Summary: It is amazing how much quality sound you can get for little money these days. I bought this for a small 2-channel TV/movie system and didn't want to spend much as I have another audiophile music system elsewhere. With an msrp of $400 I was expecting it to sound boomy w/ only one note bass. Boy was I wrong. It has a tight tuneful bass and it is easy to follow the bass notes on a nice acoustic bass of a jazz quartet or deliver the power needed for pipe organ.