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Sanus CFR2115

34"-tall steel component rack with heavy-duty casters

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Problem: you want to keep your audio/video system in a closet or cabinet, but you don't want to have to pull everything apart when it's time to add a new component or change a cable. Solution: the brawny Sanus CFR2115. It can store all your gear, and it has enough space within the cabinet to run your cables.

Problem: you want to keep your audio/video system in a closet or cabinet, but you don't want to have to pull everything apart when it's time to add a new component or change a cable. Solution: the brawny Sanus CFR2115. It can store all your gear, and it has enough space within the cabinet to run your cables.

Sturdy casters make it easy to move, and each shelf is backstopped so your components sit securely during repositioning. Quick-release removable side and back panels give you access to your components.

Rack-mount or shelve your gear

The CFR2115 can accommodate up to fourteen 1-3/4"-tall rack-mounted components. Or you can use the included shelving to store up to eight larger components. You also get rack blanking panels, so you can fill in empty gaps between rack-mounted of shelved components for a cleaner look.

Easy cable connections

Space behind the shelves lets you run connecting cables between your components. And a three-rack panel that can be attached to either the top or the bottom of the rack's rear gives you options for running cables out of the cabinet.

Industrial-strength construction

The beefy CFR2115 can support up to 500 lbs. of electronic gear. Welded heavy-gauge steel construction makes it durable and strong, and a locking tempered glass door gives you added security. Drop-down legs provide stable support, and they're adjustable, so you can ensure your gear stays level.

Ventilation to keep components cool

Integrated vents along the edges and air holes in the back panel keep air circulating. The cabinet also features vented shelves on both the top and bottom of the rack for improved airflow. In addition, every shelf also has ventilation slots to help keep the temperature down.

Product Highlights:

  • accommodates 14 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 15 shelved components (3-1/2"H)
  • includes 4 shelves:
    • two CASH22 2U shelves (weight capacity 50 lbs. each)
    • two CASH21 1U shelves (weight capacity 30 lbs. each)
  • total weight capacity: 500 lbs.
  • triple rack panel can be placed on top or bottom of rear door
  • 2 single-space (1U) and 2 double-space (2U) blanking panels included
  • heavy-gauge welded steel construction
  • vented, backstopped shelves
  • locking tempered glass door
  • quick-release side and back panels
  • openings for wires in bottom and top
  • vented shelves in top and bottom of rack
  • swivel casters for easy access
  • adjustable drop-down feet for level, stable support
  • 23-5/8"W x 34"H x 23-5/8"D
  • weight: 113.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

This thing is a BEAST! While I sorta wish the top opening was on the side/back instead - it's top-notch, strong, commercial-grade impressive! Likely more than my little "system" even needed, but it was recommended by a professional, therefore, I bought it.

Anonymous, Avon, OH

What's in the Box:

  • AV component rack
  • 4 Leveling feet
  • 4 Casters
  • 2 Keys
  • Eight M5 x 10mm screws
  • Four 10-32 x 3/4" screws
  • 8 Back-stops
  • 4 Straps
  • Assembly Instructions
Reviews

Sanus CFR2115 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(11 Reviews)

Best 19" rack home entertainment cabinet I could find

Anonymous from Bellingham, WA on 8/2/2017

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The Sanus cabinet was the best thing I could find on line for home entertainment systems. It's well thought out and well made. it came completely assembled which sounds good, but ultimately I had to take it all apart and assemble it for my equipment. Additionally there is a cardboard triangle thing for shipping that you have to take the cabinet apart just to remove. The shelves are sturdy, but you can not use every hole to mount them. If you know 19" rack mount equipment you know sizing shelves and components are based on units 1u..2u etc. The shelves have to be located in 1u increments which is about 2" this cuts down on the versatility of this rack. The removable sides and back are great for shifting equipment and organizing cables however the cabinet itself does not come with any cable organizing system of any kind. I ended up putting 3 UPS units in the bottom. The shelf could not support that weight so I had to get cleaver and flip an unused shelf up side down under the shelf I located the UPS units on. The shelf supported one UPS fine (pictured) The blanking plates accommodate most unused space, but you may have to buy others for your specific equipment. I had to make one out of black cardboard for the lower section where I located the UPS. Now that I have 3 down there It is no longer required.

Pros: Well made steel, removable back and side panels, on casters making it easy to move or gain rear access.

Cons: Be nice if it came with some kind of cable management system, the hole spacing for mounting shelves and blanking plate would be better it every hole could be utilized rather than limiting it to 1u unit spacing.

Just what I needed.

