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Sanus VLT16

Super-slim, tilt wall mount for 51"-80" TVs

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Overview

Our take on the Sanus VLT16

The slender Sanus VLT16 mount holds your TV a scant 7/8" from the wall, great for installations where you want ot keep the mounting depth to a minimum. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT16 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 125 lbs.

Mount your large TV close to your wall

The slender Sanus VLT16 mount holds your TV a scant 7/8" from the wall, great for installations where you want ot keep the mounting depth to a minimum. An innovative Virtual Axis™ system lets you tilt your TV forward for optimal viewing, despite its closeness to the wall. The VLT16 can support a TV with a screen size of up to 80", and a weight of up to 125 lbs.

The mount's brackets can easily be shifted to the right or left, in case the wall studs are a little off-center. You can also make small adjustments after the mount is affixed to the wall to level it, or even change the height. And the handy ClickStand at the bottom of each vertical brace swings out to prop your mounted TV away from the wall, to make cable hookup a breeze — without removing the TV from the mount.

Will this mount work with my TV?

Use the Sanus MountFinder™ to see a list of mounts that work with your specific TV.

Where do I drill the holes?

Tell the Sanus HeightFinder™ Installation Assistant how high you want your TV, and it tells you exactly where to drill.

Product Highlights:

  • fits most flat-panel TVs from 51"-80"
  • heavy-gauge steel construction with powder-coated finish
  • supports up to 125 lbs.
  • mount holds TV approximately 7/8" from wall
  • tilt range: 0 to -10°
  • built-in ClickStands hold a mounted TV out from the wall for cable installation
  • ProSet allows post-installation horizontal adjustments of up to −5° to +5° and slight height adjustments
  • stud-mounting required
  • movable brackets for off-center stud placement
  • includes all necessary hardware
  • 29-5/16"W x 17-1/4"H x 7/8"D
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Wall-plate
  • 2 TV brackets
  • Four M4 x 12mm screws
  • Four M4 x 35mm screws
  • Four M6 x 12mm screws
  • Four M6 x 20mm screws
  • Four M6 x 35mm screws
  • Four M8 x 16mm screws
  • Four M8 x 20mm screws
  • Four M8 x 35mm screws
  • Four M4 washers
  • Four M6/M8 washers
  • Four Spacers
  • Three 5/16" x 2-3/4" lag-bolts
  • Three 5/16" washer
  • 3 Concrete anchors
  • Allen-KeyInstallation Manual
Reviews

Sanus VLT16 Reviews

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(23 Reviews)

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Anonymous from Fortson, GA on 7/15/2018

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Perfect fit for our home gym!

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Anonymous from Manhattan, KS on 5/15/2018

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Incredibly thin mount, which is exactly what I was looking for. Running cords is a challenge, but I view that as a good thing. Hugs the wall and looks great. Tilt range is impressive considering how close it is to the wall. However, during installation one of the springs on the locking mechanism popped out and now one side of the mount will not unlock from the hanging rail. It's not an issue now because the TV is properly seated/hung on the mount, but I have no idea how I'm going to get an 80 lb TV off the wall when the time comes. Disappointing to me that a two-cent spring ruined a TV mount.

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Anonymous from Gretna, LA on 3/11/2018

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Great user guide. Parts are quality. Had a good bit of trouble with the release latches though. Had to pull REALLY hard on the release string to get it to work. Actually broke one of the latches during install, thinking I had released it. Tv is still very secure. Other than the latches, a fantastic mount.

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Anonymous from Nags Head, NC on 2/13/2018

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Love the mount, very sleek. Only complaint is I was mounting off center on my wall so I couldn't get the base bar's pre-drilled holes to line up with the studs in my wall. I just drilled a hole in the middle of the base bar and used the drywall anchors on the pre-drilled holes on the edges. Probably overkill but I just couldn't trust my TV on two drywall anchors alone. I still recommend this mount if you want a simple no frills "nothing to see here" mount.

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christopher from Early, TX on 12/30/2017

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bracket is easy to install...sits sony 850e extremely close to wall ..the tilting feature is great for adjusting cables behind tv

Pros: lots of adjustability...fits extremely close to wall

Cons: does not have grooves to lock in place for the sliding left to right adjustment

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Anonymous from Avon By Sea, NJ on 12/27/2017

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Good brackets that were recommended by Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy to install.

Cons: Probably could have used a similar product that cost less.

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Steven from Littleton, CO on 12/19/2017

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I would never buy it again....... Spend the money to get a better product. Difficult to snap bottom clips onto wall bracket, limited space behind to plug in cords. I would return it but a piece snapped off it when I took it off the wall and while it still does the job its broken

Pros: easy to install

Cons: difficult to attach to wall bracket, difficult to access connections, scratch and damaged the drywall

Nice Wall Mount for Lower Profile

David from Albany, OR on 11/20/2017

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This mount worked very well for my new LG OLED77G7P. The TV itself made the installation a little challenging to mount to the wall, as the sound bar rotates 90deg behind the TV and the Sanus VLT16 mounts to the soundbar at almost the lowest point and the spacers LG provide are designed for their proprietary wall mount, so we ended up having to modify the spacers to work with this mount. In the end, I'm glad i used Crutchfield's advice and used this mount as it holds the TV back to the wall pretty much as close as possible considering the sound bar adds roughly 3", so actually it looks really good. Word of advice to anyone hanging a 77G7P, you will need to zip-tie the tops of the bracket that attaches to the TV so it won't tilt out as it is so top heavy given that the mount is at the bottom and 29" of TV is above the top of this mount. Very interesting installation, but mission accomplished.

