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Sanus CFR2127

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

23 Reviews | 8 questions - 21 answers

Overview

Our take on the Sanus CFR2127

If you have a sizeable audio/video component system, then the Sanus CFR2127 component rack was made for you. This metal cabinet securely holds your gear, and has enough space to run all your cables inside it.

If you have a sizeable audio/video component system, then the Sanus CFR2127 component rack was made for you. This metal cabinet securely holds your gear, and has enough space to run all your cables inside it.

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 CFR2127 can accommodate up to twenty-seven 1-3/4"-tall rack-mounted components. Or you can use the included shelving to store up to 13 larger components. You also get rack face plates, 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 wire out of the cabinet.

Industrial-strength construction

The beefy CFR2127 can support up to 750 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 cooling 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 27 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 13 shelved components
  • includes 6 shelves:
    • four CASH22 2U shelves (weight capacity 50 lbs. each)
    • two CASH21 1U shelves (weight capacity 30 lbs. each)
  • total weight capacity: 750 lbs.
  • triple rack panel can be placed on top or bottom of rear door
  • 2 single-space (1U) and 4 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
  • cooling shelves in top and bottom of rack
  • ventilation to allow cooling air to circulate
  • swivel casters for easy access
  • adjustable drop-down feet for level, stable support
  • 23-5/8"W x 55"H x 23-5/8"D
  • weight: 129 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required

Great product, came fully assembled. Just remove the cardboard and install your hardware. Built really well and strong.

Anonymous, Port Jefferson, NY

What's in the Box:

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

Sanus CFR2127 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(23 Reviews)

Sanus CFR2127

Anonymous from Port Jefferson, NY on 10/31/2017

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Great product, came fully assembled. Just remove the cardboard and install your hardware. Built really well and strong.

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Best rack ever designed!

Alex from Spring, TX on 10/19/2017

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If your into battleship build quality with excellent fit and finish, this is your rack. I received the Sanus CFR2127 to complete my Home Theater 2.0 project. I previously ordered it from another vendor that could not deliver within a month so I contacted Crutchfield and had it in under a week! The rack comes complete. This is not some frustrating project you have to assemble. It's big, heavy and well built. Packaging is superb and protects the rack well in transit. All the screws, trays and block off panels you would otherwise pay extra for, come with it so hold off on buying anything additional as I doubt you'll need it. Sanus did their homework and sends this rack ready to finish the project. Things I love about this rack are the details. The ventilation screens on top and bottom that can be removed for additional fans are great. The removable sides, back and front door are great when setting up and running cabling. There are no downsides to this rack and it was so nice looking, even my wife commented on how much cleaner it looked than the old standard stereo cabinet looked. My home theater consists of a Pre/Pro Blu-ray player, 6 amplifiers and multiple cooling fans. I love how it makes the system look professional and clean while keeping the wife happy. You cannot go wrong with this rack. Period

Pros: Well built. Comes with everything you need to install either rack mountable equipment or standard units that need shelving. Access, access access! Comes ready to use- no assembly.

Cons: There aren't any. It's that great. Wish I'd gone this route years ago.

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Anonymous from Newport , Mi on 9/11/2017

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If you are serious about your audio equipment there is no ther choice. This cabinet is built like a safe. Setup couldn't be easier. I was able to place a 48" surge protector inside the cabinet to plug everything into. A bag full of cable ties is the only thing missing.

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Marty from Tulare, CA on 6/25/2017

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The component rack is very sturdy and looks nice once you get all of your equipment inside. I like that you can lock it to keep the young ones out. I placed my new receiver on the top rack for cooling purposes. I also added triple fans at the top so when it gets too warm they kick in and cools it off. I also like that the side and back doors pop out for easy installation of your equipment.

Pros: Looks, strength, locks, easy access and cooling.

Cons: Price

The best home audio cabinet

Tony from Florence, ky on 5/29/2017

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Every time I have bought an audio rack, I had to cut out the back to get my components to fit. I always had trouble hiding the wires. I don't have this issue any more with this rack. Everything is tucked away nice and neat. All the shelves are adjustable to your needs. I am extremely satisfied with this cabinet! The removable back, sides and wheels make it simple to get in and out of for any adjustments. Get one, you won't be disappointed. I bought two of them.

Pros: Removable sides and back, wheels for movability, everything is concealed, easy wire management, already assembled.

Cons: None

Built to last

Roshan from Kansas City, MO on 5/14/2017

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Beast!

Pros: Came assembled, feels solid, and appears to last forever

Cons: None so far

Built Like A Sherman Tank!

