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Sanus CFR2127

55"-tall steel component rack with heavy-duty casters

9 Reviews | 4 questions - 18 answers


Our take on the Sanus CFR2127

If you have a sizeable audio/video component system, then the Sanus CFR2127 component rack was made for you. This metal cabinet securely holds your gear, and has enough space to run all your cables inside it.

If you have a sizeable audio/video component system, then the Sanus CFR2127 component rack was made for you. This metal cabinet securely holds your gear, and has enough space to run all your cables inside it.

Sturdy casters make it easy to move, and each shelf is backstopped so your components sit securely during repositioning. Quick-release removable side and back panels give you access to your components.

Rack-mount or shelve your gear

The CFR2127 can accommodate up to twenty-seven 1-3/4"-tall rack-mounted components. Or you can use the included shelving to store up to 13 larger components. You also get rack face plates, so you can fill in empty gaps between rack-mounted of shelved components for a cleaner look.

Easy cable connections

Space behind the shelves lets you run connecting cables between your components. And a three-rack panel that can be attached to either the top or the bottom of the rack's rear gives you options for running wire out of the cabinet.

Industrial-strength construction

The beefy CFR2127 can support up to 750 lbs. of electronic gear. Welded heavy-gauge steel construction makes it durable and strong, and a locking tempered glass door gives you added security. Drop-down legs provide stable support, and they're adjustable, so you can ensure your gear stays level.

Ventilation to keep components cool

Integrated vents along the edges and air holes in the back panel keep air circulating. The cabinet also features cooling shelves on both the top and bottom of the rack for improved airflow. In addition, every shelf also has ventilation slots to help keep the temperature down.

I have owned many racks in my lifetime (I am 64 years old) but none the quality and good looks of this system rack. All features from the removable sides, to locking glass door, to the 360 degree wheels make this a professional made and looking rack.

Pete, Texas

What's in the Box:

  • A/V component rack
  • 4 Leveling feet
  • 4 Casters
  • 2 Keys
  • 16 Bolts
  • Assembly Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • accommodates 27 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 13 shelved components
  • 2 single rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 18"D
    • each supports up to 30 lbs.
  • 2 double rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 18"D
    • each supports up to 50 lbs.
  • 2 triple rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 18"D
    • each supports up to 80 lbs.
  • total weight capacity: 750 lbs.
  • triple rack panel can be placed on top or bottom of rear door
  • 1 single rack space face plate, 1 double rack space face plate, and 1 triple rack space face plate
  • heavy-gauge welded steel construction
  • vented backstopped shelves
  • locking tempered glass door
  • quick-release side and back panels
  • openings for wires in bottom and top
  • cooling shelves in top and bottom of rack
  • ventilation to allow cooling air to circulate
  • swivel casters for easy access
  • adjustable drop-down feet for level, stable support
  • 23-5/8"W x 55"H x 23-5/8"D
  • weight: 129 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

Sanus CFR2127 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

9 Reviews

Excellent customer service

Written by: DJH from Iowa on September 3, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely love this stand. Upon receiving the stand I unpacked it and began setting it up. I noticed a defect on the stand and sent a email to Sanus. Customer service was prompt to respond and was quick to make it right. I would highly recommend any product from Sanus because they make quality products and care about end users.

Pros: Amazing customer service, well built, nice design

Cons: None

Sanus CFR2127 Component Rack

Written by: Chris B. from Valencia, California on June 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Sanus CFR2127 Component Rack is extremely well built. The Rack is heavy-duty and has a Professional Audio Rack "look & feel", but with added cosmetics that look great even in your living room (assuming you're a true gear head :-) ). The Door can be hinged for opening on the left or right side, which is a very nice feature. The casters (standard) are heavy-duty and are a must have, especially if you have it fully loaded it as I have. The side and rear panels are very sturdy and easy to install/remove allowing easy access to all your gear and enabling you to carefully route cables and keep them separated. Example: all AC cables on one side, low-voltage signal cables in the center and speaker cables all isolated from each other so there is no cross-talk/coupling or EMI/RFI interference. The rack is also well ventilated to keep your gear cool. Since my rack is located in my listening area, I do not have any fans installed. If your not using fans and are really cranking your system and you have hot-running amplifiers, you might want to leave the glass door open for additional air-flow and for heat to escape. The Rack comes stock with plentiful shelves, component end-stops, tie-down Velcro Straps and 19" filler panels. There are also many additional options available, such as; a temperature monitoring meter, enclosure work lights and various types of cooling fan configurations. If you have a lot of gear (heavy or light weight), I can highly recommend the Sanus CFR2127 Rack

Pros: Highly configurable, Heavy-Duty, Well Built Construction. Nice cosmetics. Worth every penny!

Cons: None!

