I’ve just been browsing the Symbol site and fallen in love with its vinyl and audio storage units. I just wish I had the money to buy one.
Yes, they are pricey, but that’s for a good reason. The New York-based company handcrafts modern audio hi-fi consoles and vinyl LP storage cabinets in the tradition of fine furniture. So you get everything a modern audio lover needs, but with a look very much in keeping with mid-20th century design.
Of course, with Symbol focusing on that era for its design, there is obviously a slant towards vinyl. In fact, the vinyl storage options are some of the best out there.
So handmade and high end. This is aspirational design, but if you have money to spare it is well worth considering.
Let’s look at some of the pieces in the range, kicking off with the Dovetail record cabinet above, which is available in various wood finishes and a number of different sizes. This one is the large size, with pull-out drawers able to store up to 1,080 LP records, finished with vegetable tanned leather handles with solid brass hardware. $6,595 for this one, but smaller versions go from $2,595.
The Unison record stand is another of our favourites, an all-in-one solution for record storage and for your actual audio kit too. Cupboard space in there as well. Different configurations, starting from $1,795.
High end Dovetail record crates are available for $225 and finally, for this round-up, the Stereo Console offers modular vinyl storage below along with various finishes, integrated pre-amp, speakers, wire management, a remote control and plenty of connectivity for devices. Prices vary according to specification, but budget for around $ 4,195.
Of course, if you want other options, I did recently put together a top 10 record storage units round-up.