Sonos’ latest collaboration celebrates modern hi-fi with Debra and Scott Salyer, the couple revolutionizing the record console and bringing all your music together.

Wrensilva Sonos Edition Record Console

 

There was a time when record consoles were clumsy, great eyesores with shuddering speakers and sub-par sound. But that was before Debra and Scott Salyer of Wrensilva came along. These lifelong music-lovers have poured their passion into building design-forward consoles that sound as good as they look. And the new Wrensilva Sonos Edition is no exception – delivering an unbeatable listening experience, whether you’re spinning records or streaming Spotify.

“When you’re in front of one of our consoles, watching the records spin and talking to the people you’re with, you get sucked in. There are nights where we’ll sit there and realize we’ve been staring at a piece of furniture for hours.”

With its top-class turntable and two powerful PLAY:5 speakers, you can tell at a glance that this console is no mere throwback machine. Instead, it’s a clever blend of traditional and modern, analogue and digital. And for Scott Salyer, that makes it the best of all worlds – perfectly suited to the way we listen today.

“Having been a sound engineer for years and seen everything from 8-tracks to streaming, I think it’s amazing that you can have all your music, all in one place,” he says. “And now with this new collaboration with Sonos, you can play music in any and every room of your home, enhancing this special experience even further.”

“We probably stream music about 90% of the time ourselves these days,” continues Debra. “Yet for us, vinyl isn’t a thing of the past. It’s a thing of now. And to be able to pair it with a system like Sonos that we really believe in is just incredible.”

For the Salyers – as for all vinyl enthusiasts – there’ll always be something irresistible about slipping a record out of its sleeve, lowering it onto a turntable and watching it slowly start to spin. “It’s like sitting in front of a campfire,” laughs Scott. “When you’re in front of one of our consoles, watching the records spin and talking to the people you’re with, you get sucked in. There are nights where we’ll sit there and realize we’ve been staring at a piece of furniture for hours.”

Certainly, the Wrensilva Sonos Edition is well worth staring at. Its cabinet of heirloom-quality walnut is flanked by a pair of smooth PLAY:5 speakers and geometric legs of cold-rolled industrial steel. Inspired by the unique aesthetic of the Sonos flagship store in New York City, the console’s clean lines and elegant simplicity offer a distinctly midcentury design with contemporary influences.

While the inner workings of the console feature an amazing, intricate web of technologies working together, it’s actually quite simple to use.

  • To stream music, turn the selector knob to ‘Sonos’ and use the in-app controls as you normally would.
  • To switch to vinyl, turn the knob the other way and you’re back to listening to your favorite record. There’s even an analog-style volume knob, so you can crank up the sound from the console itself, as well as from your phone or tablet – a first for Wrensilva.

In either setting, you have the ability to play music in every room of your home so no matter what you’re listening to, you never have to miss a beat.

 

Debra and Scott Salyer of Wrensilva

 

With each console meticulously thought out, engineered and built by hand, it’s this craftsmanship and commitment to sound quality that make Wrensilva and Sonos such a perfect fit. Together, we’ve created a console with versatility, power and passion – one that sounds every bit as good as it looks.

“We’ve always had these big, big dreams,” concludes Debra. “Now we’re making them a reality.”

If you too are dreaming of a Wrensilva Sonos Edition, head over to our online shop or come see us at the Sonos store in Soho.