As we've begun building our latest Majestic, the Majestic EX, it is time to update this popular comparison with the Novia 8429. Review the chart below for some big differences. For starters, the Majestic EX is primarily real wood and made in the USA while the BDI Novia 8429-2 is veneer on MDF and made in China.
Majestic EX (Rose on Cherry)
|Overall Dimensions||70" W x 22" H x 22" D||74" W x 23" H x 22" D|
|Country of Origin||USA||China|
|Materials||Solid sustainably-logged local Pennsylvania Hardwood (no MDF or particleboard veneer)||Cherry veneer on MDF (Don't be fooled by misleading language like "real wood construction")|
|Side Enclosures||19-3/4" W x 17-1/4" H x 20-1/4" D||17-3.4" W x 16-1/4" H x 19-1/4" D|
|Center Speaker (in drawer)||25-1/2" W x 7-3/4" H x 14" D||24-3/4" W x 7" H x 14-1/4" D|
|Center Speaker (no drawer)||27-1/2" W x 8-3/4" H x 21" D||26-3/4" W x 8.5" H x 16-1/2" D|
|Material||Lumber-banded veneer-core plywood (1/2")||MDF veneer (1/2")|
|Weight Capacity||60 lbs||50 lbs|
|Shelf Positions (32 MM spacing)||9||5|
|Concealed Speaker Compartment||Yes||Yes|
|Active Ventilation||Temperature-controlled quiet fans available||No|
|IR-Friendly Door Glass||Yes||Yes|
|Removable Back Panels||Yes||Yes|
|Back panel behind speaker drawer removable so rear-ported speakers can breathe||Yes||No|
|House gear in space below speaker shelf||No||Yes|
|Infinite Divider Placement||Yes||No|
|Store Media Vertically to Max Storage||Yes||No|
|Choice of Door Glass||Yes - Clear or Tinted||No - Tinted Only|
|Choice of Decorative Hardware||Yes (Black or Brushed Nickel)||No|
|Choice of Woods||
Solid American Ash
Solid American Cherry
Solid American Walnut
|No - just Cherry veneer on MDF|
|Choice of Finishes||Black (Ash)
|Natural Stained Cherry
|Optional Full Grill When Drawer Removed||Yes||No|
|Optional wood door panels||Yes||No|
|Optional door fabric grill panels||Yes||No|
|Optional additional adjustable shelves||Yes||No|
|Optional use of top drawer to store media||Yes - wood panel and dividers included||No|
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