Reviewer: Glen Wagenknecht
Financial interests: click here
Sources: Audio Space CDP 8A CD Player
Wyred 4 Sound Music Server
DACs: Wyred 4 Sound DAC-2, Grant Fidelity Tube DAC 11
Preamplifier: Audio Space Reference 2S, Tortuga Audio LDR6 Passive
Amplifier:Bel Canto 200.4 Tapping TP22
AV Receiver: Pioneer Elite SC-25
Main Speakers: Apogee Duetta Signature, Paradigm Servo 15 subwoofer
Audio Space AS-3/5A
Rack: Codia Acoustic Design Stage 1000
Stands: Charisma Audio Function Stands   Target Stands
AV Speakers: JohnBlue M3s
AV Subwoofer: Paradigm PW-2200
Desktop Audio Speakers: Swans M200 MkIII
Desktop DAC/Pre Headphone Amp: DA&T U-2
Cables: Arkana Physical Research Loom, Audio Art SE and Classic cable looms, JPS Labs Ultraconductor 2 speaker cables, Madison Audio Lab E3 Extreme 1 Interconnects/Extreme 2 speaker cables, Signal Cable Silver Reference interconnects and speaker cables, digital optical and coax cable, Audio Sensibility Impact SE balanced interconnects and USB digital cables, DH Lab Power Plus AC cable.
Resonance Control: Solid Tech, EquaRack Footers, Weizhi Precision Gold Glory footers, Boston Audio TuneBlock2 footers, Audio Exklusiv Silent Plugs, Audio Exklusiv d.C.d. Base & d.C.d. Footers, Superspikes, CA Electronics Standard Cones, Feet, Cable Clamps, Isoacoustics L8R130, Aperta and L8R200 SUB speaker stands
Powerline conditioning: Exact Power EP15A, Noise Destroyer power filtration
Accessories: TrueHarmonix Black Magic CD Mat, Herbie's Super Black Hole CD Mat
Main Room size: 12' x 17'
Home Theatre: 10.5' x 16.5'
Review component retail: In standard Birch with black columns - $1'300 for one shelf, $2'500 for two, $3'700 for three, $4'900 for four shelves; Wenge or semi-gloss black finish add $100 per shelf; chrome columns add $100 per shelf; as reviewed (in Wenge with black columns), $1'400 for one shelf, $2'700 for two, $4'000 for three and $5'300 for four shelves

December 20th, 2015. "This is Miles Lee of Codia Acoustic Design. As you may not yet know our products that well, let me just say that Codia racks are already N°.1 in our domestic market of Korea. Now we are about to start our global promotion in earnest. My dream is that Codia will become known as the high-end audio rack maker in the world. I know very well that we still have the handicap of 'made in Korea' against us but I believe that will soon be overcome by the quality of our product."

That's how Codia's owner confirmed our acceptance of his Stage 3000 BAB hifi rack review solicitation in our pages to thank me personally. At right we see differently tiered versions of his Stage 1000 model which Glen previously took through its paces here. Since that article, Codia suffered a catastrophic fire on their premises but rebuilt to be back. That should be my cue to bow out and hand over to Glen Wagenknecht.

But first, a few photo montages to cast a quick eye over Codia's product range and show their racks in high-end show demo and domestic systems of South Korea. With April Music, Bakoon, Emillé, Fore Audio and other fine hifi firms headquartered there, I see no reason why Codia's country of origin should be any real handicap.

That's before we mention automobile, IT and computer giants Hyundai/Kia, the LG Group and Samsung.

Back to Codia, they even have their own Morel driver speaker model with matching stand.

Here we see a double-wide three-tier 3000 BAB version and its Finite Elemente-style resonators installed on the underside of one shelf.

And finally some Codia installations from their website gallery.

Now it's over to Glen for the actual review.