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5-shelf audio component rack (Black)

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The NFA245 component stand from Sanus features five tempered glass shelves for your audio/video gear. The sturdy frame consists of solid, grade-A hardwood. Hollow channels in the rear pillar hide your system's cables for a clean, uncluttered look.

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Highlights:

  • hardwood frame
  • 5 tempered glass shelves
  • top shelf
    • 26"W x 22"D
    • weight capacity: 60 lbs.
  • each interior shelf
    • 19"W x 18-1/2"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs.
  • bottom shelf
    • 19"W x 18-1/2"D
  • weight capacity: 70 lbs.
  • interior cable channel
  • 26"W x 45-1/16"H x 22"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

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Features and Specs
General Features
Stand Type
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Audio
Stand Style
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Stand
Color
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Black
Number of Shelves
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5
Number of Adjustable Shelves
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None
Number of Drawers
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None
Assembly Required
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Yes
Main Materials
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Hardwood frame
Glass shelves
Wire Management
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Yes
Built-in Cooling Fan
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No
Width (inches)
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26
Height (inches)
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45-1/8
Depth (inches)
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22
Stand Weight Limit
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280 lbs
TV Shelf Weight Limit
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60 lbs
TV Shelf Width
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26
TV Shelf Depth
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22
Parts Warranty
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5 Years
Labor Warranty
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5 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • Front frame
  • Rear support
  • 9 Shelf supports
  • Large wire channel cover
  • Small wire channel cover
  • 5 Glass shelves
  • 2 Curved brackets
  • 2 Straight brackets
  • 9 Bolts
  • 6 Small flat washers
  • 5 Large flat washers
  • 6 Threaded inserts
  • 4 Glass pads
  • Sanus logo
  • Allen wrench
  • Assembly Instructions

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Features

Overview: The Sanus Foundations Natural Series NFA245 is a 45-inch tall five-shelf audio stand with a contemporary design that blends perfectly into any home décor. Its hardwood and graphite-finished steel construction offers a superior combination of stability and elegance. The audio stand uses extra-thick tempered-glass shelves. Top shelf rear corners are angled for positioning in corners. Features include non-slip protector pads to isolate shelves from frame, open architecture for unrestricted airflow and a concealed rear cable management channel.

Solid Construction: The NFA245 features a hardwood frame that is strong and solid for optimum acoustics.

Flexible Positioning: The Audio Stand's top shelf rear corners are angled to allow tight placement in corners of your room.

Five Shelves: The Audio Stand features five fixed tempered-glass shelves with polished edges that are strong and stylish. The top shelf will support up to 60 lbs, while the bottom shelf will support up to 70 lbs. Each middle shelf will support up to 50 lbs. The bottom shelf has a compartment height of 8.75". The two lowest middle shelves have a compartment height of 8.4375", while the highest middle shelf has a compartment height of 8.25".

Open Architecture: The NFA245 utilizes open architecture to allow unrestricted airflow to keep your AV components cool and operating safely.

Wire Management System: The Audio Stand's wire management system helps keep your cables concealed and organized for a professional looking installation.

Colors: The NFA245 Audio Stand is available in Black, Cherry, or a Mocha wood finish. Black and mocha-finished models feature smoked glass, while Cherry-finished model feature clear glass.

 
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4 out of 5

Good Product; Great Customer Service

Written By Kris, Wichita, Kansas on Sunday, June 29, 2014
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Product basically as advertised and fairly easy to assemble. Mine took 3 tries/shipment before I had one I would keep. The first 2 were destroyed by UPS. 3rd one was double boxed and arrived fine. Crutchfield customer service was great throughout the process.
Pros:
Good value; looks good and easy to assemble.
Cons:
The manufacture's carton is not appropriate for shipment
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

SANUS NFA 245, I put it together ...myself, yes

Written By Tony, North Carolina on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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I thought I had ordered Mocha, somehow I later saw that what I had coming was Cherry. Now I see someone else had a similar experience. Never mind, Cherry looks pretty good. The box is very heavy but it arrived in one piece, fairly well treated. All the parts were in good shape. It looked hard to assemble but it was fairly easy and quick after all. I wished it was bit sturdier but it's not flimsy for the task at hand. It seems it will do the job. It looks good. I find the top glass needs better pads, lost one right away.
Pros:
It's easy to assemble, it meets my needs and it looks good. I think I will be happy with it.
Cons:
A few more reinforcement points would help. Need to improve the pads for the glass on top.
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2 out of 5

If I had it to do over again...

