Summary: Would be five stars except that the system is much larger than it appears in the listings. The pictures make it appear as a unit assembly with detachable speakers that separate (my impression / my bad). It is, in fact a component assembly that actually takes up much more space than I expected. I gave it four stars because the sound quality and functions of the unit are great and do meet or exceed my expectations.
Summary: I posted this same review at walmart.com on 6/29/13...I needed to replace my previous Sony stereo because the 3 disc changer stopped working after about 7 years of use, and it's cheaper to buy new than repair something like that. After doing a lot of research, I ran into this stereo. I love it and have purchased two for myself and two for two relatives. We have owned all four units for almost three months.
Summary: This little system sounds very nice whatever room I put it in. My Christmas cd`s sounded awesome in this little beauty. The only thing I find wrong is that the reception on the radio is a bit weak. But then it could be the area I am in.