Sanus BF16B Speaker Stands

Basic Foundations® — 16" (Black)

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How about furniture-grade speaker stands that are not only stylish, but can actually help improve your speakers' performance? Sanus' Basic Foundations® stands give you all that in an affordable package!

Basic Foundation stands are made with sturdy MDF (the same material used in many quality speaker cabinets) to resist unwanted resonance. Their twin contoured pillar design offers rock-steady support. Speaker wires run down a groove between the pillars — a snap-in black cover completely conceals the wires from sight, leaving just the clean lines of the stand. The stands come with triangular isolation pads for the top plate, to protect the speaker's finish, and provide additional resonance damping.

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Product Highlights:

  • stand height: 16"
  • top plate measures 7" x 7"
  • base plate measures 9-1/2" x 11-1/4"
  • supports 25 lbs.
  • floor spikes to help minimize vibrations
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Just Perfect

Written By SnellKrell, New York on Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Just what I needed to lift my speakers off the floor for better sound. Easy to assemble...looks fine and the price is right. Couldn't be more pleased!

Pros: Design doesn't overpower the speakers or decor of my home theater. Great price.

Cons: Wire cover on back could be longer.

Great Value

Written By Mr. Mike, Maryland on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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These stands are a great value. I echo the other five star reviews. They are well made with some nice details, like being able to hide the wires. I assembled them in under 5 minutes.

Pros: Great value, wood construction, easy assembly.

Cons: None

Awesome speaker stands

Written By RonT, Mobile,Alabama on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Wow, what wonderful match for me Cerwin Vega E Series bookshelf speakers. Easy to assemble, very attractive, sturdy and you can't beat the price for such a well constructed speaker stand.

a nice laptop stand too!

Written By mikeA, Texas on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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I have a taller 24in one for speakers. This 16in one is actually very nice just as a stand for a laptop(!), for times when I just want to sit on the floor and mess around on the computer! It's a great height and solid support for that (although I might have liked the 18in model better for that, depends on your height I guess). This whole line is very nice construction, no slippage, attractive black. My only one modify suggestion is ditch this silly carpet spikes and get some medium-size self-stick black vinyl bumpers for the base (at any hardware store). I did that even for the taller speaker usage (and especially for that one).

A very good value

Written By Sundogg52, Ponchatoula, LA on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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These speakers stands are a very good value. They a nice in appearance with clean lines and well thought out cable access. Although the material is composite it looks nice and they function well. You are not going to find a better speaker stand anywhere near this price.

Pros: Inexpensive and easy to assemble. Clean lines and well thought out design.

Cons: Composite wood.

Okay, But With Their Flaws

Written By Darthmullet, Ohio on Monday, April 06, 2015

These are made of composite-wood layers, relatively cheap feeling. Decent heft though. Obviously intended as floor stands (who needs a 16" floor stand?) but I use mine for my desk. They include carpet tacks for the bottom, and rubber pads for the top to reduce speaker vibrations. As my speakers have peg legs and I'm using Auralex foam anyway, I used the rubber pads on the bottom in lieu of the pegs and it works well on my wood desk.

Major con is the wire management holes -- they are incredibly tiny (especially at the top) and nothing bigger than a single 3.5mm cable can go through. In addition it requires the wire to pass under the speaker (directly under, on top of the speaker platform) which will not work for many speakers. I remedied this myself by drilling the bottom hole larger and cutting a hole in the plastic "privacy" sheath insert that goes on the back of the stand. Wires aren't completely hidden, but they only protrude from the back for a few inches.

I'm using these with my relatively large bookshelf speakers (KEF x300a), which could be one source of the disfunction. However, the analog wires for my more-suitably sized mini speakers (Corsair SP2600) are still too large to pass through cable management due to their connector.

In short, these do the job in a category where there is a dismal lack of selection (desk stands for bookshelf speakers) and there are no problems a little home-remedy can't fix.

Pros: Affordable Tall Easy Assembly Good Heft

Cons: Wood Laminate - Not Solid Small Cable Management Holes

Good Stands at a Great price.

Written By Chris, Florida on Monday, January 26, 2015

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I like these cause they're wood. Most others are metal. Simple to put together, no problems. There is no tilt to them like the old ones I have but I expect that because of the height. Over all, good stands, great price and free shipping!

Pros: Made of wood, price.

Cons: None

Can Knock Over With a Feather

Written By JasonC, New York on Thursday, January 15, 2015

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Lot's of pressed particle board or other light wood. I'm willing to pay a bit more for real wood that has some heft to it. Don't knock into these with the vacuum cleaner or they'll go right over. Also, the should include tacky rubber pads for the bottoms. These would work well on hardwood and other flat surfaces. I'm sure the rug spikes would work fine.

Pros: Price. Easy assembly.

Cons: Needs non-slip pads.

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Written By mark d, Oregon on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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stands are attractive and solidly made, should be good for a long time

Pros: stylish, easy to assemble

Cons: none

Better Than Expected!

Written By Palmiter, California on Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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Afetr reading some very negative reviews about this product on another website, I crossed my fingers and ordered these stands anyway. I was surprised to discover that the negative turned into a positive! The stands WERE NOT difficult to assemble......the wood DID NOT split when attaching pieces together.......and they are sturdy and DO NOT wobble. Very happy I purchased!

Pros: Practical and just the right size.

Cons: Screw "tops" are visible on base top, but are covered by speaker placement.


Written By KENK, AZ on Sunday, August 10, 2014

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Great Stands

Written By Happy customer, USA on Friday, July 11, 2014

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Very well made and very easy to assemble.

Pros: Like the center hole for the speaker wire and the carpet spikes.

