If you aren’t familiar with Wrensilva, they’re the guys making beautiful modern stereo consoles. The “modern” simply means that each works as traditional stereo consoles, complete with a turntable and amplifier (all you need is to add your own speakers), but it also has built-in wi-fi so you can also stream music to it straight from your smartphone. Every one of their stereo consoles is hand built in San Diego, and each one can actually be integrated into an existing Sonos system, thanks to a Sonos Connect under its hood, which is really nice.
And now Wrensilva has released another beautiful stereo console, the Black Tiger ($3,599). It’s identical to the company’s other Loft stereo consoles, but it’s crafted with ebonized American Oak. According to the company, the Black Tiger edition “uses an old school oak milling technique that produces the unique tiger striping – no two are the same.” Like the others, the Black Tiger stereo console is built with a 300wpc Wrensilva amplifier and a belt-driven turntable, and in addition to the Sonos functionality, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and RCA inputs.
The Black Tiger stereo console is available now, and it can be purchased as a standalone unit, for those who already have their own speakers, or it can be bundled with matching Black Tiger monitor speakers and speaker stands for $4,998. The Black Tiger is a limited edition colorway and Wrensilva is only selling 100 units.