Adam from Yorba Linda, CA on 5/7/2017

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I recently upgraded my award winning home theater to native 4k. The Sanus rack was just perfect to house my new gear! Built like an absolute Sherman Tank it arrived in perfect condition, very well boxed, fully assembled and ready to go. I removed all the beauty panels in order to make it light enough to transport to my 2nd Floor room, and then inserted all my gear and wired it in place. When you have McIntosh gear - why hide the rack? I placed mine in the corner so you can see the pretty blue and green lights off to the side. I have no knocks on this product. I did buy an extra bag of screws based on other reviews but never opened them. The rack did come with extra mounting screws and removing all the blanks created a handful more. The rack is built well, looks great, its a very nice value! I recommend the Sanus Power Conditioner, DC Power Supply, LED Lighting and one of the Fan Kits as accessories.

Pros: Well built, Attractive, Professional Grade. Arrives fully assembled.

Cons: None (but it is heavy so plan accordingly)

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Anonymous from Carrollton, TX on 2/17/2017

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Great service. Arrived quickly. Sturdy, well built cart.

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Anonymous from Somerville, NJ on 12/17/2016

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This cabinet is well-made and will last forever. I installed the optional power outlet strip. Unfortunately, I cannot utilize the wire management bars now because there is no clearance. The included casters make moving this heavy piece a breeze. I recommend this item to those with more than a few components needing tidy and secure organization.

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Great Product, Good Value

Bill from Cleveland, OH on 12/2/2016

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I was a little hesitant to spend this much on a rack but as soon as it arrived I knew I got my money's worth. Excellent quality, very sturdy, good looks and should last a lifetime. Turned out to be a very good value!

Pros: High quality, solid build, well designed, good value

Cons: None

Great component storage!

Scott from Danvers, MA on 11/18/2016

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I bought this rack to hold a lot of sono's components, a patch panel, and some heavy duty UPS's,. The rack is great looking and certainly has a lot of shelves to put components on. The wheels make it very easy to move the cabinet around assuming you have enough cable length. The ventilation is great, no issues there. I may not fully understand the reasoning, but my only complaint is that the cabinet can be locked from the front and from the back, yet the side panels can come off without a key. I think it would be nice to a fully secure rack so someone doesn't pop off a side panel which defeats the purpose of having a key for it.

Pros: Well built component rack, must have for holding lots of electronics.

Cons: It is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Needs more security locks.

Quality Product!

Richard from Mesa, AZ on 10/26/2016

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Great product and super fast shipping. This rack system is worth every dollar. Its built out of high quality material and you can tell its a quality product from across the room. Good thing to remember is that you get what you pay for.

Pros: Heavy duty, shipper helped move into closet space. High high quality product

Cons: Little pricy but you get what you pay for

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Anonymous from Farmingdale, NY on 10/5/2016

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Great product. Well made, easy to set up, and comes pre-assembled. Very satisfied.?

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Pavteff from West Sacramento, CA on 8/24/2016

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Very flexible and sturdy. I recommend this product

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Excellent customer service

DJH from Iowa on 9/3/2015

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Absolutely love this stand. Upon receiving the stand I unpacked it and began setting it up. I noticed a defect on the stand and sent a email to Sanus. Customer service was prompt to respond and was quick to make it right. I would highly recommend any product from Sanus because they make quality products and care about end users.

Pros: Amazing customer service, well built, nice design

Cons: None

Sanus CFR2127 Component Rack

Chris B. from Valencia, California on 6/21/2015

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The Sanus CFR2127 Component Rack is extremely well built. The Rack is heavy-duty and has a Professional Audio Rack "look & feel", but with added cosmetics that look great even in your living room (assuming you're a true gear head :-) ). The Door can be hinged for opening on the left or right side, which is a very nice feature. The casters (standard) are heavy-duty and are a must have, especially if you have it fully loaded it as I have. The side and rear panels are very sturdy and easy to install/remove allowing easy access to all your gear and enabling you to carefully route cables and keep them separated. Example: all AC cables on one side, low-voltage signal cables in the center and speaker cables all isolated from each other so there is no cross-talk/coupling or EMI/RFI interference. The rack is also well ventilated to keep your gear cool. Since my rack is located in my listening area, I do not have any fans installed. If your not using fans and are really cranking your system and you have hot-running amplifiers, you might want to leave the glass door open for additional air-flow and for heat to escape. The Rack comes stock with plentiful shelves, component end-stops, tie-down Velcro Straps and 19" filler panels. There are also many additional options available, such as; a temperature monitoring meter, enclosure work lights and various types of cooling fan configurations. If you have a lot of gear (heavy or light weight), I can highly recommend the Sanus CFR2127 Rack

Pros: Highly configurable, Heavy-Duty, Well Built Construction. Nice cosmetics. Worth every penny!

Cons: None!

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Pete from Texas on 4/19/2015

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I have owned many racks in my lifetime (I am 64 years old) but none the quality and good looks of this system rack. All features from the removable sides, to locking glass door, to the 360 degree wheels make this a professional made and looking rack.

