Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel - Dreamedia AV
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Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel

Elegant rear panel with advanced cooling

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Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel

Unmatched Craftsmanship and Customization

At the heart of any home theater system is the desire for a cinematic experience that not only captivates with its audio and visual prowess but also seamlessly blends into the elegance of our living spaces. The Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel embodies this fusion of form and function with its precision-engineered aluminum C-frame construction and exquisitely finished furniture panels. Each unit is built-to-order in the USA, ensuring that your cabinet is tailored to your specific design preferences and functional requirements.

  • Chassis Material: Precision-engineered aluminum C-frame for durability and strength
  • Furniture Panels: Expertly finished, attached to the aluminum structure for a sleek look
  • Customization: Built-to-order to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Warranty: Lifetime assurance of quality

Design and Style That Complements Your Space

Whether your home aesthetic is contemporary or traditional, the Chameleon cabinet is designed to harmonize with a variety of decors. With up to twenty configurations available, this cabinet is not just a piece of furniture but a statement that enhances the ambiance of your space.

  • Design Compatibility: Suitable for various home decors, from contemporary to traditional
  • Decorator Styles: A range of styles to suit any taste
  • Configurations Available: Choose from up to twenty configurations to match your space and needs

Functionality Meets Flexibility

For professional AV integrators and enthusiasts, the Chameleon cabinet offers a robust platform that supports a wide array of bolt-on options and accessories. This flexibility allows for a customized setup that can evolve with your technology needs.

  • Platform: Strong and flexible, accommodating a range of accessories
  • Internal Chassis: Allows for various bolt-on options for customization
  • Target Audience: Ideal for both professional AV integrators and AV enthusiasts

Sustainable, High-Quality Materials

The use of the finest, sustainable materials demonstrates Salamander Designs' commitment to environmental responsibility without compromising on quality. Cutting-edge construction methods ensure a balance between function, durability, comfort, and style.

  • Sustainability: Commitment to using sustainable materials
  • Construction Methods: Employing cutting-edge techniques for superior quality
  • Component Balance: Harmonizing function, durability, comfort, and style

Elevate Your Audio Visual Experience

Every aspect of the Chameleon cabinet is crafted with keen attention to the smallest details, ensuring that your audiovisual components are housed in a cabinet that is as meticulously designed as the technology it holds.

  • Detail Attention: Every detail is considered for optimal audiovisual integration

Advanced Cooling System

The active cooling rear panel features built-in, thermostatically controlled cooling fans that maintain the ideal operational temperature for your AV components. This system ensures that your equipment stays cool, even during extended use, preserving the longevity of your investment.

  • Type: Active Cooling Rear Panel with thermostatically controlled fans
  • Air Flow Direction: Rearward to avoid recirculation of hot air
  • Fan Speed: Variable to suit different cooling needs
  • Noise Level: Whisper-quiet at 22dBA
  • Air Flow: Efficient 26 CFM
  • Power Consumption: Energy-efficient with low standby power use
  • Thermistor: Remote with 20" lead for precise temperature control
  • Operational Temperature: Activates at 80º F, with maximum speed at 95º F
  • Removability: Easy to remove for maintenance
  • Integration: Compatible with standard open architecture of Synergy systems

Model Specifications and Features

The Chameleon 30" Active Cooling Rear Panel is designed for the discerning individual who seeks both functionality and style. With its black finish and sleek dimensions, this cabinet not only supports your 61-inch TV but also provides a host of built-in features to enhance your home theater experience.

  • Model: Chameleon 30" Active Cooling Rear Panel
  • Color: Classic Black
  • Product Weight: A solid 11 lbs
  • Availability: Exclusive in-store purchase

Passive Venting

In addition to the active cooling system, the cabinet also features passive venting to aid in the dissipation of heat, ensuring your components stay cool and perform at their best.

  • Heat Dissipation: Passive venting as an additional cooling measure

Salamander Designs – The Industry Leader

As an award-winning industry leader, Salamander Designs not only creates furniture but delivers a comprehensive approach to seamlessly integrate your lifestyle with technology. The emphasis is always on creating functional furniture that enhances the user experience.

