Conclusion: At $1,599, the S-301 is very expensive for a compact music system. Yes, it sounds terrific and yes, it does what it promises to do very well. It’s a great solution for anyone who wants convincing surround sound without the hassle of rear speakers.
Pros: Exceptional sound; supports the Apple iPod; HDMI input; looks great
Cons: Complex manual; sometimes locks up after disconnecting the iPod