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Sanus BFAV48

Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 52" (Chocolate)

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  • Sanus BFAV48

    Chocolate finish

  • Sanus BFAV48

    Chocolate finish (TV and components not included)

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    Chocolate finish - left front view

Item #: 051AV48CH
 

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by Ralph Graves
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The Sanus BFAV48 cabinet not only provides a home for your audio/video system — it's understated elegance complements any décor. Simple lines and richly stained hardwood veneers make this an attractive piece of furniture. This cabinet's elongated hexagonal shape lets you place it either flat against a wall, or snugly angled in a corner of your room.

Smart A/V design
The extra-wide shelves provide plenty of room for your gear. Each shelf is ventilated, ensuring a free flow of air to keep your components cool. Openings in the back panel let you conveniently thread wires between shelves, keeping them organized and out of sight. The cabinet top can support a flat-panel TV with a screen size of up to 52" and weighing up to 150 lbs. And this piece is compatible with Sanus' ELM701 anti-tip strap, which can give your TV additional stability.

Easy, no-tools-required assembly
Although it ships flat, the BFAV48 can be unpacked and set up within minutes, without using any tools. The panels snap together with built-in locks, and the interior shelving and supports slip into place on sturdy pegs. The cabinet doors are already mounted in their frames. You simply attach the knobs and slide them onto their hinges.

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Highlights:

  • for use with flat-panel or big-screen projection TVs up to 52"
  • 3 internal shelves for audio/video components
  • cabinet top:
    • 47-13/16"W x 20"D
    • weight capacity: 150 lbs.
  • middle shelf:
    • 23-5/16"W x 22-1/2"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs.
  • bottom shelf:
    • 23-5/16"W x 22-1/2"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs.
  • hinged glass-panel doors
  • hardwood veneers
  • back panel openings for neatly routing cables
  • vented shelves to keep components cool
  • easy no-tools-required assembly
  • 48"W x 30"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General Features
Stand Type
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TV
Stand Style
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Stand
Color
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Chocolate
Number of Shelves
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3
Number of Adjustable Shelves
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1
Number of Drawers
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None
Assembly Required
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Yes
Main Materials
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Wood
Glass
Wire Management
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No
Built-in Cooling Fan
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No
Width (inches)
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48
Height (inches)
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30
Depth (inches)
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20
Stand Weight Limit
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300 lbs
TV Shelf Weight Limit
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150 lbs
TV Shelf Width
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48
TV Shelf Depth
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20
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Top shelf
  • Base
  • 2 Side panels
  • 2 Angled front side panels
  • 2 Angled rear side panes
  • Fixed shelf
  • Adjustable shelf
  • Upper back panel
  • Lower back panel
  • 2 Doors
  • 2 Knobs
  • 2 Knob screws
  • 4 Shelf supports
  • 32 Wooden dowels
  • Allen-wrench
  • Assembly Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus Foundations Basic Series BFAV48 audio/video stand is expertly crafted for high performance and superior value. Hardwood veneers complemented by a rich chestnut or chocolate finish bring a contemporary style to any room. Its unique design offers versatility with the ability to be positioned in a corner or flat against a wall. This solid piece can accommodate large AV systems with its deep shelf capacity. Vented shelves allow warm air to escape, minimizing heat on AV components. Assembly is quick and easy with no tools required. The BFAV48 is compatible with the FMK056 mount kit (sold separately) for a TV pillar-mounted solution. Available in chestnut or chocolate finish.

Hardwood Veneers: The Sanus BFAV48 features hardwood veneers complemented by a rich chestnut or chocolate finish.

Shelf Capacity: The BFAV48 AV stand can hold up to a 52" flat-panel TV, weighing up to 150 lbs. The BFAV48 can also accommodate large AV systems with its deep component shelf capacity.

