Category Archives: Audiophiles

Elevating The Furniture Experience – Audiophiles

Elevating Performance

Salamander High Performance AV FurnitureOur professional grade products are engineered to enhance the AV experience,  designed to integrate seamlessly with the latest technology, and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. Audiophiles will appreciate the way our heavy weight cabinets and racks reduce resonance and offer sturdy support for equipment.

Archetype neoprene gasketsWe’re obsessed with attention to detail, like the Neoprene rubber gaskets we selected for Archetype audio and amplifier stands. We decided on 80 durometer hardness for a perfect balance of strength and vibration damping, to help improve sonic performance by isolating components from vibration. To keep components from overheating, our open architecture products enable natural venting, and active cooling is an option with enclosed cabinets. View the wide variety of accessories we offer to help elevate your audio/AV experience, and provide a highly customizable furniture solution to meet your exact needs.

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Elevating Choice & Style

Archetype open architecture audio standsBased on your individual system needs and style preferences, choose from an extensive product range of furniture configurations and applications that support audio components. Whether a fan of open architecture shelving systems, or handsome cabinets built on an aluminum chassis with real hardwoods and rich finishes, Salamander has the perfect solution for you.

  • Pro Audio Solutions – Synergy is a fully modular system with a virtually limitless number of configurations, and extensive choice of accessories. Chameleon is all about style, with sophisticated designs to fit almost any decor. Styles range from contemporary to traditional, each available in up to 20 configurations.
  • Open Racks & Stands – The open architecture of our Archetype and Synergy stands are perfect for showing off your gear, allow easy access to componenets and provide great airflow.
  • Pro Audio Accessories – Allow you to further enhance cabinet functionality and performance … and add 19″ Pro Audio Rack mount componnets to most Salamander cabinets.

Elevating Comfort

Salamander Alex Media SeatingThe right seating can truly enhance your audio listening enjoyment. Take the Alex, by Salamander Designs. The low seat back enables a full surround sound experience, making it the perfect audiophile listening chair. Each of our custom entertainment chairs is constructed with the highest degree of strength, style and support. View Alex and other premium seating collections, and try our Custom Seating Configurator.

Questions? Contact us … and our customer experience staff will be happy to help you.

Salamander By the Numbers: 80 Durometer

Archetype neoprene gasketsThe neoprene gaskets we use in our Archetype audio and amplifier stands are 80 durometer hardness. Neoprene, a man-made rubber, is available in soft to firm hardness. We tested several varieties to find the perfect balance of structural strength and vibration damping, because we’re as obsessed with audio as the most ardent audiophiles are. And that obsession drives us to design and build the best AV furniture available…stylish furniture  engineered to enhance the performance of your electronics.

Audiophiles will love Archetype, an innovative, infinitely adjustable modular shelving system that’s available in three attractive hardwoods (Cherry, Maple, Walnut) or Matte Black Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) panel.

  • Enhances sonic performance by isolating A/V components from vibration
  • Flexibility of infinite vertical adjustment
  • Open architecture means superior component venting and simple cable management
  • Modular, stackable concept allows easy adjustment and retrofitting as needs change
  • Accessories provide additional storage options and functionality

Salamander Archetype shelving system

Built in the USA, quick-ships from our Connecticut factory with a lifetime warranty. Learn more about Archetype here. Locate a Salamander dealer near you here.

Customer Experience Spotlight: Synergy 703 Audio Tower

We love getting feedback from our customers! It’s one of the keys to our innovation process, since the more we learn what people like and dislike about our products, the more we can develop new audio visual furniture products that meet the needs of AV enthusiasts. And the more we learn about the end-to-end customer experience, the more we can look for ways to improve that experience.

With that backdrop we wanted to pass along this kind note Sal recently received from a customer named Duane, who wanted to share his experience after purchasing and assembling a Synergy 703 Audio Tower. We trust that Duane is sitting comfortably in his man cave right now, enjoying good music, good wine, and a happy retirement!

When my wife and left our California home after many decades to move to a retirement community in Scottsdale, AZ, I brought with me my old stereo equipment: turntable, cassette player, CD player, tuner, and JBL Studio Monitor speakers. My wife outfitted my ‘man cave’ with good Ethan Allen furniture so I started a search for a cabinet for my equipment, but most of the things I saw were cheap or glass/chrome, etc., and not up to the other furnishings. Someone tipped me off that if I wanted top of the line I should check out Salamander Designs, which I did. I found your local dealer, Dedicated Audio, LLC here in Scottsdale and called them. A most friendly and competent salesman, Matt Wyatt, took my call and order over the phone. To save shipping expense he thought I’d like to assemble the cabinet. Normally I’d decline but the money made the decision for me.

I charged the $1,835 and waited only a couple of weeks before the two boxes arrived, weighing 200+ pounds. I’m ‘retired’ and decided that Matt’s comments of “a couple of hours to assemble” might apply to a more handy, younger man than I … and what the hell, I’m supposed to be retired so I decided to take my time. I did just that! Think two weeks.

Salamander Synergy Audio Rack customer project Feb 2015

I was impressed with the quality of the materials and the excellent and clear assembly instructions. I got to the last step and realized I didn’t have the top four bolts to secure the top piece. I called your factory rather than the dealer and talked to Joe. He couldn’t have been nicer and somehow we established that we both had a Syracuse, NY connection. Central New York folks take care of each other! Anyway, Joe said that he’d send the missing bolts via 2nd Day Air. Would you call that SERVICE? Got them and finished the job, and here’s the proof:

I normally wouldn’t take the time to write such a wordy note, but I was impressed with your “Dear Valued Customer” card that came with the bolts. I spent my working life in sales/marketing so I respect good operations when I experience them. You have an excellent distributor in Dedicated Audio and you sound like a helluva executive of a quality company.

If you ever get out to Great Scottsdale, give me a call and come by and listen to my stereo while I pour you a glass of wine and thank you and your company in person.
~ Duane W.


Read other Salamander stories that have been shared here, and share your own. Haven’t experienced the Salamander Difference yet?  Visit a local Salamander dealer and start writing your story today …

Some details on the Synergy 703 Audio Tower:

  • Snap-on hinges fully extend doors, remove easily for better in-cabinet access
  • Doors have soft-close dampeners
  • Solid wood door frames with perforated steel panels permit IR signals, add ventilation, mask speakers
  • Infinitely adjustable shelves
  • Anodized aluminum support skeleton
  • Removable rear panels permit easy access to components and wiring
  • Heavy-duty, non-marking, leveling feet
  • Various accessories allow for great design flexiblity
  • Lifetime warranty