We’ve now looked at most of the core elements of a good audio rack. So let’s look at some additional features that can improve your comfort or aesthetics.
Recording and DVD shelves
CDs and vinyl have largely disappeared from modern society. They are all the more valuable for those of us who have large collections of them. Although we probably haven’t used them in a while, CDs and vinyl add a distinct aesthetic to any audio or A/V space.
Arrange your collection symmetrically using your shelves
In any audio or A/V room there are a number of floating objects that, if not stored properly, can make your space look disorganized and chaotic. Purchasing an audio rack with drawers is an important step in the right direction if you want to ensure your space’s security and preserve your space’s aesthetics.
Cable management ports
Cable management was covered in our previous section on kids for safety reasons, but deserves a brief discussion of its own for aesthetic reasons. With multiple components, multiple cables must inevitably run back and forth.
For example, audio receivers have a cable or two running between them and each speaker to which they are connected. This does not apply to power cables, connections to DVD players and cables to other audio equipment.
As you probably know, there are likely to be a variety of cables that accompany your audio or A/V setup. That’s why it’s important that you can manage them. Cables can easily get jittery and spoil the aesthetics of your space, not to mention the possibility of them creating feedback as you cross them.
Cable management ports in an audio rack are essential if you want to minimize stress and keep your space organized. Cable management also makes a significant contribution to avoiding trip hazards and falls caused by unwieldy cables. We therefore strongly recommend them if elderly people live in your home.