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Introducing: Kallax-Fi

  • 1×1. 2×2. 3×1. 4×1. 4×2. 3×4. 4×4. 5×5. Not mathematics for young ‘uns but IKEA’s KALLAX – the world’s most popular vinyl storage solution. Why? Clean lines, simple colourways and value for money that is unsurpassed. The 1×1 sells for €20, the 5×5 for €120. Each internal cube can hold between 50 and 60 records.

    For those not optioning a separate (and more costly) hi-fi rack to house their audio electronics, the KALLAX can do double duty as vinyl holder and component cache.

    Where’s the rub?

    The standard width of a full-sized hi-fi component is 43cm (19″). That’s nine centimetres too much for the 34cm internal dimensions of a KALLAX cube. Put a turntable atop a 2×2 KALLAX and we can expect to subtract 43cm from 77cm to once again leave 34cm of daylight.

    Having done precisely this with a 2×2 and an SL-1200G turntable, I took visual aim at previously reviewed components that would fit alongside the Technics – or in one of its internal cubes – to classify them as Kallax-Fi.

    What else? Leave a comment on the YouTube video if you have a Kallax-Fi product nomination.

    Further information: IKEA

     

     

    John H. Darko

    Written by John H. Darko

    John is the editor of Darko.Audio, from whose ad revenues he derives an income. He is an occasional contributor to 6moons but has previously written pieces for TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile. John used to live in Sydney. Now he lives in Berlin.

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