We've now considered most of the core elements of a good audio rack, so let's take a quick look at some extra features that can add to your comfort or aesthetic.
Record and DVD Racks
For the most part, CDs and records have all vanished from modern society. Which makes them all the more valuable to those of us who have large collections of them. Despite the fact that we probably haven't used them in a while, CDs and records offer a distinct aesthetic appeal to any audio or A/V room.
Being able to array your collection in a symmetrical way, using your racks
Every audio or A/V room comes with a number of floating, miscellaneous items that, when not stored properly, make your room look disorganized and chaotic. Purchasing an audio rack with drawers is a firm step in the right direction if you intend to preserve peace of mind and maintain the aesthetic of your room.
Cable Management Ports
Cable management was touched on from a safety perspective in our earlier section on children but deserves its own brief discussion when it comes to aesthetics. Having multiple components, inevitably means having multiple cables running back and forth.
Audio receivers, for example, have one or two cables running between themselves and each speaker they connect to. That's not including power cables, connections to DVD players and cables running to other audio devices.
As you can probably tell, there's likely to be a plethora of cables accompanying your audio or A/V set up, so having the ability to manage them matters. It's easy for cables to become incredibly unruly and detract from the aesthetic of your room, not to mention the possibility of them generating feedback when crossed.
Cable management ports in an audio rack are essential if you're hoping to minimize your stress and keep your room free of clutter. Cable management also goes a long way to preventing trips and falls due to unruly cables, so we strongly recommend them if you have older people sharing your home.