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Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet

Elevate Your Entertainment Experience

In the quest for the perfect home theater setup, the significance of a high-quality audio cabinet often goes overlooked. Yet, it's the foundation that can make or break the delicate balance between style, functionality, and audio fidelity. Enter the Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet – an embodiment of sophistication and performance that not only complements your decor but enhances your entire audio-visual experience.

Exquisite Design Meets Unparalleled Functionality

The Salamander Designs Chicago 329 is not just a piece of furniture; it's a statement. With its textured Black Oak finish and elegant black glass top, this audio cabinet is a testament to the confluence of form and function. It's designed for connoisseurs who appreciate the finer details, offering:

  • A Timeless Aesthetic: The tall grass texture in a horizontal pattern on the cabinet doors provides a contemporary yet timeless look that will seamlessly integrate into any living space.
  • Sturdy and Spacious: Supporting TVs up to 50 inches and with a top weight capacity of 200 lbs, the Chicago 329 is as robust as it is elegant.
  • Innovative Material Combination: Utilizing a mix of wood, tempered glass, and aluminum, it's built to last and to impress.

Uncompromising Build Quality

With the Salamander Designs Chicago 329, every aspect has been meticulously engineered for durability and stability. The solid wood and wood veneers, combined with an all-aluminum chassis, ensure your equipment sits on a rock-solid base. The cabinet also features:

  • Built-in Levelers: To ensure stability on any surface.
  • Adjustable Feet: For perfect alignment and balance.
  • Removable Back Panels: For easy access to components and cables.

Customization at Its Core

Dreamedia understands that no two home theaters are alike, which is why the Chicago 329 is designed with customization in mind. With compatibility for Chameleon accessories, you can tailor your setup to your exact requirements, including:

  • Adjustable Shelves: Modify the interior to fit your components perfectly.
  • Speaker Opening: A center segment with a removable grille accommodates a soundbar or center channel speaker.
  • Finish Options: Choose from various finishes to match your personal style.

Enhanced Audio Performance

The Chicago 329 isn't just about looks; it's crafted to enhance the sonic performance of your system. The cabinet's design minimizes vibration, ensuring that your audio/video components deliver the purest sound possible.

Smart Features for a Seamless Experience

The cabinet's smart features are designed to improve not just the aesthetics but also the functionality of your entertainment space. These include:

  • Ventilation Louvers: Keep your equipment cool for optimal performance.
  • Integrated Wire Management: Say goodbye to cable clutter with a thoughtfully designed system.
  • Soft-close Doors: Protect your equipment from dust and reduce noise.

Solid Support and Warranty

Dreamedia's commitment to quality is reflected in the Salamander Designs Chicago 329's limited lifetime manufacturer warranty. Rest assured, your investment is backed by a promise of lasting excellence.

Detailed Specifications

Understanding the importance of details, here are the Chicago 329's specifications for your convenience:

  • Overall Dimensions: 44"W x 21.25"D x 31.25"H
  • Product Weight: 157 lbs
  • TV Size Compatibility: Up to 50 inches
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 350 lbs (Top: 200 lbs, Adjustable Shelf: 75 lbs)
  • Material: Wood, Tempered Glass, Aluminum
  • Finish: Textured Black Oak
  • Doors: 2 Soft-close doors
  • Shelves: Adjustable
  • Shelf Dimensions: 19.75"W x 18.5"D x 0.5" Thick
  • Interior Shelf Dimensions: 19.75"W x 18"D
  • Storage Compartments: A-Storage: 19.75"W x 17.75"H x 19.5"D; G-Storage: 40.5"W x 9"H x 19.5"D
  • UPC: 634878013284
  • MPN: C/CH329CR/BO

A Commitment to Excellence

At Dreamedia, we're not just about selling products; we're about delivering experiences. The Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet is a testament to our commitment to providing solutions that are as functional as they are beautiful. With this cabinet, you're not just purchasing furniture—you're investing in an elevated home theater experience.

Imagine settling into your favorite chair, the lights dim, and as the opening credits roll, you're enveloped in the pure, unadulterated sound of your favorite film or music—unhindered by vibration or interference—thanks to the stable, vibration-resistant foundation that is the Chicago 329.

Ready to Transform Your Space?

The Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet is more than just a piece of furniture; it's the cornerstone of your home entertainment system. With its customizable features, impeccable design, and commitment to quality, it stands as a symbol of your dedication to the finest in home theater experiences.

Indulge in the sophistication, revel in the performance, and rest in the assurance of a lifetime of enjoyment. The Chicago 329 isn't just an audio cabinet; it's the final touch to your perfect home theater setup.

How to Purchase

To bring the Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet into your home, simply contact Dreamedia. Our team is ready to assist in designing a home theater system that meets your every need, with the Chicago 329 as its centerpiece.

Our Review


Salamander Designs is a respected name in the home theater furniture industry, known for creating high-quality audio/video cabinets that not only house equipment securely but also contribute to the overall aesthetic of the room. The Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet is no exception, offering a blend of functionality and style designed to complement a sophisticated home theater setup. The importance of a quality audio cabinet extends beyond mere storage; it plays a crucial role in the protection and performance of AV components.

