Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount - Dreamedia AV
Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount - Dreamedia AV

Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount

Customizable high-quality wood audio cabinets
$1,269.00
$1,269.00

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Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount

Unmatched Elegance and Performance

Enter the realm of auditory excellence with the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount, a harmonious blend of design and function tailored for the most discerning audiophiles. This isn't just a piece of furniture; it's the cornerstone of your home theater system, providing a stable foundation for your high-fidelity components while enhancing your room's aesthetic appeal.

Exquisite Craftsmanship

The Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount is a testament to the art of American woodworking. With a choice of sumptuous finishes including maple, walnut, cherry, black ash, and the exotic wenge wood, this audio cabinet is not just built, but crafted to perfection. The high-quality construction is evident in every detail, from the threaded steel rods that hold your adjustable shelves to the rubber feet that provide stability and protect your floors.

Innovation Meets Integration

Rack Specifications:

  • Rack Type: 19” rack with rails front and back
  • Depth: 14”
  • Standard Heights: 7U, 13U
  • Construction Material: 12-gauge powder-coated steel
  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  • Screw Thread: 10-32 screws

Seamless Compatibility and Integration

The Salamander Designs Cabinet is designed to integrate seamlessly with Chameleon & Synergy frames while fitting standard 19-inch equipment. Its dimensions are tailored to fit within specific height bays and cabinets, ensuring a perfect match with your existing Salamander furnishings.

Compatibility and Integration:

  • Compatible With: Chameleon & Synergy frames
  • Rack Mount Compatibility: Standard 19-inch equipment
  • Cabinet Integration: Fits within 20” height bay or 30” cabinet (7U), Fits within 30” cabinet (13U)

Thoughtful Design and Robust Construction

The pull-out cartridge system, with its patent-pending design, allows for easy access to your components. The built-in cable management and the tool-less removal and installation process showcase the thoughtful design, while the in-line caster base grants you the mobility to reposition your system effortlessly.

Design and Construction:

  • Pull-Out Cartridge: Patent pending
  • Cable Management: Flexible wire loom
  • Installation: Tool-less removal/installation
  • Mobility: In-line caster base
  • Construction: Rugged steel with powder coat

Dimensions and Weight Tailored for Your Space

With precise dimensions and weight specifications, the Salamander Designs Cabinet is built to accommodate a range of audio/video setups, ensuring that your space is utilized optimally.

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Overall Dimensions: 23.25" W x 60.63" H x 21.25" D
  • Interior Shelf Dimensions: 19.75" W x 18.5" D x 0.5" Th
  • Interior Compartment Dimensions: 19.75" W x 27.75" H x 19.5" D
  • Product Weight: 190 lbs

Capacity for All Your Components

Designed to support up to a 40" TV on its top surface, the Salamander Designs Cabinet can safely bear up to 150 lbs and offers 30 RU of rack units, accommodating all your essential audio/video components.

Capacity:

  • Recommended TV Size: Up to 40"
  • Top Surface Weight Limit: 150 lbs
  • Rack Units: 30 RU

Advanced Features for the Ultimate Experience

The Salamander Designs Cabinet doesn't just stand still in time. It evolves with your needs, thanks to its modular design. From the built-in speaker compartment to the IR-friendly doors, every feature is designed to enhance your multimedia experience.

Features:

  • Service Options: Tool-less 'quick change'
  • Cabinet Compatibility: Seamless fit within Salamander Chameleon & Synergy cabinets
  • Cable Management: Integral lacing bars
  • Ventilation: Built-in louvers
  • Door Dampeners: Soft-close

Customization at Your Fingertips

Your audio cabinet should be as unique as your listening preferences. With the Salamander Designs Cabinet, you can choose from a variety of configurations and finishes to match your style and needs.

Customization:

  • System: Synergy Modular
  • Available Finishes: Black, Dark Cherry, Dark Walnut
  • Post Options: Black Post, Silver Post
  • Configuration Flexibility: Variety of configurations and customization options

Key Features for the Audiophile

  • Infinite vertical adjustment for flexible setup
  • High-quality American hardwood construction
  • Rubber feet for stability and vibration isolation
  • Proper ventilation for equipment
  • Threaded steel rods for adjustable shelves
  • Available in multiple attractive wood finishes
  • Built-in speaker compartment (Sonoma 245 model)
  • IR-friendly doors for discreet integration into decor (Sonoma 245 model)
  • Modular system designed to evolve with user needs (Sonoma 245 model)
  • Built-in ventilation to prevent overheating (Sonoma 245 model)
  • Cable management system for organized setup (Sonoma 245 model)

Additional Features for Enhanced Usability

  • Caster wheels for mobility and repositioning
  • Mesh door for some models
  • Vented sides and rear panels for ventilation and cable management

Pros That Make a Difference

  • High-quality construction with meticulous attention to detail
  • Infinite vertical adjustment for a customizable setup
  • Stability and vibration isolation for improved audio performance
  • Attractive design available in various wood finishes
  • Proper ventilation for audio/video components
  • Built-in speaker compartment and IR-friendly doors for discreet integration (Sonoma 245 model)
  • Modular design for customization and future upgrades (Sonoma 245 model)
  • Soft-close door dampeners and removable grille cloth panels for added luxury and personalization (Sonoma 245 model)

In the world of home theater systems, where every detail counts, the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount stands out as a masterpiece that enhances sonic performance by isolating audio/video components from vibration. This is not just a purchase; it's an investment in the beauty and functionality of your entertainment space.

