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Salamander Designs Synergy Model 303

Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 40" (Black with aluminum frame)

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Item # 537SB303BA

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Overview

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Salamander Designs SB303B/B Synergy Model 303

The compact Model 303 is a great for a small bedroom or den home theater system (TV and components not included).

Simple design

Salamander's Synergy Model 303 features an aluminum frame and select hardwood panels, giving it a clean, elegant look. It's ideal for a small home theater system. The perforated metal door panel allows IR signals from your remote to pass through, as well as air to ventilate your gear. It also effectively hides the gear behind it.

Stores up to 3 components

The cabinet top can support a TV up to 40” and weighing up to 150 lbs. Inside the cabinet are two adjustable shelves. The shelf supports slide along the aluminum frame, so you can move each shelf to the exact height you want — not just where the next peg holes happen to be. A removable back panel gives you easy access to your gear for wiring.

Good for the environment and the country

Salamander Designs uses only hardwoods harvested from managed forestry programs. Their frames are made from recycled aluminum, with environmentally friendly coatings and stains. And each Model 303 is built in the USA.

Product Highlights:

  • for use with TVs up to 40"
  • stores up to 5 components
  • cabinet top:
    • 23-1/4"W x 19-3/4"D
    • supports up to 150 lbs.
  • interior dimensions: 19-3/4"W x 27-3/4"H x 18"D
  • 2 adjustable shelves (each):
    • supports up to 75 lbs.
    • 19-3/4"W x 1/2"H x 18"D
  • select hardwood with black finish
  • removable door:
    • slow-close dampeners
    • hinges extend to open doors fully
    • perforated metal panels
  • ventilation openings to keep components cool
  • removable back panel for easy access
  • black anodized aluminum frame
  • removable non-marking leveling feet
  • 23-1/4"W x 31"H x 19-3/4"D
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

What's in the Box:

  • Top shelf
  • Bottom shelf
  • 3 Adjustable shelves
  • 2 Side-panels
  • 4 Aluminum posts
  • Door
  • Door knob (w/ screw)
  • 2 Hinges
  • 2 Heavy-duty brackets
  • 12 Shelf-pegs
  • 4 Joint connector bolts
  • 4 Feet
  • 4 Washers
  • 4 Nuts
  • 4 Rubber tabs
  • 2 Rubber stops
  • 4 Thumb-nuts/screws
  • Wrench
  • Hex-key
  • Assembly Instructions

Very well designed cabinet. Shelving has unlimited adjustments. It was a bit of a project to assemble. Directions could have been better... But the final product is perfect for our needs!

Tiffany, Esko, MN

Reviews

Salamander Designs Synergy Model 303 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Salamander Design 323 in Cherry and Black

Amit from MI on 4/18/2018

This is the top of the line product. It is extremely well made. It is worth every penny. It is on expensive side, but worth the price. The customer service is awesome. My product was very well packed and was received undamaged. I actually bought the two door model in this Cherry and Black. Couple of things to keep in mind for a Model 323. The width is not enough for older turntables like Kenwood KD-500. You will have to tilt it to get past the door hinges. I could have inserted the TT from the back before i installed the back panels without any issues, but did not realize that until later in the stage. 2nd, the larger Amps like Krell KAV 500 are also too deep for this cabinet, unless you use the right angled speaker plugs. But one can still manage, just have to work at it. These may not be an issue with single door, because you will not have a post in the middle, that takes up that little bit extra space. Love the cabinet finish.

Pros: Excellent customer service, excellent fit and finish and quality workmanship

Cons: none

Salamander Designs Synergy Model 303

Tiffany from Esko, MN on 2/18/2018

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Very well designed cabinet. Shelving has unlimited adjustments. It was a bit of a project to assemble. Directions could have been better... But the final product is perfect for our needs!

Pros:

Cons: Assembly instructions could have been better.

Salamander Designs Synergy Model 303

Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on 2/4/2018

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Assembly instructions were poor. Some damage to the side panels that aren't noticeable but for this price it should be flawless. Installing shelves was a total pain.

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Salamander Designs Synergy Model 303

Anonymous from Durham, NC on 7/2/2017

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The assembly instructions need to be much more detailed. But the end product, after taking about three times the amount of time it should have and several busted knuckles because of the inadequate assembly instructions, is excellent. It is a sturdy, handsome piece of furniture which holds all of my stereo components with no wasted space.

Pros: Sturdy, handsome piece of furniture.

