The Glorious Vintage Music Station is a well-made, easy-to-assemble piece of music furniture that looks like an old-fashioned school desk, and would fit nicely into many a living room or home studio. It has two “levels” so you can have speakers and laptop higher than keyboard or DJ controller, and adjustable legs for use as a standing workstation or a sitting one. With integrated cable tidying and flexible open/closed compartments, it is a neat design for DJs and producers alike.
First Impressions / Setting up
The Glorious Vintage Music Station is a DJ table that can also convert to a “sit down” production workstation, simply by altering the length of its legs with screw-in extensions. It has a boxy work surface design across two levels, in a classic “computer desk” type set-up. It is easy to hide cables to DJ gear, keyboard and so on, and to position your speakers and/or computer screen at a more raised height.
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It has three compartments, two left and right and a bigger central one, within the higher section at the back, which can be closed or open; open, they are the right size to store records in. They are not hinged; instead, they are panels that you lift on and off.
Finished with a mid wood appearance (it’s a little darker than it appears in the company’s promo photos), and with rounded wooden legs that taper out, it has a bit of a feel of old-fashioned school desks – it’s definitely got that “retro” vibe going on.
The unit comes in two packets, which are pretty heavy: It’s certainly a substantial piece of furniture. It is classic flat-pack assembly stuff, but the instructions are clear, everything except a cross-head screwdriver is provided, and it took me (someone with no great skills in flat-pack assembly) less that 90 minutes to assemble it, with no swearing, and no bits left over!
The assembled Glorious Vintage Music Station is rock solid – it feels like it’ll last. The main desk is the perfect size for a DJ controller (we used it with a Denon DJ Prime 2), and it’s cool to be able to hide all your cables. Equally though, the “hidden” sections could be used to store things, although you’d need to remove whatever is on those sections to get to what’s inside, obviously.
I found the raised section to be about right for a laptop and speakers, and again with the ability to hide the wires you could keep things nice and neat.
Some may find the “standing” height of 90cm (35in) a bit short for a DJ desk – this is going to come down to preference, but worth figuring this out if you primarily want to use it as a standing DJ desk before you buy.
The Glorious Vintage Music Station is a well-made, easy-to-assemble piece of music furniture that looks like an old-fashioned school desk, and would fit nicely into many a living room or home studio.
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Its two desk “levels” mean you can have speakers and laptop higher than keyboard or DJ controller, and the adjustable legs mean it can be converted for use as a standing workstation or a sitting one.
If you plan to use it primarily as a standing desk, though, do check that the height will be right for you, as there’s no adjustment other that the 70cm or 90cm choices, which is something you decide at assembly.
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Overall, we liked it! With integrated cable tidying and flexible open/closed compartments, it is an attractive and neat design, and we do enjoy the retro vibe.