Sanus CFR2127 Rack

Written by: Pete from Texas on April 19, 2015

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I have owned many racks in my lifetime (I am 64 years old) but none the quality and good looks of this system rack. All features from the removable sides, to locking glass door, to the 360 degree wheels make this a professional made and looking rack.

Pros: The quality build and the quietness of the door opening and closing along with the many ventilation holes make it a great unit.

Cons: I cannot come up with not one con on this system rack.

Good- Improvements needed

Written by: Tom from Los Angeles on January 8, 2015

The Sanus rack is well built and sturdy. I was able to order and install a 3 fan set up on the top to lower the temperature level (The Sanus temperature guage and fans are bit expensive.). If the door doesn't close properly, make sure there is a "SPACER" at the bottom that slightly lifts the glass door up. The one problem I have with the rack is the vertical mounting struts are so close to the rear door that it is difficult/ impossible to rack mount a power strip or router because the plugs (or cat6) stick out too far and will be damaged when closing the rear door. Sanus needs to add an additional vertical mounting strip(s) so the these items are set back an inch or two.



Great Rack

Written by: Flashfire from Wisconsin on December 31, 2014

This a great rack for audio components. It comes preassembled and is really sturdy. My equipment looks good in it and it compliments my Def Tech towers.The cabinet is wide enough but I had to reverse a shelf for my turntable as the shelves are 18" wide. My gripes with it are: the spacing for the screws to adjust the rack are not the same distance apart. I have a lot of stuff so getting it all in the rack took some planning. I needed 7" for a component and due to the unsymmetrical spacing, I could not get that spacing-other shelves were also hard to install at the heights I needed. I have 7 components and as a result some of them don't have enough space for heat proper dispersion so now I need a cooling fan--I wonder if this is done on purpose. The screws are fine threads and aluminum: they are hard to start and strip VERY easily if over tightened--you need a power screwdriver with a good clutch for them unless you really like screwing and stripping.



Sanus CFR2127

Written by: Veelow from Washingron D.C on January 6, 2014

Just received my new Sanus CFR2127 rack It looks great after my contractor intalled it in the my new media room wall! This a rack that is worth the price.The multi locks for the front and back are really nice, and the smoked glass looks really good.

Pros: Look, Size and Durability.

Cons: None as of yet.

Professional piece of equipment.

Written by: DKay from Palmyra, MI on September 12, 2013

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This is a very nice piece of equipment of you are looking to take the next step with your home audio setup. The cable management and many different ways the rack can be configured makes it a very versatile rack.

Pros: Well made Comes assembled.

Cons: None

This cabinet is first class

Written by: Jim H. from Morehead City, NC on September 9, 2013

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I am impressed with the service from Crutchfield and the design/build quality of the Sanus cfr2127. I installed six components in the cabinet. I am very pleased with the overall appearance of my system and the ease of getting to my wiring and components. I should of made this purchase sooner.



Love this rack and all the accessories

Written by: Chris from Haskell, NJ on August 16, 2013

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I just received the Sanus CFR2127 and its awesome. So easy to install the accessories and its priced right right. The build quality is top notch. Thank You Sanus for building such a high quality product and thank you Crutchfield for getting it too me unscathed. This purchase was worth every penny!

Pros: Keeps dust off my comments, I'm able monitor the cabinet temperature and its lockable on all sides. It's just awesome

Cons: No cons


Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Sanus CFR2127 manual

  • A/V component rack
  • 4 Leveling feet
  • 4 Casters
  • 2 Keys
  • 16 Bolts
  • Assembly Instructions

Product Research


Component Series AV Rack: The Sanus CFR2127 is a 55" (tall) component AV rack for your home theater equipment. The Component series CFR2127 AV rack can support up to 750 lbs of AV gear. It comes pre-assembled with blanking panels and vented shelves, which include back stops to ensure your AV equipment does not move around during use. Quick-release back/side panels allow complete and total access to your components and system wiring. The rack has two 3U openings on top of the rack and 3U opening panels that can be placed on the top or bottom of the rear rack door for added flexibility. Swivel casters and adjustable feet allow mobility and stable positioning, and cooling vents on the top and bottom of the rack ensure all equipment stays at the ideal temperature. The CFR2127 comes with additional accessories to link racks together and to make the side panels lockable.

Steel Construction: The Sanus Component series CFR2127 features heavy-gauge welded steel construction that is strong and durable.

Customizable Rack System: The CFR2127 provides a customizable rack system which includes adjustable shelves, rails, and multiple removable panels:

  • accommodates 27 rack spaces (1.75" h), or 13 shelved components
  • 2 single rack unit shelves that measure 17.4375" (w) x 1.75" (h) x 18" (d) and support up to 30 lbs each
  • 2 double rack unit shelves that measure 17.4375" (w) x 3.5" (h) x 18" (d) and support up to 50 lbs each
  • 2 triple rack unit shelves that measure 17.4375" (w) x 5.25" (h) x 18" (d) and support up to 80 lbs each
  • 3 blanking panels: One 1U (1.75" high), one 2U (3.5"), and one 3U (5.25")

Note: Total weight capacity of 750 lbs.

