Summary: I've had this system for about a month now, and it's definitely a great sounding system. I spent countless hours online, talking to people with different systems, and listening in stores before I decided on this one. The reasons that swayed me were (1) the sound - it is unbelievable. I rented a tape titled "The Dish" (don't have a DVD player yet - that's next) and at the point where the Apollo 11 lifted off I thought my house would go with it.
Summary: I purchased this system around 7 months ago. Before I purchased I had listened to it at my local electronics department and it was fabulous. A friend purchased an RCA with 700 Watts output, but I come to realized that it is not the watts that count but the high quality that a system brings. This JVC once installed in my home is really good.
Summary: I bought this system to save space and figured i would miss my old system. I listened to it in the store and it was a mistake as too much noise and very wide open space. well I got it home and was amazed!!!!! now to tell you even in the store listening to all of them the JVC sounded the best against the yamaha, pioneer, phiilips...etc. man this thing rocks! cranked all the way little to no distortion and just all around very happy with it.