Written By NoProAtThis, E. TN, USA on Monday, February 17, 2014
 
Bought this after seriously considering the other Sanus products, esp. the CFR2115 and CFR2127. Kicking myself for not going the extra money mile and buying an enclosed unit. Visible wires and cables detract considerably from the overall aesthetics of the unit no matter the rear hollow pillar feature for wire/cable management. Build quality is OK but not outstanding...the glass shelves simply will not fit flush in what appears to be the intended fashion, and the whole unit sort of sways a bit in spite of snugging the hardware up and putting the heavier components low in the stand. I have a fairly heavy receiver (Marantz SR7008 also bought from Crutchfield) in addition to other, much lighter components, but between the shelves not fitting properly and the sway, I just can't recommend
Pros:
The individual parts seem fairly well made, especially the tempered glass shelves.
Cons:
The unit as a whole just doesn't fit well together.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

nice looking stereo equipment rack

Written By dmacsimus, calif on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Very easy assembly and looks really nice. Stereo equipment will have ample cooling for the design is a very open design.
Pros:
Easy assembly, looks great, quality is nice. Open design for equipment cooling effectability.
Cons:
Could be a tad sturdier because with heavy weighing equipment, front to back stability is an small issue. Open design which makes often dusting is a must to stay clean looking.
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4 out of 5

Good Product

Written By RichW, Temple, TX on Tuesday, September 03, 2013
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The unit is very nice looking (mocha) and is very stable on a wood floor. Easy to put together, took less than 30 minutes once I received the hardware...as others have stated the shipping container isn't UPS friendly and the box had a tear so guess the hardware slipped out!!! Sanus was quick to send the missing hardware but it would be nice if they just used a better shipping container. Crutchfield's website is easy to use and they processing orders quickly...will continue to use them.
Pros:
Nice Looking, Stable on wood floor, easy to put together, instructions on Sanus webiste
Cons:
Shipping container needs some reinforcement
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1 out of 5

Missing parts, damaged finish, pathetic packaging

Written By DaveD, Scotts Valley, CA on Saturday, April 06, 2013
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I needed this component rack for a new stereo system that was being installed the following day. The Sanus arrived the day before looking like it had been run over by a truck. A piece of hardwood was sticking out from the end of the box and the finished was damaged. When I opened the box, 10 critical components for its assembly were missing, and I'm not talking about screws and such hardware. When the audio company came the next day to do the install, they had to hook everything up temporarily and stack the components on top of each other. Now I have to disconnect and reconnect 6 different components on my own after paying quite a bit for the audio company's installation. Quality control at Sanus must be non-existent, it is inconceivable to me that so many big heavy parts could be missed. When I called them to get the parts replaced they acted like they could care less. Buyer beware, you may be one of the lucky ones or you could waste a lot of time and money like I did.
Pros:
None
Cons:
A complete waste of my time and money.
6 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Electronics Cabinet - Sanus NFA245

Written By Dr. Michael M, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, March 25, 2013
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Handsome look, esp. in "Mocha" - well designed and engineering - high quality parts - easy to assemble - good looking AND functional.
Pros:
Handsome look, esp. in "Mocha" - well designed and engineering - high quality parts - easy to assemble - good looking AND functional.
Cons:
(Had to assemble it myself.)
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5 out of 5

Excellent audio stand and beautiful to look at

Written By Tom, Raleigh NC on Thursday, August 30, 2012
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The Sanus NFA245 audio stand is excellent in every respect. I have looked at a lot of similar audio stands, both in retail stores and on the web, and it is the best looking among them. It probably is not as sturdy as some other, but it doesn't truly have a problem with sturdiness, and anyone who experienced that problem probably just didn't do a very good job of putting it together. I was concerned about that prior to ordering it, and I went to a retail store and studied how it was put together. I concluded that although the design is not inherently as strong as other designs, that there should be no problem if assembled with care, and this proved to be true.