  • Manufacturer: Salamander Designs, a name synonymous with quality
  • Product Line: Chameleon, customizable to individual needs
  • Integration: Furniture designed to seamlessly incorporate technology
  • Awards: Recognition for outstanding design and quality
  • User Experience: Focus on furniture that complements the technology it supports
  • Salamander Difference: A holistic approach to furniture design that stands out

Premium Built-in and Optional Features

The Chameleon cabinet is equipped with a range of built-in features that cater to the needs of the most demanding AV setups. Adjustable shelves, a media drawer, and removable panels are just the beginning. Optional features like interior lights and upgraded cooling panels provide additional customization.

  • Adjustable Shelves: Customize the storage space for your components
  • Ventilation Louvers: Built-in for improved air circulation
  • Removable Grille: For easy access to your center-channel speaker
  • Pinch-out Rear Panels: For effortless cable management and access
  • Media Drawer: Conveniently stores up to 75 DVDs
  • Optional Features: Interior lighting and active cooled rear panels available for upgrade

Compatibility and Capacity

Designed to accommodate the most demanding home theater systems, the Chameleon cabinet is compatible with flat panel mounts for large and heavy TVs and is engineered to support up to 350 pounds. It also integrates seamlessly with Salamander's IR repeater and power strip, ensuring that your setup is both functional and elegant.

  • Compatibility: Supports flat panel mounts and integrates with Salamander's accessories
  • Weight Capacity: Sturdy enough to support 61-inch TVs weighing up to 350 pounds

The Active Cooling Advantage

The active cooling system is a game-changer for high-power and 'always on' components. With whisper-quiet fans and a remote thermostat, your AV components are kept at optimal temperatures without adding noise to your environment.

  • Features: Dual maintenance-free fans and a remote thermostat for precise cooling
  • Effectiveness: Ideal for cooling high-power AV components
  • Operation: Minimal disturbance with whisper-quiet fans
  • Warranty: 2-year warranty for added peace of mind


The Chameleon Rear Panel is a testament to Salamander Designs' commitment to excellence. With its high-quality construction, customizable features, and ability to support heavy equipment, this cabinet is the perfect addition to any home theater system.

  • High-Quality Construction: Using premium materials for durability and aesthetics
  • Customizable Shelves: Flexibility to accommodate various component sizes
  • Sturdy Support: Capable of holding heavy TVs and equipment
  • Cooling Options: Upgradeable to active cooled rear panels
  • Media Storage: Built-in drawer for DVD organization
  • Large TV Compatibility: Designed for flat panel mounts
  • Accessory Integration: Accommodates Salamander's IR repeater and power strip

With its unparalleled attention to detail, commitment to sustainability, and dedication to creating a superior user experience, the Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel is more than just a piece of furniture – it's a cornerstone of your home theater system. Visit Dreamedia to design

Our Review


Salamander Designs has long been recognized for its premium home theater furniture, seamlessly blending functionality with style. Their Chameleon Rear Panel Audio Cabinet is no exception, offering a sophisticated solution for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts seeking a centralized hub for their entertainment systems.

Design and Build Quality

The Chameleon cabinet exudes elegance with its sleek lines and modern appeal, making it a statement piece that can complement any living space. Constructed from high-quality wood and a robust metal frame, it promises durability and stability. At dimensions of 64.75 x 21.25 x 22.5 inches, it commands a significant presence, so potential buyers should ensure their space can accommodate its footprint.

Functionality and Features

Functionality is at the forefront of the Chameleon's design. Adjustable shelves cater to various electronic components, while ventilation louvers promote airflow, essential for maintaining equipment longevity. The media drawer is a thoughtful addition, capable of holding up to 75 DVDs, ensuring your favorite films are always within reach. The pinch-out rear panels are a standout feature, simplifying cable management and offering easy access to connections.