Pros: The quality build and the quietness of the door opening and closing along with the many ventilation holes make it a great unit.

Cons: I cannot come up with not one con on this system rack.

Good- Improvements needed

Tom from Los Angeles on 1/8/2015

The Sanus rack is well built and sturdy. I was able to order and install a 3 fan set up on the top to lower the temperature level (The Sanus temperature guage and fans are bit expensive.). If the door doesn't close properly, make sure there is a "SPACER" at the bottom that slightly lifts the glass door up. The one problem I have with the rack is the vertical mounting struts are so close to the rear door that it is difficult/ impossible to rack mount a power strip or router because the plugs (or cat6) stick out too far and will be damaged when closing the rear door. Sanus needs to add an additional vertical mounting strip(s) so the these items are set back an inch or two.

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Great Rack

Flashfire from Wisconsin on 12/31/2014

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This a great rack for audio components. It comes preassembled and is really sturdy. My equipment looks good in it and it compliments my Def Tech towers.The cabinet is wide enough but I had to reverse a shelf for my turntable as the shelves are 18" wide. My gripes with it are: the spacing for the screws to adjust the rack are not the same distance apart. I have a lot of stuff so getting it all in the rack took some planning. I needed 7" for a component and due to the unsymmetrical spacing, I could not get that spacing-other shelves were also hard to install at the heights I needed. I have 7 components and as a result some of them don't have enough space for heat proper dispersion so now I need a cooling fan--I wonder if this is done on purpose. The screws are fine threads and aluminum: they are hard to start and strip VERY easily if over tightened--you need a power screwdriver with a good clutch for them unless you really like screwing and stripping.

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Veelow from Washingron D.C on 1/6/2014

Just received my new Sanus CFR2127 rack It looks great after my contractor intalled it in the my new media room wall! This a rack that is worth the price.The multi locks for the front and back are really nice, and the smoked glass looks really good.

Pros: Look, Size and Durability.

Cons: None as of yet.

Professional piece of equipment.

DKay from Palmyra, MI on 9/12/2013

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This is a very nice piece of equipment of you are looking to take the next step with your home audio setup. The cable management and many different ways the rack can be configured makes it a very versatile rack.

Pros: Well made Comes assembled.

Cons: None

This cabinet is first class

Jim H. from Morehead City, NC on 9/9/2013

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I am impressed with the service from Crutchfield and the design/build quality of the Sanus cfr2127. I installed six components in the cabinet. I am very pleased with the overall appearance of my system and the ease of getting to my wiring and components. I should of made this purchase sooner.

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Love this rack and all the accessories

Chris from Haskell, NJ on 8/16/2013

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I just received the Sanus CFR2127 and its awesome. So easy to install the accessories and its priced right right. The build quality is top notch. Thank You Sanus for building such a high quality product and thank you Crutchfield for getting it too me unscathed. This purchase was worth every penny!

Pros: Keeps dust off my comments, I'm able monitor the cabinet temperature and its lockable on all sides. It's just awesome

Cons: No cons

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Features

55" Tall AV Rack (27U): : The Sanus Component Series CFR2127 AV rack stands 55" tall, provides up to 27 rack spaces, and can support up to 750 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 1: 17.4 (w) x 1.75" (h) x 18.2" (d), 30 lbs weight capacity
    • Four 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)
    • Four 2U: 17.4" (w) x 3.5" (h)

Steel Construction: The Sanus Component series CFR2127 features heavy-gauge welded steel construction that is strong and durable.

Lockable Tempered-Glass Door: The Component series CFR2127 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 CFR2127'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 CFR2127 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 CFR2127 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?

Highly recommended by other purchasers. [ Greg  Nov 22, 2017 ]
I need it [ WILLIAM  Oct 23, 2017 ]
Strong commercial grade rack. [ Vincent E.  Jul 03, 2017 ]
The depth of some of my components just don't fit inside other cabinets, and needed something solid, that has other options for lighting and cooling. [ Anthony  May 15, 2017 ]
Out of all the other options, this seems to meet all the criteria for a solid, quality component rack. [ Roshan  May 01, 2017 ]
I did a lot of reading up on many reviews and have researched this product, and liked what read. Additionally, it will hold my old school audio, which is larger in size, compared to the stuff being manufactured today, to include the smaller furniture, which most will not work because of depth issues. Thanks, Torby RLTW! [ Doug  Feb 10, 2017 ]
I have one of these racks already. Ordered another one for additional AV equipment. Rack is outstanding for the price. Very versatile and convenient. Well built. Accessory lighting, power management, fans, etc are all highly recommended. [ Paul  Sep 10, 2016 ]
Features [ J  Aug 22, 2016 ]
After looking at a lot of racks, I concluded that this was the right rack for my purpose. [ John  May 23, 2016 ]

