The Situation: Time to Upgrade
When something works well and fulfills our expectations, it can be difficult to part with. But there often comes a time when it’s better to investigate more up-to-date options. So it was with a family in Pennsylvania who had been thoroughly enjoying their TV set—for 25 years—until they got the itch to find out what’s new. The family did what thousands have done, they turned to World Wide Stereo (Montgomeryville, PA and Ardmore, PA) the company that has been “…bringing the world’s finest consumer electronics together in one place” since 1979.
World Wide Stereo, whose motto is “Do well by doing good…and never put a fake gorilla on the street,” also did what thousands upon thousands of others have done over the past 25 years—they turned to Salamander Designs to provide a foundation for an exciting renovation.
Read the original story on the World Wide Stereo website.
The Itch to Switch
After thoughtful fact-finding conversations with the suburban Philadelphia family, system designer Chad Snedaker (who coincidentally started his career with World Wide 25 years ago—there seems to be a pattern here) learned three crucial facts among other details. The family had decided to upgrade their 25-year-old set but wanted to retain full use of their extensive optical media library. Second, they very much enjoyed audio and had a significant collection of vinyl. Finally, they wanted a TV that could handle it all: watching football with friends, streaming video, family movie nights and catching up on favorite shows.
Salamander Designs at the Foundation of Family Fun
For the beautiful but functional foundation, World Wide selected a custom designed Salamander Chameleon Triple 339 Elba cabinet. At World Wide’s request, Salamander collaborated with one of their many partners, Leon Speakers, the home of “picture perfect sound,” and a Leon soundbar was built into the cabinet which also housed all of the equipment. Custom design and collaborative solutions are the mainstay at Salamander, as are the superior customer service and legendary Lifetime Warranty.
Because of the relatively bright ambient light in the family room, Snedaker recommended a Samsung QN65Q9FNA 65” QLED TV which can be enjoyed in many different lighting environments. For rich audio enjoyment, they installed a Bowers & Wilkins ASW610 600 Series 10-inch subwoofer and a pair of Bowers & Wilkins M-1 Satellite Speakers for the rear surrounds. To complete this home theater system, they added an Integra DRX-2.1 7.2-channel AV receiver.
Rounding out the remake, Snedaker specified Sonos CONNECT, a Sony Blu-ray player and Panamax power line conditioner.
The frosting in the cake, so to speak, is the turntable. Thanks to Salamander’s innovative design technology, it was possible to install the platter spinner where it would be quietly out of sight until called upon to perform. World Wide Stereo upgraded the system to include a brand new Denon DP-300F automatic turntable and made it super easy to access. So now when the family is ready to turn off the TV and listen to their records, all they have to do is open the cabinet, slide out the shelf, and away they spin.
The Choice of Custom Professionals
Salamander Designs is proud to be part of this elegant and sophisticated update, with the ideal blend of classic nostalgia with modern technology. Salamander furniture is manufactured in the USA in a 100% solar-powered facility. So whether your project is an all-new initiative or an extensive retrofit, look to Salamander for the foundation.