I would give this product and this company 10 stars if I could. From the sophisticated design and excellent quality of their solid wood product to their customer service, they are so far above the competition that they are in a class of their own. I purchased the 72 inch console in solid walnut and it is beautiful! I'm pleased every time I look at it. Thank you Standout Design,
"I am very satisfied with my Haven EX 72-inch American Solid Wood Media Console. I got the Espresso on Cherry Console with the gray tinted glass and it is beautiful !!
The craftsmanship is superior to any other brands that I had considered buying.
There is more than enough room for my LG 55" E6 OLED, Surround Sound Receiver, 4k blue-ray player, CD carousel player, CD's, Roku and Fire-TV devices.
I have plenty of room left over for expansion.
The true 20.25" depth and hidden wheels were just some of selling points for me.
Most other brands are 16" to 18" deep and if they advertise 20", check it with a measuring tape.
All of the back panels are easily removable making the wire connection process a breeze with great wire management access between compartments.
Anyone that is looking for a TV console should not bother looking anywhere else (and its made in the USA)." - Nick Pasich
I'm very pleased with the furniture. It's purpose-built for audio video - superior to everything we saw in retail stores. The removable back panels are great. The wood is beautiful. Small devices (like Apple TV) are too small to sit on the bottom shelf because they aren't in line of sight for infrared (they sit below the wood of the door frame). Not a big deal. The real hardwood construction is a strong selling point for me.
I am very happy with the media console. It is the perfect size for my room and I have a new 65" TV sitting on top of it. The quality is amazing and would recommend your product to anyone. It is a very nice piece of furniture that definitely compliment the family room. The smoke windows are nice with no issues while using a remote. I do not have very many components yet, but there plenty of room for them
You all make such a great product. You thought of everything! From the ordering to the white glove delivery, all was flawless. It really is a great piece. Fit our needs exactly.
We live in a condo in the city. Decor is modern and wanted a cabinet that could hold some large AV equipment and would look slick. Got the 72 inch espresso Haven. It looks absolutely amazing. And the small details, including the grooved shelves and the opens for running cords, are fantastic. Alan was wonderful to work with. Can't say enough about how great this product is.
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.
I spent days LQQKING & researching TV & stereo cabinets & this was the easy winner for the large size, features & solid wood heirloom construction. My grandkids will be able to enjoy this 82" console. You'll never need another entertainment console again, no dings like veneer. My mother says "buying cheap is very expensive!"
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!
The console arrived and it is looking absolutely stunning!!! It is exactly as we envisioned it to be. Thank you so much for being so prompt, efficient and accommodating. Will definitely recommend this piece of art to friends who are looking to buy one. All the best.
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.
Everything is super with this console: configuration, beauty, and price/service. It is real hardwood as described (except some back panels), extremely well built, and has a good balance between contemporary and conservative designs. I really love the Rose/Nickel hardware - actually it is a Photo Sample (about 30% discount) but it looks REALLY brand new to me. The console looks and nice smell, the manufacture date on the console was about 3 months before. No scratches, no blemishes whatsoever. This is a very honest way of doing business, as Standout Designs can easily sell it as news and would make a great profit from that. I do much appreciate that.
The console is now a center of my home theater, supports my 65" TV and a 7.1 speaker system. The enclosure is comfortably large to place a subwoofer inside (I tried with mine, but remove it later to save places for my discs). If your AV components >15'' depth, this console is definitely for you. Wire management holes are plenty (7 totally, plus 6 opening gaps at the back panels). The optional fan works fine (activates at about 87F, you can test it by using the hairdresser LOL). Some additional cabinet cooling fan placing on top of your AV might help more. The 2-direction wheels (hidden under the nickel legs) are a great feature as I often move the console out from the wall for changing in my speaker setting.
Took 4 business days to deliver to Texas. Packing is extremely well, and Alan sent a few follow up emails to make sure I get the console and like it. Yes, I do like my console. I love it! Only one issue now: I need some new center speaker to fit into the console center shelf...
A repeat purchase is the ultimate compliment. You can include me as one happy customer. Your console is furniture grade. Wait let me add to that. I wish furniture companies would make there products as well as you do. Fit and finish is impeccable. Packaging is the best. When anyone asks me where I got my TV console, or when furniture for HT is brought up, I give them your website address. I want to wish you and the SD team a happy new year and I hope this review will be accepted with pride. Your company is what the term "Made in the USA" was created for
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.
We are very happy with the cabinet, it looks awesome in our redone TV room. It was difficult to find a real wood furniture grade media cabinet designed for high end audio equipment. I am very impressed and happy with your product. Thank you!
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!
The console was delivered last week and arrived in pristine condition due to the great packaging; the shippers were very careful unpacking and moving it. The console easily accommodated a 75" TV and all the associated equipment. I finished the set-up and wiring yesterday and the console proved to be as practical as it is beautiful -- adjusting shelves and configuring the wiring for all the components was a breeze. The layout of the console gave me the confidence to tackle the job myself rather than hiring someone; saved some $$$! To my wife's relief the wires are all concealed; to my satisfaction this wonderful piece of furniture was made in the U.S.
