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Sanus VMPR1

Universal projector mount (Silver)

Item #: 051VMPR1

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Ceiling-mounting your LCD or DLP projector keeps it safe, secure, and out of the way. Sanus's VMPR1 provides a sturdy, convenient way to ceiling-mount most projectors up to 50 pounds.

The included ceiling and projector mount brackets boast high-quality steel construction. Hardware is supplied for securing most projectors to the VMPR1 (ceiling mounting hardware not included). Pitch, roll and yaw adjustment lets you precisely tweak the angle of the projector. (To display an image with straight edges on all sides, the projector's lens should be parallel to the screen.)

Product Highlights:

  • weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • pitch, roll, and yaw adjustment for perfectly even images
  • securing ceiling bracket to a ceiling joist is recommended
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Sanus VMPR1 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

10 Reviews

Front Adjustable leveling feet Angled view Bracket detail Extensio

Written by: ERome from Maryland on August 2, 2015

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Works good



sanus vmpr1

Written by: cony s from warrenton mo. on July 4, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very sturdy works well and is fully adjustable

Pros: sturdy

Cons: A little difficult to assemble,but finished product great.

Pretty good

Written by: D from bennington ne on March 31, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

as expected. Universal mount that takes mild tweaking to get it to fit perfectly.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Instructions are poor but it's simple enough to figure out.

It works

Written by: Anonymous from Ankeny, IA on January 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I used this to mount my epson 8350 and it is doing a good job so far. As other reviewers have said, the instructions are terrible and it takes some trial and error. I was able to center the mount using only 3 of the 4 supports but it is holding well so far.


Cons: Terrible Instructions

Strong and Beautiful

Written by: S.Joseph from McKinney, TX on September 22, 2014

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Bought a scratch and dent piece for a lower price. Couldn't find any defect on the piece. Strongly and beautifully holds my Epson Power lite Home Cinema 3020.

Pros: Beautiful and strong.

Cons: Takes time to assemble.

Mount for Sony VPL-HW40ES

Written by: Jeremie from Rochester, NY on July 21, 2014

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This is a good mount for a good price. There is a lot of flexibility in the adjustments and it fit my projector no problem. Overall, its a good product.

Pros: The price, build quality, size, wide range of flexibility, easy to install and put together (other reviews stated difficult to install, but I did not find that to be the case)

Cons: Not sure if the philips screws will hold tight enough over time, have to wait and see

It Works...

Written by: DJ from West Chester, OH on June 6, 2014

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Difficult to assemble onto my Epson 5030 Projector

Pros: It did fit my projector and does the job in the end.

Cons: Difficult to assemble unless you do it regularly... ie, now that I have done one it would be easier next time.

IT works

Written by: Jason from Fort Worth, TX on July 20, 2013

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I'm using this bracket for the EPSON 8350. The mount really wasn't built to fit the projector but the box did have some extra pieces to extend the mounting supports. (i had to supply a few extra bolts/nuts) After a little trial and error I got it to fit. It isn't centered on the projector - which made leveling a little trickier - but it works. This was the least expensive model and it was on sale - typically you get what you pay for.

A word of caution - the assembly instructions are extremely lacking. If you are not good assembling these types of things without instruction, go another route.

Pros: Wide range of adjustment capabilities. Respectfully solid structure.

Cons: Didn't fit EPSON 8350 without modification. Lacking instructions - you have to figure most if out yourself.


Written by: jkillian from Windsor, VT on March 28, 2012

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The model is VERY adaptive to probably most mounting needs. Lots of pieces to assemble but I suppose that is why it has such versatility options-wise. I have no issues with this mount It's doing the job.

Pros: Will likely adapt to your mounting requrements.

Cons: Learning curve on assembly.

It's OK but...

Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on March 26, 2010

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I bought this mount because it was recommended with the order of my new projector. I
will admit I did not do much research on mounts. I just figured they are all the same.
This mount is OK and I am sure it will fit almost any projector out there. However, I don't
like the way the bracket actually supports the projector itself. It is slotted instead of a bolt
through style which makes me a little bit nervous at times. I am still having visions of my
$3k investment hanging on the ceiling dropping 12 feet to the floor. I know it is tight
enough but it is just a thought that goes through my mind from time to time.



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What's in the box?

