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Sanus CFR1615

Modular open-frame component rack

Item #: 051CFR1615

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The Sanus CFR1615 stackable skeleton rack lets you customize storage for your component system. You can assemble the modular pieces in one of five different height combinations, depending on what you need. The braces are self-aligning so you can easily fit the rack together without special tools. Slots in the braces let you wall-mount the rack for a more permanent storage solution. The rack ships flat with removable shelves, blanking panels and hardware needed for assembly. (If you're planning to wall-mount this rack, check out Sanus' swivel support mount.)

Product Highlights:

  • accommodates 15 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 7 shelved components
  • rack can be placed on the floor or mounted to a wall
  • modular construction
    • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
    • self-aligning brackets for quick assembly
  • comes complete with hardware, removable shelves and blanking panels
  • total weight capacity: 200 lbs. (wall), 600 lbs. (floor)
  • heavy-gauge welded steel construction
  • vented, backstopped shelves
  • ventilation to keep components cool
  • 20-3/8"W x 26-1/4"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required
  • stud-mounting required when mounting to a wall

Sanus CFR1615 Reviews

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16 Reviews

Sanus CFR1615

Written by: EdB from Hawaii on January 3, 2016

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I purchased the Sanus CFR1615 on 12/21/15 with the expectation that I'll be receiving it on 12/26/2015. To my amazement, I received it on 12/23/2015!!! What an early Christmas surprise! Five stars to Crutchfield on shipping alone! When it arrived, the box had some bumps and bruises to it, but once opened there seemed like everything was in order. Packaging was neat and organized, every component was plastic wrapped. The instruction manual was very easy to follow and in less than an hour it was put together. As I was putting it together, I noticed gouges/dents on the component. Took pictures and emailed Crutchfield regarding my concerns. On the same day, a representative responded. In about a week, (manager) had called me personally to address my concerns. I've never had such great customer service. Words aren't enough to describe CRUTCHFIELD'S customer service; they back it up with actions! For that, I am a loyal customer and make CRUTCHFIELD my go to place for all my AV needs

Pros: Easy to follow Instructions and assembly. Adjustable shelving makes it great for any size AV components. Adjustable feet(s) to evenly level Sanus Rack. Nice Modern look for any room. Solid and sturdy. Great Customer Service!

Cons: Weight capacity of the shelving would be great, Sanus does not provide that.


Written by: AV Rack from Atlanta, GA on December 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to assemble and expandable. The holes are numbered to make sure alignment is leveled.




Written by: Heels from Minnesota on December 8, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple and strong for a hidden stand

Pros: Strong, easy to assemble

Cons: N/a

Great product

Written by: JB from Florida on September 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Product delivered on time, easy set up and worked great for the components I needed racked. Bought another shelf and extra screws but didn't need the screws as there we extras with the rack itself.

Pros: Sturdy construction, vented shelves help air flow and the width makes it easy to put into tight spaces.

Cons: None

Very pleased

Written by: Nick from Acworth, Georgia on July 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very sturdy rack. Looks very clean, good ventilation. Nice price. If you buy an extra shelf, do not buy more hardware, the rack comes with enough extra screws.



Sanus CFR1615

Written by: Cacao from Texas on May 29, 2015

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Crutchfield delivered the product promptly. Great service!!

Pros: Sturdy and well built

Cons: Should include caster as part of the price

Easy to use

Written by: Sippindoc from Washington on May 5, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very easy to set up and very sturdy. This particular package is a great value.

Pros: Simple, sturdy, and performs as promised.

Cons: none


Written by: jbr from arkansas on February 19, 2015

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good product for the price



Great value

Written by: Ballard B from Grass Valley, CA on January 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value for a heavy duty rack mount. I've installed my video and audio equipment in the unit with ease (including a 2U video server that mounts using standard 19 inch rack mount brackets. In my case I added the casters so I can roll the rack into a built in wall cabinet in the front room that hides the equipment behind smoked glass doors.

Pros: Great value, easy to assemble, heavy duty construction.

Cons: Probably not what you want if it is visible in the family room as it looks industrial not like a piece of furniture. (Not an issue in my case, perfect for my use).

Nice Rack!

Written by: marks from Maryland on December 18, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice quality - lots of options for adding gear etc - very pleased with purchase.

Pros: Built like a tank, no issues putting together - everything fits like it should.

Cons: None.

Built like a tank

Written by: Windjammer from Seattle on August 16, 2014

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I just wall mounted the rack with the optional swing out brackets. I have 160 lbs. of equipment and there is NO SAGGING at all. Not sure why the other reviewer said it did. Must not have installed it properly. Very pleased.

Pros: Well built and easy to assemble.

Cons: Needed and extra shelf and had to buy screws for it, hard to believe they couldn't include screws for a shelf that cost 70 bucks. Sanus, don't cheap out for 4 screws!


Written by: Anonymous from Pleasanton California on July 24, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect size for home karaoke components. Gives my set up a professional look and makes it well organized.



