Some looks are timeless—or at the very least have a tendency of coming back into style every few years. The 60s and 70s produced several of these looks, including a number of TV consoles that are finding a resurgence today. The retro look is bringing back many of those styles, and Slab Audio is jumping in on the game with their new console. The Slab Audio Console was inspired by the angular entertainment of those decades, but it brings in modern audio quality for your listening pleasure.
The Slab is appropriately named. Hand-assembled of wood, aluminium, and composite materials in the company’s Salt Lake City, Utah, headquarters, the Slab Console weighs an impressive 390 pounds. Just like the old consoles from the ’60s and ‘70s, you’ll need a friend—perhaps even a couple—to move this thing around. All that weight could be cut back, but doing so would also mean sacrificing sound quality. The CNC precision milled, multi-layer MDF and furniture-grade plywood in the core help to provide excellent sound quality. Where the building materials leave off, the components more than take over. Slab used three Focal 2-Way Coaxial 6.5-inch Kevlar speakers, a 12-inch subwoofer, and a 540W subwoofer amplifier for the sound. The console is capable of 5.1 surround sound, which means not only can you rock out to your favourite music, but you’ll also be blown away by any movies you watch.
Built to look like a credenza, the console features passive left, centre, and right channel speakers along with a recessed subwoofer. This system easily replaces four freestanding speakers, freeing up space in your living room. Every Slab console is hand-built to order, so expect a delay of about six to eight weeks for delivery. Slab offers free shipping in the continental United States. The console sells for $6,995 and comes in walnut or birch.