  • TV Shelf: The TV shelf measures 47.9375" (w) x 20.0" deep, and can support up to 150 lbs.
  • Fixed Component Shelf: The fixed component shelf measures 23.25" (w) x 20.0" (d) x 7" (h), and supports up to 50 lbs.
  • Adjustable Shelf (behind glass doors): The adjustable shelf measures 23.25" (w) x 20.0" (d) x 5-9" (h), and supports up to 50 lbs.
  • Bottom Shelf (behind glass doors): The bottom shelf measures 23.25" (w) x 20.0" (d) x 5-9" (h), and supports up to 50 lbs.

Versatile Positioning: The BFAV48 offers versatility with the ability to be positioned in a corner or flat against a wall, and it can be combined with the FMK056 mount kit (sold separately) to bring the sleek look of a mounted TV to anywhere in a room.

Heat Management: The BFAV48 features vented component shelves to minimize heat on AV equipment by allowing warm air to escape

TV Strap Compatible: The BFAV48 is compatible with the Sanus ELM701 flat-panel TV anti-tip strap (051ELM701, sold separately).

No Tool Installation: No tools are required to assemble the BFAV48, making assembly effortless and time-saving.

 
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4 out of 5

Good Product

Written By Isaiah J, Springfield, MO on Monday, June 18, 2012
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I really like the product. A few problems with CEVA, the delivery service, made the shipping an annoyance. I received the product almost a week later than the original date I was supposed to. Once I got it and unboxed it though, I really liked how it looked. There was a few cosmetic problems, including some wood glue that is noticeable at the seams on the base. We managed to get it cleaned up though and it look great in our living room now.
Pros:
Good Price point, fits very nicely into a corner, good ventilation for components. Pretty sturdy construction too.
Cons:
Storage space is pretty small once you get your components in there. A separate unit for DVD and CD storage will be needed.
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5 out of 5

Keeping things in place

Written By Mr. Smith, Toms River, NJ on Thursday, March 08, 2012
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This is a great product with plenty of space for storage and A/V units. It has a fine appearance and isn't unsturdy.
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4 out of 5

Good Result

Written By Careful Chooser, Hyannis, MA on Sunday, March 04, 2012
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In trying to fit a corner unit next to a fireplace that limited the corner area available, I searched extensively online. I was hampered by maximun depth (20") and width (42") by necessity in my choice and chose this as the best candidate. It came well-packed and, as a "no tools to assemble" item, was quickly laid out for completion. It's easy to put together, can be done by one person, and locks together tightly. The slide-on mount front doors are helpful when installing or changing electronic gear and I love the consideration for the heat-venting thru the shelves since I have some high-end equipment that can kick out some heat. I've got a 46" plasma TV (heavy) on it that sits well and fits nicely on the piece size. The finish shade is darker (fortunately for me) than the Crutchfield photo shows and it's closer to a light cherry than a blonder chestnut, which pleased me better. Down side was the pedastal (bottom stand) was bowed down across the middle about 1/4" inch, far enough that the locking keys wouldnt't seat, and showed a visible gap below the sides. Called Cruthfield, got the Sanus phone number, explained it to them and they shipped me a new pedastal within a week, no hassle. In short, very happy with the product and also the service by both companies. I can enthusiatically recommend both but have to a star off this particular transaction for the defective pedastal and the delayed gratification.
Pros:
Well-conceived product, good service support, ease of assemby, good looks.
Cons:
Production quality control (in one case)
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5 out of 5

Sanus BFAV48

Written By Anonymous, Westfield, Ma on Monday, February 06, 2012
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This television stand is perfection. It is a great piece of furniture that helps make more room in our small living room. The Crutchfield team was terrific in scheduling the delivery and it came a day early.
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5 out of 5

audio/video cabinet

Written By Anonymous, Rochester, NY on Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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Looks beautiful. Nice quality. Very pleased!
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5 out of 5

sanus corner tv stand

Written By patti, Huntington, WV on Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Great service, product was everything and more that was expected, easy to assemble, looks like an expensive piece of furniture, would highly recommend the product and Crutchfield!!!!!!!!!!!
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