops sitting on the maple frame and underlayment have a slightly different sound. Some components sound better with maple shelves/tops and some with the tuned granite shelves/tops. As you can see in the pictures, the shelves/tops are interchangeable giving you the flexibility to swap the shelves/tops to tweak the sound for your components. Try each and choose which works for you.
The component cabinet up for sale is new, the size of the top is 21" x 27", the lower shelves are 19" deep and 19.5' wide. Space between the lower shelf and the middle shelf is 11", space between the middle shelf and the top is 9.5". This is perfect for source components, preamps and dacs. Total height is 33" and is finished with a cherry stain (touch of red) with 4 coats of satin lacquer finish. This component cabinet weighs almost 170 pounds with granite, less with wood tops, very strong with no movement, so your turntable will be on solid ground, so to speak. I have matching amp stands (19x19 - $500) or those with large amps (24x28 - $900), please see my other listing.
And now to the limits, I will not ship this cabinet, I can and have a crate but choose not to at this time. Others on this site have chosen to weaken the structure of their stands because shipping has been a major factor in their design. Screws being the strength of their joints, screwing into the end grain of their shelves, metal reinforcement's to help hold their joints together, WOW. One tin smith even states that all wood joints are inferior to screws. No short cuts were ever considered to lighten the cabinet and no assembly will be needed, those types of furniture are sold in discount stores. I am willing to deliver around 300+ miles of Chicago area after express checkout or better if you want to pick up the cabinet you can take a look before you purchase. While this component cabinet is new, it is sold as is after your satisfactory inspection. Please email through Agon for all your questions.