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BDI Avion 8529


$1,999.00

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Slide-out middle drawer for concealing center channel. Built-in cable management. Concealed wheels for maneuvering the cabinet while full.

The Cons:Expensive.

The BDI Avion 8529 is a home-theater cabinet designed to neatly, and stylishly house your home-theater components, speakers, cables, and television. While it may look like a simple piece of furniture it has a lot of features designed specifically for home theater use.

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Product Shot 2 It is designed to hold up to a 70" flat panel or rear-projection television with the top-shelf measuring 77" across and able to support up to 200 lbs.

Features

  • ventilation: flow-through ventilation slots are machined into the shelves and the back panel to ensure proper air-circulation to keep components cool
  • hidden wheels: there are concealed wheels that allow you to maneuver the cabinet while fully loaded
  • wire management: sliding back panels, grommets in the top shelf, and an inset center vertical panel
  • can hide your center channel and/or side speakers inside center drawer or side shelves
  • optional flat panel TV mount that can attach to the back of the cabinet

The 8529 model is the largest in the BDI Avion line, and there are several other sizes and options available. The BDI Avion 8529 has an MSRP of $1999 but can be found for several hundred dollars less.

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Pros
  • 5

    Slide-out middle drawer for concealing center channel

  • 5

    Built-in cable management

  • 5

    Concealed wheels for maneuvering the cabinet while full

  • 3

    There's an optional adjustable plasma mount (8540-1 $499)

  • 3

    Nice looking piece of furniture while serving its purpose

  • 1

    concealed center channel speaker drawer

  • 1

    Shelves and walls have slots for good airflow for hotter components.

Cons
  • 3

    Expensive

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cdpage: #bdi_avion_8529

First saw this at Casa Life in Toronto,

But the price was a bit much for me at the time, so I Design one built it myself in a similar fashion.

If you have the money, these are Well Built. and Well thought out.

Airflow and cable management is all there for those with lots of gear.

The Espresso colour was what they had on the floor there too... Very nice. not sure if the other colour they had works with as many modern docors these days.

 

Apr 23, 10
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mjstonez
mjstonez: #bdi_avion_8529 I bought one of these a couple months ago from http://www.dynamichomedecor.com and I could not be happier with it. The build quality is outstanding and the ventilation for my equipment is top notch! My receiver runs nice and cool inside and my wife likes the fact that the center channel speaker is hidden away.... Nov 28, 07
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Erik
Erik: #bdi_avion_8529 I saw the Espresso version at a furniture store in Toronto this weekend, and it's very nice. The fold-out center channel drawer is a nice feature. If style is important to you in your home theater, then consider this cabinet. Nov 5, 07
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Erik
Erik: #bdi_avion_8529 If you're spending big bucks (5-10K+) on a home theater, it only makes sense to get a good piece of furniture to house it all. The Avion line (and a lot of the BDI products) have a lot of good features while maintaining a nice look. Worth consideration... Sep 13, 07
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