Summary: Sounds OK. No remote control. Designed to be used with JVC unit. From an audio viewpoint, it does fine. From a functional viewpoint, it will play 5 CD's, but with no remote, it's necessary to walk over to the unit and change the program, etc.
Summary: I agree with most that has been said about this player: the sound was excellent, its features were easy to use, and truth be told I didn't mind not having a remote. But the unit arrived shoddily put together, in particular the disc tray, and within hours of setting it up the tray stuck. I don't know whether this is an isolated incident or not, but I can't recommend for that reason.