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Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

Natural Foundations Series IV — 18" (Cherry)

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  • Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

    Cherry

  • Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

    Cherry finish; concealed wire path shown (speaker not included)

Item #: 051NF18C
 

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High-performance speakers deserve high-performance stands. From top to bottom, Sanus' latest wood speaker stands combine fine furniture looks with ultra-rigid construction for solid support and optimum sound quality.

Each base and top plate is made of anti-resonant MDF and has a smooth low-luster black finish. Brass speaker studs and neoprene pads are included to isolate the speaker from the top plate. Plastic feet for the underside of the base plate protect wood or tile floors (adjustable carpet spikes also included). A patented concealed speaker wire path on the rounded support pillar keeps cables out of sight. Assembly takes just minutes.

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Highlights:

  • cherry finish
  • stand height: 18"
  • top plate measures 7-3/8" x 7-3/8"
  • base plate measures 10-1/2" x 11-3/4"
  • supports 25 lbs.
  • floor spikes to help minimize vibrations
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 2 Black base plates
  • 2 Black top plates
  • 2 Cherry pillars
  • Four 2.25" Base screws
  • 4 1.25" Top plate screws
  • 8 Nuts
  • 8 Spiked feet
  • 2 Plastic wire covers
  • 8 Brass speaker studs
  • 8 Self-adhesive neoprene speaker pads
  • 8 Plastic isolation feet (to cover spiked feet)
  • 8 Pan-head screws
  • Instruction Manual

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Features

Design: Each base is made of anti-resonant MDF finished with three coats of hand-sanded black lacquer. Adjustable floor spikes are included to provide stable footing on carpeted floors, and to further minimize resonance. A single sturdy black pillar supports the low-profile top plate, which features a choice of neoprene isolation pads or brass isolation studs. Plastic wire covers give your speaker stands a neater look by concealing the wires completely.

Spiked Feet: The spiked feet pierce the carpeting and anchor the stand to the floor, keeping the speaker stable and reducing resonance. With the spiked feet installed, the stand height is adjustable from 17.75" to 18". Note: If you do not wish to use the spiked feet, Sanus has included plastic feet that will not scratch your floor.

Brass Studs: These upward facing brass studs hold the speaker stable and minimize resonance.

Neoprene Pads: The sharp points on the brass studs can scratch the bottom of the speaker. If this is of concern, you can use the supplied neoprene pads to stabilize the speaker.

Weight Capacity: Each speaker stand can support up to 25 lbs.

Top Shelf Dimension: The top shelf is 7-3/8" wide and 7-3/8" deep.

 
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5 out of 5

Great price. Great little speaker stands.

Written By EM, Midlothian, Va on Monday, June 02, 2014
 
These are great little speaker stands. I really like the price considering how nice these look. They come with both carpet spikes and rubber feet for hard floors. They were easy to put together. I also really liked the channel in the back to hide the wires which keeps things looking neat.
Pros:
Price, Value and Funtionality
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Nice value but not perfect

Written By MichaelO, Fort Worth, TX on Friday, December 06, 2013
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Looking to replace some stands that were a few inches too short, without spikes and showing a bit of wear, I decided to go with these Sanus 18" stands. They are nicely finished but not glossy piano black. They are glossy paint, not a glossy lacquer you would see on a piano. The stands are very easy to assemble, although the flexible strip that hides the speaker cord can be a bit tricky. I have only a couple minor issues that may only apply to me. The top part of the stand (that holds the speaker) has a hole pre-drilled in order to fish the speaker cable up through. This will only work for relatively small speakers. Larger speakers cover the hole and there is not enough clearance between the support mechanisms (small spikes or adhesive vinyl) and the speaker to allow their use. The other issue is the support spikes themselves. Those on the bottom work well on the carpet. The option to spike the top platform makes no sense to me. At best, with heavy speakers you will leave an imprint. I communicated this issue to both Sanus and Crutchfield and received a quick, in depth response from both. While my B & W speakers are under the recommended weight the stands were designed for, the combinations seems a bit top heavy to me. I would say these are attractive stands, but would work best with lighter (<15 lbs.) speakers with a footprint no bigger than the top platform.
Pros:
Attractive, easy to assemble, properly priced.
Cons:
Less suitable for larger, heavier speakers.
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4 out of 5

Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

Written By Don C, Las Vegas Nv on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Exactly what I expected from your description; good value
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4 out of 5

Good Product for the Money

Written By Barry H, Huntington Beach, CA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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The stands meet the needs I had for bookshelf speakers and are a very good value for the price. They arrived in good shape and everything worked fine.
Pros:
Price
Cons:
none really
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5 out of 5

Great product, great service

Written By Ed, Bellaire TX on Monday, February 18, 2013
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These stands were exactly what I needed for my new bookshelf-size speakers -- quality and design was excellent, instructions were good, product matched exactly what was advertised.
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5 out of 5

stands

Written By deb, boynton beach,fla on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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small stands..easy to put together..my sister helped!
Pros:
perfect for my speakers and small room
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Great stands, so-so packaging

Written By PFR, Lafayette, CO on Tuesday, November 08, 2011
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Very nice looking speaker stands. Easy to assemble. Seem like they're solid and will last a long time.

