Revo Home Theater Cabinet by BDI
designed by Louis Lara
At A Glance:
The home theater is given a new shape with the curved lines of the uniquely engineered Revo collection. Revo 9981 is a double-wide elliptical cabinet with two lower glass doors. The integrated swivel base has three adjustable settings - rotating 360 degrees, swiveling 30 degrees for corners, or secured in place, allowing you to watch your movie from anywhere in the room. Included is an optional lock to secure it in position if desired.
The Revo TV Stand's top shelf holds up to 150 lbs, and the interior shelves provide more than enough strength for your components, unless you plan on keeping buckets of sand inside. If you do, please take a picture so we can all enjoy the sight of half a beach in a TV stand.
Recommended TV size of up to a 52" flat panel TV.
What's To Like:
This TV stand is wide, curved so it'll easily work in a corner, and rotates to provide you with the best viewing angle possible whenever you want. Plus Revo's got IR-friendly glass so you'll never need to open the doors to change channels or skip scenes on a DVD.
What's Not to Like:
While the Revo TV Stand does so many things well, it's an expensive solution. We think it's worth the money, with its superb functionality and good looks - but it's still pricey.
The Bottom Line:
The Revo Home Theater Cabinet is an oval, rotating media cabinet that is well-suited for any corner of your home, and gives you both concealed component storage and a great view of the program you're watching.
The BDI Revo Home Theater Cabinet is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: 9981.
Materials & Measurements
Natural wood veneer with satin stainless steel base. Cabinet fronts contain IR friendly tempered glass.
Overall: 26" h x 54" w x 24" d
Weight: 193 pounds
Removable Back Panel
This home theater cabinet is innovatively engineered in a unique way so that the back can be removed effortlessly for easy access to components and connections. Need to accommodate a very deep component? The back panel can be left off the cabinet without sacrificing any structural rigidity, allowing the component to extend from the back as needed.
This TV stand features the finest quality materials and finishes. Sturdy construction and steel or interlocking-panel supports provide a strong foundation for your home theater. Additionally, BDI specifies only the finest European-style hardware. Door handles and other metal details are beautifully finished. The unique soft-close hinges on most door assemblies are fully adjustable to ensure that doors hang evenly, swing smoothly and close gently.
The best place for a TV is sometimes the corner of the room, but common rectilinear TV stands may be too wide to effectively use the space. This BDI design is specifically engineered to be placed in a corner, maximizing your space with a minimal footprint.
All of BDI's furniture is designed with ease of use in mind. Grey tinted glass doors and windows keep components out of sight yet are compatible with the Infrared (IR) signals used by many remote controls.
BDI home theater furniture is engineered to keep the usual tangle of cables and connections neatly under control. This cabinet features removable back panels for easy access to the rear of components. Integrated routing channels provide space for speaker and TV cables to be neatly concealed.
Practically all of the glass used by BDI is tempered glass. Tempered glass is virtually shatterproof and four to five times stronger than standard glass. When used for shelves, tempered glass is strong enough to support the heaviest components and provides a high degree of durability.
Because components come in many shapes and sizes, This TV stand features shelves that can be adjusted to accommodate a wide range of systems. Shelves rest on unique steel shelf pins, which are rubber-padded to minimize vibration of components, and high-quality threaded inserts allow you to readjust shelf positioning as needed.
In order to perform at peak levels, your components not only need to look cool, they have to stay cool. This cabinet facilitates airflow through generous ventilation slots integrated into the bottom panel, wood shelves and removable back panels. Cooler air is drawn in from the bottom of the cabinet, while hot air is naturally expelled out the back.
About the Manufacturer
Thoughtful design; sleek lines; material quality that is without peer. Becker Designed Inc. was founded in 1984 by Bill Becker with the goal of making top-notch modern furniture design accessible to the public. They've succeeded. With the most functional, well-engineered, and attractively designed TV stands on the market, BDI has raised the bar to an impressive height. Features like flow-through ventilation, IR-friendly glass, integrated wheels, and removable back panels are just a few of the innovative ways BDI has discovered to make the TV stand that much better. 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.
DesignerLouis A. Lara
Louis designs with a sculptor's eye for form and detail. His designs have an innate sense of proportion and grace. The simplicity of his styling transcends fads and momentary trends to have a timeless appeal. Always refined, Louis' designs have a sculptural simplicity that is not only beautiful but functional.