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Written By MARV, North Central Florida on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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I purchased these based on the previous reviews left here at Crutchfield. After I made the order, I looked at them on other websites and almost half of the buyers of this product had trouble with wood splitting while installing the screws. The second largest complaint is the height of the stands. Just use a 1/8" drill bit and drill out the holes at each ends of the supports. Should you have to do this? Well, no but this is a common problem on all put together furniture. As for the height, I do not understand why they are advertised as 16" when they are just a little over 14 1/2". Overall, these are fairly nice stands. They give my Polk Audio Monitor 40's the presence they deserve. As for price, in my opinion this is a $20 kit. Crutchfield shipped them fast.

Pros: Decent design and sturdy stands.

Cons: Height, the need to drill out holes and a little overpriced

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Written By MikeG, Cape Coral, Fl on Monday, March 03, 2014

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Product was shipped and received promptly from Crutchfield. It took only a few minutes to assemble the stands. These were advertised as "basic" stands and that is exactly what they are. Base is wide for good stability and finish is good. These stands were fine for my purpose but would not go well where aesthetics were more of a concern

Pros: Inexpensive, stable, & easy assembly

Cons: Basic finish, not very attractive looking.

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Written By Anonymous, Finksburg, MD on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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The SanusBF 16B speaker stands offer a high quality, reasonably priced stands that are well constructed and aesthetically pleasant in any listening room environment. These stands assemble easily, offer internal wiring to minimize speaker wire exposure and can support speaker weight up to 25 pounds. I consider the Sanus BF 16B speaker to be a leader inits class for speaker stand choice

Pros: Easy to assemble - aesthetically pleasant - hidden wiring capability - quality materials - economic

Cons: none that I can think of

Good stands!

Written By jj, Saint Joseph, LA on Thursday, February 06, 2014

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Nice stands but DO NOT use an electric screwdriver to put these together. It will run the screw down too far and split the wood. I learned the hard way. I think it does say this in the directions somewhere but I didn't realize it until after the damage was done.

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Written By Fatboy, Apex, NC on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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The stands were easy to assemble and for the price, were more than I expected. There not fancy but they sure are functional.

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Written By ebbbb, usa on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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Crutchfield delivered the goods promptly, they were well packed. The instructions were clear and the assembly pieces were there and actual assembly was straight forward, max 20 minutes for both and only required simple hand tools.. The stands are wood/fiberboard painted black and when put together provide a sturdy 16 inch platform for bookshelf size speakers. Both the bottom and shelf provide enough real estate for proper weight dispersion and minimize vibration. The price is well within reason when compared to other stands. Overall, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Written By epsteim, Richmond Hts, Ohio on Saturday, November 09, 2013

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I received the speaker stand sooner than expected! High quality product! I would recommend to anyone!

Pros: Easy to put together! Quality product

Cons: None

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Written By Steve, Rohnert Park,Ca on Thursday, August 15, 2013

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They do exactly what they are supposed to do and are attractive.

cheap but look great

Written By marc, Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, April 20, 2013

I have some fairly heavy ADS speakers and these stands work fine with them. They look good too.

Pros: look good, work, cheap

Cons: none

Great Product for the Money (Speaker Stand)

Written By Ford136, Jonesborough, Tn on Monday, February 25, 2013

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Great Product Looks Great Easy to put together

Pros: Looks Great Easy assy.

Cons: N/A

Decent speaker stands

Written By MajJaz42, Murfreesboro, TN on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Easy to assemble, stable and nice looking. Didn't have an issue with the wood splitting that the other reviewer mentioned. In my experience, the only oddity worth mentioning is in regards to the holes drilled into the base and support platform that are intended to allow the speaker wire to be routed through them. The holes are pretty small, so if you're using heavy-gauge wire you're probably not going to be able to route the cable through the holes without spending a little time with a wood file to widen the holes. You certainly won't be able to route the cable through the hole if you're using banana plugs (not a big deal if you're using the screw-on type).

Pros: Easy assembly, nice looking

Cons: Aside from the speaker wire hole oddity, none

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Written By SteveS, Brooklyn NY on Monday, August 13, 2012

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great value for the price. I did have the wood split during assembly, only on one screw hole ( and in the rear, so its not visable). But overall the speakers sit nice on stands and sound great. My speakers are B&W, isolation is good as sanus provides rubber pads. For the price , you cant beat them and assembly is very easy!

Pros: easy to assemble, look good, speakers sound good placed on them

Cons: wood splits in the rear, due to design. I tried drilling the screw holes larger and screw stripped out.

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Written By John, Brooklyn, NY on Friday, February 23, 2007

Great for the price, parts were missing from the package, called up Sanus and getting the parts in the mail within 72 hours, other then that my bookshelf speakers sit great on them, Also I'm sure you know already but cant get better then Cructhfield service!!!

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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Black base plates
  • 2 Black top plates
  • 4 Black pillars
  • 2 Black plastic wire covers
  • 8 Isolation pads
  • 8 Plastic carpet spikes
  • 16 Wood screws
  • Instructions

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Overview: The BF16b speaker stands are constructed of MDF, which offers superior strength and resists unwanted resonance. The twin contoured pillars are aligned in a "V" configuration, offering additional rigidity and providing for the Speaker Cable Management System. A cover snaps into channels on the back of the pillars, hiding the cables from view. The supplied floor spikes further minimize resonance and provide stability on carpeting. The special triangular isolation pads are placed on the top plate for speaker protection and acoustic isolation.

Note: Each stand can support up to 25 pounds.


  • Overall: W=11.273", H=14.5625" (15.579" with spiked feet), D=9.457"
  • Top Plate: W=7", D=7"
  • Base Plate: W=11.273", D=9.457"

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