Rich from Wyano, PA on 4/3/2017

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This is a well built cabinet that I was fortunate to happen upon. Obviously not intended to "hang" with proper furniture being a boxy black steel cubicle, but, form indeed follows function. There are some annoyances, but they are too petty to not rate it a full 5 stars. Pricey, most likely due to packaging and shipping. I have the small 2115 and can't speak to the other cabinets. I am fortunate it sets on a hardwood floor as it is safe to say the smallish castors would sink and clog on pile carpeting. Vintage analog high heat tubes and first generation solid state components have warped previous wood cabinets. I managed to fit everything I needed into the 2115, as my wife would not allow anything larger. Yes, I'd bet most women hate its industrial look. Changing the configuration of the skeletal rack inside the cabinet made me mumble words I don't often use, particularly the nut fasteners! The window sticker peels off easy enough, but leaves a stubborn adhesive residual- are you listening Sanus? I stripped out 8 screws trying to install the optional fan unit into the untapped holes in the top- until I got wise and went with stainless screws. I am very happy with the finished result. Looks a lot like a wood burner, but provides a dust free, heat resistant, solid and safe home for my gear. The cat can't disconnect and chew on wiring anymore! And personally, I like the look of my rack mounted reel to reel and electronics through the glass door- despite the wood burner look!

Pros: Very adaptable, vents well, effective temperature control options, built well, heavy glass door, capable of completely locking up for security, nice options available, came securely packaged and assembled, ample access doors/hatches.

Cons: Undersized castors not good on pile type carpeting. Minor blemishes with paint. Have to cut top vent to remove (same if removing bottom). Sticker residual hard to remove from glass.

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Anonymous from Avon, OH on 9/26/2016

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This thing is a BEAST! While I sorta wish the top opening was on the side/back instead - it's top-notch, strong, commercial-grade impressive! Likely more than my little "system" even needed, but it was recommended by a professional, therefore, I bought it.

Pros:

Cons:

Sanus CFR2115

kemorr from Louisville, KY on 7/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice looking, well built cabinet. Very functional and even better it comes fully assembled. Moving shelves is easy if you have a screw driver or a drill with the proper bit. It's not exactly the kind of cabinet you buy for display in wide open view in most living rooms given it's somewhat industrial look, but if keeping your components organized, secured and out of view are priorities this is a very good piece for that.

Pros: pre-assembled well built and sturdy flexible design can accommodate many configurations secure if needed with locking front/back and optional locks for side panels

Cons: industrial look probably doesn't go in most living rooms probably will need to rearrange shelves - though not that hard

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Anonymous from 33308 on 6/5/2016

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just what I needed

Pros: heavy duty can mount McIntosh MC 2300

Cons: none

Sanus Rack

Fred in Pasadena CA from Pasadena, CA on 5/13/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This rack is well-engineered, well-thought out, VERY flexible in adjusting the arrays, and a great convenience for organizing equipment.

Pros: Flexibility, ease of attaching accessories, AND there is a wide range of accessories available (lights, power strip, fan, etc.) to make the usage more convenient.

Cons:

Almost Perfect

PeeceeWizard from charlotte, NC on 2/15/2016

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The cabinet arrived in perfect condition - the packaging was awesome! However, I must remove one star due to the horrible adhesive used to affix literature to the glass door (it took over an hour scraping with a razor blade to remove the adhesive - Goo-Gone did nothing!). Otherwise, the cabinet is exactly what I wanted, and Crutchfield's order handling was great.

Pros: Very nice fit & finish of all components.

Cons: Industrial-strength adhesive used to affix documentation to glass door.

Tank

Michael D from North Carolina on 1/6/2016

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Wow. First off, this isn't remotely a cheap piece of furniture, and while it may look expensive, you are getting every cent you pay for one of these. I'd liken it more to a refrigerator built of depleted uranium. Amazingly engineered, and I seldom say that about things. Nice wheels that won't scratch floors. It is a heavy beast and feels like it will last forever. Currently holds a receiver, cable box and DVD player, plenty of room for a game system as well.

Pros: Outstanding construction and engineering, very easy to configure, removal side panels, back stops to keep components from sliding, covers up cables while still allowing for good airflow. Came assembled and with a manual, but very intuitive to reconfigure and no manuals were needed. All screws are of the large standard phillips type.

Cons: A bit industrial, and probably won't blend in with your furniture, so this is probably not something for a fancy family/living room (but absolutely no problem for a dedicated home theatre or den). Get a friend to help if bringing this upstairs.

Sanus CFR2115

Ronald D from California on 6/27/2015

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Excellent quality and design. Very sturdy construction. Well built. I would buy from them again.

Pros: Accessibility to equipment is outstanding.

