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Depertment Chicago’s HiFi Console: Lifestyle is on the march

Readers might see some similarities – at least in terms of concept and also in the support equipment – to the Wrensilva Loft Music Centre (see HERE) but Department Chicago describe this particular unit as a, “…Bluetooth-enabled, mid-century inspired, stereo console built for this generation’s music listener.”


Measuring 122 x 40 x 64cm and powered by a 100W Bang & Olufsen Ice power amplifier, the HiFi Console includes full range speakers (including a 25mm titanium dome tweeter), with a bass port at the rear, built into the chassis.


You also get a “preamplifier” which I assume (but have yet to be able to confirm) refers to a phono amplifier, optical and analogue inputs and volume control plus anti-vibration feet.


Storage has space for 120 LPs. Price is $1,895.

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To learn more, click www.departmentchicago.com

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  • Reply
    6th May 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Not quite the same but ruark also brings out something similar with the R7.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      6th May 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Good call, Geoffrey!

      • Reply
        Anna Wickenden
        7th June 2018 at 4:49 pm

        Hi Paul. I believe I’ve been scammed by Department Chicago after purchasing one of the Hi-Fi Consoles and never receiving it. It’s been almost 2 years since I purchased. Now 3 other people have contacted me to say Brandon and Katie of Department Chicago have done the same to them. I’m trying to figure out what recourse we have now that we know this is a true scam. Any help would be much appreciated.

        • Reply
          Paul Rigby
          7th June 2018 at 5:49 pm

          Hi Anna – well, if this is a scam of any sort, then your account will sit underneath this news item to act as a warning. It may be less a scam and more like a business in difficulties. I have no knowledge, though, and so this is a reckless guess and would welcome more information from anyone else out there. I’m afraid though that this is only a news item. I never actually talked to the company in this particular case (I normally do for news items – or a direct agent at least) and have never had even had direct correspondence. I received the details via a third party source. Where are you calling from, may I ask?

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