The only real problem I experienced was with the packaging, and this occurred because the packaging was not intended to serve as outer carton material for shipping individual units. The packaging was intended to protect the product when they are stacked on pallets and wrapped in shrink wrap. Once the manufacturer carton is open, it is apparent that a lot of effort went into just the packaging. There are numerous pieces of structural cardboard, all cut very precisely and fitting together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. And the carton had very many large staples. But the outer carton was made of soft, paper-like cardboard, because it just was not intended to stand up to the kind of abuse that something of this sort gets treated to if shipped individually and using the likes of UPS. So I recommend that when you place t
Pros:
Beautiful, functional
Cons:
Somewhat less sturdy than competing products, but certainly as sturdy as there is any need for it to be
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4 out of 5

Great product

Written By Kg, Plainfield, il on Friday, May 18, 2012
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Solid and stylish product. Can not beat it for price.
Pros:
Sturdy, easy to assemble, stylish look
Cons:
Box arrived like it went thru aware. Luckily stand was not damaged.
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5 out of 5

Simple, Elegant AV Rack

Written By PaulO, Amherst, MA on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Simple, elegant, and easy to assemble, this reasonably priced AV rack allows hidden cable routing and excellent ventilation to keep your components cool. Very pleased with this product, but it came in a box that looked like it had been through the trenches of WW I and missing hardware. Crutchfield overnight shipped a replacement unit (which also arrived torn and beaten up) to replace the missing hardware, but I needed to repack the replacement after fishing out the hardware and had to bring the 75 lb box to a UPS shipping store and pay $7 for the return shipping.
Pros:
Great, inexpensive and elegant AV rack.
Cons:
Shipped in substandard packaging and arrived with missing parts.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sanus Stand rates a full 5 Stars!

Written By JoseD, Midway City, CA on Thursday, March 01, 2012
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First of all, I ordered the Black Sanus Stand online. The Crutchfield web application changed my color selection for some reason from Black to either Mocha or Cherry. I really cannot remember. I thought that I had accidentally selected the wrong color, so I re-did my shopping cart. I had to call Crutchfield to take care of the color selection problem. I had the order processed with the correct color within 3 minutes. Then, I received my stand within a week. CAUTION: There are a total of 9 bars that go from the front of the stand to the back, AND only three are used (one) for each of the three middle shelves. I screwed in the wrong bars (they all look the same at first) into two of the middle shelves and the screws went through the front of the stand! I called Sanus (English speaking tech support & based in the USA) and the person there decided to send me out a new front of the stand for FREE!!! I had the new face of the stand within one week. The assembly of this stand is EASY once you get the right bars in the correct places! Only one tool is necessary and is included in the package. The stand, itself, is very sturdy (made of real wood - not particle board), the shelves weigh a lot and are high quality. Assembly shouldn't take you more than 30 minutes. I have a 40lbs. receiver on a middle shelf and it seems to take the weight without problems. After I placed the smoked glass shelves in place, it weighs about 50lbs! Use two people to carry the stand!
Pros:
Easy to assemble with one tool (included). Great support from Sanus. Easy ordering online - Call to Crutchfield took care of the wrong color problem within 3 minutes. Very sturdy. Glass shelves are very high quality. Made of real wood. Overall, worth the $300. I found it for $20 less from another online retailer, but I knew that Crutchfield support is great, so why mess with an unknown online retailer? Overall, satisfied with purchase.
Cons:
Weighs 70lbs in the box! Use two people to carry it! Shelves are not adjustable - No casters - Assembly is easy but not foolproof! Problem with ordering online from Crutchfield. Not much else is a con. I am satified with my purchase.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sanus Rack

Written By Rick A., Springfield, Mo. on Sunday, January 22, 2012
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Nice Looking and very sturdy rack.I am overall very pleased with this rack.I wish it was adjustable. I have thought about getting a bigger reciever and do not know it it will work with reciever I am looking at.
Pros:
Great Looking and very sturdy
Cons:
Not adjustable
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

NICE STEREO RACK

Written By GARY, PUEBLO WEST, COLORADO on Thursday, November 03, 2011
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WENT OLD SCHOOL. TURNTABLE WITH VINYL.VINTAGE STEREO RECEIVER. THE RACK WORKED PERFECT FOR WHAT I WAS DOING.
Pros:
EASY TO SET ASSEMBLE.THE RACK LOOKS GREAT
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

High Quality Sanus Product

Written By Al A, Orland Park, IL on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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This stand is sturdy! Each shelf can hold nearly twice of what others in the same price category can hold. Great value, easy to assemble and looks great. The packaging is thick. Good thing, UPS is brutal with packaging.
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5 out of 5

