Cirrus Entertainment Center by BDI
designed by Matthew Weatherly
At A Glance:
Cirrus is a low profile TV stand and media center with sliding wood-framed doors that conceal two compartments for media players and video game consoles. The adjustable center shelf is the ideal space for a speaker or additional consoles. Hidden wheels allow the system to be moved away from the wall, even when fully loaded, and removable back panels provide easy access to cables and connections.
The Cirrus Entertainment Center's top shelf holds up to 200 lb, and the interior shelves provide more than enough strength for your consoles, unless you plan on stacking gold bricks inside. If you do, please take a picture so we can all enjoy the sight of massive amounts of gold in a media console.
Recommended for up to 73" flatscreen televisions.
What's To Like:
BDI packs so many great features into the Cirrus Entertainment Center that it's hard to know where to start. The cabinet is supremely well-ventilated, has a great cable-management system to clean up the mess, and infrared glass door panels let you keep your expensive consoles hidden away yet still usable. Oh, and you know how hard it is to move heavy entertainment centers? Cirrus is a snap to move away from the wall with built-in, hidden wheels that don't detract from the look.
What's Not to Like:
It may not be possible to dislike any of the functionality of this media console. That leaves its price, which isn't cheap. But, while the price is high, it's certainly no higher than it should be for a well-designed entertainment center with so many features.
The Bottom Line:
Cirrus is the perfect example of what engineers and home theater aficionados talk about around the water cooler. It's a premier enclosed cabinet system - the culmination of years of studying the most demanding home theater systems. This media console has a multitude of features built in. It's the cream of the crop.
- Hidden wheels
Allow the entire system to be rolled away to access cables and connections
- Cable management
Integrated wire management features conceal wires for a clean appearance
- Integrated levelers
Leg assembly features easily adjustable levelers to accommodate uneven floors
- Adjustable shelves
Make it easy to accommodate consoles of different sizes
- Flow-through ventilation
Shelves and cabinets feature ventilating slots to help keep media console units cool (and prolong their life)
- Tempered, IR glass
BDI glass doors are virtually shatterproof, and they are compatible with the IR (Infrared) signals used by many remote controls, meaning your media consoles can stay hidden and still be fully functional
- Removable back panel
Makes it easy to adjust cords in the back of your Cirrus media center. Back panel can also be left off to accommodate larger consoles
|TV Mount Option
The Cirrus Entertainment Center accommodates the optional Arena TV Mount. With simple hardware, the Arena TV Mount securely fastens your flatscreen TV to your entertainment center. Arena is the perfect alternative to wall mounting your television and features a swiveling mounting bracket.
Recommended for 40"-65" flatscreen televisions.
The BDI Cirrus Entertainment Center is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 8157.
Materials & Measurements
| Materials: |
Natural wood veneer with satin stainless steel base. Cabinet fronts contain IR friendly tempered glass.
Overall:19" h x 65" w x 20" d
Shelf A dimensions: 13.75" h x 25.75" w x 15.5" d
Shelf B dimensions: 13.75" h x 18" w x 18.25" d
Top shelf: 200 pounds
Shelf A (adjustable): 50 pounds
Shelf A (bottom): 75 pounds
Shelf B (adjustable): 50 pounds
Shelf B (bottom): 75 pounds
About the Manufacturer
|Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. Today, BDI is best know for its home entertainment systems, but it has also applied its vision and craftsmanship in its lines of tables, shelving, and mirrors. BDI is located in Chantilly, Virginia. |
DesignThe BDI Cirrus Media Console 8157 provides the sleek and sophisticated look that will set your home theater apart. Created by Matthew Weatherly, the console features a unique design that incorporates two sliding wood-framed doors. The doors conceal two side compartments that are the ideal locations for control boxes for your entertainment center. The doors come with grey-tinted tempered glass that is IR friendly and allows your remote control signals to reach their corresponding component.
Switching out equipment and adjusting the wires on your components is easy with the BDI Cirrus Media Console 8157. The back panel is completely removable and makes updating your home theater a simple and painless process. Once the panel is reinstalled, concerns over equipment damage by overheating will be forgotten due to the flow-through ventilation slots incorporated into the back panel.
When deciding where to place the multiple control boxes for all of your components in your BDI Cirrus Media Console, the decision is made simpler with the adjustable shelves. Pull them out and place them back in according to the specific needs of your home theater. They are easily customized to your fit your unique system.
The center section of the cabinet was specifically designed to hold your center channel speaker. Similar to the outside cabinets, the center section comes with an adjustable shelf. This gives you the freedom to personalize the cabinet for the exact components you've chosen for your home theater.
When you put together a home theater, you want to have the very best in quality. Designed to be a lasting piece of furniture in your home, the media console is as strong as it is stylish and will hold a television up to 73". No need to feel locked into searching for a smaller screen television when you have a console that is capable of supporting the weight of one of the larger models.
When the decision is made to introduce a home theater to your home, it's more than just buying a big television. You want to create an experience that you can share with your family and friends for years to come. Invite everyone over for an evening of fun that features a great entertainment set up hosted by the BDI Cirrus Media Console. Available in natural stained cherry and espresso stained oak, the stylish and sophisticated design is one that will never look out of date.