Summary: Was looking for a a reasonably decent compact one piece stereo that did not have wires and crap hanging all over it. I have been very impressed with older Yamaha systems I had owned. This unit was compact and felt heavy and substantial. End of good review. It has one of those bulky power transformers the Chinese like to use so they don't have to make voltage specific units for the US.
Summary: I go way back with Yamaha. Back to the component stereo days. A time when the name Yamaha meant something. While the quality wasn't top notch, it was a big step up from the entry level systems. The systems looked good and sounded great. Well, a lot has changed. From the moment I took this system out of the box, I knew a switch occurred at Yamaha. This is NOT a quality product.