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After looking extensively for a replacement entertainment/media center I ran across Standout Designs from a internet search. I was instantly impressed by the contemporary design and operational features of the 82 inch Haven console. Still I would normally never purchase furniture without seeing it in person. Their website does a great job in displaying the features in every way you could want. While the cost is high end, you really get what you pay for and they do have sales that make it more attractive. They ship it well packaged and protected and mine arrived in perfect order. The color and finish was even better than I expected. There is so much access from the rear to install equipment and run wires. And of course the wheels make it easy to move for any access you need. And by the way, if you send this company a email with a question, they answer it promptly.
The pictures don't do it justice. Absolutely beautiful extremely well built cabinetry. Each piece fits exactly as it should. I bought this to store my AV equipment and place my 65 inch tv but more so it is a beautiful piece of furniture. Before you consider the other high end AV options like bello or salamander, look carefully at Standout Designs. You will not be disappointed.
I ordered and received a Majestic EX 82 solid wood cherry Media Cabinet and could not be happier. There is quite simply no equal to this product in today's marketplace. American made, real wood, built by craftsmen, thoughtfully designed and the price is amazingly reasonable for the quality you get. I have absolutely no connection with the Standout company and never heard of it till I started researching media furniture. This is a significant purchase but one that you will likely be looking at every day for many years. Each time you are in the room with this cabinet you will be feeling good about your decision to spend a bit more to get such a quality product.
I am a retired custom cabinet maker who specialized in high end cabinetry. I was at my wits end, searching for a manufactured media cabinet to meet my specific needs in my new home. I had searched high and low for a unit, nothing came close. Finally, on the last day before I was going to call a local custom cabinet shop to build the unit for me, I did one last search. In that search I found Standout designs. I knew immediately, their quality and design met my needs. Now the challenge was: find a unit that would house my center speaker. I was so happy when I looked at the dimensions and specs of this unit and found them to be exactly what I needed. You can see from the attached picture, it fit and looks "Absolutely Wonderful". Alan, your products are top quality with customer service to match. Thank you
I recently shopped for a TV console and found many models that were considerably less expensive. Regardless, I finally settled on this excellent piece of furniture from Standout Designs. The more I read about it, the more I realized that it was worth every penny. It has absolutely no particle board that I could find. It's totally crafted of fine cherry wood, both solids and high grade plywood. The quality of the craftsmanship is remarkable and the design was created with the audiophile in mind. I love the easily removable rear panels that make cable changes and equipment adds a breeze. To top it all off, it's on wheels! That means you can easily pull the unit forward, step behind it, remove the panels and make changes easily. Service was outstanding. They had the exact unit I was looking for in stock and I received it in just three business days. This product easily earns six stars! Absolutely love it.
WOW! This pretty much sums up my experience with Standout Designs and Alan. WOW meaning it was an awesome experience. I had read many of the reviews on the Standout site and felt pretty good doing initial contact to learn what they could do for me and my situation. Alan was MOST helpful throughout the process. I chose the Horizon EX72 in Cherry with the center speaker shelf. I discussed with Alan about eliminating the drawer and finishing that section so I could also use that to place equipment. No problem and it even saved me a little money. I received my furniture by freight truck as everyone does. It is packed so well it is hard to imagine there could be any damage and there was not. Based on what I had read on the site and in reviews I was expecting very good quality. I am really blown away at how good the quality furniture is. Here is an example concerning the door closures. With no glass in the door, which adds weight, you can close the door about half way and it closes and latches itself. With the glass in the doors it closes and latches very well and secure. The easy removal of the back sections is also a great feature. I really cannot say enough good things about my experience and this piece of furniture. And, I think best of all, my Wife thinks it looks very nice also, which was actually one of my main considerations as I looked for furniture to house my audio equipment. Thank you Alan!
I'm a return customer. The first console we purchased about 7 years ago and is the Haven 72 in Black Ash. We were very impressed with build quality and functionality. Since that time we purchased a larger home and we our finishing the basement. The Haven 72 is moving to the basement so we needed a new console. But this time we went all out and ordered the Majestic EX 82 in solid Walnut. It was just delivered this morning and when my son and I opened the box, we were stunned at how beautiful this console looks in the flesh (see below). Standout Designs has been at work improving their consoles. One really nice improvement is the back panels now snap into place, no more screws. The glass shelves have been replaced with matching hardwood shelves so ours are solid Walnut. The doors now have soft-close hinges. This is a very high-quality product made of solid wood, no plywood here.
