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Salamander Designs Chicago 245 Audio Cabinet

Customizable sturdy A/V cabinet design
$3,899.00
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Salamander Designs Chicago 245 Audio Cabinet

Elevate Your Home Entertainment Experience

Welcome to the pinnacle of sophistication and functionality in home entertainment setups. The Salamander Designs Chicago 245 Audio Cabinet is not just a piece of furniture; it's a statement for your living space, a testament to your appreciation for the finer things in life, and a shrine for your audio and video components. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this cabinet is designed to enhance your home theater system while blending seamlessly with your decor.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship and Materials

The Chicago 245 boasts an all-aluminum chassis, ensuring that it is as sturdy as it is sleek. The furniture panels, expertly attached to the aluminum structure, are finished in a textured Black Oak that exudes elegance. The top surface, a striking piece of black tempered glass, adds a modern touch and is capable of supporting up to 350 lbs—enough to hold the most impressive of TVs up to 90 inches.

  • Model: Chicago 245
  • Finish: Textured Black Oak
  • Material: Wood; Tempered Glass
  • Width: 85.5 inches
  • Depth: 21.25 inches
  • Height: 21.5 inches

Thoughtful Design for the Aesthetically Inclined

The Chicago 245 is a marvel of design, featuring black low-profile wood feet with hidden levelers for a clean look. Its lightly textured black oak doors open to reveal a generous space tailored for your audio/video needs.

  • Feet: Black low-profile wood feet with hidden levelers
  • Side Panels: Black Oak finished
  • Top Material: Black tempered glass
  • Door Material: Lightly textured black oak

Customizable Storage Solutions

Storage is abundant and versatile, with two drawers and adjustable shelves that allow you to organize your components just the way you like. Whether it's gaming consoles, amplifiers, or a collection of your favorite movies, everything has a place in the Chicago 245.

  • Number of Drawers: 2
  • Number of Adjustable Shelves: 2
  • Adjustable Shelf Dimensions: 19.75" W x 18.5" D x 0.5" Th
  • Adjustable Shelf Capacity: 75 lbs

Each compartment is designed to cater to your specific storage needs, with dimensions thoughtfully conceived to house a variety of equipment.

  • B-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 19.75" W x 17.75" H x 19.5" D
  • E-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 18.625" W x 7.75" H x 18" D
  • G-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 40.5" W x 9" H x 19.75" D

Ingenious Features for the Tech Enthusiast

The Chicago 245 is replete with features that make it a joy to use. The infinite vertical adjustment allows for precise placement of your shelves, while vibration isolation keeps your audio components performing at their best by minimizing unwanted resonance.

  • Vibration Isolation: Yes, for enhanced sonic performance
  • Ventilation Louvers: Yes, for better airflow
  • Removable Rear Panel: Yes, for easy access to components
  • Soft-Close Door Dampeners: Yes, for a premium feel

A Symphony of Functionality and Style

The unit's design incorporates a speaker opening with a removable grille, allowing for flexible speaker placement and ensuring your sound system is heard, not seen. The Chicago 245 is part of the esteemed Salamander Designs Synergy series, renowned for its quality and adaptability.

  • Speaker Opening: With removable grille
  • Customization Options: Component parts and accessories available for customization

Seamless Integration with Your Home Theater System

Dreamedia is here to help you integrate the Chicago 245 into your home theater system flawlessly. Our expertise ensures that your cabinet not only looks great but functions perfectly with your existing setup.

  • Recommended TV Size: up to 90 inches
  • Type: 3-unit wide audio/video cabinet
  • Color: Black with aluminum posts

Accessories and Customization Options

The Chicago 245 is designed to grow with your system. Optional accessories like a wall mounting kit and extended back panels mean that as your system evolves, so too can your storage solutions.

  • Wall Mounting Kit: CL/WK1 (optional)
  • Customization Options: Component parts and accessories available for customization

Addressing Your Concerns

We understand that investing in a high-quality audio cabinet is a significant decision. The Chicago 245's limited lifetime manufacturer warranty is a testament to its durability and craftsmanship. Its assembly is straightforward, and the removable rear panel ensures that maintenance and upgrades are hassle-free.

  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime

The Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we are more than just a retailer; we are enthusiasts and experts in home theater technology. We understand the nuances that differentiate good products from great ones and are dedicated to helping you create the home theater system of your dreams.

The Salamander Designs Chicago 245 Audio Cabinet is more than just a piece of furniture—it's the heart of your home entertainment system. With its customizable and adjustable features, it's designed to fit your specific setup, ensuring that your audio and video components are showcased in style and protected with care. It's not just about housing your equipment; it's about enhancing your overall viewing and listening experience.

Craft your dream home theater with the Chicago 245—a cabinet that matches the passion you have for your entertainment. Contact Dreamedia today to explore how the Chicago 245 can be tailored to your home theater system, ensuring a seamless match with your lifestyle and decor. Your ultimate home entertainment experience awaits.

