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Very nicely built and easy to put together
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Item #: 051CFR1620
Price Break: -$47.50
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The Sanus CFR1620 stackable skeleton rack lets you customize storage for your component system. You can assemble the modular pieces in one of five different height combinations, depending on what you need. The braces are self-aligning, so you can easily fit the rack together without special tools. Slots in the braces let you wall-mount the rack for a more permanent storage solution. The rack ships flat with removable shelves blanking panels and hardware needed for assembly. [If you're planning to wall-mount this rack, check out Sanus' swivel support mount.]
Very nicely built and easy to put together
Anonymous, Franklin, TN
Average Customer Review(s):
Very nicely built and easy to put together
Awesome rack. Much more solid than other shelves that I have used before. Finish was good also, and it took a bit of beating as I kept rearranging the height of the shelves. The fit is excellent and all the holes line up perfectly as expected. The only disappointing thing, and maybe this is an industry standard, the holes are not all evenly spaced. So the shelves are mounted at either hole 1-2, 3-4... and so forth. I tried mounting 2-3 or 4-5, but the spacing does not allow me to do so. This loses a tiny bit of flexibility as my old DVD player was just a tad over 2 units. I also added the wheels and the power supply also, which were nice high quality parts. The unit went into a service closet so I did not need the outer enclosure.
I bought this item from Crutchfield without ever knowing anything about, so I was a little cautious about its construction and usability. To my surprise it is super strong and stable and fits my equipment to a "T". It's true it is not as sexy as the other models with side panels and screen door, but I expect to get a lot of use from it and I feel my equipment is safe and secured in it. I did buy the caster kit, a necessity in my opinion, and it rolls about so effortlessly . A great investment!!
Pros: Strong, stable, fits my budget!
Cons: Not sexy!
I bought this for my home "data center". It is a very well made rack with nice fit and finish, very sturdy. A good quality product. I highly recommend it.
Pros: Well made, sturdy, nice finish.
Cons: None really
So far, a very good product. Without much to comparison experience, this seems sturdier than expected.
Pros: Was easy to assemble.
Solid rack, I added the casters, allowed easy access to wiring
Pros: Well made, easy assembly
I purchased the CFR1620, after putting it together I decided to purchase the CFR1615 and add it to the top of it. Very sturdy and mobile.
Pros: easy to put together sturdy mobile
Cons: can get a little expensive if you add accessories.
Great find, just what I needed
Pros: Well made rack
The Sanus CFR1620 equipment rack is easy to assemble and extremely versatile. I bought two of them for my new home theater equipment, and everything I use is readily available and organized. Future needs can be met with the purchase of additional shelves of various sizes and functions. Very useful, indeed.
Pros: Easy to assemble. Very versatile.
This is a solid product and is pretty much exactly what I thought it would be.
Pros: Good quality, fairly easy to assemble, and arrived quickly.
Cons: It doesn't seem easy to find add on shelves or coaster wheels, and it wasn't clear if it came with feet (it did).
Excellent construction affordable price, accommodates the equipment perfectly
Sturdy rack and very easy to assemble. 20" depth is perfect for all my media cabinet needs.
Pros: Solid. Good construction.
Cons: High price. Although cheaper than many alternatives.
While a bit costly this is a forever product. It is easy to build, level, customize and extremely stable. It currently holds an AV receiver, htpc, nas, giga-switch, printer and wireless routers. It provides a platform for organizing and accessing all of the technical equipment required in a modern household with room to grow.
Pros: Easy to build. Simple to level. Expandable. Customizable.
Cons: Some sharp edges -watch your fingers during assembly.
Works well, very sturdy. Don't have any worries about quality or wether it won't support the equipment.
Pros: Sturdy, put together well
Cons: Not enough screws, always amazed that the price is so high for stamped steel.
This unit, along with its slightly shorter sibling, fit my needs purrrfectly. I needed a rack that would fit in my not so deep closet, as I have a smallish 16' x 9' x 8' AV sanctuary. Space comes at a premium, as one can purchase the full featured Sanus rack including castors and fully enclosed, at a similar price point. Assembly was simple. Although, when you are planning a shelf based rack rather than rack-eared components, thorough planning for spacing is a must with the eight shelves I installed! 2 units stacked should be of no concern. Very solid and NOT tippy at all, even with the caster kit installed. Do yourself a favor and buy a few extra blanking panels for a cean install ;)~
Pros: Compact. Solid as a rock. Nice finish.
