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Sanus SA809

Large Recessed Component Box

4 Reviews | 7 questions - 15 answers


Your TV setup might include small A/V components, like network streaming devices and IR repeaters. But where do you put them if you want to mount that TV on your wall? The Sanus SA808 is a small cabinet that can be installed inside your drywall and hides your components behind your mounted TV, keeping the system clean and neat. It fits behind the wall plate of most large TV wall-mounts.

mounted in-wall

The Sanus SA809 hides your smaller A/V gear in your wall behind a mounted TV and holds the Sanus SA206 EcoSystem Mini surge protector (sold separately).

Hide smaller A/V gear in-wall, behind your mounted TV

Your TV setup might include small A/V components, like network streaming devices and IR repeaters. But where do you put them if you want to mount that TV on your wall? The Sanus SA808 is a small cabinet that can be installed inside your drywall and hides your components behind your mounted TV, keeping the system clean and neat. It fits behind the wall plate of most large TV wall-mounts.

The SA809 can hold up to 30 pounds, and includes elastic hook-and-loop straps to keep them secure. The straps also help keep your cables neat and organized.  There are openings on the bottom for your electrical or cable outlets, and a supplied mounting bracket will hold a Sanus SA206 EcoSystem™ Mini surge protector (sold separately).

Note: For AC and cable outlets, installation by a licensed electrician is recommended.

Product Highlights:

  • space-saving in-wall design fits behind a wall-mounted TV
  • holds and secures small A/V components
  • mounting bracket included for Sanus SA206 EcoSystem™ Mini surge protector (sold separately)
  • "knock-out" openings for 3 AC outlets (sold separately)
  • integrated cable management
  • 16-5/8"W x 7-7/16"H x 4-1/16"D
  • holds up to 30 lbs.
  • weight: 3.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Recessed component box
  • Component panel
  • Cover
  • ECO-mini bracket
  • 2 Straps
  • 4 Screws. Cutout Template
  • Instruction Manual
  • Registration Card

Sanus SA809 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Great Product

Jerome from New Orleans, LA on 10/14/2018

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It worked perfectly for my use case. I used it for wire management in my media closet. All wires from the attic comes through it and I also made use of the outlets. The cover plate has a small opening at the bottom to allow my wires through and made a very clean installation.

Pros: perfect for custom installs

Cons: none

Poor design and installation instructions

Brandon from Houston, TX on 8/21/2017

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I purchased this product with high hopes that it would provide for an easy installation as well as work well within my wall to provide a clean look for hiding some components. The product itself is a very cheap piece of plastic. For this price, I do not see quality in this box. I also feel that it was poorly engineered. Additionally, the template that is provided does NOT work for installation. First, the template size is too small to get the box into the wall. I had to expand my cuts vertically. Second, the template is a perfect rectangle. If you look at the back of the box, there are many notches as well as anchors that sit outside of the template box that have to go thru the wall as well. I had to make special cut outs in my dry wall in order to get the box into the wall. It feels functional now, but I'm not too happy with the installation an mess I made within my drywall. I had to fabricate extensively to get the box into the wall. If you're a novice, you may want to look at other products as this particular product was not easy to install, nor did I find the directions accurate to the installation process. I'm attaching pictures. If you look at my photos, I ran into issues installing on the left side of the wall mount due to horizontal studs. If you have a stud finder you'll have to run it sideways up and down your wall in order to pick these guys up. The box only works with standard 16 inch stud spaces. Make sure yours are exactly 16 inches.

Pros: Large to allow for ample space with components.

Cons: Poor installation instructions. Difficult install. Cheaply made.

Sanus SA809

Steamfitters Local from Rosedale, MD on 7/14/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good but template to cut hole is not big enough. Had to expand cut to fit.



Good idea, still needs a little work

Stephen from Nashville, TN on 11/1/2015

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Bought with SA206 power ecosystem mini. I like that the box is preset to accept the power unit. Plenty of space to mount several components. Make the wiring nice and neat. Rim is a little large to work with Sanus wall mount that I have.

Pros: Keeps everything nice and neat.

