Excerpt: I had a difficult time finding a reasonably priced 7.1 all in one package, and wasn't really sure about this one, but thought I'd give it a shot anyway. I'm glad i did. Sounds great and simple to hook up. It is perhaps not as powerfull as a more expensive system, but for a small living room setup it is ideal. Definitely recommended, especially for the price. I've heard much worse from more expensive systems.
Excerpt: For the value, really 5 stars, but room for improvement. Very well packaged. Great sound. Front speakers are nice, tall, but a little thin. Base could be heavier. Overall, great value and great sound.
Summary: Got the system on sale on Amazon and installed it at my place of work. I run a graduate housing complex with 500+ residents, and they are hard users. That being said, the speakers work beautifully with nearly constant 24 hour use for 6+ months. They are comfortably loud enough for 200 people crowded in a 800 sq foot room watching a football game. Highly recommend for those filling a large room. For a smaller room, this is perhaps not necessary, although it may be nice.