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  • Flush mount ceiling bracket
  • Adjustable top portion
  • Adjustable bottom portion (with 4 attached extension arms)
  • 2 Extension arms
  • Four 10-24 Thumb nuts
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M3 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M4 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M5 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M6 x 12mm)
  • 2 Phillips-head pan screws (M6 x 8mm)
  • 2 Button-head cap screws (5/16-18 x 1/2")
  • Allen-head set screw (M6 x 12mm)
  • 4 M3 flat washers
  • 4 M4 flat washers
  • 4 M5 flat washers
  • 8 M6 flat washers
  • 2 Allen key wrenches (4.5mm and 5/32")
  • Assembly Instructions for VMPR1

Product Research


Product Overview: The Sanus VMPR1 is a universal ceiling mount for inverted LCD/DLP front projectors. The mount adjusts in all directions to give you a perfectly shaped projected picture.

Weight Capacity: The maximum weight to be installed on the mount is 50 pounds. It is recommended that the ceiling's structural members can support a redundant weight factor five times the weight of the equipment you intend to install. If the structure cannot support that amount of weight, the structure must be reinforced before you install the ceiling mount.

Construction: All components of the VMPR1 are made of heavy-gauge steel for a secure and long-lasting mount.

Main Parts: The VMPR1 consists of three main parts:

  • Flush Mount bracket: Mounts to ceiling; has slotted screw holes to allow adjustments for yaw position (rotation left or right)
  • Top Adjustable portion: Mounts to Flush Mount bracket; has adjustments for pitch (vertical elevation) and roll (horizontal tilt)
  • Bottom Adjustable portion: Mounts to Top adjustable portion and to projector; has 4 adjustable arms (and two extension arms if needed) to accommodate the projector's mounting holes. Each of the arms has adjustable leveling feet, so no spacers are required.

Quick Release Feature: You can easily remove and reinstall the projector without removing any screws. The top and bottom portions are held together using thumb screws and open ended screw holes. To remove, you simply loosen the four thumb nuts and rotate the projector counter-clockwise 1/8 of a turn.

Threaded Pipe Mount: The top portion of the VMPR1 has a 1-1/4" diameter internal threads to accommodate mounting to a 1-1/2" diameter extension pipe.

Mounting Recommendations: The Flush Mount bracket should be secured to a wood framing member, such as a ceiling joist, using the front and rear screw holes (5.25" apart). Screws up to 3/8" diameter can be used for joist mounting. For a solid back ceiling, you can use the four screw holes (3.71" apart in a square pattern) using four 1/4" lag screws. If the area is accessible from above, you may also use four 1/4" machine bolts, nuts and washers.

Supplied Hardware: The Sanus VMPR1 can accommodate a variety of projector mounting patterns and screw sizes. The mounting arms can cover an area approximately 12" in diameter. If the 2 extension arms are added, an area up to 18-1/2" in diameter can be covered. If the projector uses less than 4 mounting screws, the mounting arms can be removed. The VMPR1 also comes with the following hardware for attaching the projector:

  • M3 screws: 12mm long + M3 flat washers
  • M4 screws: 12mm long + M4 flat washers
  • M5 screws: 12mm long + M5 flat washers
  • M6 screws: 12mm long + M6 flat washers

Required Tools: You will need the following tools to install the VMPR1 ceiling mount:

  • Open End Wrenches: M10 and M12
  • Phillips Screwdrivers
  • Allen Wrenches: No. 1 and No. 2 Allen wrenches provided
  • Other: Other tools may be needed depending upon the method of installation

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Easy to install [ GERARDO  Jan 26, 2016 ]
I have been using Crutchfield for more than 8 years now and I love their customer support. They clearly standout in the industry. In last 8 years, I couldn't find a better place to do business with than Crutchfield. Please keep up your service. [ Laveti  Jan 15, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

I'm not familiar with that sony projector. I used it on an epson 5030ub projector and it worked. [ JOE  Jun 29, 2014 ]
I don't have a Sony projector so I can't answer for certain. The mount does come with extensions for the mount brackets and can fit a pretty big projector. I have an Epson which is quite large and it worked well for it. Could have fit a much smaller projector as well. [ Ronald  Jun 29, 2014 ]
The bottom of the mount where it meets the top of the projector is 4 inches from the ceiling. I wouldnt want the projector any lower and i am glad its not closer to the ceiling or i wouldn't get the wires through the mounting holes to connect to the projector. Hope that helps [ JASON  Jan 15, 2015 ]
It does depend on the projector a little bit, but my Epson 5030UB is 5.5" down from the ceiling. [ Mark  Jan 15, 2015 ]
I didn't use the pole and would estimate about 3 inches, maybe a bit more. It is a little clunky to assemble out of the box, but solid once you do! It has worked well for me. [ MICHAEL B  Jan 15, 2015 ]
The top of the projector is about 6 inches from the ceiling but you can make about an inch of adjustment on the attachement points [ Steven  Jan 15, 2015 ]

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