Lockable Tempered-Glass Door: The Component series CFR2127 features a lockable tempered-glass front door that can be placed on the left or right side of rack for added flexibility during installation. The lockable tempered-glass door provides security, while maintaining component visibility.

Quick-Release Removable Panels: The CFR2127's quick-release removable side and back panels allow for easy access to your components during and after installation.

Convection Cooling System: The Sanus CFR2127 employs a convection cooling system that allows warm air to escape through the top as cooler air is drawn in through the bottom of the rack, keeping your AV gear at the proper temperature.

Adjustable Feet: The Sanus CFR2127 includes four adjustable feet and 4 swivel casters to help with placement.

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

After looking at a lot of racks, I concluded that this was the right rack for my purpose. [ John  May 23, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

I have 4 of these cabinents a 2ea. 72" h , 1ea. 52" h, 1ea34" h cabinents , 4 in all . All from Crutchfield . All these cabinents from shelving don`t remmber the number in each Cab. . They all come differant sizes of Blanks as well . All the Cabinents also come with rack screws . With 4 Cabinents I have more tan enough to go around , all are interchangable . Over the years I have spent in Audio ( Pro. audio as well as Home Audio ) I have had alot of equipment Racks and these are BY FAR the best I have ever had . YOU won`t be dissappointed . Hope this answers Your question . Ask more question just ASK . [ James  Apr 30, 2016 ]
Yes the unit came with an assortment of shelves and blanking plate. I purchased the unit about a year and a half ago, so I do not remember the exact amount, but it was approximately 6or 7 of each. I love the unit, it makes doing your wireing so easy to access, and it looks good too. [ MARTIN  Apr 30, 2016 ]
The unit I purchased in 2015 was with five shelves and four blanking plates. [ Anand  Apr 29, 2016 ]
Product comes with several shelves and blanking plates in multiple sizes. [ Michael  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I do not have a turntable, but if I did I would not have a problem with putting a turntable on top of the cabinet. I do not feel a great deal of heat coming out of the vents on top and my cabinet is full of equipment. [ PETE  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I purchased this item last year. The top is steel and would work fine to put a turntable on. I don't see how it could damage your turn table as long as it has a dust cover. [ KURT  Dec 06, 2015 ]
It is warm at the top vent but not overly so. Plus the turn table will be in the ambient air so it should cool off. But why not get a taller version and put the turntable inside? [ Shawn  Dec 06, 2015 ]
My turntable was on top of my Sanus rack (until I purchased a sliding shelf to hold it) and it never became notably warm. Unless you have a large, hot component near the top of your tack, I wouldn't think you had have any problem. [ Jesse  Dec 05, 2015 ]
I suspect you would have to have a very hot cabinet to generate enough heat to damage a turntable. There are vents on the sides and back also, so it seems highly unlikely. If you had that much heat you should be cooling it with a fan in the rack or A/C. For typical audio components I think it would be fine. [ Bryce  Dec 05, 2015 ]
No you would need a lot of very hot running equipment to generate that much heat. I have an 11 channel receiver, separate amp, blu ray player, media server, rook, cable tv dir, apple tv, etc and it generates very little heat. [ Rick  Dec 05, 2015 ]
the amount of heat should be negligible. I have 2 large amps, pre-amp receiver, and it only gets warm. I have the optional fan unit installed in the top, but I rarely turn it on. If you are that concerned, you can get the fan unit. [ ANTHONY  Dec 05, 2015 ]
The casters and the adjustable feet can both be removed this is a great buy will work with new construction [ devon  Jun 09, 2015 ]
I actually did use this unit as a built in and did not use the canisters. I did use the adjustable feet for leveling purposes which I would recommend. I bulit the framing specifically to fit this unit and then finished it with trim. It absolutely looks like a custom built in... [ Gary  Jun 09, 2015 ]
Yes, in fact the casters and adjustable feet are included separately to be attached to the cabinet - so you can just leave them off. [ JAMES  Jun 09, 2015 ]
I see no reason why you could not do this as the wheels are removable and i believe the feet can be unscrewed and removed as well (not 100% sure on that last part but you could just screw them tight to the bottom. there are vents on the sides, top and bottom so make sure you leave room for air to circulate. it is a high quality piece of equipment. [ STEPHEN  Jun 09, 2015 ]
Luis, No problem! Rack is standard 19", 1U vertical spacing is clearly marked. Shelves can be inverted to mount wider items as long as their depth is 14" or less [ WAYNE  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Yes it will. This is a very sturdy case. We are pleased with it. [ ANDREA  Jan 22, 2014 ]
Yes I have a 1 u music server mounted with my McIntosh equipment. Very well built [ Richard  Jan 22, 2014 ]

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