Acknowledged market's need to bring together and enhance both record collections and to properly relocate the audio systems, giving value to everything, SolidSteel's catalog is finally enriched with a new and innovative range of supports designed to meet the most current needs of music lovers. Driven by the desire of supplying a beautiful range of Italian furniture not only designed to meet technical requirements, they are pleased to offer you the VL Series.
What's the VL Series?
Whether you already have a large collection of LPs, or you are just enriching it, whether you have a Hi-Fi system, or you are just setting it up step by step, this fantastic new product range is a perfect solution for all music lovers, especially for fans of vinyl records in search of the right place for their audio sessions.
Together with the elegance and design that has always distinguished all the products of their brand, the originality of the project represents an absolute novelty to have all your musical world at hand. It is thus possible to transform any environment into a wonderful space dedicated to the enjoyment of music, enriching one's home with a piece of furniture with the typical Solidsteel DNA.
The walnut wood finish is designed precisely to best fit in any environment, allowing also the easy arrangement of one's favorite objects, which often goes to accompany the fans' record collections. The modernity of the design is derived from the perfect fusion of tradition and functionality.
The VL Series is characterized by the essentiality of the furniture destined to last over time and, at the same time, functionally meets current and future needs of various audio systems that can be configured with passion and attention. In recent years the rediscovery of vinyl has re-lit the spotlight on the world of Hi-Fi, the forerunner of modern consumer electronics.
In the last years of work, participating in trade fairs and collecting disparate feedback, we came across many fans who own vinyl record collections without owning Hi-Fi systems, often due to lack of space and ambient conditions. We are therefore proud of having created a solution of this type that can truly represent the key to exploring and rediscovering the pleasure of good listening.
How many placeable Records?
By depending on various LP's dimensions you could have, we can assure you can accommodate at least 120 records per each level. If your collection is too big, do not worry. We have Extre-Kits for expanding the available space!
How it's made?
All the materials are finely crafted, selected and of Italian origin. The frame is made up of parts of their famous S Series, all its screws are galvanized, frame pillars are made of anodized aluminum, carefully filled with an absorbent phono sponge to dampen vibrations. The various metal particulars, as bottom and top ends, are all galvanized and finished in powder-coated for avoiding any risk of rust over time.
The VL Series is composed of MDF shelves - 1280x410 mm, with a thickness of 22 mm - finished with high quality polymeric laminates in Walnut finish.
As we conceived the furniture, the first shelf at the bottom is dedicated to the layout of vinyl collections, while the subsequent shelves offer distances dedicated to hosting your own audio system, although this is their recommended solution, being the modular product, the whole is freely convertible.
The S Series Pads (protective floor discs) are always included in the products.
Customizable Heights & Extra Levels
their production consists of furniture with available spaces distributed up to 4 shelves, but it is possible to add to each model further levels to satisfy even the most diverse needs. Do not forget that their racks are all modular. The only available distances between the VL shelves are 325 mm between the first and second shelf, and 225 mm for the subsequent shelves. The VL-2 rack is designed for essentially accommodating a record collection and a minimal audio system (for example: a turntable and an integrated amplifier, with bookshelf speakers on both sides).
We would therefore have a:
- VL-2: 
- VL-3: [325/225]
- VL-4: [325/225/225]
- It is then possible to purchase separately the following kits:
° VL Extra Kit 225 [Inner Shelf + 225 mm frame Kit for Audio Components]
° VL Extra Kit 325 [Inner Shelf + 325 mm frame Kit for More Records]
Excellent dampening of vibrations
The bottom frame parts are made by stainless steel combined to their legendary regulable spikes for a perfect leveling of the structure. All the hardware frame parts are designed with inner spikes that increase the dampening of vibrations for reducing the frequencies that may generate resonance in the listening rooms. Audio-video components (like for example: turntables, amplifiers, speakers etc) may spread resonance in your spaces. This will never give benefits to your listening experiences, especially if we consider all the sound vibrations that may be reflected on the walls, floors and surfaces on which the audio system could be positioned. their racks are specifically designed for damping these vibrations.
What about its Price?
As for all the products, by considering where you are located, check their various Partners mentioned on their website. They are all over the world and if you come from Europe you can download their latest Price List in Euro. The VL Series is a best-buy deal!
What's the Final Result?
A unique design rack, manufactured in Italy for serving music and nothing else.
- Tubes: painted aluminum (anodized) filled with damping material;
- Hardware: stainless steel;
- Terminals: Iron AVP treated with zinc to eliminate the risk of rust;
- Shelves: MDF wood (22 mm of thickness), polymer laminate.
- Sustainability for each shelf: 120 kg tested.
- Weight: 26 Kg
- Outer Dimensions (W x H x D): 1280 x 711x 410 mm
- Inner Shelves Dimensions (W x H x D): 480 x 325 x 410 mm
- Colour: Walnut Wood