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Sanus VMPR1

Universal projector mount (Silver)

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Ceiling-mounting your LCD or DLP projector keeps it safe, secure, and out of the way. Sanus's VMPR1 provides a sturdy, convenient way to ceiling-mount most projectors up to 50 pounds.

Ceiling-mounting your LCD or DLP projector keeps it safe, secure, and out of the way. Sanus's VMPR1 provides a sturdy, convenient way to ceiling-mount most projectors up to 50 pounds.

The included ceiling and projector mount brackets boast high-quality steel construction. Hardware is supplied for securing most projectors to the VMPR1 (ceiling mounting hardware not included). Pitch, roll and yaw adjustment lets you precisely tweak the angle of the projector. (To display an image with straight edges on all sides, the projector's lens should be parallel to the screen.)

Versatile mount, lots of adjustments, easy to use. Feels very secure.

Christopher, Dayton, OH

What's in the Box:

  • Flush mount ceiling bracket
  • Adjustable top portion
  • Adjustable bottom portion (with 4 attached extension arms)
  • 2 Extension arms
  • Four 10-24 Thumb nuts
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M3 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M4 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M5 x 12mm)
  • 4 Phillips-head pan screws (M6 x 12mm)
  • 2 Phillips-head pan screws (M6 x 8mm)
  • 2 Button-head cap screws (5/16-18 x 1/2")
  • Allen-head set screw (M6 x 12mm)
  • 4 M3 flat washers
  • 4 M4 flat washers
  • 4 M5 flat washers
  • 8 M6 flat washers
  • 2 Allen key wrenches (4.5mm and 5/32")
  • Assembly Instructions for VMPR1

Product Highlights:

  • weight limit: 50 lbs.
  • pitch, roll, and yaw adjustment for perfectly even images
  • securing ceiling bracket to a ceiling joist is recommended
  • warranty: 10 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Product Overview: The Sanus VMPR1 is a universal ceiling mount for inverted LCD/DLP front projectors. The mount adjusts in all directions to give you a perfectly shaped projected picture.

Weight Capacity: The maximum weight to be installed on the mount is 50 pounds. It is recommended that the ceiling's structural members can support a redundant weight factor five times the weight of the equipment you intend to install. If the structure cannot support that amount of weight, the structure must be reinforced before you install the ceiling mount.

Construction: All components of the VMPR1 are made of heavy-gauge steel for a secure and long-lasting mount.

Main Parts: The VMPR1 consists of three main parts:

  • Flush Mount bracket: Mounts to ceiling; has slotted screw holes to allow adjustments for yaw position (rotation left or right)
  • Top Adjustable portion: Mounts to Flush Mount bracket; has adjustments for pitch (vertical elevation) and roll (horizontal tilt)
  • Bottom Adjustable portion: Mounts to Top adjustable portion and to projector; has 4 adjustable arms (and two extension arms if needed) to accommodate the projector's mounting holes. Each of the arms has adjustable leveling feet, so no spacers are required.

Quick Release Feature: You can easily remove and reinstall the projector without removing any screws. The top and bottom portions are held together using thumb screws and open ended screw holes. To remove, you simply loosen the four thumb nuts and rotate the projector counter-clockwise 1/8 of a turn.

Threaded Pipe Mount: The top portion of the VMPR1 has a 1-1/4" diameter internal threads to accommodate mounting to a 1-1/2" diameter extension pipe.

Mounting Recommendations: The Flush Mount bracket should be secured to a wood framing member, such as a ceiling joist, using the front and rear screw holes (5.25" apart). Screws up to 3/8" diameter can be used for joist mounting. For a solid back ceiling, you can use the four screw holes (3.71" apart in a square pattern) using four 1/4" lag screws. If the area is accessible from above, you may also use four 1/4" machine bolts, nuts and washers.

Supplied Hardware: The Sanus VMPR1 can accommodate a variety of projector mounting patterns and screw sizes. The mounting arms can cover an area approximately 12" in diameter. If the 2 extension arms are added, an area up to 18-1/2" in diameter can be covered. If the projector uses less than 4 mounting screws, the mounting arms can be removed. The VMPR1 also comes with the following hardware for attaching the projector:

  • M3 screws: 12mm long + M3 flat washers
  • M4 screws: 12mm long + M4 flat washers
  • M5 screws: 12mm long + M5 flat washers
  • M6 screws: 12mm long + M6 flat washers

Required Tools: You will need the following tools to install the VMPR1 ceiling mount:

  • Open End Wrenches: M10 and M12
  • Phillips Screwdrivers
  • Allen Wrenches: No. 1 and No. 2 Allen wrenches provided
  • Other: Other tools may be needed depending upon the method of installation

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You told me too [ Mike  May 16, 2017 ]
Easy to install [ GERARDO  Jan 26, 2016 ]
I have been using Crutchfield for more than 8 years now and I love their customer support. They clearly standout in the industry. In last 8 years, I couldn't find a better place to do business with than Crutchfield. Please keep up your service. [ Laveti  Jan 15, 2016 ]
price [ TOBY  Jun 21, 2017 ]
Both black and white included. Looks strong enough for my projector. [ DAN  Dec 27, 2016 ]
best mount for my projector [ N  Jun 25, 2016 ]
The reviews on this site, as well as others were decent enough to take a chance on purchasing it. [ Booker  Jun 02, 2016 ]
Chuck told me to. Needed for ceiling mount. Chuck's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=58 [ Rodney  Mar 30, 2016 ]
told it will work with my projector [ STEVE  Mar 02, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

I'm not familiar with that sony projector. I used it on an epson 5030ub projector and it worked. [ JOE  Jun 29, 2014 ]
I don't have a Sony projector so I can't answer for certain. The mount does come with extensions for the mount brackets and can fit a pretty big projector. I have an Epson which is quite large and it worked well for it. Could have fit a much smaller projector as well. [ Ronald  Jun 29, 2014 ]
No, you'll need to get a ceiling mount with an extension that suits your height of installation. [ Yancy  May 27, 2016 ]
The bottom of the mount where it meets the top of the projector is 4 inches from the ceiling. I wouldnt want the projector any lower and i am glad its not closer to the ceiling or i wouldn't get the wires through the mounting holes to connect to the projector. Hope that helps [ JASON  Jan 15, 2015 ]
It does depend on the projector a little bit, but my Epson 5030UB is 5.5" down from the ceiling. [ Mark  Jan 15, 2015 ]
I didn't use the pole and would estimate about 3 inches, maybe a bit more. It is a little clunky to assemble out of the box, but solid once you do! It has worked well for me. [ MICHAEL B  Jan 15, 2015 ]
The top of the projector is about 6 inches from the ceiling but you can make about an inch of adjustment on the attachement points [ Steven  Jan 15, 2015 ]