Cons: Inadequate assembly instructions lacking in essential detail for a first time assembly. Only for this reason did I not rate it five stars.

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Features and Specs

General Features
Type Audio Stand
Stand Style Cabinet
Color Black/Silver
Number of Shelves 4
Number of Adjustable Shelves 2
Number of Drawers None
Assembly Required Yes
Main Materials MDF
Aluminum
Wire Management Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan No
Width (inches) 23-1/4
Height (inches) 31
Depth (inches) 19-3/4
Stand Weight Limit 450 lbs
TV Shelf Weight Limit 150 lbs
TV Shelf Width 23-1/4
TV Shelf Depth 19-3/4
Parts Warranty Limited Lifetime
Labor Warranty Limited LIfetime

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Features

Synergy Series audio cabinet: The Salamander Designs Synergy series SB303 is a audio cabinet with an open top-shelf, two interior adjustable middle shelves, and one interior fixed bottom shelf, to hold your components and even accommodate a TV up to 40". Available in a Black, Cherry, or Walnut finish.

Real Wood & MDF Construction: The Synergy series AV stand's top shelf & bottom base are 1-1/8" thick and consist of real wood veneers or a powder-coated black finish over an MDF core with a real wood lumber edge. The Door is also made of solid hardwood or powder-coated MDF, while the adjustable shelves are made of 0.5" thick MDF. These woods are a select grade of American hardwood and finished for durability and low maintenance.

Note: Wood being a natural product is prone to different grain patterns which can lead to slight variations in color and shade.

Anodized Aluminum Posts: At the heart of the Synergy series audio cabinet are unique square-shaped extruded aluminum support posts. Theses posts are used simultaneously as an external cabinet skeleton for supporting top, bottom, side, and back panels; as well as an internal skeleton for supporting shelves and drawers (sold separately). The audio cabinet is available with black or silver anodized aluminum posts.

Audiophile-Grade: The Salamander Designs Synergy series AV stand is designed with the Audiophile in mind. It is constructed of dissimilar materials which reduce transmission of performance robbing resonance. This will provide ample component isolation to enhance the sound quality of the system.

Solid Wood Door Frame w/ Perforated Steel Insert: The Synergy series AV stand features solid wood or black powder-coated MDF door frame with a perforated steel insert and a soft-close dampener. The perforated door insert permits IR signals to passthrough, adds ventilation, and hides your components. The snap-on hinges fully extend and are removable for better in-cabinet access. The door can be hung so they swing to the left or right.

Open & Enclosed Shelving: The Salamander Designs Synergy series SB303 audio cabinet features a top shelf, two enclosed adjustable shelves, and one enclosed fixed bottom shelf.

  • Open Top Shelf: The top shelf measures 23.25" (w) x 31" (h) x 19.75" (d), and will support up to 150 lbs. It can hold an audio component or up to a 40" TV.
  • Adjustable Middles Shelves: Behind the hinged door are two adjustable middle shelves. Each shelf measures 19.75" (w) x 18" (d), and can support up to 75 lbs. The two adjustable shelves are infinitely adjustable within the interior compartment, which measures 27.75" (h).
  • Fixed Bottom Shelf: The fixed bottom shelf is also located behind the hinged door. It measures 19.75" (w) x 18" (d), and can support up to 75 lbs.

Removable Back Panel: The removable back panel permits fast, easy access to components and wiring. Wires can be easily hidden with the use of the rear panel by allowing cables to pass over and under them. There is approximately 1" of space between each shelf and the back panel, permitting wires and cables to pass-through.

Leveling Feet: The Salamander Designs Synergy series SB303 is fitted with heavy-duty, non-marking, leveling feet.

Optional Accessories: Optional accessories enhance functionality and add greater design flexibility. Choose from Casters, Adjustable Shelves, Pull-Out Shelves, Universal Storage Trays, Media Trays, and/or Accent Lightning (all sold separately).

Built-In The USA + Lifetime Warranty: All of the Salamander Designs Synergy series cabinets are hand-built in the USA and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

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Store AV Components for a cleaner look. [ Brian  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Fit the needs and design of room [ KEITH  Dec 03, 2016 ]

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Yes. You'll find the wheel set listed as a recommended accessory by clicking the "Accessories" tab on the cabinet's main webpage: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_537SAC4/item.html [ Ryan  Apr 20, 2018 ]  Staff
It was metal mesh but i did not like it so i ordered the fogged glass. [ Jason  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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