McIntosh has partnered with American hi-fi furniture manufacturer Symbol Audio. The goal is to offer equipment racks that fit well with McIntosh’s products.
The choice of a partner such as Symbol Audio is said to be driven by its product level. The uprights are made of North American hardwood under a durable, transparent, low-sheen varnish that accentuates the texture of the wood. Affiliation with McIntosh is indicated by a backlit glass bezel that turns on along with the rest of the setup.
In addition to beauty, functionality also plays an important role – Symbol stands are equipped with hidden casters for easy movement around the room. The shelves are secured by 6mm stainless steel pins – they are vibration-resistant and height-adjustable. The vertical structural elements are supplemented with cable ties.
The pillar finishes are available in charcoal ash, natural walnut and wenge walnut.
In the US, Symbol Audio racks for McIntosh systems start at $900.