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Salamander Chameleon Berlin review

With built in cooling fans and a whole host of optional extras the Chameleon Berlin has its plus points, but the price is too high for us Tested at £2460.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

Its stylish looks and clever features may win fans, but you can buy better for less

Pros

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    Solid construction

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    lovely finish

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    decent support for images and sonics

Cons

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    Frightening price

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    hardness to sound

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    cheap feel of a few components

This Salamander TV rack does its job fairly well.

Images from a TV appear crisp and detailed, and sonically it serves up a wide, though slightly hard-edged sound.

Midrange and bass are well integrated, but it seems to encourage a treble that verges on strident.

In some ways this is a stylish and bold statement – and we applaud the extras (cooling fans: IR repeater) – but you're paying a notable style premium over a better support such as Hi Fi Racks' Podium.

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