Another great Sanus product

Written By Brian, Boston, MA on Saturday, April 23, 2011
 
I had purchased some Sanus speaker stands a few years ago so when I needed a
component rack I checked them out first. Quality is excellent, esp. compared to
cheaper stands that look good in photos but are flimsy in real life. Very easy to put
together with Ikea-like instructions. The cable routing features are excellent. Best
part is my wife likes the way it looks in the living room! Very pleased with my
purchase and would recommend to anyone else in the market for a high quality
rack to hold your components.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

5tier

Written By Dave, Green River on Friday, March 04, 2011
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Top quality easy to put together MOM loves this piece for her music room. Very
stable,wire routing shroud and access hole well planed! We looked in the local area
found nothing of this quality. THANKS
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Good unit

Written By dan, Charlotte, NC on Sunday, February 01, 2009
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This is a good unit for holding your AV equipment. The flexible plastic that is supposed to bend around and hide the cables is way too narrow to do it. It needs to be at least twice as wide to be able to go around the cables.
9 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent and good value!!

Written By Frank, New Haven, CT on Friday, January 30, 2009
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The Sanus natural audio rack has met my expectations. It was well packaged and the instructions were very easy to follow. The quality is excellent with real wood pieces and sturdy metal. The shelving is deep and tall enough to hold my McIntosh amplifier. The only minor quibble is the finish is darker than I thought it would be but it still looks good in the living room
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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2 questions already asked

Are shelves adjustable? If not, how much space between shelves? [ Dave123  Apr 07, 2014 ]
6 answers
  • can you remove a shelf? My sub would sit on the bottom shelf but I would need to remove the shelf above that one to have room for the SUB height [ Deb   Jul 31, 2014 ]
  • Can a shelf be removed so my sub will fit on the bottom shelf? [ Deb   Jul 31, 2014 ]
  • Shelves are not adjustable. Around 8 1/4 inches between top shelf and 10" between others. The open shelf on top is great for adding a turntable. [ JEFFREY   Apr 16, 2014 ]
  • Not our product. [ STEVE   Apr 14, 2014 ]
  • Shelves are not adjustable. The useful space height-wise is 8 1/2" +/- just a touch. [ PAUL B   Apr 07, 2014 ]
  • Shelves are not adjustable and there is 8.75" of space between shelves. [ Edwin   Apr 07, 2014 ]
Is this product sturdy? Is it easy to move to gain access to the back?Should I put sliders on the feet? [ Reggie  May 14, 2014 ]
6 answers
  • Hello, Access to the back is very good, assembly was no problem. Sturdiness, well, it is reasonably sturdy, but not rock solid. I have a turntable on the top shelf and didn't want any give to the rack at all. I have checked and made certain all the bolts and screws are tight, so I believe I put it together correctly. Having trashed it, let me say it isn't horrible. If the top shelf isn't used (the very top) the lower center of gravity would make it more stable. As for moving it, I don't think you could with equipment on it. Even without it is quite heavy. The rack does look nice. It isn't flimsy, and pieces together without trouble. [ ANDREW   May 15, 2014 ]
  • It is fairly sturdy and not too heavy (unloaded) although the glass shelves do add most of the weight. It can be moved fairly easily with two people. I would not think that sliders are needed, but that might make moving it easier depending on placement. It is a good looking stand [ JOHN   May 14, 2014 ]
  • Fairly sturdy Remember it is flat shipped and you put together. Back access is fairly easy but it depends how accessible the unit is from the slides. It will not slide around with ease. It is made to be stationary [ Louis   May 14, 2014 ]
  • The product is sturdy as long as you properly tighten all of the bars. The unit does flex a slight bit as I move the tower, but I do not feel it will fall apart when the tower is moved. I do recommend putting sliders on the feet. I have hardwood floors, so I use felt sliders. My tower is placed in a corner and I have short cables connecting my equipment through the wall. So, I've rotated the tower many times to make adjustments or to add additional equipment into my AV receiver. [ MICHAEL   May 14, 2014 ]
  • This product is very sturdy- I am using all 5 shelves, with heavy Mac equipment on mid two shelves, table on top, tuner and tape deck below. Cable management is very good. My unit is on carpet, in a corner, and cannot be moved with equipment in place. I access the equipment when needed from front, and reach around back if cabling needs adjustment. Rack looks great with my gear. Would definitely purchase again. [ David   May 14, 2014 ]
  • The product is sturdy and looks beautiful in our family room. It's accessible and although we don't have the need to move it you could put sliders on its feet. It is a nice addition to our home. [ NANCY   May 14, 2014 ]

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