If you have been looking for a solid wood, hand-built console, look no further. This is the company you have been searching for. The president of the company (Alan) was extremely helpful and accommodating. The shipping materials are top-notch as well. If you have any reservations about buying a console from this company, I'm here to say place your order. You will be very pleased you did. It goes without saying, we are very satisfied customers.
The design and quality of our new Standout Designs console is amazing. The wood and finish are excellent, and the fit of the hinges and doors is perfect. It was well designed to provide easy access to audio components and wiring, while making a beautiful addition to our family room furniture. The customer service was top notch. I will definitely recommend Standout Designs to my friends looking for a beautiful console for their audio gear or new television.
I bought the console because it looked good in the pictures on your website. When it arrived in person, it looked even better - way better! It was perfect in every way and looks beautiful in our home. What I didn't realize when ordering was the careful design features. It became quickly apparent that the unit was designed for the best possible function. Installation of our home theater A/V system was a snap and it operates flawlessly. The solid wood construction is the definition of what I think of to be American quality. Taken together, I believe your product offers a tremendous value. Finally, the purchase process was outstanding. We had the product in our home in less than two weeks from ordering - I have never experienced such efficiency with ordering furniture. So, in case you couldn't tell, we are very pleased with our purchase. Hats off to you, your team and your Company. We wish you the very best for continued success.
I wanted to drop a note complimenting you and Standout Designs on the superb quality of product, shipping and overall customer satisfaction we experienced with our new Standout Haven EX 82 Credenza! First, you were repeatedly most helpful and responsive to each & every question during my assessment, enabling me to arrive at my selection briskly and on my time frame!
First, you were repeatedly most helpful and responsive to each & every question during my assessment, enabling me to arrive at my selection briskly and on my time frame!
Second, the shipping was possibly the most "outstanding" example of care and preparation I've experienced with any product to date particularly fine furniture, which in my experience is really saying something! The pallet based shipment was arguably the most elaborate and thorough packing/shipping arrangement I've ever seen, unit was delivered flawless!
Last, the design, just incredible! I told my wife as I assemble my gear, wired and finalized the credenza "this thing is built "the old fashioned way" with quality hardwood and workmanship and without a doubt the finest insight for AV needs (placement, wiring and venting) I've seen to date, right down to the optional center speaker screen and thermally activated whisper fans! Oh, and of course the easy rollers to move in and out for setup & access!
Absolutely LOVE everything about it I'm SO happy I came across your sight on the web!
My best to entire team and my personal encouragement to your design and manufacturing team to continue what in my opinion is "industry leading value" not often encountered anymore!
Our unit is just beautiful and have my receiver, Blu ray, satellite DVR, center speaker, network storage unit, external drive and 2 Ethernet switches all installed inside with a shelf to spare and the drawers not yet filled and a mountain of wires and cables hidden. Just fabulous and looks great. Really happy and just as importantly, the wife loves it too!
As an engineer, I'm hard to please when it comes to build quality and packing to prevent shipping damage, but I am thoroughly impressed with my 82 inch Haven EX and the fantastic attention to detail that is evident in Standout's design, manufacturing and packaging of this product, which arrived in flawless condition, lovingly wrapped, boxed and strapped to a sturdy pallet. In addition to the solid wood construction, I particularly like the hidden casters, removable back panels, cable management, and center speaker grille option. The black on ash finish looks really sharp and perfectly matches my Paradigm speakers. I was concerned that the tinted glass I wanted might interfere with IR signals and require a repeater, but Alan said it's usually not a problem, and he was right - works fine up to 25 feet away. Although I added the rear fan option for insurance, I found that the passive (convective) cooling designed into the side cabinets is already quite effective. Ahead of my order, Alan was happy to discuss potential customization as significant as increasing the depth of the unit by a few inches to accommodate an extra-deep AV receiver. I didn't opt to do that in the end, but compare that flexibility to Salamander, who is locked into their modular system and rudely told me to get lost regarding any dimensional changes. The only challenge was getting this beast down 15 stairs to our lower level. My wife and I accomplished that safely with the help of a "shoulder dolly" strap system; two-person "white glove" inside delivery is also available if one is feeling less able-bodied. This furniture is made to last a lifetime, but I would gladly buy it again if the need were to arise.
