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Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet

Elegant black oak audio cabinet with vibration isolation

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Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet

Elevate Your Home Theater Experience with Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet

In the world of home theater enthusiasts, where the quest for the perfect blend of functionality and design never ceases, the Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet emerges as a beacon of innovation. Tailored for audiophiles and cinephiles alike, this cabinet is not just a piece of furniture; it's a statement of sophistication and a testament to the love of entertainment.

Unrivaled Craftsmanship and Durability

Crafted with the utmost attention to detail, the Chicago 237 is built to captivate with its contemporary wood construction, accentuated by a deep black glass top that exudes elegance. The textured black oak finish harmonizes with any decor, providing a sleek and timeless look that is as durable as it is stylish.

  • Overall Dimensions: 64.75" (W) x 21.5" (H) x 21.25" (D)
  • Material: Black oak with tempered glass top
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs on top surface, 75 lbs per interior shelf
  • Construction: Robust with all-aluminum chassis

Seamless Integration into Any Space

Whether you choose to make it the centerpiece of your living room or a discrete addition to your private cinema, the Chicago 237 integrates seamlessly. With the ability to accommodate televisions up to 75 inches and a wall-mounting option, this cabinet offers the versatility to evolve with your home theater setup.

  • Compatibility: Fits up to 75-inch TVs
  • Mounting Option: Wall-mounting kit available for a modern look

Ingenious Design for Peak Performance

The Chicago 237 isn't just about looks; it's designed to enhance your audio-visual experience. The unique aluminum chassis and infinitely adjustable shelves provide a stable, vibration-isolated environment to house your precious AV components, ensuring that nothing comes between you and the purity of sound and picture.

  • Chassis: C-frame aluminum for vibration isolation
  • Adjustment: Infinite vertical shelf adjustment
  • Ventilation: Built-in to prevent overheating

Customization and Adaptability

Dreamedia understands that each home theater is as unique as its owner. The Chicago 237’s modular design and compatibility with Chameleon accessories mean you can customize the cabinet to meet your specific needs, whether that's adding extra shelves or opting for different feet and casters.

  • Customization: Modular design; extensive accessory options
  • Shelving: Adjustable to accommodate various component sizes

Organization and Accessibility

Bid farewell to the clutter of unsightly cables. With integrated cable management and spacious compartments, the Chicago 237 ensures that your setup remains organized and accessible. Removable back panels offer easy access to your components, making setup and maintenance a breeze.

  • Cable Management: Integrated system for a clean look
  • Access: Removable back panels for easy component management

Protection and Stability

The robust weight capacity and built-in levelers of the Chicago 237 provide a secure platform for your AV equipment. Soft-close door dampeners add an extra layer of protection, ensuring that every interaction with your cabinet is smooth and your components remain undisturbed.

  • Stability: Built-in levelers for even support
  • Doors: Soft-close dampeners for protection

Features at a Glance

Let's encapsulate the essence of the Chicago 237:

  • Design: Stylish, modern, with a unique textured pattern
  • Storage: Ample space for audio equipment and accessories
  • Assembly: Easy, with pre-hung doors
  • Customization: Adaptable with a wide range of accessories
  • Ventilation: Keeps equipment cool for optimal performance
  • Cable Management: Neatly organized and out of sight

A Lasting Investment

The Salamander Designs Chicago 237 is not only an immediate upgrade to your home theater experience but also a lasting investment. With a limited lifetime manufacturer warranty, this audio cabinet is designed to stand the test of time, ensuring that your enjoyment is as enduring as the cabinet itself.

  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime from the manufacturer

The Dreamedia Touch

At Dreamedia, we know that setting up the perfect home theater can be both exciting and daunting. That's why we offer our expertise to design a system that incorporates the Chicago 237 seamlessly into your space, ensuring that your investment pays off in both performance and aesthetics.

Final Thoughts

The Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet is more than just a piece of furniture—it's the heart of your home theater system, marrying style with function to deliver an unparalleled entertainment experience. With its customizable design, integrated features, and robust construction, it stands as a testament to what a true home theater enthusiast deserves.

Indulge in the ultimate audio-visual experience and let the Chicago 237 be the foundation of countless memories, movie nights, and musical journeys. Your dream setup is just one cabinet away.

Our Review

Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet Review

I. Introduction

Salamander Designs is a respected name in the world of high-quality furniture, particularly known for crafting pieces that enhance home theater experiences. The Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet is a testament to their commitment to both function and form, serving as a central hub for AV components while complementing the aesthetics of modern living spaces.

