Summary: A strange odyssey led me to this monster. When I bought my iRiver Clix, I also bought a a set of expensive Shure earphones. The sound through the earphones put my stereo to shame. So I first wanted to buy a Bose, but after I spent too much money during the holiday season and read various reviews about Bose systems, I decided I had to spend less money.
Summary: This sound system is great for small to mid-size room. The speakers are small but put out a clean crisp sound. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is the programing of the unit. You realy have to play around with it to match the sound of the speakers to the room. This system is not just plug and play. You need some knowledge of stereo equipment. But for the price wow it's a great deal.
Summary: This system had all the features I needed for my small room... on paper, but I had several issues with it. The main issue was that you can select A or B speakers but not A AND B. I use A for surround and listening in the local room, while B goes to speakers in several other room. Every other Amp I have used, had that capability. Different audio sources typically have different volume levels, but the tuner on this unit was significantly louder than other sources.
Summary: I had been looking at this system for a while now. I usually don't buy audio equipment without listening to it at a local store, but I bought this one anyway, and I haven't been disappointed. In fact, the sound is substantially better than I expected. The subwoofer is excellent. As one reviewer stated earlier, this system is for a small to midsize room. My needs for a system were: small speakers and component video switching.