Pros: Low Profile, Sturdy, Good Locking Mechanism and great mount for the LG OLED 77".

Cons: I wish the bar was long enough to catch 3 studs, at least 32".

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donald from Key Biscayne, FL on 10/29/2017

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Extremely easy bracket to mount to wall and to back of tv. Was easy then to attach tv to wall using this bracket. Would highly recommend!

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Anonymous from Commerce Township, MI on 9/18/2017

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Great TV mount! Easy to assemble and hang on wall. All necessary hardware is included. The release string adjustment is kind of difficult to shorten (hide behind TV) so make sure you make adjustments before hanging TV on wall.

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Mark from Fairfax, VA on 9/13/2017

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Really hard to install the TV onto it. The clip on one side would hook, but not the other side. We'd remove it, tried it again and the opposite clip wouldn't catch. Took 3 people to install the TV. I'm afraid to tilt the TV; that is might come off the hooks.

Pros: Thin

Cons: Hard to connect the TV onto it.

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Anonymous from Bethel, MN on 5/20/2017

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Lowest price, and quickest delivery around. Got my new 65" Samsung mounted easily in under 15min with zero frustration. Holds snug to the wall and still allows for a good amount of tilting movement. I know it's hard to justify the price for a few pieces of metal, but the quality, form, fit, and function are all worth it here.

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Anonymous from Wabash, IN on 4/24/2017

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Very smart design and easy to install.

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Great Low Profile Wall Mount

Gregory from Raleigh, NC on 4/19/2017

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I've had the wall mount up for about two weeks now and have no complaints.

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Anonymous from Walled Lake, MI on 1/29/2017

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Good Quality Mount! If you are looking for "LOW PROFILE" then this is the mount you want to go with. Make sure you get "Ultra Slim" or 90 degree HDMI cables to go with this or tv won't rest against wall correctly.

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Anonymous from West Jordan UT on 12/28/2016

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Super slim as advertised. When the TV is mounted though, due to the thin metal the TV is wabbley if touched. as for installation, just remember that the room to set up cables is very limited. I also had to install a recessed outlet/media wire box.

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 12/22/2016

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Good product. Much better than the cheaper ones I have tried.

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Worth the price

Chet from Staten Island, NY on 12/15/2016

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Simple to hang (find the studs, have a really good- preferably power- ratchet for the lag bolts and put up the support bar.) Fits very close to the wall, easily tilts, etc.

Pros: Easy to hang, close to wall.

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Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 10/3/2016

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Easy install

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Michael from Worcester, MA on 8/29/2016

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These brackets are easy to install and adjust. Crutchfield processed the order very quickly.

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Almost Flush But Hard To Get To Back For Tilting

jbcb from Ashland, Va on 4/7/2016

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It is a lot more flush than any of the other tilting mounts, but it is very hard to get to the back to adjust the tilting. If I had to buy it over again, I would get the one that is not as close to the wall. I live in Va and Crutchfield had it to me in 1 day!! They are great!!

Pros: closer to the wall

Cons: hard to get to area in the back for adjusting the tilt

Sanus low profile

Robert from Bham AL on 3/13/2016

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Installed yesterday. Looks great and is closer to wall than any tilt tv Mount that I have ever seen. Crutchfield provides great service with really fast delivery

Pros: Very low profile

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Mick from Minnesota on 11/6/2015

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Mounted a 65" flatscreen with the VLT16. Install went very well. We had 2 people holding the tv and a third maneuvering cables. Our cables went through the wall to an adjoining room. If this is your plan, we highly recommend attaching the cables to the tv and threading them through the wall before mounting the TV. If your cables or power cord are too short, use an extension cord or tie string to them to get them through the wall before mounting the TV. There is room for small cable adjustments after the tv is mounted, if you have small hands and great dexterity. After installing the wall plate, we were several inches off center , but we're able to recover most of it by offsetting the TV. This mount works as advertised and the TV looks great. Thanks to Rhonda at Crutchfield for her advice.

Pros: Ease of install-tilt function

Cons: None

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Features

TV Capacity: The Sanus VLT16 wall-mount bracket is designed to support flat-panel TVs from 51" to 80", weighing up to 125 lbs.

Construction: The bracket is constructed of heavy-gauge steel and high-impact plastic with a durable powder-coated black finish.

Super Slim & Tilt Design: The VLT16 features a super slim design that positions your TV only 0.82" from the wall. The VLT16 even lets you tilt your television downward by 10°.

Exclusive Installation Features: The VLT16 offers exclusive features that make it incredibly easy to install and use.