Component Rack

Written by: Jordan from Clovis, CA on December 22, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. I like the openness of the rack. Allows for easy access to your equipment. Very durable product and very easy to install.

Pros: Price and quality

Cons: None


Written by: Shazawn from Oak Harbor, WA on August 28, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I stacked the CFR1620 on this with the included hardware. Very solid combination. I got a ton of gear into this configuration. I did a more detailed review of the CFR racks on the 1620 as these both have the same characteristics, besides the fact that one is a lil shorter than the other ;)~

Pros: CFR units are VERY sollid. As compact as my small closet needed. Crutchfield... Awesome as always. My go-to guys for AV and Car Audio. They may not carry EVERYTHING, butt I think they are trying :)~

Cons: None really. Except, it gets pretty costly as you add all the rack accessories you WANT. I just started with accessories I felt I couldn't do without. I may add some of the bling accessories later.

Excellent rack

Written by: JW from Raleigh, NC on July 5, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent rack. Highly configurable with accessories. Allows your equipment to breathe, reducing failure from overheating. Good construction, easy to assemble.



Good quality finish, but flimsy if hanging

Written by: Dave S from Malvern, PA on January 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The assembly is simple. The quality of the product definitely met expectations. If I did not wall mount this I would give it 4 stars. When wall mounting with the wall swing out accessory the weight of 1 receiver caused the front of the unit to twist and become out of level. I ended up using angle iron to secure both top and bottom to reduce torsion. Sanus needs to provide better torsion support. Would not recommend for wall mounting.



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • Left frame
  • Right frame
  • 2 Shelves
  • 2 Braces
  • 2 Alignment panels
  • Four 1/4"-20 x 3/8" screws
  • Four 5/16" x 3-1/2" lag bolts
  • 4 Anchors
  • Twelve 1/4"-20 hex-nuts
  • 2 U-washers
  • 2 Flat-washers
  • 4 Backstops
  • 2 Component straps
  • 4 Feet (with hex nut)
  • Instruction Manual

Product Research


Steel Construction: The Sanus Component Series CFR1615 Skeleton Rack features welded, heavy-gauge steel construction.

Stackable Rack: The Sanus Component Series CFR1615's modular, stackable structure can be coupled into five different height combinations - 40U, 35U, 30U, 20U and 15U. 

Capacity: The Sanus CFR1615 can accommodate up to fifteen rack spaces (1.75" tall) or seven shelf components (3.5" tall). It can support up to 600 lbs of AV gear on the floor, or up to 200 lbs when mounted on the wall.

Quick Assembly: The rack is self-aligning and requires only four bolts for quick, easy assembly in approximately 15 minutes.

Leveling Feet: The CFR1615 comes with 4 feet that are threaded so you can level the component rack. An optional CA6CK caster kit, available from the manufacturer, includes 4 casters to enable you to roll the rack from place to place.

Wall-Mounting: This versatile rack can be mounted directly to wall studs for a more permanent organization solution in any room.

Optional Swing-Out Bracket: The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 (sold separately) is an optional swing out mount for Sanus Component 1600 Series Racks. This optional swivel accessory enables access to the back of these wall-mounted modular rack systems, so you can easily get to your components rear-panel connections. It allows your Sanus Component 1600 Series Rack to swivel effortlessly with a touch of the release tab, and locks securely when returned to home position against wall. The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 opens up to 90-degrees

Required Tools: The following tools are required when wall-mounting the rack system.

  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Awl
  • Hammer
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Ratchet with 1/2" sockets (or 1/2" box wrench)
  • Drill with 7/32" bit for wood stud installations (3/8" bit for masonry)
  • Tape measure (ruler)

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

fits existing cabinet space and needed to separate components for cooling [ Bruce  Dec 29, 2015 ]

2 questions already asked

Not sure the weight limit but I'd keep it below 20 pounds of load. [ DAVID P  Jun 18, 2015 ]
I would say yes - this is a really well built unit. I would call Sanus tech support though to confirm, although I really would not have any concern if it was me - I would be more concerned with the attachment to the wall making sure it is secure. [ mark  Jun 18, 2015 ]
Sanus doesn't offer a per-shelf weight capacity, but the overall capacity (on the floor) is 600 lbs - I would provide you the link, but Crutchfield won't let me. This thing is a beast. I wouldn't hesitate to put a 100lb piece of gear on a shelf. [ Jim  Jun 18, 2015 ]
Yes, this unit is very strong. [ Jordan  Jun 18, 2015 ]
I haven't placed anything that heavy on one of the shelves, but they could probably support that much weight. It would be best to place the unit as far forward as possible. The manufacturer only provides a weight capacity that refers to the total weight capacity when free standing. (600 lbs) [ George  Jun 18, 2015 ]
You should see extra shelves listed on the Accessories tab for this product. [ Jeff  Jan 27, 2014 ]  Staff

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