Everyone loves a comeback story, and vinyl long play (LP) records have definitely returned with a vengeance (look at this year-to-year sales chart showing the meteoric rise), carving out a healthy and growing niche amongst music lovers seeking the antithesis of instant-gratification digital playlists, and enjoying the tactile qualities of the perfectly imperfect analog sound produced when needle touches record.
With a line handcrafted in New York’s Hudson Valley, Symbol Audio offers modern furnishing and storage solutions for new and returning vinyl-loving audiophiles alike, our favorite from their catalog being the succinctly named, Stereo Console.
Designed as centerpiece, storage and surface, the shallow depth console designed by Blake Tovin and Matt Richmond is not just furniture, but equipped to connect with a turntable of your choosing, or any other audio devices with available output, via 2 RCA audio inputs connected to a high efficiency 2.1 channel Class D amplifier, powering a pair of 4” titanium cone, solid aluminum phase plug and santoprene speakers with an 8″ woofer bellowing from underneath. A suspended modular bin holds up to 100 LPs underneath, with the option to add two more units, a woefully tempting reason to continue adding to the music collection.
The Symbol Stereo Console is available in a selection of low sheen lacquer finishes, including Glacial White, Slate Gray, Jet Black, Natural Oak, and Natural Walnut, with the option for further customization in speaker fronts and storage capacity.