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Sanus ACV73

Audio/video cabinet for TVs up to 80" (Caramel)

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Item # 051ACV73CA

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Our take on the Sanus ACV73

The Sanus ACV73 provides spacious and practical storage for your home theater system. The cabinet is made of high-quality hardwood and wood veneers, and has a clean, modern look that works with any décor. The broad cabinet top can support a flat-panel TV with a screen size of up to 80" and weighing up to 150 lbs.

Sanus ACV73 cabinet

The Sanus ACV73 provides spacious and practical storage for your home theater system. The cabinet is made of high-quality hardwood and wood veneers, and has a clean, modern look that works with any décor. The broad cabinet top can support a flat-panel TV with a screen size of up to 80" and weighing up to 150 lbs.

The shelves are vented to ensure proper air circulation throughout the cabinet, to help keep your gear running cool. And your system is protected behind hinged glass doors. The doors are outfitted with premium slow-close hinges that keep the doors closed tightly. Inside the cabinet is a six-outlet power strip, so you can run power to all your components from just one power cord.

Six shelves provide plenty of room for your components. The top three are adjustable, and the bottom shelves pull out, making it easier to add heavy components, or access a turntable. Concealed casters let you move the cabinet easily so you can get to the back panels. And those panels can be removed without tools, so connecting your gear is a simple process. Two deep drawers provide storage for accessories such as remotes and headphones.

Product Highlights:

  • for use with flat-panel or rear-projection TVs up to 73" wide
  • 2 drawers for accessories and remotes
  • cabinet top:
    • 73"w X 23"d
    • weight capacity: 150 lbs.
  • 3 divided component compartments
  • 3 adjustable shelves (each):
    • 19-3/8"W x 20-1/2"D
    • weight capacity: 50 lbs.
  • 3 pull-out bottom shelves (each):
    • 19-3/8"W x 20-5/8"D
    • weight capacity: 100 lbs.
    • glass-panel doors with slow-close hinges
  • hardwood and hardwood veneer construction
  • built-in recesses for cables for clean, uncluttered look
  • built-in six-outlet power strip
  • hidden casters
  • removable back panels for neatly routing cables
  • 73"W x 22-3/4"H x 23"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

What's in the Box:

  • A/V cabinet
  • 3 Adjustable middles shelves
  • 3 Pullout bottom shelves
  • 12 Shelf-pins
  • 5 Knobs
  • Three #8 x 1" screws
  • Two #8 x 1.5" screws
  • 6 Cable management ties
  • Power strip
  • Assembly Instructions

Sanus ACV73 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

True "Furniture Grade" AV unit

Joe K from Philadephia, PA on 2/3/2013

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(Let's call it 4.5 stars). Got this unit after searching for MONTHS for a furniture grade AV unit to go underneath a wall mounted plasma. Saw it announced from Sanus press release and bought it sight unseen (only from Sanus and Crutchfield info), as soon as it was 'in stock'. After I got it, I found a nearby store that had the equivalent offerings from Sanus' competitors for this size unit. Their prices were similar, but most were of poor quality (IMHO) when compared to the AVC73. It was a joy to assemble and setup. The feet have caster wheels embedded in them to make moving the furniture easier. They are neatly hidden inside the feet. They aren't real effective on my berber carpet, but would probably do better on hardwood floors (which was next on our list anyway). It would be nice if there was some way to adjust the casters for height. Since the asters are neatly 'hidden', and given the weight ratings of the unit, adjustable casters might not be practical. I did have one problem with the unit (and I think might have been a 'new production line' issue): different sized threaded screw sockets (for the adjustable shelf pins) were installed on the left sides of the interior than the right (left side used a larger sockets than the right: hard to describe this). It took a phone call with Sanus and some email follow ups, but they shipped me shelf pins to match, and also checked other units (which did not have this issue). In any case, It's all good now.

Pros: True furniture grade. Quality materials and construction Nice clean look without an uber-modern style Well thought out design Easily removable/installable rear panel access Easy access "underneath" unit with roll-out shelves

Cons: Pricey for sure, but so were comparable units from competitors (and IMHO this unit is far superior) This is not a knock against the unit, but I miss the Crutchfield "white glove" service. The unit is delivered only to the outside of the house. I knew this going in, and made special arrangements to get help to carry the unit inside my house. But I miss when large units would be delivered into the home and unpacked.


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Overview: The Sanus Alabaster Series ACV73 AV media console is comprised of high-quality hardwoods and wood veneers in either a caramel brown or charcoal finish. Its vented shelves promote proper airflow to keep AV equipment at the perfect temperature, and an innovative cable management system guides cables discretely through the cabinet. The console's feet feature hidden casters, which offer easy mobility and access to the back panel. The ACV73 comes with a six-outlet power strip to save you space and give your unit a clean appearance. A generous amount of storage space is available thanks to the unit's adjustable shelves and deep storage drawers.

TV Shelf Capacity: The Sanus Alabaster Series ACV73's top shelf accommodates flat-panel televisions up to 80" and 150 lbs. The AV stand sits your television 22.75" from the floor.

3 Adjustable Middle Shelves: The Sanus ACV73 provides three adjustable middle shelves. Each adjustable middle shelf measures 19.3125" (w) x 20.5" (d), and can support up to 50 lbs.

3 Pull-Out Bottom Shelves: The three pull-out bottom shelves simplify installation of heavy components and provides easy access to a turntable. Each pull-out bottom shelf measures 19.3125" (w) x 20.5" (d), and can support up to 100 lbs.

3 Doors: The middle and bottom shelves are behind three glass-panel doors with premium, slow-close hardware that ensure the doors close soft and smoothly.

2 Drawers: The Sanus ACV73 features two pull-out drawers to store your audio/video accessories and media.

Ventilation: The ACV73's vented shelving promotes proper airflow to keep your audio/video components cool for optimum performance.

Cable Management System: The stand's innovative cable management system allows cables to pass discretely through the cabinet and remain hidden from view.

6 Outlet Power Strips: The included rear-mounted, six outlet power strip saves space and provides a neat appearance.

Easy Rear-Panel Access: The concealed casters stay hidden, yet offer easy mobility to access rear of furniture. The tool-free removable back panel provides easy access to the back of your components. 

Optional Anti-Tip Strap: The Sanus Elements ELM701 anti-tip strap (051ELM701, sold separately) connects your flat-panel TV to your furniture and wall to reduce the risk of your television and furniture from accidentally tipping, creating a safe environment in your home. The ELM701 offers a secure connection that provides additional safety and durability. All hardware necessary for TV, furniture, and wall mounting is included, making installation as easy as possible. With its universal design, the Sanus anti-tip strap can support TVs up to 60".

Sanus FMS01 Compatible (optional): The Sanus Foundations FMS01 Furniture Mount System (051FMS01, sold separately) is an innovative mounting solution for 32" to 60" flat-panel TVs, up to 130 lbs. It attaches directly to select Sanus AV furniture for a drill-free mounting solution in any room. When attached to the FMS, TVs can tilt up to 24º and swivel 44º without the need for tools. Its mount height can be adjusted up to 10" to ensure the TV is always at the perfect viewing height.

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