Summary: Hard to believe so much sound comes out of this product. No wires to run to wherever I want it. Remote makes it easy to mute for phone calls or modify the level of sound. Definitely a good buy. Amazon made it better.
Summary: I have this system as well as the Bose SoundDock 10. The Bose SoundDock 10 (which costs about $600) sounds SLIGHTLY better (the bass is sharper and deeper, but all in all, not that much of a difference--unless you're listening to music with heavy HEAVY bass). I got the Altec unit for the bedroom and I have the following to say: (1) It is effortless to set up. Just plug it in and it's ready.
Summary: I demand a lot of my poor speaker--from classical to electronic/house to bluegrass to alternative to swing to folk to hard rock, I ask it to play it all. I've found that if I set it on the right surface I get a nice bass boost, and yet I can still always hear rich mid-tones and even the highest runs and twangs.