Summary: This is the compact Stereo of compact Stereo...Amazing sound! It literally shakes the floors and the walls. I can only use about 1/4 of the volume power without the pictures being shaken off the wall. My only disappointment is that it does not play DVDs. My JVC compact Stereo plays both CDs and DVDs from the same drives, so I'm not sure why Sony didn't incorporate this technology in this system.