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Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Natural Foundations Series IV — 36" (Black lacquer)

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  • Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

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

 

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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 patent-pending concealed speaker wire path on the rounded support pillar keeps cables out of sight. Assembly takes just minutes.

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Highlights:

  • black lacquer finish
  • stand height: 36"
  • top plate measures 6" x 6"
  • 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 Black pillars
  • Four 2.25" Base screws
  • 4 1.25" Top plate screws
  • 8 Nuts
  • 8 Spiked feet
  • Two 12" Plastic wire covers
  • Two 20.25" 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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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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 wood 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 35.5" to 35.75". Note: If you do not wish to use the spiked feet, Sanus has included plastic isolation feet that will not scratch your floor.

Brass Studs: These upward facing brass studs hold the speaker stable and minimize resonance. They add approximately 0.20" to the overall height of the stand.

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 Plate Dimension: The top plate that the speaker sits on is 6" wide and 6" deep.

 
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5 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By Brenda, Massillon ohio on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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A great product for the price.good heavy weight one would expect in a much higher priced item
Pros:
Sturdy nice finish heavy weight
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3 out of 5

Bruce

Written By Bruce, Racine Wi on Monday, April 21, 2014
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Order arrived in good condition. Assembly was easy took about 20 minutes. Only problem is one stand appears to not be straight. Overall good product. Looks nice and does the job.
Pros:
Looks great perfect match for the Polk RTI A3s
Cons:
Wobbly.
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5 out of 5

Quality Stands

Written By Dennis, Ocean Park, WA on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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Easy to put together and very attractive piece of furniture.
Pros:
Sturdy and attractive
Cons:
May not work for all sized speakers
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4 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By dj, Michigan on Thursday, November 28, 2013
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Color and finish are great. The wire path is plastic cover that must be bent to fit the channels provided. It is difficult to bend without creasing the plastic. It would be better if it were relieved and channeled and the plastic slid down the channel. Stable enough for my Klipsch icon KB15
Pros:
Finish and color. Optional mounts are ideal. Perfect height.
Cons:
Poor wire path design
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5 out of 5

JUST AS ADVERTIZED

Written By jimh, jacksonville,fl on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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I purchased after talking with a Crutchfield rep. He told me these 36" stands would work with my new Polk RTIA3s. I was a little concerned that the top platform was too small for the speakers, but everything fits well. Bought some extra velcro Good price... good product
Pros:
good fit for my speakers
Cons:
none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice stand

Written By porkchop, pa on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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This product was easy to put together and took no time at all. The size of the base plate you put your speakers on looks a little small. But i was amazed that it holds my polkaudio monitor 45b bookshelf and klipsch icon series ws-24 surround sound speakers with no problem. They stand right at ear level for me. I feel the rubber fight for the base and the rubber tabs for the speaker base are a great option. Not much a fan of the carpet spikes and the spike ends that hold the speaker in place. Glad that those peices are options. The black lacquer that they use matches my ash and espresso speakers well enough. If you are looking for a option besides drilling holes in your walls this is not a bad idea.
Pros:
The height of the stand is good. The black lacqur they use matches well with dark colors. The options for the feet and speaker holders are nice.
Cons:
The top plate hole for the speaker wire is to small for 16 gauge wire.
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5 out of 5

very nice

Written By dan, channahon , iL on Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Nice looking ,match very well with my def tech 8040 surrounds, not a perfect fit, but i was able to secure them with some velcrow tape on top of stand plate and bottom of speaker.This set of stands are the perfect height for HT set up,for most people,right at ear level when sitting.They also are built well,and stand firm as long as you use the right feet for your floor,that does not mean they can not tip over if bumped by your child or pet. Makes nice improvement in over all sound,when speakers are at right height,which these stands will do for most people.
Pros:
good looking, built well,the right height,and i thought very easy to put together
Cons:
the top plate could be a little bigger,but for most speakers you can make it work,but check the measurerments,to be sure,its ok to have some overhang , if speaker is secured properly.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Very Good, they did make a difference

Written By Anonymous, PA on Monday, April 08, 2013
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These Speaker stands were easy to put together and look very nice. They sure made a difference in the sound. Really happy I purchase these stands, I don't know what took me so long
Pros:
DIFFERENCE MAKER, love them
Cons:
The plate that the speaker sits on can be a little bigger
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5 out of 5

Meets my expectations

Written By Max in Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
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No need to give these stands any less than a five because they do exactly what I needed them to do. They are the right height for my needs, stable, look just fine in my media room and were easy to put together.
Pros:
Easy to assemble, look good, stable
Cons:
The 6-inch plate for the speaker is slightly smaller than I wanted for my surround speakers but I'm not worried about the stability. An 8-inch would be perfect.
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5 out of 5

