Sanus Euro Foundations® EFSat
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Sturdy and competent like an OSU center
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For satellite and surround speakers, proper positioning is a must. That's why Sanus designed their sleek, durable EFSat stands specifically for smaller speakers.
These stands give you plenty of placement options. Their height is adjustable from 28" to 42", so you can position your tweeters right at ear level for optimal performance. With three different mounting methods a 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" top plate, a 5" x 5" top plate, and an "L" bracket you can mount virtually any satellite/surround speaker, including back-bolt and bottom-bolt types. The stands are attractively styled, with a black powder-coat finish that'll look great in any room.
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Sturdy and competent like an OSU center
Anonymous, Millbury, OH
Average Customer Review(s):
Sturdy and competent like an OSU center
Compact, sturdy, pleasing to the eye, easy to assemble
Pros: Small, compact, sturdy, pleasing to the eye
Great speaker stand(s)
Pros: Look great and does the job; Very tall!
Cons: A little wobbly at full height
Work well for my satellite speakers, which weigh in around 3lb each. Stands look nice, went together without a hitch, and I appreciate that they included numerous adapters / screws for different speaker configurations. Also, the stand-offs for carpet adjust easily enough to get the stands level. The base is heavy enough that I'm not worried about a casual tip-over (I have them at about 34", so 1/2 way extended), even on carpet, but I think they'd be a little too wobbily for speakers on the heavy end of what they say they support and/or in a traffic area. I was able to run my 16 gauge wire through w/o issue, but lower gauge might be tight. Minor issues: one set screw to hold the poles in place for height adjustment feels like it had to be very tight or the weight of the speaker slowly sank the inner pole (I don't have this issue w/the other stand).
Pros: Look good Easy assemble
Cons: One set screw seems a little iffy
Great, sturdy stands that can be adjusted to your desired height. The black color matches the speakers and the computer. I could not be more pleased.
Pros: Sturdy, flexible height, black color matches the speakers and the computer. Easy assembly - just read the directions and use common sense. The extra parts are speakers you do not have - great contingency concept.
Cons: I can't think of any.
These aren't badly made however I wouldn't put a speaker larger than about 6" square on top of them. Too light, too tippy for anything larger especially if fully extended..
Very happy with these stands. I used them for my Audioengine P4 speakers which have a 1/4" screw hole at the bottom. Very sturdy as long you don't extend the height. The stands also have a track to hide speaker wire. I ran 14 gauge speaker wire through the holes...not sure if 12 or 10 would fit though. Comes with plenty of different brackets to mount different brands of speaker.
Pros: Slim profile. Hidden wire path. Different top plate options. Adjustable height.
Cons: Not that sturdy at fully extended height.
Good sturdy stands. Nice black metal. Nice modern look. Good price.
Pros: Good price
Well worth the money
Pros: very unobtrusive in the room. Very nice for bookshelf type speakers in either front and/or rear positions.
These work pretty good. They are very versatile, which I needed because I'm using them for bookshelf speakers being used as rear surround. The speakers have a 7x7" bottom and the 5x5 flat stand base that these come with work well. I have these behind a sectional so have them at max height, they lean a little but aren't wobbly considering. Honestly these stands are some of the tallest out there and are on the low end for cost, they fit my needs the best of everything available and do work well.
Pros: Tall height adjustment, versatile, heavy base, pretty sturdy considering
Cons: Method of hiding speaker wires is cumbersome, I decided to not bother with it. They lean a tad off center.
I am using these with a pair of Mirage Prestige Nanosat satellite speakers. They attached at the bottom of the speaker with the flat mounting plate and line up great. Perform as advertised. I recommend them as a great option for satellite speakers.
Pros: Look good and easy to put together. Lots of mounting options and adjustable height.
Unit had all but 1 connecting screws stripped or cross threaded. Had to use internal dowels to keep unit from collapsing.
Pros: Black metal
Cons: Bad design, poor quality, assembly info poor.
