Common Questions

Core Audio Designs is a manufacturer of high-end intelligent audiophile furniture and accessories.

Our innovative approach to design does not compromise the science or aesthetics of your listening environment.

CORE products are designed and manufactured in Rohnert Park, California. Our materials are sourced from US suppliers that share the same economic and environmental values. Each component is carefully fabricated by skilled artisans using traditional chisel and mallet techniques to state-of-the-art computer aided laser cutters & routers.

By employing premium hardwoods, steel, and granite, every item in our catalogue is a precision component for the eyes and ears to explore. We know the importance of accuracy in all of the senses, be it enhancing the sonic presentation, the strength and feel of solid hardwood, or celebrating the elegant lines of fine furniture. Our designs are timeless and constructed with the precision joinery of fine furniture.

We partner with hand-selected dealers that share our passion for harmonically and acoustically rich audio and appreciate the importance of resonance dampening and acoustic diffusion. We know that you do not need to sacrifice style in order to improve the instrumental richness and deep bass range that your quality components are capable of producing.

Regarding Custom work

We will happily entertain custom work within reason i.e.: Audio racks: overall height, shelf spacing, increase or decrease top shelf bevel, & mixing wood types. Isolation platforms: Mixing wood types. Speaker stands: custom sized top plates & base plates. Headphone stands: Custom base plates.

Regarding different wood types and finish

To keep manufacturing cost down, we buy the materials in large lots. Currently, Rift White Oak, American Black Walnut, Hard Maple, Cherry, African Bubinga, African Sapele, African Wenge, African Zebra and South American Jatoba are available. All products are finished with professional MOHAWK® brand catalyzed lacquer (satin sheen).

Return Policy

Core Audio Designs offers a 15 day return policy. Please review this before purchasing online.

Limited Term Warranty

Core Audio Designs warrants that its merchandise are free from manufacturing defects (workmanship and/or material) and will either give a credit or replace defective parts for a period of up to one (1) year from the date of purchase in accordance with the conditions set forth below. Because wood furniture is a product of nature, characteristics such as knots, grain variation, and mineral streaking are not defects and are thus not warranted. Normal shrinkage, swelling, hairline cracks and minor warpage of wide board design are to be expected and are not structural defects and are therefore not covered.

If a manufacturing defect is found, Core Audio Designs should be notified promptly of the defect and be supplied a copy of the invoice. To verify manufacturing defects, inspection via digital images sent to may be necessary.

If replacement is required in accordance with this warranty and the defective material or merchandise has been discontinued or unavailable, Core Audio Designs reserves the right to select and supply with similar merchandise or offer a full credit for future purchases. The customer is responsible for any and all shipping costs to and from our warehouse in Novato, California.

Warranty is void for any of the following conditions:

  • Exposure to excessive moisture or rapidly changing temperatures.
  • Exposure to warm or cold forced air.
  • Improper maintenance or improper use resulting in damage.
  • Any product modifications.
  • Damages incurred during assembly.

This warranty is made solely to the original purchaser and is non-transferable under any circumstance. It is the purchaser's responsibility to contact Core Audio Designs with claim. We advise all purchasers to retain invoices for a minimum of one year for warranty purposes. Effective: December 1, 2009.