A few mixed reviews had me worried
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
I was a little concerned at reading the poor reviews regarding workmanship and assembly issues, but my experience was five-stars. I took the advice of some of the current customers and applied soap to the four screws before inserting them into the wood. I also used a snub-nose philips screwdriver to ensure that I would not attempt to overtighten the screws and risk splitting the wood. With a snub-nose, it's easy to feel when the screw "locks" into place. Also, the screws are appropriately long, particularly for the base, so you should not have to overtighten them to ensure the upright is secure. It literally took 5mins to assemble the three parts and four screws, and I elected not to bother with the feet as it was easier to reposition the stand on my carpet with the flat base. All appears sturdy with my new 11lb Klipsch R-51M bookshelf speakers. I carefully inspected the wood parts for damage, scratches, etc, but was not surprised at the quality of the finish given the excellent packaging materials and methods inside the factory box. As noted below, one opportunity for improvement is the location and size of the hole in the top plate for the speaker wire. Other customers have noted this issue. Also, ignore the instructions and insert the plastic speaker wire channel into the upright before screwing the top plate onto the upright. But note that if the plastic pops out, like it did on me, it's easy to reinsert. 2nd set of Sanus stands. Very happy. Lots of flexibility.
Pros: Easy to assemble - 4 screws and you're almost done
Cons: Opportunity for improvement - make the hole in the top plate for the speaker cable 3X bigger and move it farther to the rear of the plate.