Had Crutchfield send me these stands after returning the HTB7B Sanus stand. Spoke with a technician on the phone prior to this exchange and was told these should do the trick. Wrong! Not without modifications. First, the wire openings on the top/bottom of the stands are not big enough for the stock Vizio RCA plugs. Second, none of the included mounting brackets/screws for the stand are designed for the Vizio speakers. Here's what I did: 1.) Purchased after-market 12-ft RCA audio cable (male-to-male) + 6-ft RCA extension cable (male-to-female) + right-angle adapter from Radioshack 2.) Using a 3/4" x 1 1/8" grinding point on a 12-volt drill, I enlarged the speaker wire management openings on the stand 3.) Using a reciprocating saw I cut off the sides of the T-shaped mount (only the top center hole is needed) The after-market RCA connection points were a bit thinner than the stock Vizio RCA connection points. The thinner after-market ones enabled me to get them in/out of the enlarged speaker holes better. Mind you I still need to use needle-nose pliers to fish it out. The modification of the t-shaped mounting bracket was more for cosmetics (I didn't like them sticking out past the sides of the speaker). The stand did not come with the right mounting screws so I used the ones that came with the Vizio package itself. After these 3 mods I was finally able to set it up. Wish Vizio made speakers that were better compatible with universal stands.
Pros: Fairly sturdy, solid base
Cons: Did not fit my speakers at all
I bought two pair for a 7.1 surround system..the work well and fit into the decor. I have three problems with these. 1) I needed a pair of needle nose pliers to thread the cord. 2). The are not as stable as I wish they were and 3) It was difficult to get the speakers to be tight; I keep having to tighten them on the stand
Pros: Comes with a ton of options/brackets for attaching speakers.
I gave the stands two stars because they are nice but will not support speaker that weigh 3 1/2 pounds if using the "L" shape bracket, speakers will tilt over.
Pros: Nice stands
Cons: Will not support speakers that weigh 3 or more pounds if using the L-shape bracket.
The product provide a lot of alternatives and hardware to serve a variety of speakers. Complete intructions provided and easy to assemble. Good price.
Pros: Easy to assemble and good price.
Cons: The middle screw on the stand extension is fragile.
The plate is not horzontal
These speaker stands are ok, but apparently every other satellite speaker stand out there is horrible. First, the finish on them has a hammered type of look, i.e. it is not smooth. That's ok, but it also comes off really easy. Second, the machining of the threads for the screws and parts is very inconsistent. I bought three pairs of these (two really, but one had to be returned), and in one box, everything went together smoothly, and the other box felt like everything was the wrong size. Thankfully, they are still pretty sturdy once they are put together, The assembly process itself is easy. Depending on your speakers and brackets, you may have a very hard time with the types of connectors you want to use without actually modifying the parts. You certainly will not be able to use anything thicker than 14 gauge wire, and even that is not easy. Lastly, on the aforementioned return...the height adjustment knob can strip out pretty easily on these, which is why I had to return mine. I would be careful not to over-tighten. All in, given the lack of other great options out there, I would buy these again. They are not bad, but they aren't great either. They are very sturdy and provide plenty of confidence that your speakers are safe, while looking somewhat good.
Pros: Sturdy, give confidence speakers are safe. Not expensive Easy to assemble
Cons: Machining quality and consistency not that great Can't fit anything thicker than 14 gauge wire Some speakers may need modifying to get them to work right Adjustment knob easily strips.
This is the second pair of these stands I have owned. They are stouter than other stands I have used. However, even though they are rated for speakers up to 10 pounds they are a bit wobbly with my current 8 pound speakers on them. They are plenty solid with lighter speakers though. One problem I have had with both sets of these stands is that the locking bolt strips out easily. If you have a 5 mm tap it is not difficult to take the stands apart and re-tap the fitting. Then reassemble the stand and replace the bolt that came with the stand with a 5 mm bolt. While I shouldn't have to repair a brand new stand, it's easier for me to fix it than return it.
Pros: easy assembly, more stable than other satellite stands
Cons: will not steadily support speakers at the upper end of its weight rating, locking bolt strips out easily
got what I expected. Easy to assemble and plenty of adapters to fit different speakers. Very stable.
the stands are excellent. they come with many mounting options for all kinds of speakers
I used these stands with Energy RC micro 5.1's and they worked well. There was no room for the wires unless you used the largest spacer provided but then the longer screw provided by the Energy micros was too short for attachment. Coincidentally the screw that attached the base to the pole of the stand was the same diameter and threading as the hole in the back of the speaker and long enough for the spacer so I switched them and this worked perfectly (luckily). I didn't like the way the wires came in from the side so I drilled a hole at the bottom of the angle of the "L" bracket through which I placed the wire which made it virtually unnoticeable when viewed from the front (just like the pictures they show you). If you're so inclined to go as far as I did I suggest to use a drill press for making the holes. This should have been done at the factory and the fact that I had to rearrange the screws is why I gave it four stars. I actually used Monster XPHPCIBIG 14 gauge wires (I know, overkill, but its what I had) point being they did fit inside the tube. With a little coaxing they got through. Quality was very good except that the height adjustment hardware and mechanics could have been a little better. Never-the-less, I'm very pleased with my purchase and the guys at Crutchfield are great!