Meant to be together

Written By Mojotune, Northern California on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Before I purchased these speaker stands, I read all of the reviews available. I was concerned about the number of people who had difficulty with the speaker wire covers...but the stands looked so awesome that I had to take a chance and buy them. From the moment I opened the box I knew that I had made the right decision! The cherry finish matched the finish of my new Polk Audio RTi A3s, my new RTi A9s and my new CSi A6 (too bad the DSW PRO 660W sub is available only in black finish.) Having been forewarned about the trouble people had with the black plastic wire covers, I put mine out in the sun for about 15 minutes while I assembled the stands. It took me about 15 minutes to assemble both stands, no difficulty there! When I had to stands assembled, I went out and got the wire covers from the lawn. Although it was only 64 degrees outside, the covers were more flexible than before. I fed the speaker wires up through the bottom of the wire covers, placed them where I wanted them and hooked up the speaker, making certain that there would be no stress on the top or bottom of the speaker wire covers. I could not have asked for a better match for my Polks! The quality is very good and the finish is perfect. Buy these speaker stands if you have Polk cherry-finished speakers! Oh, it took me longer to write this review than it took me to assemble the Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands.
Pros:
Great quality and finish. Easy to assemble. Stable even at 36"
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By Birdman, Clinton, UT on Friday, March 01, 2013
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Sollid, sturdy speaker stands. They handle my Polk Monitor 40 speakers with no problem. I diid secure the speakers with a couple of screws to prevent them from falling off if the stand was bumped. Other than that the perfect match. During the assembly process I found it easier to install the flexible strips prior to securing the top. Installedwith no problem.
Pros:
Easy to assemble. Sturdy stands. I would recommend these to anyone.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Very happy with these speaker stands

Written By AD, San Mateo, CA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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They look gorgeous and were easy to put together.
Pros:
style, design
Cons:
Cable management plastic pieces were a little difficult to get into place. They didn't need to be as wide as they are.
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4 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By Anonymous, NYC on Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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I think this product is fine, any speaker stand that is 36" high has risks of balance and knock-overs It was made better than expected, screws and bolts are heavy duty
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1 out of 5

Don't Buy These Stands!

Written By MrAlps, Cleveland, OH on Monday, August 13, 2012
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Don't buy these stands! They are NOT well made. First, they are wood and light weight, which is not ideal for stands, though for the price, I guess that can be forgiven. They are also a bit wobbly, though at 36" maybe that can be forgiven as well. What cannot be forgiven are the speaker wire covers. They are frustrating at best. They are plastic and VERY hard to get into the grooves proved. They require a lot of work and create a lot tension. The grooves in which they are supposed to sit are made by glueing on cheap pieces of molding to the stand column. Well, the tension the wire covers created ripped the molding off both sides of one of the stands. The wire covers themselves are also very hard to make look right and actually come in two different pieces. Getting them in a perfect curve is near impossible and since you are bending black plastic, part of it turned kind of white from the bending. I'm sure Sanus makes some very good products, but this isn't one of them.
Pros:
cheap.
Cons:
construction speaker wire covers cheap wobbly
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Cracked

Written By Sheila K, Lowell, MA on Sunday, January 29, 2012
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I tightened the screw holding top plate to the pole a bit too hard, I guess, because I noticed (a few days later) a big crack in the pole! I'd only wanted to have the screw head flush with the plate so it wouldn't hit my speaker. Filled the crack and covered it up. Bummer.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By RogerG, Clute, TX on Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Very well constructed. Nice wood finish. Easy to assemble. The 36 inch version is a little wobbly, due to narrow base. Overall, great value!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Worth Every Penny!

Written By Alex, NY on Saturday, May 14, 2011
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Excellent design and build quality. Easy to put together and set up. Highly
recommended!!! Thank You, to Sid from Crutchfield for recommending these!!!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

just ok

Written By Bruce T, Tampa Florida on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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The good News. This stand comes in a variety of heights. It does need a littel help in
design however. First. The platform you place your speakers on is small. A real
consideration no matter what size or shape speaker you have. Second. To hide the
speakercable the back of the stand has a black plastic piece that is supposed to bow to
a half round to hide the speaker. The problem I had is that I could bend the plastic into
the grooves to make the "bow", but the plastic kept popping out. As a result, I gave up
and my speakers hang off the back of the stand. I chose to live with it, but if you are
looking for a very clean look, this will bother you.
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4 out of 5

Very Nice Stands

Written By Mark, Lincoln, NE on Wednesday, June 09, 2010
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Like some of the others said, when it arrived the package was pretty beat up and one end almost open. Looked like it had came open and then retaped, as the parts pouch was partly open. Luckily no damage.

The stands work and look great, they are a perfect fit for my Polk M10's. The assembly was easy, the only thing I found difficult was the plastic wire covers on the back. My speakers where already wired and the wires hid in the baseboard so I had limited movement of my speakers. I found out though that if you put them in place and let it sit for a while it will get the bend shape that it needs before you actually position the speaker on them and then installing the covers over the wires.

I have the rubber feet on mine that are sitting on carpet that is medium height. They seem more stable with the rubber feet than the spikes to me. Another thing is the speaker just sitting on top, I like my speakers secured a little better than that so I put thin black velcro on the bottom of the speaker and the top of the top plate, I just didn't like the ability of speakers to move if it was bumped, so far it works great.