Our Review

Salamander Designs Chicago 245 Audio Cabinet Review

Introduction

The Salamander Designs Synergy series represents a harmonious blend of form and function, and the Chicago 245 model is no exception. With its sleek black finish and robust aluminum posts, this 3-unit wide audio/video cabinet makes a strong initial impression. It promises to be a centerpiece for any home entertainment system, marrying style with practicality.

Design and Build Quality

The Chicago 245 boasts an aluminum chassis paired with expertly finished furniture panels, exuding a modern elegance that should complement most home decors. The black finish, while not wood-stained, offers a sophisticated, neutral palette that can integrate seamlessly into various interior designs. The use of aluminum not only enhances the cabinet's aesthetic but contributes to its overall durability and sturdiness.

Customizability and Adjustability

Flexibility is at the heart of the Chicago 245's design. The cabinet's shelves are highly customizable, with options for an extended back panel and a range of accessories to meet the specific needs of your home entertainment setup. The infinite vertical adjustment is a standout feature, providing unparalleled flexibility for positioning equipment exactly how you desire, optimizing both space and functionality.

Capacity and Sturdiness

Designed to accommodate hefty audio/video equipment, the Chicago 245 can support large TVs, up to 75 inches, without breaking a sweat. The sturdiness of the build instills confidence that your equipment is safely housed. The cabinet's structure is engineered for heavy-duty use, ensuring that your investment in home entertainment is protected.

Functionality and Features

The Chicago 245 is more than just a static piece of furniture; it's a functional component of your home theater system. The design includes a speaker bay with ample clearance, ensuring that audio performance is not hindered. Vibration isolation is another crucial feature, minimizing the impact of external vibrations on your audio components, which can enhance the overall sonic experience. Additionally, the thoughtful cable management system and ventilation slots demonstrate Salamander's attention to the finer details of A/V component housing.

Installation and Setup

Setting up the Chicago 245 is designed to be straightforward, allowing for a smooth installation process. However, it's important to consider the specific hinge types used in the cabinet, which may affect how you position your A/V equipment. A careful approach to the setup can ensure that all components fit perfectly and function as intended.

Pros and Cons

The Chicago 245's adaptability, robustness, and sleek design stand out as its primary advantages. Its ability to be tailored to individual needs, coupled with the high-quality construction, positions it as a top contender in its category. On the downside, the black paint finish might not meet everyone's expectations if they're anticipating a wood-like appearance. Additionally, the glass top may exhibit slight flexure under the weight of extremely heavy TVs, though this is not deemed a significant issue. The availability of deals and the potential costs for replacement parts are also worth considering.

Price and Value

The Chicago 245's price point is a reflection of its premium build and customization features. When compared to other A/V cabinets in the market, it holds its own, offering value that aligns with its quality and the breadth of customization options available. For consumers seeking a long-term solution to their home entertainment housing needs, the investment in a Chicago 245 could be well justified.

Final Thoughts

The Chicago 245 from Salamander Designs is a compelling choice for those prioritizing customization, sturdiness, and a clean, modern design in their audio/video cabinet. Its ability to adapt to various home theater setups and the quality of its construction make it a worthy consideration. Potential buyers should weigh the importance of aesthetic preferences and be mindful of the cabinet's glass top with heavy TVs. For those seeking a high-end, customizable solution for their home entertainment components, the Chicago 245 stands out as a robust and stylish option.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Model: Chicago 245
  • Finish: Textured Black Oak
  • Material: Wood; Tempered Glass
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Width: 85.5 inches
  • Depth: 21.25 inches
  • Height: 21.5 inches
  • TV Size Compatibility: up to 90 inches
  • Number of Doors: 2
  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Product Weight: 295 lbs

Structural Features

  • Chassis: All aluminum
  • Construction: Furniture panels attached to aluminum structure
  • Adjustment: Infinite vertical adjustment
  • Vibration Isolation: Yes
  • Ventilation Louvers: Yes for better airflow
  • Removable Rear Panel: Yes for easy access to components
  • Soft-Close Door Dampeners: Yes

Storage

  • Number of Drawers: 2
  • Number of Adjustable Shelves: 2
  • Adjustable Shelf Dimensions: 19.75" W x 18.5" D x 0.5" Th
  • Adjustable Shelf Capacity: 75 lbs
  • Bottom Shelves: 1 per compartment
  • B-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 19.75" W x 17.75" H x 19.5" D
  • E-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 18.625" W x 7.75" H x 18" D
  • G-Storage Compartment Dimensions: 40.5" W x 9" H x 19.75" D

Capacity

  • Top Surface Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Recommended TV Size: up to 90"

Accessories and Customization

  • Wall Mounting Kit: CL/WK1 (optional)
  • Speaker Opening: With removable grille
  • Customization Options: Component parts and accessories available for customization

Design and Appearance

  • Feet: Black low-profile wood feet with hidden levelers
  • Side Panels: Black Oak finished
  • Top Material: Black tempered glass
  • Door Material: Lightly textured black oak

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