The stands are sturdy, well constructed, and stable on my carpet using the provided carpet pegs. They were simple and pretty much intuitive to put together; you just have to look at the pictures carefully and pay attention to the orientation of the pieces. They arrived unblemished. You get a lot of parts in the box, but that's necessary as they wanted to try and accommodate all the various speakers out there. I put Klipsch HD Theatre 300 speakers on mine, but reversed the speaker so that it was mounted inside the "L" bracket instead of outside to keep the weight of the speaker centered on the stand. Would I buy them again? For the price, you bet!
This is a great product for the price. We needed a speaker stand that could place some surround speakers above a high sectional couch (40") and these were the only ones we could find that would work. I'm using Polk RM75 speakers and they mounted perfectly on top of the stand without adding any other hardware other than a 1/4" screw. I don't think they are the nicest looking speaker stands but most of the product is hidden between a high console table and the couch. Still though, I think they look great for the price and they are very sturdy. Personally, I didn't think they were difficult to put together but they come with a lot of mounting hardware for various speakers and that could be overwhelming as you unpack the box. After feeding the speaker wire through them, I'd say it took about 15 minutes of time to assemble each stand. Thanks to everyone for writing helpful reviews and kudos to the Crutchfield team for their excellent customer support and great website.
I bought these stands for my Home Theater rear speakers. They were in perfect shape from shipping, although the box was a little rough! These were easy to assemble, and overall quality is reasonable for the price. They support the speakers well and are easy to place behind furniture when needed. I wasn't crazy about the bases, and for the height, I would have preferred non-adjustable poles. But overall, they work well!
These stands work perfectly with the Klipsch Quintet speakers. They are weighted well so they do not tip over. The carpet spikes work well & the cord is hidden inside the stand. They were easy to assemble. The paint was in great shape w/ no peeling or flaking as stated in some other reviews(I purchased the black color). The package was missing the specific mounting brackets for my speakers, yet Sanus quickly sent the missing part through the mail at no cost. Their customer service was right there with Crutchfield. I am very satisfied with the product & it made it easy to position my speakers where I needed them. They look good too!
What a horrible speaker stand. It is very complex to assemble but that is not its main problem. The stand would not stay tightly assembled. In other words the platform for the speaker as well as the connection from the base to the center pole would loosen and the whole stand would wobble. Terrible!
These are good-quality, moderately-expensive speaker stands. I got them for my rear-surround speakers, to get the speakers up to ear level where they are supposed to be, and they worked well. They are also exactly the right size and shape (note the tripod bases) for the behind-the-furniture space they needed to fit. I particularly like the easy-access design to run the speaker wires through the vertical, to hide and protect the wires; I was also impressed with the variety of mounts and screws included to accept different speakers. On the downside, none of those speaker mounts and screws fit my old speakers, so I had to add several washers to snug them into place. Also, the wrinkle-finish paint is of poor quality; it flakes off and scuffs easily.
There is nothing bad to say about these speakers. Its hard to get all jazzed up because, hey, they are speaker stands. These things come with a bunch of adapters for different kinds of speakers. They also come with spikes if you want to put them on carpet. The wire can run through the vertical tube which gives a neat appearance. I put all 4 surround speakers on these and it looks great and sounds great. Don't forget to run your speaker wire through the tube before you assemble the whole thing.
I purchased the Polk RM6880 home theater setup and wanted some decent looking stands for the rear speakers. These Sanus stands were just what I was looking for. If you attach the Polk plastic mounting bracket to the stand, you can then easily mount the speakers to the stands. nice heavy weight construction and hollow for hiding the speaker wire. The only thing I didn't like were the look of the bases but I guess if you want any speaker stand to not tip over the base has to be a bit wide. I would have preferred them to be a bit flatter at the base.
These stands are solid for my Infinity satellites. There was one small piece of paint that came off, it appeared to be where it hadn't dried thoroughly, not an issue as it was not in an exposed area. I would buy these again, good value for the price.