In all I'm very pleased with the stands. The price I think is a little high, but I got over it when I seen how much better they look in the living room than the metal ones I had before, they look like they belong.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sanus NF36 Speaker Stands

Written By Malcolm, Dover, OH on Wednesday, August 05, 2009
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Very easy to assemble. Exceptional design for the price.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice set of stands

Written By Michael, Corpus Christi, TX on Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Contrary to previous posts, these are not difficult to assemble, you simply need to have the right set of tools. These look sharp in my living room and provide a great platform for my matching set of Bose 201 shelf speakers. I also liked the number of optional hardware pieces included for use on carpeted or hard floors as I have a carpet surface and these support the weight of the speakers while remaining perfectly balanced.
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3 out of 5

Sharp looks; very difficult to assemble

Written By Michael, New York, NY on Thursday, March 26, 2009
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I purchased a pair of these stands to prop up my surround bookshelf speakers in my home theater setup. The order came from Crutchfield on time but was missing one of the top plates (the party the speaker rests on)...a serious error on the part of the manufacturer. Fortunately Crutchfield sent me the missing part fairly quickly.

Once assembled, the stands look pretty sharp. They feel solid and have a nice finish. A bit wobbly but for the price I guess that is to be expected. There is one very glaring fault in my opinion:

They are painfully annoying to assemble. I would NOT recommend these stands for anyone WITHOUT A POWER DRILL as doing it with a standard screwdriver is next to impossible.

I'm content with my purchase but can't wholeheartedly recommend them to potential customers.
2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice speaker stands

Written By Mike, Gulfport, MS on Monday, January 26, 2009
 
These stand look good, and their finish match my surround speakers (black Polk fx500's). The stands are also stout enough to handle the weight of these larger speakers. I wish the shipping packaging was a little better though. When the box arrived, it was partially open and looked like parts may be lost - thankfully, nothing inside was missing or damaged.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Perfect for what I needed

Written By Jim, Columbus, Ohio on Friday, January 23, 2009
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Easy to put together. Good quality construction and perfect size for my Infinity speakers.
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4 out of 5

Good looking and solid!

Written By Kevin, Wyoming on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Like some others the box came partially open on both ends but everything was there and no damage. Stands were very easy to put together, look good and are very solid, in fact they are better than I expected. I would buy them again and recommend them. 36" is the perfect listening level.
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4 out of 5

nice stands

Written By ralph, Marlton,nj on Thursday, September 11, 2008
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Very nice stands and defintiely worth the money. They are well built and the stands hide the wires very nicely. My only gripe was similar to a previous review. The box to the stands came open on one end. But it was well packaged inside and there was no damage to the product.
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4 out of 5

Nice Stands...Shipping Not so Nice

Written By George, Woodbury, CT on Friday, July 25, 2008
 
These stands are very nice looking, and well built. 36 inches was the right height (after hours of second guessing myself when submitting the order).
However...My complaint would be that for this price speaker stands I would think that Crutchfield would put the Sanus box in some packing material within a larger box. It would be worth an additional shipping charge as when I received the shipment it looked as if someone had dropped it off a building, then retaped it.. The box was all bent, bruised and all of the styrofoam was broken, and the little pack of screws was opened, so they went everywhere. Additionally, there was a crumpled up piece of a
Crutchfield magazine at the bottom of the box...Was this a returned item??

This is the second shipment in two weeks that I have received from Crutchfield, and both boxes were severely damaged...Better quality control
in the shipping department would likely avoid this.
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4 out of 5

So Far so Good

Written By Cedric, Beaverton, Or on Monday, February 18, 2008
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So far these things are working great. Had my 11 year old assemble one while I did the other. The brass speaker studs are a little hard to get into the pre drilled wholes, but that was the only difficult part. Gave them the push over test with my JBL Balboa bookshelfs on top and they did not tip. In fact I pushed them several times in different directions trying to simulate the punishment they may endure when the kids have friends over. (We ask them not to play in that room, but let's be real they are kids)
Great product will order more of the same if needed.
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4 out of 5

Nice stands for the price

Written By Harry, Los Angeles on Sunday, January 20, 2008
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Nice looking pair of stands that provide a solid base for my front and surround sound speakers. 36" height is just right for the appropriate listening experience when sitting on the couch. I like the fact that the speaker wires are hidden. Base plate paint job shows some irregularity in the roller system applying the paint - I bought a total of 4 stands and each baseplate had the same paint irregularity. It doesn't detract fron the stand however I thought quality control should have caught this.
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5 out of 5

Beautiful Surround Speaker Stands

Written By Kelly, Massena, NY on Monday, January 14, 2008
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Upgraded everything and couldn't find anything attractive in my local area. Crutchfield was the place. These Sanus stands are built strong and durable, not to mention very attractive and expensive looking. Currently holding my Polk 30 surrounds (which are very bulky and hefty). Love the carpet spikes that you can change out in these stands and the black cover to hide the wires. Definate recommend for anyone looking for something better than plain old metal stands.
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