Elevating The Furniture Experience – AV Dealers

For six years running, Salamander has led the furniture category in the CE Pro 100, with more leading CE dealers and integrators choosing to partner with us than any other AV furniture brand.

Elevating Custom

Salamander custom seating configurator Our premium media cabinets and seating offer nearly unlimited customization options, so your customers can have  furniture that fits their exact needs and style preferences. And our Custom Configurators offer a quick and simple Design Your Own process.

Elevating Quality

Lifetime guaranteeNobody builds furniture like we do. The finest materials and cutting-edge constuction methods are utilized to achieve a perfect balance of function, durability, comfort and style. All of our USA made, built-to-order furniture is backed by a lifetime guarantee.

Elevating Service

Salamander serviceA dedicated service team is eager to help you find the right solutions for your customers. Experienced, local sales reps offer additional training and support. Swatches, brochures, signage and generous  demo discounts are offered to support your sales process.

Elevating Value

Furniture is an important category, often overlooked by AV dealers. By offering Salamander furniture, you’ll be providing your customers with a more complete range of solutions, while expanding opportunities to grow your business and bottom line. Find out more information, and how to Partner With Us!

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.

Download or request a printed brochure of any Salamander products. Find the nearest dealer showroom here.

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.

Elevating The Furniture Experience – Media Cabinets & Entertainment Seating

Elevating Style

Chameleon Collection AV CabinetThe Chameleon Collection of AV cabinets offers an evocative selection of sophisticated designs and decorator styles – including deep textured options – to enhance any decor. These customizable media consoles confidently express the fusion of art and technology. View the entire collection.

Download or request a printed brochure of any Salamander products. Find the nearest dealer showroom here.

Elevating Choice

Synergy System cabinetSynergy System takes the concept of customization to the highest level. This fully modular system allows you to define an attractive, highly personalized piece of furniture that can handle any combination of electronic gear and technology. See all Synergy cabinets and design your own solution with our DYO Synergy Configurator.

Elevating Comfort

Premium Talia Theater SeatingEntertainment seating is a critical element for any media room. Each of our custom home theater chairs is constructed with the highest degree of strength, style and support. Superior ergonomic engineering and luxurious covering options ensure optimal comfort throughout the longest double feature. See all premium seating collections and try our Custom Seating Configurator.

Elevating Performance

Salamander High Performance AV FurnitureOur professional grade products are engineered to enhance the AV experience, and designed to integrate seamlessly with the latest technology. Custom seating offers fully-adjustable, quiet, wall-away motorized reclining mechanisms. At the heart of each custom cabinet is a unique aluminum chassis that provides a strong and flexible furniture platform. From active cooling to IR repeaters, cable management to multi-media storage and much more, you’ll love the way our furniture performs. See the wide variety of accessories we offer.

Elevating Value 

AV Basics by Salamander DesignsIntroducing AV Basics by Salamander. This stylish, high-quality line of media cabinets and chairs provides an alternative price point to our premium, highly customizable furniture. Thoughtfully designed and packed with performance-enhancing features, AV Basics arrives at your door fully assembled. View the entire line of consoles and home theater seating.

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

Special Savings On AV Basics Cabinets

20% off AV Basics CabinetsFor a limited time, consumers can enjoy a 20% discount on AV cabinets in Salamander’s AV Basics Collection, with four new models now available (see press release), and seven total to choose from.  These stylish, high quality cabinets, along with AV Basics Seating, offer a lower price point to compliment our premium, highly customizable media cabinets and chair collections.

The four newest models include one contemporary, two transitional and one traditional style. Solidly built with premium hardware, these cabinets are designed with remote-friendly glass doors, allowing IR pass-thru for remote control of electronics. Built-in ventilation louvers keep your gear cool while removable rear panels and cable raceways offer simplified cable management and concealment. Every AV Basics cabinet is fully assembled and quick-ships within days.

Elevating the Furniture Experience

AV Basics cabinet by Salamander Designs“When we launched AV Basics by Salamander we wanted to offer a new class of cabinets and seating products to reach new customers,” said Sal Carrabba, President of Salamander Designs. “Our company is best known for highly customizable, built-to-order furniture made in Hartford, CT. However, we understand that for many consumers, customization is not the highest priority. They’re looking for high-quality, stylish audio/video furniture at a competitive price point. The AV Basics range provides just that, offering simplified, thoughtfully designed products – in stock and ready to ship. Our customers and dealers need look no further than Salamander for a complete range of furniture solutions to meet every need and budget.”

Limited Time Offer

20% retail discount runs from April 1, 2015 until Jun 30, 2015, or while supplies last. For complete details, including downloadable brochure, visit our  our AV Basics Cabinet page. And to locate the nearest Salamander dealer, check out our Where To Buy page. Questions? Our customer experience team is ready to help! You can use the comment section in this blog post, or pop over to the Contact Us page for online and phone options.

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.

Product Spotlight: Chameleon Denver AV Cabinet

Salamander Chameleon Denver style AV cabinet

This spotlight is on a textured beauty – the rustic contemporary styled Salamander Denver AV cabinet, with deeply embossed, horizontal grains that evoke images of wheat stalks. Denver, one of 11 styles available in our Chameleon Collection, is offered with medium walnut or natural oak doors, complimented by a chocolate brown glass top, matching smooth side panels and espresso low-profile wood feet.

Chameleon Denver Walnut AV cabinet

Denver, like its Chameleon siblings, is all about style. Whether you’re looking for a speaker integrated, corner, wall hanging or pro audio AV cabinet, there are up to  20 configurations to choose from so you have the perfect  furniture solution to fit your exact space, needs and taste.

Engineered to Perform

In addition to great looks, Denver has a lot under the hood, including the C-frame, a unique, high grade aluminum chassis designed to provide a stong, flexible furniture platform. This internal structure permits a wide variety of bolt-on options and accessories. Features also include:

  • Premium hardware
  • Quality hardwoods
  • Infinitely adjustable interior shelves
  • Built-in ventilation louvers keep equipment cool
  • Soft-close door dampers
  • Removable rear panel allows easy access to components

Denver is highly customizable, with these accessory options:

  • Integrated speakers
  • Accent lighting
  • Active cooling
  • Extended rears
  • Footing & wall mounting kits
  • Interior storage
  • Pro audio rack rails
  • shelves
  • TV mounts
  • IR repeater system
  • Power conditioner kits

To learn more about the Salamander Denver AV cabinet, or any of its Chameleon relatives, go here. To find a Salamander dealer near you, visit our Where To Buy page. And if you have any questions or comments about Denver or any of our highly customizable, premium AV furniture solutions, leave a note here, connect with us via Facebook and Twitter, or visit our contact page for fast, friendly assistance from our customer service team.

Salamander Designs is a designer and manufacturer of premium, highlly customizable AV Furniture and Home Theater Seating. For commercial AV furniture solutions, visit SalamanderCommercial.com.

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!

Salvatore,
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.
Ciao,
~ Duane W.

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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

Blizzard Closure

salamander storm closureWith the impending arrival of what’s being termed an “historic” Northeast/New England blizzard, the Bloomfield, CT office and manufacturing facilities of Salamander Designs will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday January 27th. We hope to be fully operational Wednesday, January 28th, Mother Nature permitting, and will provide updates as we dig ourselves out.

Safe travels and best snowbound wishes to all affected by this storm!