Very disappointed with the quality of this product. The spiked feet would not screw into the bases without first handtapping the threads. Additionally, the black wrinkle finish was already flaking off one of the bases upon unpacking of the product. Just another product displaying the quality issues associated with imports from China!!!<BR>
Received 2 pairs of Sanus Euro EFSat stands in black from Crutchfield a few weeks ago (lightning fast shipping, by the way- thanks Crutchfield!) These are excellent, well-constructed stands, and connected perfectly to my Klipsch Quintets via the included custom Quintet brackets. Be aware that if you own Quintets, there are only two Sanus models that will fit- the Euro and the Hover. Assembly was easy, and the parts and assembly are clearly laid out in the instruction manual. It was a little tricky to thread the wire up into the stand, but ultimately proved to be no problem. There are a variety of brackets and mounting options for the stands, and they hold the speakers quite steady. They also feature adjustable height, and have carpet spikes, if you're into that. Overall, highly recommended- both Sanus and Crutchfield. Satisfied customer!
Design: Each speaker stand contains a solid tri-corner black metal base, a slender (1" diameter) telescoping pillar with a black finish, and a choice of four different speaker mounting top plates. The mounting height is adjustable from 28" to 42" to accommodate virtually any satellite/surround speaker, including back-bolt and bottom-bolt types. There are adjustable floor spikes to provide stable footing on carpeted areas, as well as custom screw-in rubber feet to provide stability and minimal resonance on any floor surface. Each speaker stand can support speakers up to 10 pounds each.
Benefits: The job of the speaker stand is to raise the loudspeaker to ear height. When this is done correctly, most aspects of the listening experience benefit. Bass is tighter, mids and highs are clearer and imaging detail improves.
Adjustable Spiked Feet: Three spiked feet and locking nuts are provided for each speaker stand. The spiked feet pierce the carpeting and anchor the stand to the floor, keeping the speaker stable and reducing resonance. With the spiked feet installed, the stand height increases an additional 0.9" to 1.3". Note: The spiked feet can scratch floor surfaces. If you do not wish to use the spiked feet, Sanus has included rubber feet for use on scratch-sensitive flooring.
Speaker Mounting Methods: Two different speaker mounting top plates and two different brackets are furnished to accommodate most satellite/surround speaker styles. The 5" x 5" top plates and the 2-1/2" x 3-1/4" top plates can be used for bottom bolt mounting or tape mounting; double sided tape pads are provided. The "L" brackets can be used for small speakers that have a threaded insert centered on the back. A plastic spacer (provided) allows the speaker to stand approximately 1/2" away from the brackets. The "EFKQ" brackets are provided to specifically support Klipsch Quintet speakers (not sold by Crutchfield). The optional "EFB" bracket (item 051EFB) can be used with these stands to support twin bolt mount speakers, such as Polk's 7200 and 7600 system satellites. The optional "FMR100x" speaker mounting brackets are available directly from Sanus to support Boston Acoustics MR100x speakers.
Hardware: For speakers with threaded mounting inserts, three different speaker bolts are provided:
Note: All supplied mounting hardware may not apply to your particular speaker.
Speaker Wire Management: Wires can be concealed by routing them through an opening near the bottom of the pillar and up through the tube. There is a wire exit hole near the top of each inner extension tube and in each top mounting plate.
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They were the best ones that met my requirements for appearance, adjustability and speaker mounting. [ William Jan 27, 2017 ]
They are sleek looking and hide the speaker wire. Easy to order. [ David Dec 20, 2016 ]
Sanus quality keeps me coming back [ ROGER Oct 08, 2016 ]
Suggested by customer rep [ Jon Oct 01, 2016 ]
Exactly what I was looking for. [ James May 15, 2016 ]
Work great for my mirage satellite speakers. Sanus makes a good product. I'm using them for the rear surround speakers but would also work elsewhere. [ MATTHEW Jan 04, 2016 ]
I measure the inside diameter to approximately 0.61 cm. they have a weight limit that should not be exceeded. [ David and Gema Jan 16, 2017 ]
I believe the RCA connector will fit inside to tube, but where it exits near the speaker I believe the opening is a little small. It could be easily opened up. [ Steve Dec 28, 2016 ]
The tube diameter won't be a problem, about 3/4 inch. The only issue you may have is with the openings in the tube that you thread the cable through. They are oval shaped, the one at the bottom is about 1/2" X 3/4", but the top is smaller, about 1/2" X 1/4". I think an RCA will fit, just be aware that the tubes are not open on either end and you need to run the cable through the oval shaped cut outs. [ Ethan Dec 27, 2016 ]
It will easily fit. [ TYRECE S Dec 27, 2016 ]
it comes with everything you would need to mount your polk's. [ leo May 28, 2016 ]
I don't remember how I did it, but yes I did mount the speakers to the stands quite easily and am pleased with the setup. [ HENRY Jul 27, 2014 ]