I took a leap of faith with this desk as being in the U.K I was reliant only on the limited reviews found on the net.
I needn't have worried the desk is wonderful quality with some nice premium finishing touches. Solid oak bevelled edging to the desk top and monitor stands.
Functionally it swallowed all my regular 19" racks and the fit is snug as it should be. If you are having to mount a shelf for 9.5"units I found it best to place these on the bottom so the thickness of the shelf does not interfere with the overall size of the cavity.
Access from the back is really well thought out as is the cable management.
My midi keyboard is an 88 key Fatar and heavy. The shelf is supported to the floor and runs inside the main outer legs. It is on a guide rail and roller feet. There is therefore no worries over the weight of even very heavy midi controllers.
If there is one feature I wish the desk had that would be some method to mount two pairs of monitors side by side. I have standard nearfields but also like to run separate bookshelf hi-fi speakers as a double check. I can fit the bookshelf speakers on the bridge but they sit forward of the main monitors which may add an unneeded reflection.
The desk is delivered in 3 flat pack packing boxes constructed of particle board/Cardboard. The boxes are wide and I needed to unpack the pieces on my driveway, fortunately it wasn't raining. The parts are packed very nicely and there was no transit scratching of any of the parts. You will have no trouble taking any of the parts up a home stairwell, mine is quite narrow with a turn a the top and carting everything up was no problem.
My home project studio is now a very nice place to be and I am glad I finally made the investment in a dedicated production desk
This is a very high quality product. It is large, but easy to build and I managed to put it together alone although it would have been easier with two people. There was always only every one way to put the pieces together so there was never any question of guessing which way to join the separate pieces.
My only quibble is that as I have 2 27 inch monitors I am unable to use the speaker stand on the top shelf as they are obscured by the width of the monitors. I asked Thomann support before purchasing and they advised me (very quickly) this was the case so I knew this before purchasing.
The keyboard shelf is great and fully supports a 88 key master keyboard.
Delivery was only to the roadside due to the size and weight of the three packages, so hope that it is not raining when you take delivery ;-)
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