II. Design and Aesthetics

The Chicago 237 boasts a sleek black oak construction with a lustrous black glass top, creating a striking visual impact. It's a piece that commands attention but also blends seamlessly into a variety of decors. The cabinet's size and design are substantial enough to make a statement while maintaining a balanced footprint within a family room or dedicated home theater.

III. Build Quality and Materials

The durability of the Chicago 237 is underpinned by its C-frame aluminum chassis, ensuring stability and longevity. The contemporary wood construction coupled with the elegant black glass top and feet not only adds to the visual allure but also speaks to the quality of materials used.

IV. Functionality and Features

This audio cabinet is not just about looks; it's packed with features that cater to the audiophile's needs. The wall-mounting option provides versatility, while the infinite vertical adjustment ensures your equipment fits perfectly. Vibration isolation is a critical feature, effectively minimizing interference and enhancing audio quality. The built-in ventilation is crucial for maintaining optimal performance of AV components, preventing overheating during extended use. The cable management system is thoughtfully designed, keeping wires organized and out of sight, and the adjustable shelving adds to the unit's flexibility, accommodating various sizes of equipment.

V. Installation and Assembly

Ease of assembly is a significant advantage, with the pre-hung doors simplifying the process. Those who prefer a wall-mounted setup will appreciate the included option, which can help save space and give a floating effect to the cabinet.

VI. Performance and Usability

The vibration isolation feature is a standout, delivering a noticeable improvement in audio clarity. The cable management system is effective and user-friendly, contributing to a clean setup. The built-in ventilation ensures that equipment stays cool, which is essential for the longevity and performance of sensitive electronics.

VII. Additional Features and Accessories

The optional IR repeater is a smart addition for those with solid wood constructions that may impede remote signals. Salamander's extensive accessory line allows for further customization, catering to the most specific user needs. The additional storage for media is a nice touch, keeping your collection organized and accessible.

VIII. Pros and Cons

The Chicago 237 is not without its limitations. The exclusive black finish might not suit all tastes, and the weight limit requires thoughtful equipment placement. However, these are minor concerns when weighed against the plethora of advantages, such as the stylish design, customizable options, and practical features like vibration isolation and built-in ventilation.

IX. Value and Competitor Comparison

When considering the feature set and build quality, the Chicago 237 is competitively priced. It stands its ground against similar products in the market, often surpassing them in customization options and the quality of materials.

X. User Profile and Recommendations

The ideal user for the Chicago 237 is someone who values a blend of high functionality and aesthetic appeal in their home theater setup. It's perfect for audiophiles and home cinema enthusiasts looking for a premium furniture piece to organize and display their equipment. For those with different needs or preferences, Salamander Designs offers a range of alternatives to suit various styles and functionalities.

XI. Final Thoughts

The Salamander Designs Chicago 237 Audio Cabinet is a sophisticated and thoughtfully designed piece of furniture that elevates the home theater experience. Its blend of style, functionality, and customization options makes it a compelling choice for anyone looking to invest in a high-quality audio cabinet. The attention to detail in its design and the inclusion of features that enhance usability and performance reflect Salamander Designs' commitment to excellence. Despite its few limitations, the Chicago 237 is a standout product that is likely to satisfy even the most discerning of users.



  • Overall (W x H x D): 64.75 inches x 21.5 inches x 21.25 inches
  • Interior Shelf (W x H x D): 19.75 inches x 18.5 inches x 0.5 inches thickness
  • Storage Compartment (W x H x D): 19.75 inches x 17.75 inches x 19.5 inches

Weight Capacity

  • Top Surface: 350 lbs
  • Adjustable Shelf: 75 lbs per shelf

Material and Finish

  • Material: Wood; Tempered Glass; All aluminum chassis
  • Finish: Textured Black Oak; Black tempered glass top


  • Number of Adjustable Shelves: 3
  • Adjustable Shelves: Yes


  • Ventilation Louvers: Yes

Cable Management

  • Integrated Cable Management: Yes


  • Removable Back Panels: Yes


  • Built-in Levelers: Yes


  • Compatible TV Size: Up to 75 inches


  • C-frame: Unique aluminum chassis
  • Interior Shelves: Infinitely adjustable, black interior shelves

Additional Features

  • Modular Design: Yes
  • Chameleon Accessories: Available for customization
  • Customization: Yes
  • Spare Parts: Available upon request
  • Built-in Levelers: Yes
  • Removable Back Panels: Yes


  • Number of Doors: 3
  • Soft-close Door Dampeners: Yes


  • Wall Mounting Kit: Available (CL/WK1)


  • Type: Black, low-profile wood feet with hidden levelers


  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Product Weight

  • Weight: 172 lbs

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