Sanus MC1A

Universal 23"-40" LCD TV ceiling mount

Item #: 051MC1A

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The Sanus MC1A ceiling mount lets you place your LCD flat-panel TV in locations where wall-mounting isn't an option, such as in a corner of your room. It's designed to work with virtually any 23" to 40" LCD panel. A channel in the back of the mount keeps your TV's cables hidden for an uncluttered appearance.

You can swivel your TV 15° left or right, and tilt it up or down 15°. Sanus' Virtual Axis™ technology allows variable angle adjustment with just the touch of a finger. With Virtual Axis, the display stays exactly where you aim it, and you can lock the position by simply tightening a knob.

Will this mount work with my TV?

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?

Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

Product Highlights:

  • designed for flat-panel LCD TVs from 23" to 40"
  • weight capacity: 70 lbs.
  • VESA 200 and VESA 100 mounting hole patterns
  • tilt range: +15° to -15°
  • swivel range: +15° to -15°
  • mounting hardware included
  • wire management channel
  • ceiling joist mounting recommended
  • 9-3/16"W x 21"H x 5-1/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • TV bracket
  • Mounting arm w/ attached ceiling plate
  • Ceiling plate cover
  • Wire channel cover
  • Four M4 x 12mm screws
  • Four M5 x 12mm screws
  • Four M6 x 12mm screws
  • Four M8 x 12mm screws
  • Four M6 x 20mm screws
  • Four M4 x 30mm screws
  • Four M5 x 30mm screws Four M6 x 35mm screws
  • 4 M8 x 40mm screws
  • Two 5/16" x 2.5" lag bolts
  • 2 Lag-bolt washers
  • Eight M4/M5 washers
  • Eight M6/M8 washers
  • Four M4/M5 spacers
  • Four M6/M8 spacers
  • 5/32" Hex-key
  • Installation Instructions

Product Research


Ceiling Mount: The Sanus VisionMount MC1A full-motion ceiling mount allows you to mount a medium-sized flat-panel TV in places where wall mounting is difficult or not possible. This mount can be used for corner placement as well. It is recommended for 23" to 40" flat panel TVs or monitors up to 70 pounds.

Construction: The MC1A is made of rigid extruded aluminum with a durable anodized finish for a high-tech look that compliments your home theater equipment.

VESA-compatible Mounting Bracket: The MC1A's mounting bracket can accommodate VESA 75 (75mm x 75mm), VESA 100 (100mm x 100mm), VESA 200 (200mm x 200mm), and VESA 200 x 100. The mounting bracket comes with M4, M5, M6, and M8 mounting hardware in different lengths to accommodate most TVs. For TVs with curved back panels, a variety of spacers is provided for a secure fit.

Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

Adjustable Height: The unit allows you to adjust the height of the TV for perfect positioning. You can raise or lower the TV in a range of approximately 1-3/4".

Virtual Axis 3D: The cup-shaped faceplate design allows you to effortlessly tilt or swivel the TV up to 15° in any direction without the use of tools. A single knob allows you to tighten the faceplate in the position you desire.

Wire Channel: The back of the pillar assembly contains a built-in wire management system to protect and conceal cables. A plastic cover is included to cover the wire channel for a finished look.

Required Tools: Installation of the MC1A requires the following tools:

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Socket wrench with 1/2" socket
  • Drill with 7/32" drill bit
  • Electronic stud finder


  • Overall: Width = 9.135", H = 21", D = 5.125"
  • Pillar Assembly: Diameter = 5.181", Height = 18.375"
  • Large VESA Plate: Width = 9.135", Height = 9.351", Depth = 0.909"

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Written By Bill B, Evansville, IN on Sunday, December 28, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Needed a mount for a 40" Samsung. Had to mount it high to keep it out of the way and also had to keep it far enough from a wall to rotate it 45 degrees. This mount worked perfectly. Was worried about screwing lag bolts into pre-fabricated ceiling joists but this worked out and seems very solid. The price was also better than most wall mounts.

Pros: Solid. Adaptable. Price. Ease of installation.

Cons: Did not install itself :)

Sanus Ceiling Mount

Written By TimP, Maryland on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Unlike a previous review, my installation wasn't fun. My 32" Samsung was being mounted through a suspended ceiling in a dental office. I had to build a framing box becuse the mounting post could not reach the joist. This is not a fault with the mount, just a more difficult situation. The mount itself is sturdy, looks good, and would have been very easy to install in a different situation.

Pros: Sturdy, plenty of hardware, good directions

Cons: A longer post option would be good

Sanus Mounts are the Best in the Business

Written By Bounty89, Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Sanus MC1A was recommended to me by the tech specialist that ultimately mounted my TV for me. He mentioned that the Sanus mounts were the best in the business and as of Friday of last week, I have successfully mounted my TV in the corner of my spare room. My TV is a 38 inch LCD Samsung TV and the Sanus mount can hold this TV without any problems. It was also very easy to install and the instructions weren't too complicated to understand. I believe that the Sanus mounts are worth every single penny. It looks awesome in the corner of my spare room and I would recommend any one interested in a corner mount needs to purchase this mount

Sanus MC1A Ceiling TV mount

Written By JD, FL on Sunday, February 02, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This Sanus Ceiling TV mount was actually fun to install. The most difficult part was accurately locating the ceiling joist. After that, it's easy work. Drill a couple of holes in the joist for the lag bolts and you're pretty close to done.

Pros: Takes less than 20 minutes to install.

Cons: Locating the ceiling joist if you don't have a stud finder.

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