Casata Media Stand
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Casata Media Stand by BDI
designed by Cristian Wicha
At A Glance:
Casata's clean, horizontal design creates the perfect balance. Contrasting with the rich wood top and sides, the recessed grey tinted IR (infared compatible) glass cabinet conceals DVD players and video game consoles and keeps them remote control accessible. The Casata TV stand by BDI features adjustable shelves with flow-through ventilation, soft-close doors, hidden wheels, and removable back panels for easy access to components and connections.
The Casata Media Stand's top shelf holds up to 150 lbs (120 lbs for the Triple-Wide Low model), 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 TV stand.
What's To Like:
BDI packs so many great features into the Casata 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? Casata 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:
Casata 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 stand has a multitude of features built in. It's the cream of the crop.
- Three configurations to choose from
Triple-Wide Tall is 65" W x 27" H x 19" D; use with up to 60" flat panel TV
Triple-Wide Low is 66.25" W x 18.25" H x 23" D; use with up to 62" flat panel or rear projection TV
Triple-Wide with Drawer is 72.25" W x 21.5" H x 23" D; use with up to 70" flat panel or rear projection TV
- 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 shelves 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 Casata Media Stand. Back panel can also be left off to accommodate larger consoles
|TV Mount Option
The Casata Media Stand Triple-Wide with Drawer 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 Casata Media Stand is also known by the following manufacturer Item Numbers: 2823, 8627, 8629-2.
Materials & Measurements
Natural wood veneers with IR (infared) compatible glass to allow remote control acces
Triple-wide Console with Speaker Shelf
Top shelf capacity: 150 pounds
Weight: 187 pounds
Triple-wide Low Cabinet
Top shelf capacity: 120 pounds
Weight: 154 pounds
Triple-wide Cabinet with Drawer and Speaker Shelf
Top shelf capacity: 150 pounds
Weight: 187 pounds
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.
Although his designs are inspired by the works of mid-century modern masters, Cristian's designs are clearly 21st century. Cristian looks at furniture design as an extension of the sculptor's art. A perspective that is reflected in his designs which always tend to push the limits of conventional thought.
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- Good Craftsmanship
- Ir Glass
- A Bit Shallow
- Large Rooms
- Medium Rooms
Comments about BDI Casata Media Stand:
comes basically fully assembled, only need to insert vented back panels. I was disappointed BDI does not offer a back panel with integral temp sensor and fans. Their main competitor, Salamander Designs offers this upgrade for most models. Also, options for wire management are minimal unless handled exterior of the unit.
Turns out this doesnt matter for me anyway, because this unit is not deep enough to house my Yamaha Aventage RX-A1000 and associated wire connections on the back. beware of the measurements on this unit, its not very deep.
The adjustable shelving system includes bushings on the mount screws, which cuts down rattle. there are 6 adjustable shelving positions, but only 5 are useful. the hinge for the IR panel doors do not allow the top-most shelf position to be used. This is an engineering oversight. Poor design.
overall, i'm happy with it. i prefer simple designs that have versatile utility.
- I Am A:
- Single Male
Shipping & Delivery
All BDI products ship for free within 48-72 hours from the time of purchase.
For all BDI products under $1000, Front Door Delivery is included for free in your purchase. In home delivery is available for a $59 upcharge. For items over $1000 that tend to be larger and heavier, we automatically upgrade you to In Home Delivery - for free - in an effort to make your life easier.
For additional information, please see our shipping and delivery policies page.
- Triple-Wide Tall: 207 lbs.
- Triple-Wide Low: 183 lbs.
- Triple-Wide with Drawer: 215 lbs.
- Triple-Wide Tall: 68" l x 22" w x 30" h
- Triple-Wide Low: 69" l x 26" w x 20" h
- Triple-Wide with Drawer: 75" l x 26" w x 24" h
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Q:How much does each entertainment center in the Casata series weigh?Asked on 1/26/2011 by Anonymous
A:Triple-Wide Tall: 187 lbs.
Triple-Wide Low: 154 lbs.
Triple-Wide with Drawer: 187 lbs.Answered on 1/27/2011 by Mark from Smartfurniture.com
Q:What size televisions can I use with the Casata series?Asked on 11/1/2010 by anonymous
A:Triple-Wide Tall: up to 60" flat panel TV
Triple-Wide Low: up to 62" flat panel or rear projection TV
Triple-Wide with Drawer: up to 70" flat panel or rear projection TVAnswered on 11/1/2010 by Gil from Smart Furniture
BDI home theater furniture is warranted for 3 years from the date of purchase.