Marketed as “a new classic,” Symbol Audio’s “Modern Record Console” is a contemporary throwback to the 1950s when all-in-one console hifi’s were all the rage. The console is sleek and handsome yet not overdone, making it a good fit for most homes. Each of the system’s cabinets is made from American walnut and crafted in the same fashion as traditional bespoke furniture. Supporting the cognac-colored wood is an intentionally patinated steel base that adds a utilitarian touch to the overall aesthetic.
Under the lid is a handmade turntable which has been set into yet more patinated steel. From an electronics standpoint, the company has designed everything in-house and says it tried to “integrate old school electronics with modern wireless capabilities.” This means you’ll be getting an amplifier that delivers a signal to full range speakers, a subwoofer with low end frequency extension, and the ability to switch the selector from a turntable for playing vinyl to WiFi for streaming music.