Summary: I purchased this stereo locally at a big box store. It was DOA. So far, half the reviews on Amazon show DOA. Come on Sharp, check the equipment before you send it from the factory. Other than that, the speakers look solid, albeit the back of the speakers are unfinished. Also, the receiver seems a bit light, but probably don't need that much copper to run 50 watts rms per side.
Summary: I ordered this unit from Amazon.com 3 June; it didn’t ship until 24 June; it wasn’t delivered until 27 June. I was expecting a one to two week turnaround, not nearly a month. I opened the box, plugged it in and it did turn on. Called Sharp to help trouble shoot the unit. After three days they said take to an authorized Sharp repair facility. The nearest one is nearly a two hour drive.
Summary: Ich habe das Gerät zurückgeschickt. Nach unserem Empfinden hatte der Klang etwas von der Kategorie 'Aus dem Keller', sehr dumpf und ohne jegliche Brilianz. Ich habe dann im gleichen Raum die billigere Philips DCM 377 Kompaktanlage meines Sohnes getestet. Die war da schon wesentlich besser.