Sanus CFR2144

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

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Our take on the Sanus CFR2144

by Ralph Graves

If you have a large audio/video component system, then you know that proper storage is critical — especially if you're rack-mounting your gear. The Sanus CFR2144 is over seven feet tall, yet it can provide rock-solid support for your system.

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 CFR2144 can accommodate up to 44 rack-mounted components that are 1-3/4" tall. Or you can use the included shelving to store up to 22 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.

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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 wires out from the cabinet.

Industrial-strength construction

The brawny CFR2144 can support up to 1000 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.


  • accommodates 44 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 22 shelved components
  • 2 single rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 1-3/4"H x 18"D
    • supports up to 30 lbs.
  • 4 double rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 3-1/2"H x 18"D
    • supports up to 50 lbs.
  • 3 triple rack unit shelves
    • 17-7/16"W x 5-1/4"H x 15"D
    • supports up to 80 lbs.
  • triple rack panel can be placed on top or bottom of rear door
  • total weight capacity: 1000 lbs.
  • 7 blanking panels; 2 single unit, 3 double unit, and 2 triple unit
  • 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 keep components cool
  • swivel casters for easy access
  • adjustable drop-down feet for level, stable support
  • 23-5/8"W x 84-3/4"H x 23-5/8"D
  • weight: 251 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

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Features and Specs
General Features
Stand Type Audio
Stand Style Cabinet
Color Black
Number of Shelves 22
Number of Adjustable Shelves 44
Number of Drawers None
Assembly Required Yes
Main Materials Steel
Wire Management Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan No
Width (inches) 23-5/8
Height (inches) 84-3/4
Depth (inches) 23-5/8
Stand Weight Limit 1000 lbs
TV Shelf Weight Limit N/A
TV Shelf Width ---
TV Shelf Depth ---
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

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

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Component Series AV Rack: The Sanus CFR2144 is a 84.75" (tall) component AV rack for your home theater equipment. The Component series CFR2144 AV rack can support up to 1,000 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 CFR2144 comes with additional accessories to link racks together and to make the side panels lockable.

Steel Construction: The Sanus Component series CFR2144 features heavy-gauge welded steel construction that is strong and durable.

Customizable Rack System: The CFR2144 provides a customizable rack system which includes adjustable shelves, rails, and multiple removable panels:

  • accommodates 44 rack spaces (1.75" h), or 22 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
  • 4 double rack unit shelves that measure 17.4375" (w) x 3.5" (h) x 18" (d) and support up to 50 lbs each
  • 3 triple rack unit shelves that measure 17.4375" (w) x 5.25" (h) x 18" (d) and support up to 80 lbs each
  • 7 blanking panels: Two 1U (1.75" high), three 2U (3.5"), and two 3U (5.25")

Note: Total weight capacity of 1,000 lbs.

Lockable Tempered-Glass Door: The Component series CFR2144 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 CFR2144's quick-release removable side and back panels allow for easy access to your components during and after installation.

Convection Cooling System: The Sanus CFR2144 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 CFR2144 includes four adjustable feet and 4 swivel casters to help with placement.

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Written By Kevin, Olive Branch on Friday, June 13, 2014
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This is a very well made cabinet and comes with all of the shelving I needed. I added other accessories.
Very strong, well built cabinet.
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