We ordered the combination walnut and black ash and it was a good choice. It looks contemporary and modern, yet the warmth of the walnut gives it a classic, old-school touch. Alan and his crew were nice enough to entertain our request to fabricate a matching coffee table and these two pieces are simply stunning in our family room. The furniture is not inexpensive, but worth every cent. In furnishing our home, I made a concerted effort to find products sourced and built in the United States. It may cost a bit more, but proved to be worth it across the board. I believe you get what you pay for and this purchase is an excellent value. The workmanship is first-rate, the features of the console are functional and have clearly been thought through by the designers, and the pieces themselves are just plain beautiful.
As an aside: The customer service was impeccable. Alan immediately responded to my emails and calls, and was extremely helpful throughout the process. You just don't find that in most companies nowadays. When we begin to entertain family and friends, I will sing the praises of Standout Designs; I would encourage anyone in the market to consider their products.
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!
My unit just arrived it is absolutely perfect! The freight carrier deliveryman was wonderful; they followed the protocol for the white glove delivery. Could not be more pleased!
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
I purchased the Majestic EX 82" console. We were looking for months for this type of unit. Even our interior designer could not find a unit without taking a saw and drill to the piece to give it the correct media center requirements. This console has all the features . Removable rear panels, adjustable shelves, wire guides/chases and access points that are hidden. The craftsmanship both in fit and finish are outstanding. The unit has a great option that is an automatic fan for a high heat condition. It can be purchased at a reasonable cost. I also requested if they could create a pull out shelf for our turntable and they designed one. This console and the great people behind it ( their customer service cannot be compared) are the reason that we made this purchase and have shared their name/company with others.
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!
I love the furniture. Works great.
Love the media unit. It came so well packaged and the delivery guy waited patiently while I unpacked it and checked it over...perfect. We went from one of those monstrous entertainment centers [over 7' tall and 106 " wide] and this is a real change. But the old unit was holding all the ancient cassettes, VHS tapes and even beta tapes. Now that we've cleaned out the old, this is just the right size for us. The color is great and the doors are way cool.
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.
The console surpasses our expectations. It's a beautiful piece of high quality furniture that meets all of our home theater needs. Thanks again for your help. I will be telling all my friends about the console and singing your praises to all of my friends.bsolutely LOVE the console. It surpasses our expectations. It's a beautiful piece of high quality furniture that meets all of our home theater needs. Thanks again for your help. I will be telling all my friends about the console and singing your praises to all of my friends.
I purchased a new 65 inch television and wanted something nice to put it on. I looked at literally hundreds of stands but could not find one with all the features I wanted in the size I wanted. Happily I found Standout Designs. I purchased the Haven EX 82 inch console, espresso on cherry. I ordered the optional cooling fan kit and center grille kit. I thought that the quality would be good based on what I read, but when it arrived it exceeded all of my expectations. This is a beautiful piece of furniture. It has many features that I didn't think I would use, but when I set it up I was even happier. The cable management is wonderful. My wife is not usually excited about my choices in furniture, but she loves this one. I am so happy that I found this stand.
I am enjoying the console. It is a thing of beauty. I am happy with my total purchase experience. You guys put out a great product and the shipping was fast and flawless. Thank You. Great Job!
We received our console yesterday and are very happy with it. As you know, I was nervous about purchasing it sight unseen. But the console lived up to the pictures and descriptions on your Web site. Thank you for your help throughout the process! I will be singing your praises and when our guests admire our console (and I'm sure they will), we'll refer them your way.
I am totally satisfied with everything about the console - the appearance, the quality of the construction and finish, and the design is excellent with the ability to easily load and connect everything from behind. And it rolls easily on my carpeted floor if I need to access something while it is stable and solid otherwise. My experience was smooth and easy from my first inquiry to receiving samples of the finishes, to the process of ordering and to delivery by your shipping company. I could not be happier about your product and service - including the times I called you to have a question answered. When I called I always either reached you or left a message which you promptly returned and in a friendly and helpful manner. Thanks very much for a great product and great service. Much appreciated!
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 American craftsmanship of this console shows and rivals any product I've seen including BDI and Salamander. The company was very thorough in their shipping process and follow up. Because of the appearance and the outstanding quality of this product the price wasn't objectionable. Enjoying my media console very much and am extremely impressed with the outstanding quality of fit, finish and packing. Would definitely recommend to anyone in market for such a product. Very satisfied!
I love the media console! It's a beautiful piece of furniture. I'm a big supporter of businesses like yours that prioritize craftsmanship and superior quality. I will definitely recommend your products to others. Your customer service has been excellent.
I recently purchased this cabinet and got the Sunrise finish. I wasn't sure if the color would match my furniture so I ordered a free sample with the "Sunrise" on Cherry. It looked like it matched better than any other color I've seen so I ordered the Horizon 72" cabinet. When we received the cabinet we inspected it for any damage. It was perfect. The packaging really protects it. Once we got it inside (easy with a 2 wheel cart) it matched everything. The quality, finish, customer service are all 5 stars. I had a BDI cabinet and replaced it with the Standout. It sure is a lot better.
