Sanus NFC18

Single 18" center channel speaker stand (Black)

Item #: 051NFC18B

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Sanus knows that not everyone has their center channel sitting atop their television — but for a long time, there weren't a lot of other options for center channel placement. Today, the high-performance NFC18 is a great way to position your center channel speaker for optimum sound quality, while matching the look of the stand to your other speaker stands.

The wide top plate is metal and measures 14"W x 8"D. It comes with rubber bumpers and adjustable spikes — either can be used to lift your speaker out of direct contact with the plate, thus allowing for improved audio. The rubber bumpers also help keep the speaker in place.

The pillars and base are made of anti-resonant MDF — the base has a smooth low-luster black finish, while the pillars are finished in black lacquer or cherry hardwood veneer. The base measures 18-1/4"W x 11-3/4"D. 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 each rounded support pillar keeps cables out of sight. Assembly takes just minutes. Warranty: 5 years.

Available with black lacquer or cherry pillars.

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Sanus NFC18 center channel stand

Written By Anonymous, Virginia on Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Easy to assemble and works as advertised. Only complaint is that the carpet spikes aren't long enough to insert into the base when combined with the isolation feet. Would've been nice as the isolation feet look good in profile and set the stand off the carpet. I ordered an open box item and the metal top plate was missing. Called Crutchfield and got a replacement plate shipped right away. They even offered to send me out a whole new stand! Great customer service.

Pros: A bit expensive but does the job.

Cons: Wire cover is kinda cheap but works.


Written By Bill., Colorado on Monday, September 14, 2015

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Work`s well.

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Written By john, Massachusetts on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Excellent fit and finish. quality speaker accesories

Pros: fit and finish/speaker wire hide

Cons: none

Nice, simple, heavy stand

Written By BJ, Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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I bought this to hold an Infinity PC351 center channel speaker, which weighs in at a hefty 30 lbs. I searched for something that matched the quality and finish of the speakers and could blend nicely with the aesthetics of my new TV on the wall. This guy does the job. It holds the heavy speaker securely, the carpet tacks hold the stand securely to the floor below, and the cable management hides the wire perfectly. This is a solid piece, heavy metal and wood construction (5 min assembly), no vibration from the speaker, and is high quality. Recommended, but I do wish it was a little cheaper. I would buy again though.

Pros: Solid Support, holds 30+ lbs no problem, steady, no vibration, high quality construction, aesthetically pleasing.

Cons: Tad expensive, but would buy again.

Sanus NFC18 Speaker Stands

Written By EdJ, St.Paul, MN on Sunday, March 24, 2013

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The NFC18 speaker stands are excellent for my two heavy ie. 20lb.+ front bookshelf speakers. Each stand is very solid with a metal top and a large sturdy wood base. I wanted solid stands that I could use to elevate my front speakers and not worry about them falling off the stands. The NFC18 stands exceeded my expictations.

Good product

Written By Brad C, West Palm Beach on Thursday, June 09, 2011

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Good product that comes with all the necessary accessories to lock the speaker in place as well as the stand itself. Well thought out with rubber bumpers to angle the speaker up if needed and prevent vibration. The wire hiding option worked great, but was a little bit hard to "install" as the plastic did not want to cup nicely into the slots. Took me an extra 2 mins of struggling, but alas it fell into place.

Only complaint from my side is that $100 for this stand is a bit extravagantly priced. Guess I should stop whining and enjoy it... ;-)

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  • 1 Steel top plate
  • 1 Black wooden base plate
  • 2 Black wooden pillars
  • 4 Plastic isolation feet
  • 4 Adjustable spiked feet
  • 8 Rubber pads
  • Four 2-1/4" Base screws
  • Four 1-1/4" Top plate screws
  • 2 Adjustable speaker stud caps
  • 4 Pan head screws
  • 6 Lock nuts
  • 2 Wire covers
  • Instruction Manual

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Design: The 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. Two sturdy black pillars support the low-profile top plate, which features a choice of rubber isolation pads or adjustable speaker 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 rubber feet that will not scratch your floor.

Top Shelf Dimension: The width is 14" and the depth is 8".

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