Cons: Pricey as you add the many useful, even necessary, accessories. (I purchased a caster kit, extra shelves, blanking panels, extra rack mount screws, Sanus rack length power strip) You can get ALOT more trick stuff for these racks here at Crutchfield, like LED lights, temp gauge, fans, and power supplies with switches/inputs for these items... Butt, it'll cost ya!
|Number of Shelves||2|
|Number of Adjustable Shelves||2|
|Number of Drawers||None|
|Built-in Cooling Fan||0|
|Stand Weight Limit||600 lbs|
|TV Shelf Weight Limit||N/A|
|TV Shelf Width||---|
|TV Shelf Depth||---|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
Steel Construction: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620 Skeleton Rack features welded, heavy-gauge steel construction.
Stackable Rack: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620's modular, stackable structure can be coupled into five different height combinations - 40U, 35U, 30U, 20U and 15U.
Capacity: The Sanus CFR1620 can accommodate up to twenty rack spaces (1.75" tall) or fifteen shelf components (3.5" tall). It can support up to 600 lbs of AV gear on the floor, or up to 200 lbs when mounted on the wall.
Quick Assembly: The rack is self-aligning and requires only four bolts for quick, easy assembly in approximately 15 minutes.
Leveling Feet: The CFR1620 comes with 4 feet that are threaded so you can level the component rack. An optional CA6CK caster kit, available from the manufacturer, includes 4 casters to enable you to roll the rack from place to place.
Wall-Mounting: This versatile rack can be mounted directly to wall studs for a more permanent organization solution in any room.
Optional Swing-Out Bracket: The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 (051CFA16SM, sold separately) is an optional swing out mount for Sanus Component 1600 Series Racks. This optional swivel accessory enables access to the back of these wall-mounted modular rack systems, so you can easily get to your components rear-panel connections. It allows your Sanus Component 1600 Series Rack to swivel effortlessly with a touch of the release tab, and locks securely when returned to home position against wall. The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 opens up to 90-degrees
Required Tools: The following tools are required when wall-mounting the rack system.
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Good reviews [ Bart Jan 01, 2017 ]
It was recommended and we already have one. [ JANE Sep 05, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield based on my use case. [ Chris Mar 06, 2016 ]
perfect for what i need simple expandable looks good [ Dwayne Mar 02, 2016 ]
There are no blank panels. Its just a 4 post open rack. Mine isn't a matte black but also isn't shiny. Kind of in between. [ Chris Feb 19, 2016 ]
Two bins and The finish is black powder coat. [ Jose Feb 19, 2016 ]
None were supplied and all parts are coated.... [ KIRK Feb 19, 2016 ]
It came with 2 shelves. One single rack space shelf and one double rack space shelf. I purchased additional shelves only to find out that many of my components were rack mount. Be sure you have enough screws and I recommend the caster set if your rack is in a closet [ John C. Jan 03, 2016 ]
This unit includes 2 shelves. Additional component shelves are available for purchase. [ Kenny Dec 29, 2015 ] Staff
Bob I'm not sure if your asking about shelves that you can add or if you want another rack to put on this one. Let me know and I will try and help you out. [ HANK May 30, 2015 ]
Bob -- The CFR1615 works for this purposes. Depending on how much vertical space you have, you could also stack another CFR1620 on top of your existing one. Personally, I have a 1615 stacked on top of a 1620. [ Ioannis May 25, 2015 ]
Terry -- Not sure which holes you're referring to. If you mean the holes in the front of the frame of the rack that you use to attach the shelves, then they are round and threaded. [ Ioannis Mar 09, 2015 ]
The trays have round threaded holes. [ LAURANCE Mar 08, 2015 ]
It has threaded holes on front and square holes on the sides. Hope this helps, Hank [ HANK Mar 06, 2015 ]
Threaded holes for the shelf fasteners front and back, with square holes on the sides. [ Richard Mar 06, 2015 ]
Uprights have round holes in front and square holes on side [ William Mar 06, 2015 ]
The shelf holes are approximately 1/2"wide by 3" long. They cover approximately half of the shelf area. Hope this helps [ William Mar 06, 2015 ]
Threaded [ JONES Mar 06, 2015 ]