I am happy with the console. It's a very well-made piece of furniture (as it should be for the price range). The features are well thought out and functional like the removable back panels, cabling tunnels, and the bottom rollers with leveling feet. I expect to have this for many years and get lots of good use out of it.
We're very happy with the console. The quality is superb. Thanks!
The stand is great. We love the look and the elegance it brings to our TV room.
I couldn't be happier with my console. It is exactly what I was looking for--classic looking, fully functional (actually designed for AV equipment), and high quality. Totally worth the money. Also, the customer service during the sales process was great.
I was in need of a new audio cabinet for my brand new 65" TV. I found Standout Designs and ordered the Haven EX 72 inch media cabinet. Due to a complicated delivery schedule for the TV, I emailed Standout Designs. Within minutes I received a response that was personalized, and resulted in a supremely customer focused interchange that worked out all of the details of the sale and the delivery. The piece is gorgeous and extremely well made. It came mostly assembled, and the rest was very easy to put together. The back panels are perfectly designed to open and close to help conceal wires/cords. The TV and speakers fit perfectly. We are extremely happy with it and would highly recommend it. Thanks to Alan for his particularly superb customer service!!
Just a quick note to say that we received the television stand and it's beautiful - thanks for all of your assistance.
I am always a little leery of ordering something sight unseen on the internet. (Especially when there is a lot of money involved) But, based on reviews both here and on other websites, I decided to take a chance. From the moment I ordered the wood samples to the day that my new console arrived, I received the best customer service that I have received in a long time. I had a few questions and Alan responded via e-mail very quickly and answered all of my questions. My wife used to work for a very high end custom cabinet maker and she is naturally critical of any furniture that we purchase. (especially cabinets) I placed the order on Friday and by Tuesday at lunch, the new console was delivered to my house. Once I got everything set up and my wife inspected the console, she was EXTREMELY impressed with both the form and function of the unit! This console has exceeded both of our expectations and if you have any reservations about ordering one... you shouldn't. Standout Designs is a great company to do business with and I highly recommend them to anyone! The only issue is that my 42 inch TV looks really small on top of the console. I guess I am going to have to go TV shopping now.... shucks.... :)
We are just delighted with our beautiful Haven EX 72-inch media cabinet. For years, our home theater equipment sat on a very basic stand and table combination. No amount of effort could completely hide the jumble of cords visible behind them. When we finally decided to order a media cabinet, we wanted something special. What we saw on the Standout Designs website encouraged us to give them a call. Alan was so helpful and provided us with all the information we needed. By the time we placed our order, we had high expectations, and the cabinet that arrived at our house exceeded them. The espresso finish on cherry is a rich, lovely color. The construction is solid and refined, and the design works perfectly with our equipment. Hiding all those ugly cables and cords in the cabinet was a straightforward process. We realized after we began to use the cabinet that we needed one of the fan kits, which turned out to be an easy add-on that did just what it is supposed to do. We are truly pleased with this purchase and so happy we ordered from Standout Designs.
I've been looking for almost a year for a console that would fit all my AV equipment and all of them out there don't have enough depth to hold your standard receiver with cables. The features on it are also well thought-out like the wheels to help get to the back, the back panels for easy access, the ventilation fans and cable management are features you can't get with all the other consoles out there. The only thing I had to do with it is change out the casters because my carpet was a little to thick and it was hard to roll so I bought some larger casters and replaced the originals. In conclusion this is the best TV console you can get.
Just received this unit to place in our new Movie Theater. It is a very high quality piece of furniture and makes the entire space look high-end. We have searched for many months to find just the right unit, and we are so happy we went with Standout Designs over the Furniture Store units, other online companies or even special made cabinet units. This product is far superior to any other we have seen! We were especially pleased with our ability to customize the door facing, handles and fan units. We have exactly what we wanted, with a look that brings lots of compliments. The personal attention we received from the time of decision to the delivery was outstanding.
My Horizon’s unit arrived on Tuesday. The freight company was very professional and careful. I let the driver unpack the unit, and I took a flashlight and looked over the entire piece for about 10 minutes. Everything was perfect.
This is not my first piece of custom made A/V furniture. Back in 2003, I purchased a unit to enclose my new 65” RPTV from a west coast company. It was a very well designed unit, but, I gotta tell you, your attention to detail is second to none! From the cutouts in the shelfs to keep them from sliding forward and back, the internal wire management and ventilation system, the magnetic attachment of the center channel speaker grill, the clip-on backs, and I could go on and on. My wife just loves the way it looks in the Great Room (If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy), and was extremely pleased that I was able to hide the Subwoofer in the unit.
I look forward to enjoying my unit for years to come.
I love my standout console. It has great features from the convertible storage space to the ventilation. Also the hidden wheels are a nice feature. The furniture itself is of good quality and blends well with my more traditional pieces. I would definitely buy it again or recommend it to a friend.