What a great stand, this was ideal for my Cambridge Azure Hi-Fi system, I used all 5 layers, if you only need 4 layers, then you just change to the smaller supplied struts. The black glass layer is made from toughened safety glass, it is accompanied by the high silver chrome struts, making this an ideal stand. I do recommend two people putting this together, mainly due to the weight and aligning the struts when assembling. The finished product would look great in any room, it's also very suitable for a TV stand/video/dvd etc system.
The only little niggle, is the so called "cabling management system",as mentioned in a previous review, it's just a very cheap black plastic cover and cable ties, I would have expected something to match the rest of quality of the stand. The glass does have stickers on them to let you know "which way up", luckly for me these easily came off.
Apart from that, I love this stand to bits, the price and quality in my opinion is well worth it, visitors to your house will go "wow" when they see the complete system, it really does look the part.