At Dreamedia, we understand the nuances that make a good home theater great. Our team is available to design a system that incorporates the Salamander Designs Cabinet, ensuring it meets your specific needs. We're here to help you create an environment that's as visually stunning as it is acoustically superior.

Experience the difference that quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design can make in your home theater. With the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount, you're not just buying furniture; you're elevating your entire audio-visual experience.

Our Review

Introduction

The Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount Audio Cabinet is a premium offering designed for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts who seek not only functional storage solutions but also equipment that complements and enhances their audio experience. The importance of a high-quality audio rack in a home theater setup cannot be overstated, as it serves to protect valuable electronics while potentially improving audio fidelity through vibration isolation.

Design and Materials

Salamander Designs offers a variety of material options for this audio cabinet, including maple, walnut, cherry, black ash, and exotic wenge wood. Each option provides a distinct aesthetic that can be chosen to match or accentuate a room's decor. The craftsmanship is evident in the attention to detail and the use of high-quality American hardwood, which contributes to the product's durability and visual appeal.

Flexibility and Customization

One standout feature of the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount Audio Cabinet is its infinite vertical adjustment. This allows for a highly customizable setup, accommodating audio/video components of varying sizes. The modular system design, particularly in the Sonoma 245 model, offers the flexibility to adapt and evolve with the user's needs, whether that means adding new equipment or reconfiguring the existing layout.

Functionality and Performance

The audio cabinet's design is focused on enhancing sonic performance by isolating components from vibration. The rubber feet provide a stable base and contribute to vibration isolation, although they may not offer the same level of scientific precision in isolation as some dedicated high-end racks. Proper ventilation is a key feature, with built-in measures to prevent overheating, ensuring that electronics operate within safe temperature ranges. Moreover, the integrated cable management system aids in maintaining a clean and organized appearance.

Key Features and Additional Features

Key features of the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount Audio Cabinet, especially in the Sonoma 245 model, include a built-in speaker compartment and IR-friendly doors, which allow for a discreet integration into a home decor. The added luxury of soft-close door dampeners and removable grille cloth panels offer personalization options to the user. Additional features like caster wheels provide mobility, and mesh doors along with vented sides and rear panels ensure continued ventilation and cable management.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
- High-quality construction and materials enhance the product's longevity.
- The flexibility of shelf adjustment and modular design cater to a variety of setups and future upgrades.
- Aesthetic choices in wood finishes allow for a personalized touch in home theater spaces.
- The incorporation of features like ventilation, IR-friendly doors, and cable management enhance the overall user experience.

Cons:
- The rubber feet, while aiding in vibration isolation, may hinder the ease of moving the rack.
- Scientifically, the vibration isolation may not match the effectiveness of specialized high-end racks.
- The susceptibility of the wood finish to damage and the mixed effectiveness of touch-up kits could be a concern for long-term aesthetics.
- The weight, particularly of the exotic wenge wood model, may pose challenges in moving the unit without assistance.

User Experience

The user experience with the Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount Audio Cabinet tends to be positive, with ease of assembly and the overall satisfaction of the product's features being highlighted. The thoughtful design elements cater to both functionality and visual appeal, often making it a centerpiece in a home theater setup.

Comparison to Competitors

When compared to similar audio racks on the market, the Salamander Designs product holds its own with its combination of elegant design, customization, and build quality. While it may be priced higher than some competitors, the unique features and material options set it apart, particularly for those who value aesthetics as much as functionality in their home theater system.

Final Thoughts

The Salamander Designs Cartridge Rack Mount Audio Cabinet offers a compelling blend of style, customization, and thoughtful features that cater to the discerning audiophile. While it does have some limitations, particularly in terms of mobility and the potential need for finish maintenance, these are often outweighed by the benefits. For those looking for a high-quality audio rack that is as much about performance as it is about design, the Salamander Designs offering is certainly worth considering.

Specifications

Rack Specifications

  • Rack Type: 19” rack with rails front and back
  • Depth: 14”
  • Standard Heights: 7U, 13U
  • Construction Material: 12-gauge powder-coated steel
  • Weight Capacity: 200 lbs
  • Screw Thread: 10-32 screws

Compatibility and Integration

  • Compatible With: Chameleon & Synergy frames
  • Rack Mount Compatibility: Standard 19-inch equipment
  • Cabinet Integration: Fits within 20” height bay or 30” cabinet (7U), Fits within 30” cabinet (13U)

Design and Construction

  • Pull-Out Cartridge: Patent pending
  • Cable Management: Flexible wire loom
  • Installation: Tool-less removal/installation
  • Mobility: In-line caster base
  • Construction: Rugged steel with powder coat

Dimensions and Weight

  • Overall Dimensions: 23.25" W x 60.63" H x 21.25" D
  • Interior Shelf Dimensions: 19.75" W x 18.5" D x 0.5" Th
  • Interior Compartment Dimensions: 19.75" W x 27.75" H x 19.5" D
  • Product Weight: 190 lbs

Capacity

  • Recommended TV Size: Up to 40"
  • Top Surface Weight Limit: 150 lbs
  • Rack Units: 30 RU

Features

  • Service Options: Tool-less 'quick change'
  • Cabinet Compatibility: Seamless fit within Salamander Chameleon & Synergy cabinets
  • Cable Management: Integral lacing bars
  • Ventilation: Built-in louvers
  • Door Dampeners: Soft-close

Customization

  • System: Synergy Modular
  • Available Finishes: Black, Dark Cherry, Dark Walnut
  • Post Options: Black Post, Silver Post
  • Configuration Flexibility: Variety of configurations and customization options