Update, opinions wanted:
I've been looking for a stand to hold my Rogue Cronus Magnum, Jolida JD9 and Oppo 93 with my 60" Plasma on top. It needs to fit in a 24"high x 46" wide cutout shelf in a built in cabinet. Thought I found it when i bought the Sonax ny-9424 stand at Electronic Express for $99:https://www.corliving.com/ny-9424-us.html
It's nice looking and the display model felt very sturdy with substantial tempered glass shelves . The Electronic Express website says it has a maximum TV weight of 150lbs, plenty for my 83lb Plasma. Since my built in is already 24" high and the makeshift riser I'm using is 10 3/4", I wanted to assemble it with just one shelf instead of two to keep my TV at the same height . I called Sonax customer service and they said I could do that with no problem.
The Electronic Express site says it fits TV's up to 42" wide, the Sonax site says up to 50" TV's and Amazon says up to 52" TV's. I asked customer service if it could hold my 60" TV as long as it was under the weight limit and they said yes.
I started unpacking the stand last night (the tempered glass shelves are really heavy, a good sign) and found the instructions. First thing I see is a drawing of the stand with weight limits for each shelf. 85 lbs for the top shelf(not the 150 that Electronic Express said but still barely enough for my TV), and 50 lbs each for the bottom two shelves. That's a total of 185 lbs but elsewhere it says total weight capacity of 150 lbs.
My TV, amp, bdr and phono stage weigh a total of 153 lbs. I'm ticked about all the bad information I got that led to me buying it but like the stand and would still like to make it work.
Sonax customer service is closed today but I would appreciate a few opinions here. First, I'm guessing going over the 150 lb suggested limit by 3 pounds wouldn't be a big deal since the combined weight capacity the shelves is supposed to be 185?
More importantly, my plan was to assemble it with just two levels instead of 3 and put the TV obviously on top and the 50 lb amp, 10 lb bdr and 10 lb phono stage on the bottom. The bdr and stage would be stacked on the far left and the amp on the far right with 5-8 inches in between them. Is going 20 lbs over on the bottom shelf with 50 on the right and 20 on the left a bad idea or are these weight limits usually conservative? Will not having the top shelf on the rack make the bottom shelf able to hold more? Any ideas of something I could put under the bottom shelf so it could support more weight?
Sorry for the long post, any advice is really appreciated.