Cons: Had to cut part of the rim to use my wall mount.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Recessed Component Box: The Sanus SA809 large recessed component box was specially designed for use with the Sanus SA206 EcoSystem Mini (sold separately) for an additional power source. Its space-saving design keeps components and cables neat, making it perfect for use with wall-mounted TVs. Includes three AC outlet spaces to allow power to be integrated and cables to be concealed as well as an elastic strap for holding and organizing up to six small components. A removable component panel allows component organizing before and after installation.

ECO-Mini Bracket Compatible: The SA809 recessed component box features a "knock-out" opening and comes with a mounting to bracket to install the Sanus ECO-Mini bracket (051SA206, sold separately).

AC Outlet Box Compatible: The SA809 also includes three other "knock-out" openings which allow the installation of up to three UL listed 120 VAC electrical outlet boxes (sold separately).

Security Straps: The two included elastic straps are used to attach and secure components inside the housing.

Applications: The SA809 can be installed behind most large wall plates of wall-mounts or underneath or above most small wall plates. To access the SA809 after installation, disconnect all cables and wires from the TV, then either slide or remove the arm or TV mount from the wall plate.

Mounting: The recessed component box must be mounted between studs that are at least 16" apart; drywall covering the wall must not exceed 5/8". After installation there will not be enough space between the SA809 and the studs for electrical wires/cables, plumbing, ductwork, or insulation.

  • Outer Dimensions: 16.625" (w) x 11.4375" (h) x 0.125" (d)
  • Interior Dimensions: 13.6875" (w) x 8.75" (h) x 3.875" (d)
  • Cutout Dimensions: 14.125" (w) x 9.75" (h) x 4.0" (d) *A cutout template is supplied.
  • Overall Dimensions: 16.625" (w) x 11.4375" (h) x 4.125" (d)

Tools Required:

  • Stud-finder
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil
  • Drywall Saw
  • Phillips-head screwdriver

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Seems to work well. [ Timothy  Jun 07, 2018 ]
Rocks the house [ mark  Feb 15, 2018 ]
To make a clean install. [ Steamfitters Lo  Jun 19, 2017 ]
Need to save space to insure TV is as close to wall as possible [ Robert  May 02, 2017 ]
recommended [ H  Nov 20, 2016 ]

7 questions already asked

There is one at the top . [ RAFI  Aug 30, 2018 ]
Just the two on the bottom I believe. [ Stephen  Aug 30, 2018 ]
Not sure what a power brick i s. I have my internet wifi box from centurytel a small cordless phone base and phone in mine mounted high in my hallway.. I like the boxes and encourage use of then in new or old construction. Fishing the wire may stink but the boxes are nice. [ david  Dec 06, 2017 ]
You may be able to get away with that if you don't have too many wires coming into the wall box . [ RAFI  Dec 04, 2017 ]
Yes. I put a Sony power brick in it. [ Andrea  Dec 03, 2017 ]
The Sanus SA809 can be installed behind most large TV wall-mount plates; including those recommended for the Sony 75" XBR850E. For more details on a specific wall mount to use, please feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000)--they'll be happy to go over the available options with you. Thanks! My bio: [ Larry  Aug 25, 2017 ]  Staff
plastic [ david  Dec 06, 2017 ]
David, this box is made of very sturdy plastic. [ George  Apr 28, 2017 ]
plastic, be sure to cut the box with enough room , JUST so it fits into the hole... It has wings that deploy as you tighten them to hold it in place. dont screw up or youll end up drilling and placing wall anchors as I did.. [ david  Apr 28, 2017 ]
It is plastic. [ Michael  Apr 28, 2017 ]
It's made of plastic. [ James  Apr 28, 2017 ]
I installed vertical because of studs, so make sure you at least have room for that width. [ Robert  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I believe so , the remodel style clamp type brackets will hold it and as in my case by placing the flush end against a stud and using screws I believe it will be just fine [ BRENT  Apr 22, 2016 ]
Your best bet is going to be to give us a call. You can reach our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. They'll be able to look up your order and help you find any information you may need from it. [ Jeff  Aug 25, 2015 ]  Staff