MODERN RECORD CONSOLE

A NEW CLASSIC

The flagship of the Symbol audio line, the Modern Record Console pays homage to “all in one” console hifi’s of the 1950’s, an idea whose time, we believe, has come around again. Each cabinet is individually crafted in the tradition of fine bench-made furniture from solid American Walnut. The sculptural metal base is constructed from 1/4” plate steel and hand patinated to create a warm natural finish. As a piece of furniture the MRC will undoubtedly become a focal point of any interior.

The design and execution are only half the story. Lift the lid and expose the hand built tube amplifier and turntable set into patinated steel plates and begin to discover a one of a kind music console that integrates traditional “old school” electronics with modern wireless capabilities. The electronics are custom designed and built for Symbol Audio by experienced audio engineers and include a hand-wired tube amplifier that delivers a warm pure signal to the two 6.5” full range speakers. Tucked out of view into the steel base is a second dedicated amplifier and subwoofer designed to extend the low end frequency and provide added richness to the sound. The built-in turntable has a carbon fiber tonearm fitted with a Sumiko Blue Point #2 cartridge for playing vinyl. For the convenience of streaming digital music just switch the selector from turntable to WiFi and stream from any digital source through the built-in wireless router and control music selections from your iPhone, iPod, iPad or computer. It’s truly the best of both worlds all designed seamlessly into a bespoke piece of fine furniture.

AUDIOPHILE APPROVED

Tube Amp

  • Phono, streaming, and auxiliary inputs
  • Line-level output
  • Output power: 15w x 2
  • Frequency Response (1W):  15Hz – 30000Hz + 1dB
  • Frequency Response (full):  20Hz 25 + 1dB
  • Distortion (1W):  < 0.3%
  • Distortion (full):  < 3%
  • S/N Ratio:  85dB
  • Input Impedance:  100K
  • Output Impedance:  0,6 Ohm
  • Power Request:  140W Max.
  • Input Sensitivity:  300 mV
  • Fuse:  3A Slow-Blow
  • Tube Compliment:  12AU7x2, EL84 x 4

SPEAKERS

  • Perfect point source and phase and time accurate
  • Full-range 6.5″ driver with felt diffraction ring
  • 25mm voice coil
  • One-piece whizzer / dustcap assembly
  • Dual cone with twin rolled edge surround
  • Smoother high frequency transition at 11KHz, and open soundstage
  • Lightweight cone material, with treated and pleated accordion fabric surround
  • Open, cast-aluminum basket, which greatly reduces back wave bounce back
  • Basket incorporates venting to keep motor cool
  • Powerful Alnico motor
  • 8 Ohm
  • 93dB SPL

 Pro-Ject 5.1 RPM Turntable

  • Unique 3 phase suspension system isolates plinth from console cabinet.
  • Quiet running AC motor is decoupled from the plinth to reduce vibration transmission.
  • Resonance-optimized platter made from MDF with an integrated vinyl mat and a screw-down record clamp.
  • Stainless steel axle with Teflon bearing in a bronze housing for  superior speed accuracy.
  • Central metal block optimizes centre of gravity and damps main bearing.
  • Supplied with factory mounted Sumiko Blue Point No.2 high-output moving coil cartridge.
  • Carbon-fiber headshell and armtube.
  • Conical armtube avoids standing wave reflections. 
  • High-purity copper internal wiring from the headshell to the gold-plated phono sockets.

250 watt powered 8″ subwoofer

Concealed in the natural steel pedestal is a 250 watt powered 8″ subwoofer with dedicated gain and frequency controls.  The hidden subwoofer offers deep base response to the warm, rich sound pouring out of the full range speakers.  

  • extends the low frequency response to 26 Hz
  • Measured power output: 252 watts RMS into 4 ohms @ < 1.0% THD
  • Signal to noise ratio: 90 dB A-weighted
  • Input impedance: 10.4K ohms
  • Variable gain
  • Low pass adjustment: 40 Hz to 180 Hz
  • Phase adjustment: 0º (normal) 180º (reverse) for optimal room placement

Available Finishes

Our console comes standard in solid North American black walnut with your choice of lacquered speaker fronts.  The natural steel pedestal has a hand applied patina and is sealed with a low sheen clearcoat. 

 

Find Out More

To place an order, contact us for current lead times and availability.  You may choose to download a tearsheet for client presentations.