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Sanus CFR1620

Modular open-frame component rack

32 Reviews | 5 questions - 15 answers


Our take on the Sanus CFR1620

The Sanus CFR1620 stackable skeleton rack lets you customize storage for your component system. You can assemble the modular pieces in one of five different height combinations, depending on what you need. The braces are self-aligning, so you can easily fit the rack together without special tools. Slots in the braces let you wall-mount the rack for a more permanent storage solution. The rack ships flat with removable shelves blanking panels and hardware needed for assembly. (If you're planning to wall-mount this rack, check out Sanus' swivel support mount.)

Product Highlights:

  • accommodates 20 rack spaces (1-3/4"H), or 15 shelved components (3-1/2"H)
  • rack can be placed on the floor or mounted to a wall
  • includes 2 shelves:
    • CASH22 2U shelf (weight capacity 50 lbs.)
    • CASH21 1U shelf (weight capacity 30 lbs.)
  • modular construction
    • keyhole slots for wall-mounting
    • self-aligning braces for quick assembly
  • comes complete with hardware, removable shelves and blanking panels
  • total weight capacity: 200 lbs. (wall-mounted), 600 lbs. (floor standing)
  • heavy-gauge welded steel construction
  • vented, backstopped shelves
  • open design maximizes ventilation to keep components cool
  • 20-3/8"W x 35"H x 20"D
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • assembly required
  • stud-mounting required when mounting to a wall

What's in the Box:

  • Left frame
  • Right frame
  • 2 Shelves
  • 2 Braces
  • 2 Alignment panels
  • 4 Feet (with hex nut)
  • Four 1/4"-20 x 3/8" screws
  • Four 5/16" x 3-1/2" lag bolts
  • 4 Anchors
  • Twelve 1/4"-20 hex-nuts
  • 2 U-washers
  • 2 Flat-washers
  • 4 Backstops
  • 2 Component straps
  • Instruction Manual

Arrived on time and was easy to put together. Strong and sturdy. Looks great in my living room and easy to move when necessary. Exactly what I wanted!

sue, Ormond Beach, FL


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Steel Construction: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620 Skeleton Rack features welded, heavy-gauge steel construction.

Stackable Rack: The Sanus Component Series CFR1620's modular, stackable structure can be coupled into five different height combinations - 40U, 35U, 30U, 20U and 15U. 

Capacity: The Sanus CFR1620 can accommodate up to twenty rack spaces (1.75" tall) or fifteen shelf components (3.5" tall). It can support up to 600 lbs of AV gear on the floor, or up to 200 lbs when mounted on the wall.

Quick Assembly: The rack is self-aligning and requires only four bolts for quick, easy assembly in approximately 15 minutes.

Leveling Feet: The CFR1620 comes with 4 feet that are threaded so you can level the component rack. An optional CA6CK caster kit, available from the manufacturer, includes 4 casters to enable you to roll the rack from place to place.

Wall-Mounting: This versatile rack can be mounted directly to wall studs for a more permanent organization solution in any room.

Optional Swing-Out Bracket: The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 (051CFA16SM, sold separately) is an optional swing out mount for Sanus Component 1600 Series Racks. This optional swivel accessory enables access to the back of these wall-mounted modular rack systems, so you can easily get to your components rear-panel connections. It allows your Sanus Component 1600 Series Rack to swivel effortlessly with a touch of the release tab, and locks securely when returned to home position against wall. The Sanus CFA16SM-B1 opens up to 90-degrees

Required Tools: The following tools are required when wall-mounting the rack system.

  • Stud finder
  • Level
  • Awl
  • Hammer
  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Ratchet with 1/2" sockets (or 1/2" box wrench)
  • Drill with 7/32" bit for wood stud installations (3/8" bit for masonry)
  • Tape measure (ruler)

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Why did you buy this?

Wall mounted, open display, sturdy component rack [ Michael  Jun 09, 2018 ]
Rack installation in media closet [ Dung  Apr 11, 2018 ]
Great fit for my system location. [ Lucius  Mar 16, 2018 ]
High quality, easy to install, does exactly what you need it for. [ Josh  Nov 24, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Bart  Jan 01, 2017 ]
It was recommended and we already have one. [ JANE  Sep 05, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield based on my use case. [ Chris  Mar 06, 2016 ]
perfect for what i need simple expandable looks good [ Dwayne  Mar 02, 2016 ]

5 questions already asked

There are three shelves that will work with this rack. They can be found here: HTH! My Bio: [ Paul  Jan 07, 2018 ]  Staff
There are no blank panels. Its just a 4 post open rack. Mine isn't a matte black but also isn't shiny. Kind of in between. [ Chris  Feb 19, 2016 ]
Two bins and The finish is black powder coat. [ Jose  Feb 19, 2016 ]
None were supplied and all parts are coated.... [ KIRK  Feb 19, 2016 ]
It came with 2 shelves. One single rack space shelf and one double rack space shelf. I purchased additional shelves only to find out that many of my components were rack mount. Be sure you have enough screws and I recommend the caster set if your rack is in a closet [ John C.  Jan 03, 2016 ]
This unit includes 2 shelves. Additional component shelves are available for purchase. [ Kenny  Dec 29, 2015 ]  Staff
Bob I'm not sure if your asking about shelves that you can add or if you want another rack to put on this one. Let me know and I will try and help you out. [ HANK  May 30, 2015 ]
Bob -- The CFR1615 works for this purposes. Depending on how much vertical space you have, you could also stack another CFR1620 on top of your existing one. Personally, I have a 1615 stacked on top of a 1620. [ Ioannis  May 25, 2015 ]
Terry -- Not sure which holes you're referring to. If you mean the holes in the front of the frame of the rack that you use to attach the shelves, then they are round and threaded. [ Ioannis  Mar 09, 2015 ]
The trays have round threaded holes. [ LAURANCE  Mar 08, 2015 ]
It has threaded holes on front and square holes on the sides. Hope this helps, Hank [ HANK  Mar 06, 2015 ]
Threaded holes for the shelf fasteners front and back, with square holes on the sides. [ Richard  Mar 06, 2015 ]
Uprights have round holes in front and square holes on side [ William  Mar 06, 2015 ]
The shelf holes are approximately 1/2"wide by 3" long. They cover approximately half of the shelf area. Hope this helps [ William  Mar 06, 2015 ]
Threaded [ JONES  Mar 06, 2015 ]

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