Design and Build Quality

The Chicago 329 boasts a sleek black oak construction with a unique tall grass texture finished in a horizontal pattern, capped with a solid black glass top. This combination of materials and textures provides a contemporary, yet timeless appearance, ensuring the cabinet can integrate seamlessly into various decor styles. The craftsmanship is evident in the robust build, with aluminum posts adding to the structural integrity, allowing the top to hold up to 200 lbs, which is suitable for TVs up to 50 inches.

The design aesthetic is minimalist with a touch of elegance, appealing to those who appreciate a modern look without unnecessary embellishments. The weight limit is a consideration for users with heavier components, but the sturdy construction promises longevity and resilience.

Functionality and Features

Functionally, the Chicago 329 is designed with the audiophile in mind. The C-frame aluminum chassis is not just about durability; it's also about enhancing sonic performance by minimizing vibration that can disrupt audio quality. The cabinet offers excellent component venting, ensuring that your equipment stays cool during operation, and the cable management system keeps wiring neat and organized.

The interior space is ample, with adjustable shelves capable of holding 75 lbs each, providing flexibility for various component sizes. The modular nature of the cabinet allows for stacking and customization, which is a boon for those who may want to expand their setup in the future.

Usability and Adaptability

The Chicago 329 is customizable to meet specific needs, which is a significant advantage for users who anticipate future upgrades or changes to their home theater system. The option to wall-mount provides additional flexibility, although it may necessitate extra accessories. The infinite vertical adjustment feature ensures that components can be positioned optimally for use and ventilation.

One area where adaptability could be improved is the need for additional purchases to achieve full functionality. Users should be aware that while the cabinet is highly customizable, some of these customizations might come at an additional cost.

Pros and Cons

The Salamander Designs Chicago 329 excels in many areas. It offers a customizable and modular design, a sturdy and flexible aluminum chassis, and a focus on enhancing audio performance. The elegant design and contemporary feel, combined with thoughtful component venting and cable management, add to the appeal. However, there are limitations, such as the additional charges for replacement parts and the limited color options. The weight limit on the shelves and the size constraint for TVs may also be a concern for some users.

Comparison with Competing Products

When compared to other audio cabinets in the market, the Chicago 329 stands out for its build quality and customization options. While it may come at a premium price point, the benefits of a durable and adaptable design could justify the investment for serious home theater enthusiasts. The unique selling points of the Chicago 329, particularly its focus on enhancing audio performance, set it apart from more generic furniture pieces that may not cater to the audiophile's needs.

Value Proposition

The price-to-performance ratio of the Chicago 329 is favorable when considering the long-term value of its sturdy construction and the potential for customization. For those who prioritize the longevity and performance of their AV components, this audio cabinet is a sound investment.

Final Thoughts

The Salamander Designs Chicago 329 Audio Cabinet is a well-crafted piece of furniture that serves its purpose with finesse. It is an excellent choice for those who value a combination of sleek design, customizable features, and performance-enhancing construction. While it may not be the perfect fit for every scenario, particularly where larger TVs or heavier components are involved, it is undoubtedly a strong contender for anyone looking to create a sophisticated and functional home theater space.


General Specifications

  • Model: Chicago 329
  • Product Type: Audio Cabinet
  • Material: Wood; Tempered Glass; Aluminum
  • Finish: Textured Black Oak
  • Overall Dimensions: 44"W x 21.25"D x 31.25"H
  • Product Weight: 157 lbs
  • TV Size Compatibility: Up to 50 inches
  • Doors: 2
  • Adjustable Shelves: Yes
  • Shelf Dimensions: 19.75"W x 18.5"D x 0.5" Thick
  • Interior Shelf Dimensions: 19.75"W x 18"D
  • A-Storage Compartment: 19.75"W x 17.75"H x 19.5"D
  • G-Storage Compartment: 40.5"W x 9"H x 19.5"D
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 350 lbs
  • Top Holds: 200 lbs
  • Adjustable Shelf Capacity: 75 lbs

Design and Construction

  • Construction: Solid wood and wood veneers; All aluminum chassis
  • Built-in Levelers: Yes
  • Adjustable Feet: Yes
  • Removable Back Panels: Yes
  • Door Material: Solid wood or perforated steel
  • Finish Options: Various finishes available
  • Doors: Soft-close doors
  • Feet: Black, low-profile wood feet with hidden levelers


  • Ventilation: Built-in ventilation louvers
  • Cable Management: Integrated wire management system
  • Compatibility: Suitable for audio/video components and soundbars
  • Customization: Compatible with Chameleon accessories
  • Retrofit and Upgrade Capabilities: Yes
  • Speaker Opening: Center segment features a speaker opening with a removable grille
  • Side Panels: Black oak finished

Warranty and Support

  • Manufacturer Warranty: Limited Lifetime

Additional Information

  • UPC: 634878013284

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