I had been driving my wife crazy for several months searching for the right tv console, checking all of the local furniture stores and searching online. When Standout Designs announced that they were releasing an 81-inch version of the Horizon and that they they were discounting the photo models, I had to pull the trigger. I ordered espresso stained cherry with the optional black mesh doors. It's beautiful. Like other reviewers have stated, the attention to detail and the level of craftsmanship is top notch. There is no comparison to the comparably priced tv consoles that I found, and even to the tv consoles that were twice the price. All of the mitre joints are clean, no splintered cuts, just smooth, precise cuts. Clean dove-tail joinery in the drawers. Even the amount of strapping, padding, and protection on the shipping pallet was impressive. The list goes on. My wife was impressed and agreed that all of the other more expensive contemporary or rustic or classic tv consoles that we saw paled in comparison.
Its functionality matches its craftsmanship. I was easily able to fit my components in the left cabinet and my subwoofer in the right cabinet. The depth of the drawers is perfect, leaving enough space behind them for a power conditioner and network switch. Everything has a place to hide. Routing all of the wires and cables was so easy because of the removable back panels.
On top everything, the level of customer service from Alan completed the trifecta of Quality, Functionality, and Customer Service. I look forward to enjoying this console for many years and would recommend this console to anyone!
The piece Is just what I was looking for. Well designed and beautiful wood. Access and wire management is excellent. You have my recommendation." - Steve Barlow
My wife and I could not be more pleased with the Majestic EX70 we purchased. It arrived in pristine condition. We have never seen anything packed and shipped with such care. The console is perfect and we love the attention to detail in regards to the design and craftsmanship. The customer service was phenomenal as well. Thank you to your entire team!
We received the unit on the day indicated and the delivery went off without a hitch. The driver was very helpful getting the unit into the house and waiting while I inspected it. Once it was fully unpacked, it took very little time to assemble the door glass, fan kits and front center grill. The fit and finish of the Haven 82 was without flaw. I've adjusted my electronics setup several times since receiving it and the removable rear panels make it a breeze. The channels for cables and wires are a big hit with my wife. No more moving things around just to vacuum. Thanks for providing us with such a beautiful addition to our furniture.
I am enjoying my new Standout AV cabinet and how much I value the work you have done to make the buying experience a good one. My local AV integrator kept pointing me toward Salamander, and I did, in fact, buy my theater chairs from Salamander via that integrator. But Salamander's online descriptions of their AV cabinets left me confused about their various cabinet configurations, and a lot of their finishes didn't appeal to me. When I began studying your website, the difference in quality between your cabinets and those of Salamander, BDI and others was really clear. The clincher turned out to be your online videos, which I paused frequently to study the still shots, which helped me decide on the options I would want and even the cabinet width. The finish samples you sent in June helped me confirm that black on ash would work best for me. As I've mentioned, our email conversation provided me with the kind of personal attention I appreciate when making an expensive purchase sight-unseen. The cabinet arrived in perfect condition. I appreciated the care you took in wrapping and protecting every part, and the delivery company provided cheerful and meticulous white glove service. By phone, the delivery company made it easy for me to arrange a convenient day and time for delivery. Thanks, also, for your instructions on how to inspect the cabinet before signing off on delivery. By suggesting a method for me to follow, you lowered my fear of inadvertently accepting receipt of a damaged cabinet. I'm hanging on to those instructions to use whenever I buy other big-ticket items to be delivered by truck.
We are thrilled with the quality and design of the console. This is the only furniture we found that both accommodates all of our surround sound components and is of high quality, carefully crafted materials. Love the spaces for wires, the solid feel of door hinges and drawer mechanism, and the handsome wood grain finish! Great customer service! This company works hard to make sure your expectations are met or exceeded.
The stand is great. We love the look and the elegance it brings to our TV room.