Matt Richmond

Monday Want. Symbol Audio’s Modern Record Console.

I’ve always been fascinated with old school stereo console units. Especially mid-century ones that had a sleek modern look to them. There is something about the self-contained entertainment console with sturdy wood construction that appeals to me. It probably has something to do with my obsession about not seeing any cords, or wires.

Symbol Audio is resurrecting the stereo console in a very upscale and stylish way with units like the Modern Record Console which pays homage to  all in one console hifi systems of the 1950’s and early 1960’s.

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Modern Record Console is a hand-built stereo designed by Blake Tovin and Matt Richmond. It features things like a custom designed hand-wired tube amplifier, wireless connectivity, a carbon fiber tonearm fitted with a Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge for playing vinyl and two 6.5” full range speakers. All of this is stored inside of a steel and wood cabinet that looks absolutely fantastic with clean lines and a deep walnut finish.

Like the flagship Modern Record Console, Symbol Audio also produces a table top stereo and a record cabinet for holding your vinyl, and CD collections. Both units are equally well designed and built. You can see the entire collection here.