Cons: None

Well Built

Ravim from Atlanta, GA on 11/4/2014

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Well Built, the shipment came in a crate with the rack already installed. So I didn't have to do anything.

Pros: Well Built and has enough vents for the heat to escape.

Cons: None.

A/V equipment rack

Butch from Dallas, TX. on 4/6/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have large heavy electronics this is the unit for you. I have two large McIntosh amplifiers that normal media furniture was not large or strong enough to handle.

Pros: Robust construction

Cons: Commercial looking

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Features

34" Tall AV Rack (15U): The Sanus Component Series CFR2115 AV rack stands 34" tall, accommodates up to 15 rack spaces, and can support up to 500 lbs of AV gear. It comes pre-assembled with blanking panels and vented shelves, which include back stops to ensure AV equipment does not move during use.

  • Shelves:
    • Two 1U: 17.4 (w) x 1.75" (h) x 18.2" (d), 30 lbs weight capacity
    • Two 2U: 17.4" (w) x 3.5" (h) x 18.2" (d), 50 lbs weight capacity
  • Blanking Panels:
    • Two 1U: 17.4 (w) x 1.75" (h)
    • Two 2U: 17.4" (w) x 3.5" (h)

Steel Construction: The Sanus Component series CFR2115 AV rack features heavy-gauge welded steel construction that is strong and durable.

Lockable Tempered-Glass Door: The Component series CFR2115 AV rack features a lockable tempered-glass front door that can be placed on the left or right side of rack for added flexibility during installation. The lockable tempered-glass door provides security, while maintaining component visibility.

Quick-Release Removable Panels: Quick-release back and side panels allow complete and total access to components and wiring. The CFR2115's quick-release removable side and back panels allow for easy access to your components during and after installation.

Convection Cooling System: Cooling vents on the top and bottom of the rack ensure all equipment stays at the ideal temperature. The Sanus CFR2115 employs a convection cooling system that allows warm air to escape through the top as cooler air is drawn in through the bottom of the rack, keeping your AV gear at the proper temperature. The rack also has two 3U cut-out openings on both top and bottom of the rack as well as a removable 3U panel that can be located above or below the rear rack door for added venting or active cooling flexibility.

Adjustable Feet: The Sanus CFR2115 AV rack includes four adjustable feet and 4 swivel casters to help with placement. These swivel casters and adjustable feet allow mobility and stable positioning.

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Why did you buy this?

Researched what i needed. I trust Crutchfield to come through. [ DONALD  Oct 28, 2017 ]
Tired of cat getting tangled up and ruining reel to reel tapes. She will probably have a harder time trying to open the cabinet door, especially if locked and I hide the key in a good place. Great reviews. Don't like wood racks. Don't like glass shelves. Has great air venting capabilities needed for heat generating tube equipment. Practical and nice variety of accessories. Company seems to be customer driven regarding design, features, and build quality. [ Rich  Mar 29, 2017 ]
I needed a sturdy rack to handle all of my equipment that wasn't too tall. [ ALFRED  Dec 03, 2016 ]
This unit is well made and is easy to use and configure for current or future audio/video components. In fact I think so highly of it that I own 2. [ Anthony  Oct 25, 2016 ]
My friend has multiple sanus racks and claims they are the best out there. I needed something to store my home theatre equipment on, and chose this purpose-built AV rack as opposed to some 80 dollar entertainment stand at walmart. [ Jonathan  Aug 01, 2016 ]
Liked the specifications. [ Mark  Feb 24, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

No, although there is a vent that can be opened or closed and a vent with a grill. Both side panels can be removed, as well as, the back. It is one of the easiest cabinets to access for working on components and wiring. I highly recommend this cabinet. It is industrial looking but it is a great, functional rack. [ Gregory  Mar 14, 2017 ]
No, although there are cable opening. [ John  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No [ Fritz  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No but it is an excellent unit. Plenty of access to front and back. Solid. You could put a turntable on top if that is why you are asking [ Thomas  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No, the top does not open. There is a slot for cables to enter/exit through the top though - and the panels on the sides and back are removable. [ Richard Ellis  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No [ Belmond drive  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No. [ Steve  Mar 13, 2017 ]
No, it does not open. There is a sliding portion that allows cables to come up through the top however. All three sides come off and the door can hinge from either side. [ Keith  Mar 13, 2017 ]
There is a slot on the top rear that is covered but can slide open. There are also aeration holes that can accommodate optional cooling fans. [ CARL  Mar 13, 2017 ]
Yes. They screw onto the bottom. [ ROBERT J  Mar 07, 2016 ]
They are... In fact I believe it was shipped without them installed. This is an excellent AV rack. Very well made. [ JOSEPH  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Yes they are [ chris  Mar 04, 2016 ]
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