Customization and Compatibility

Flexibility is key, and the Chameleon doesn't disappoint with options for interior lighting and active cooled rear panels—a boon for tech-heavy setups. Its compatibility with flat panel mounts ensures it can support large, heavy TVs, while integration with Salamander's IR repeater and power strip streamlines the user experience.

Active Cooling System

The active cooling system's dual 120mm fans are designed to be maintenance-free and whisper-quiet, preventing any disruption during your viewing or listening sessions. The remote thermostat allows for precise temperature control, activating the fans when the internal temperature hits 80°F. The system is effective, yet its 22 dBA noise level remains unobtrusive.

Pros and Cons

The cabinet's high-quality construction, customizable shelving, and media storage solutions are significant advantages. However, it's not without its drawbacks. The door hinges and glass top may present durability issues over time, and there's a lack of sound and vibration isolation, which could be a concern for audio purists. For certain setups, additional cooling may be necessary, despite the active cooling system's presence.

Installation and Setup

Setting up the Chameleon requires some assembly and potential adjustments for door alignment. While this might be a minor inconvenience, the end result is a sturdy and functional piece of furniture that's well worth the effort.

Product Comparisons

When compared to similar products on the market, the Chameleon holds its own with its high-quality materials and thoughtful design. While some competitors may offer more advanced sound isolation, the Chameleon's optional active cooling system and customization options give it a unique edge.

User Experience

The user experience with the Chameleon is largely positive, thanks to its user-friendly features and customization options. Adjusting shelves and accessing components is straightforward, enhancing the overall interaction with the cabinet.

Final Thoughts

The Salamander Designs Chameleon Rear Panel Audio Cabinet is a well-crafted piece of furniture that offers both aesthetic appeal and practical functionality. It is particularly suited for those who value a customizable and stylish home theater setup. While it may require some additional considerations for setup and possibly extra cooling, its benefits are substantial. This cabinet is a solid investment for those looking to organize and enhance their home entertainment system.



  • Chassis Material: Precision-engineered aluminum C-frame
  • Furniture Panels: Expertly finished, attached to aluminum structure
  • Customization: Built-to-order in the USA
  • Warranty: Lifetime

Design and Style

  • Design Compatibility: Suitable for various decors
  • Decorator Styles: Contemporary to traditional
  • Configurations Available: Up to twenty

Functionality and Flexibility

  • Platform: Strong and flexible furniture
  • Internal Chassis: Permits a variety of bolt-on options and accessories
  • Target Audience: Professional AV integrators and AV enthusiasts


  • Sustainability: Utilizes finest, sustainable materials
  • Construction Methods: Cutting edge
  • Component Balance: Function, durability, comfort, and style

Audio Visual Experience

  • Detail Attention: Keen attention to the smallest details

Cooling System

  • Type: Active Cooling Rear Panel with built-in thermostatically controlled cooling
  • Air Flow Direction: Rearward
  • Fan Type: Dual-120mm, maintenance-free fans
  • Fan Speed: Variable
  • Noise Level: 22dBA
  • Air Flow: 26 CFM
  • Power Consumption: 1W (standby), 4W (mid-speed), 8-10W (full speed)
  • Thermistor: Remote with 20" lead
  • Operational Temperature: Starts at approximately 80º F, max speed at 95º F
  • Removability: Easily removable with pinch-out detail
  • Integration: Compatible with standard open architecture of Synergy
  • Side Panels: Fit into posts without fasteners

Model Specifications

  • Model: Chameleon 30" Active Cooling Rear Panel
  • Color: Black
  • Product Weight: 11 lbs
  • Availability: In Store Only

Passive Venting

  • Heat Dissipation: Passive venting

Company Information

  • Manufacturer: Salamander Designs
  • Product Line: Chameleon
  • Customization: Customizable to individual needs
  • Integration: Seamlessly integrates lifestyle with technology
  • Awards: Award-winning industry leader
  • User Experience: Emphasis on functional furniture that enhances experience
  • Salamander Difference: Comprehensive approach to furniture design

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