Sanus CFR1620

Modular open-frame component rack

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by Ralph Graves

The Sanus CFR1620 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.]

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  • accommodates 20 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 15 shelved components
  • rack can be placed on the floor or mounted to a wall
  • modular construction
    • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
    • self-aligning braces 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
  • open design maximizes ventilation to keep components cool
  • 20-3/8"W x 35"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required
  • stud-mounting required when mounting to a wall

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Features and Specs
General Features
Stand Type Audio
Stand Style Rack System
Color Black
Number of Shelves 2
Number of Adjustable Shelves 2
Number of Drawers None
Assembly Required Yes
Main Materials Steel
Wire Management Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan 0
Width (inches) 20-1/2
Height (inches) 35
Depth (inches) 21
Stand Weight Limit ---
TV Shelf Weight Limit N/A
TV Shelf Width ---
TV Shelf Depth ---
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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  • Left frame
  • Right frame
  • 2 Shelves
  • 2 Braces
  • 2 Alignment panels
  • 4 Feet (with hex nut)
  • 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
  • Instruction Manual

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Steel Construction: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620 Skeleton Rack features welded, heavy-gauge steel construction.

Stackable Rack: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620's modular, stackable structure can be coupled into five different height combinations - 40U, 35U, 30U, 20U and 15U. 

Capacity: The Sanus CFR1620 can accommodate up to twenty rack spaces (1.75" tall) or fifteen 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 CFR1620 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 (051CFA16SM, 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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4 out of 5

Works as advertised

Written By Bill, Minneapolis on Monday, July 21, 2014
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Works well, very sturdy. Don't have any worries about quality or wether it won't support the equipment.
Sturdy, put together well
Not enough screws, always amazed that the price is so high for stamped steel.
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4 out of 5

Solid unit!

Written By Shazawn, Oak Harbor, WA on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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This unit, along with its slightly shorter sibling, fit my needs purrrfectly.

I needed a rack that would fit in my not so deep closet, as I have a smallish 16' x 9' x 8' AV sanctuary. Space comes at a premium, as one can purchase the full featured Sanus rack including castors and fully enclosed, at a similar price point.

Assembly was simple. Although, when you are planning a shelf based rack rather than rack-eared components, thorough planning for spacing is a must with the eight shelves I installed!

2 units stacked should be of no concern. Very solid and NOT tippy at all, even with the caster kit installed. Do yourself a favor and buy a few extra blanking panels for a cean install ;)~
Compact. Solid as a rock. Nice finish.
Pricey as you add the many useful, even necessary, accessories. (I purchased a caster kit, extra shelves, blanking panels, extra rack mount screws, Sanus rack length power strip) You can get ALOT more trick stuff for these racks here at Crutchfield, like LED lights, temp gauge, fans, and power supplies with switches/inputs for these items... Butt, it'll cost ya!
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