Summary: My mom bought this system for their TV upstairs without consulting me, the audiophile. I had bought a previous HT setup from Onkyo a few years back for our projector. When my mom brought the setup in, I had low expectations from the small speakers and low feature offering.
Summary: The system worked well for about a year but then developed an annoying noise from the cooling fan in the amplifier unit, similar to what other reviewers have described. The noise became progressively worse until the entire amp failed several months later.
Summary: It may look good, but this system is a waste of money. I've had 2 of these systems and had problems with both. The first system lasted 6 weeks before the dvd player started malfunctioning. I exchanged it for a replancement.
Summary: This is a good sounding system for the price, however it is very unreliable. The first system I got had a problem reading DVD's, I returned it to Target and exchanged it for another one. The base amplifier then started making noise. It is the fan in the amplifier at the base of the unit.
Summary: Unlike the prior reviewer, I've not had any equipment failure here. The unit was purchased at discount from Target for $100, and I have far more than $100 of value out of it. The speakers sound fine.
Summary: I bought this system for its tiny size, wooden finishing of the speakers, and glass finishing of the main unit. It surely looks beautiful on my shelf and perfectly integrated into my beadroom furniture (I use a larger system in the living room). It's very elegant and superior looking.
Excerpt: The Ambisound HTS9810 system comes with four speaker towers, a dedicated centre speaker, a super-slim main DVD/amplifier unit that can be wall or stand mounted and a subwoofer that comes with a 150 watt Class �D� digital amplifier.