8 questions already asked

It can. The issue will come from cooling fans. If you need to install some to keep your gear running cooler, then that could bring in a lot of dust/dander from a garage. If that can be kept somewhat under control, then you shouldn't have any issues. HTH! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Apr 04, 2017 ]  Staff
I'm not in the position to measure the rack now but I can confirm that it is deep enough to fit my 18.5 inch deep Yamaha Aventage RX-A2060 receiver with some space left behind for wiring etc. Side-to-side fits the 17-inch wide receiver too. I also have an Emotiva XPA Gen3 amplifier sitting comfortably in the rack too. [ Olalekan  Mar 20, 2017 ]
The rack shelves are 17.25 inches wide and are available in varying depths (my shelves are 17.75 inches and 15" deep. The back panel and both side panels are easily removable. [ Jesse  Mar 17, 2017 ]
I have 4 of these cabinents a 2ea. 72" h , 1ea. 52" h, 1ea34" h cabinents , 4 in all . All from Crutchfield . All these cabinents from shelving don`t remmber the number in each Cab. . They all come differant sizes of Blanks as well . All the Cabinents also come with rack screws . With 4 Cabinents I have more tan enough to go around , all are interchangable . Over the years I have spent in Audio ( Pro. audio as well as Home Audio ) I have had alot of equipment Racks and these are BY FAR the best I have ever had . YOU won`t be dissappointed . Hope this answers Your question . Ask more question just ASK . [ James  Apr 30, 2016 ]
Yes the unit came with an assortment of shelves and blanking plate. I purchased the unit about a year and a half ago, so I do not remember the exact amount, but it was approximately 6or 7 of each. I love the unit, it makes doing your wireing so easy to access, and it looks good too. [ MARTIN  Apr 30, 2016 ]
The unit I purchased in 2015 was with five shelves and four blanking plates. [ Anand  Apr 29, 2016 ]
Product comes with several shelves and blanking plates in multiple sizes. [ Michael  Apr 29, 2016 ]
I do not have a turntable, but if I did I would not have a problem with putting a turntable on top of the cabinet. I do not feel a great deal of heat coming out of the vents on top and my cabinet is full of equipment. [ PETE  Dec 07, 2015 ]
I purchased this item last year. The top is steel and would work fine to put a turntable on. I don't see how it could damage your turn table as long as it has a dust cover. [ KURT  Dec 06, 2015 ]
It is warm at the top vent but not overly so. Plus the turn table will be in the ambient air so it should cool off. But why not get a taller version and put the turntable inside? [ Shawn  Dec 06, 2015 ]
My turntable was on top of my Sanus rack (until I purchased a sliding shelf to hold it) and it never became notably warm. Unless you have a large, hot component near the top of your tack, I wouldn't think you had have any problem. [ Jesse  Dec 05, 2015 ]
I suspect you would have to have a very hot cabinet to generate enough heat to damage a turntable. There are vents on the sides and back also, so it seems highly unlikely. If you had that much heat you should be cooling it with a fan in the rack or A/C. For typical audio components I think it would be fine. [ Bryce  Dec 05, 2015 ]
No you would need a lot of very hot running equipment to generate that much heat. I have an 11 channel receiver, separate amp, blu ray player, media server, rook, cable tv dir, apple tv, etc and it generates very little heat. [ Rick  Dec 05, 2015 ]
the amount of heat should be negligible. I have 2 large amps, pre-amp receiver, and it only gets warm. I have the optional fan unit installed in the top, but I rarely turn it on. If you are that concerned, you can get the fan unit. [ ANTHONY  Dec 05, 2015 ]
The casters and the adjustable feet can both be removed this is a great buy will work with new construction [ devon  Jun 09, 2015 ]
I actually did use this unit as a built in and did not use the canisters. I did use the adjustable feet for leveling purposes which I would recommend. I bulit the framing specifically to fit this unit and then finished it with trim. It absolutely looks like a custom built in... [ Gary  Jun 09, 2015 ]
Yes, in fact the casters and adjustable feet are included separately to be attached to the cabinet - so you can just leave them off. [ JAMES  Jun 09, 2015 ]
I see no reason why you could not do this as the wheels are removable and i believe the feet can be unscrewed and removed as well (not 100% sure on that last part but you could just screw them tight to the bottom. there are vents on the sides, top and bottom so make sure you leave room for air to circulate. it is a high quality piece of equipment. [ STEPHEN  Jun 09, 2015 ]
Luis, No problem! Rack is standard 19", 1U vertical spacing is clearly marked. Shelves can be inverted to mount wider items as long as their depth is 14" or less [ WAYNE  Feb 17, 2014 ]
Yes it will. This is a very sturdy case. We are pleased with it. [ ANDREA  Jan 22, 2014 ]
Yes I have a 1 u music server mounted with my McIntosh equipment. Very well built [ Richard  Jan 22, 2014 ]
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