Summary: I gave this stereo a 4 because unlike it's predecessor it doesn't have a cassette player. I would have bought the newer version but it didn't have a 5-disc changer. I had an older version of this model and I wore it out but it lasted me 13 years . My hope is this one will last that long as well. Love this stereo and it has fantastic sound quality.
Summary: its really heavy but gives a nice base sound and i like the surround sound function and the fact you can hook up so many other devices.but i would not really call it a shelf unit, more like a home entertainment unit.
Summary: This is listed as a mini shelf system, and it's indeed large enough that it makes any shelf seem mini! When it arived. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to fit it into my car. I got it home and the packing material was crushed and there was a dent in the side, requiring me to loosen some screws and re-align the case. That was the fault of the shipper, not the manufacturer.
Summary: I like everything about my stereo except the fact that you call it a shelf unit I don't what shelf your putting it on but this thing is hugh and wts. 85lbs. are you kidding, other then that it's great.
Summary: I was really looking forward to getting this system, and I wasn't disappointed when I got it. It is pretty much what I expected. The sound and the functionality are great for its class, and price. Meaning (for those, saying they were disappointed by the sound of this unit), you should not expect it to sound like a harman/kardon stack system. It will not. If you want high end sound, be ready to spend $5,000 - $7,000.
Summary: Easy to set up. The sound is great. More fatures that I prob need. Suits my purposes. Way bigger that I expected & heavy. Too big for the shelf I had planned to use. Only negative is that you can hear the disk player spinning.
Summary: I cranked up the the shelf system and was immediately impressed with the sound quality. That is, after I fiddled with the buttons and controls for a while, somewhat frustrated, until I determined it was time to read the instructions. They were concise and easy to follow in a step-by-step fashion, in English only (Spanish in a separate booklet, thank you) then enjoying the system became much easier.