  • Adjustable Virtual Axis Technology: Adjustable Virtual AxisT technology allows the bracket's tilt tension to be adjusted to compensate for a variety of TV depths.
  • ProSet Post-Installation: ProSet post-installation height and leveling adjustments allow your TV to be perfectly positioned after hanging.
  • ClickStand Technology: ClickStand technology holds the TV away from the wall for easy cable access without having to remove the TV from the mount.

VESA Mount Bolt Pattern: The VLT16's TV bracket consists of two vertical brackets with multiple slots that can accommodate a vertical hole spacing of 100mm-400mm on back of your TV. The vertical brackets slide along the VLT16's horizontally-mounted wall bracket, accommodating a horizontal hole spacing of 25mm-750mm on back of your television. The Sanus VLT16 comes with M4, M6, and M8 size bolts of differing lengths to mount the bracket to your TV. Given the mounting bracket's range of motion, it will accommodate the following VESA hole patterns in accordance with industry standards set by the Video Electronics Standards Association:

  • 200mm x 200mm
  • 300mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 300mm
  • 400mm x 400mm
  • 500mm x 300mm
  • 600mm x 400mm
Note: Additional hardware may be required for your specific model of TV. For example; shorter or longer screws, thicker or slimmer washers or spacers. These additional accessories can often be found at your local hardware store.

16" or 24" OC: The  VLT16's wall plate must be mounted to wall studs or anchored to a brick, block, or concrete wall using the supplied lag bolts (and wall-anchors). The slots in the wall plate can accommodate a variety of stud spacing, allowing you to easily mount the VLT16 to wall studs that are 16" or 24" on center.

Installation Tools: The following tools are recommended for mounting the VLT16:

  • Tape measure
  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Drill
  • 1/8" Drill bit (for wood studs)
  • 5/16" Drill bit (for masonry)
  • 7/16" Socket wrench
  • Phillips-Head Screw driver
  • Awl
  • Pencil

Dimensions:

  • Wall Bracket:
    • Width = 29.3125"
    • Height = 2.0"
    • Depth = 0.6875"
  • TV Brackets:
    • Width =  3.3125"
    • Height = 17.25"
    • Depth = 0.6875"

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Have a very challenging install because the TV in the conference room needs to be mounted over a window. This appears to be the only format that will work. [ Daniel  May 06, 2018 ]
slim size and fits samsung [ joel  Apr 28, 2018 ]
Tilt and low prifile [ David  Mar 04, 2018 ]
Looked like a good option. [ John  Dec 24, 2017 ]
closer to the wall [ JAIRO  Nov 25, 2017 ]
Needed slim mount [ Jennifer  Nov 15, 2017 ]
Slim mount with lateral adjustments for off-center studs. [ Joshua  Nov 03, 2017 ]
slim design and close to the wall [ Andrew  Sep 28, 2017 ]
Easy to install. [ MICHAEL  Sep 03, 2017 ]
Salesman recommendation [ MARC  Aug 24, 2017 ]
I like it's low profile [ Kevin  Jul 05, 2017 ]
We have a "behind the wall" cable configuration however the plug-in connector boxes were located in the middle of the mounting area. This makes most of the TV mount systems unusable for us as they mount "across" our connector boxes. We're hopeful this mount will work as it appears to have one main support bracket that will bolt to studs, and be located, above our connector boxes. We have our fingers crossed. [ James  May 31, 2017 ]
Super thin projection from wall [ Robert  May 02, 2017 ]
I CHOOSE SANUS BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS BRAND, AND I TRUST CRUTCHFIELD I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING THEIR CATALOG FOR OVER 20 YEARS.SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO MAKE AND ORDER,I DID NOT TRUST THE INTERNET,BUT NOW I WILL BE BUYING FROM CRUTCHFIELD FROM NOW ON. [ CARTER  Mar 21, 2017 ]
I recently moved into a new house, and will mount the TV above a fireplace. The TV will be mounted higher than I would like, and have decided that it might be best to have the ability to tilt downward slightly. [ Ronald  Mar 20, 2017 ]
I was advised that this would allow me to wall mount my tv [ JOHN D  Jan 30, 2017 ]
It appears this mount will work for me to mount the panel above the fireplace. I liked the ability to adjust this mount. [ PATRICK  Dec 12, 2016 ]
Low profile. [ Patrick J.  Dec 08, 2016 ]
Needed a mount which sticks out less from the wall. I purchased a different Sanus and then realized it's not the best for my application [ V  Dec 04, 2016 ]
Slick, compact but rugged [ Rammesh  Nov 21, 2016 ]
Low profile mount [ LeRoy  Jul 11, 2016 ]
Recommended by my advisor. [ John  Mar 17, 2016 ]
Typically in my TV installs I like to use Sanus flat mounts due to the thin design. In this situation I needed a tilting mount, so I went with Sanus because I have been pleased with the product and this unit is very low-profile as well, only 7/8" [ Nicholas  Jan 15, 2016 ]
Needed to mount TV on wall. This mount wound up being rubbish compared to my old Sanus I used to have for my plasma. Flimsy, hard to adjust, can't reach knobs, (an orangutan may be able to reach behind and adjust the tension knobs). [ MATTHEW  Dec 08, 2015 ]

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