I upgraded my existing AV swing rack to this 18u model. It is mounted in our pantry to keep a tidy living room & controlled via IR relay. This way I only need to run one HDMI cable through wall from receiver to TV. Pros: Common problem with swing racks is they tend to sag when opening door. This one is sturdy & does a much better job but I still have to lift door slightly when closing. There are no hinges per se, just spring loaded pins on each side. My receiver is 40lbs alone & these pins aren't made for such weight & have a little play in them. I do like the 1" door clearance off floor though, no drag marks & helps preserve our tile! Cons: The spring loaded release pins have no slot to poke through on the side of the rack so your only option to unlock the gate is to reach around from behind, between your equipment & the side of the rack. It's a tight fit especially if you have components racked in those U's along with fat fingers. Avoid mounting deep equipment in the top or bottom of rack or the back of these components will strike the reinforced angled corners & prevent you from opening. All & all it's a very sturdy rack & especially hard to beat at this price point.