First shipment shipped in the Sanus product box. Sanus makes better speaker stands than they do boxes, it seems, because the stands arrived pretty beat up. Crutchfield was apologetic and quick on a reship, this time packed with a ton of packing peanuts. Thanks, Crutchfield!
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4 out of 5

Quality Speaker Stands!

Written By Brandon, Portland, OR on Friday, September 23, 2011
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I have been very pleased with this purchase. They blend in to the living room well, and are high quality stands. Only complaint is that one of the stands did not have the holes drilled in the top to place the brass speaker studs into, so was forced to use the speaker pads instead. Other than that, I highly recommend.
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5 out of 5

Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

Written By Jim M, San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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After searching the web for a long time, found these simple speaker stands on the
Crutchfield website. They met my need perfectly. The entire process from ordering through
delivery took no more than a week. The free shipping was an added incentive. I'm
completely satisfied with my Crutchfield experience and will undoubtedly use them in the
future.
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5 out of 5

Sanus NF18 Speaker Stands

Written By Anonymous, Sedalia, NC on Friday, July 30, 2010
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The stand is very sturdy and matched up perfect with my cherry finish speakers. I am very pleased with my purchase.
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4 out of 5

Sanus NF18 speaker stands

Written By Russ, Memphis, TN on Friday, February 09, 2007
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These stands are first of all sturdy. They have a nice black finish that looks professional. They are easy to assemble and really look nice with the Infinity 160 bookshelf speakers I recently purchased. The carpet spikes are nice and the larger top plate provided better support for my larger surround speakers.

My only gripe, albeit a minor one, is that I wish these stands had height-adjustable plastic feet, because on of my speaker stands is on tile floor. This made it a little annoying when trying to find the perfect spot to keep it from rocking (probably poor construction in my house ha!).
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2 questions already asked

Are the top shelf spikes removable? [ MICHAEL T  Jan 27, 2014 ]
14 answers
  • Use the rubber stick-on tabs included with the speakers in plce of the brass carpet posts. [ KEVIN   Feb 15, 2014 ]
  • There are no top shelf spikes. If you are refering to the brass carpet spikes they are attached to the base. If I did not answer your question then please re-submit with more detail Ok I see from the photo what you mean-the 2 pair I bought had rubber self stick that are applied when you assemble the stand-not.the brass ones pictured here. Since all hardware is included in a seperate bubble pack I would think you would need to attach those brass corner pieces. I don't think they are spikes, they look roumded to me. Brass is actually better to absorb vibration than rubber. You should not be concerned that your speaker will vibrate off the stand. [ KEVIN   Feb 14, 2014 ]
  • Yes. They are. [ Patrick   Feb 01, 2014 ]
  • Yes, I was able to remove one with a pair of small pliers. Note: the speaker wire is routed through the center of the stand so if you remove the small spikes you will have to replace with rubber feet or something else in order for the speaker to be stable with the wire underneath... [ DAVID A   Jan 28, 2014 ]
  • I can't help you , they are in my summer home and I will not be back there for about 5 VERY long and cold months, but if I recall they were removable. Love the stands they work well... [ ERIC L   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Not sure if my response was recorded. Spikes are not installed. You can use the sticky pads supplied. Or use velcro tape for a more secure installation. The pads supplied work fine for me. [ ERIK   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • The spikes are not installed. I did not use them, simply put the speakers onto the flat surface using the supplied sticky pads. If you are worried about them staying put I suppose some velcro tape would hold them in place. Mine don't get jostled or hit or whatever and seem secure enough just using the sticky pads, 4 small triangles per speaker, as supplies. [ ERIK   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Don't know. Did not try to modify. Used exactly as supplied. Like the stands. Would purchase again. Sorry cannot address specific point queried. [ ROBERT V   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Thank you fine gentlemen,I do appreciate the answers. [ MICHAEL T   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • yes,you install them yourself . [ RICHARD S   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • yes. It also come with pads to put on the top shelf which is what I used instead of the spikes. [ Randall   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Great stands very happy with them. Yes the spikes u can remove. [ RICK   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Yes. You have the option of using the adhesive vinyl tabs or you can use your own. [ MICHAEL   Jan 27, 2014 ]
  • Hi Michael, I believe that the spikes don't come pre-intalled and are an option. I use the supplied rubber pads for the pedestal shelf that the speaker sits on. I hope that helps, and let me know if you have any more questions. Brian [ BRIAN J   Jan 27, 2014 ]
Will this safely support the Polk 45B speaker? Just picked up a pair and really didn't think the speakers would be as large as they are. [ Keith  Jan 31, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • As long as the speakers are less than 25 pounds each they will work great with this speaker stand. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 31, 2014 ]

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