First of all what can I say! I'm not one to writer reewvis but this product is So good I feel compelled to share it others! Anyway, it arrived yesterday, the packaging is second to none, very well protected. The unit itself, pictures do not do it any justice. It's a perfect combination of both the old and new school music systems. Being a DJ, for a while I've been looking for a system that allows near reproduction of analogue (vinyl) sound but at the same time doesn't occupy half the wall and floor space! I listen to a lot of reggae music and have spent (wasted!?) money buying portable systems but none could quiet match the sound quality I was after. I recently settled for a Bose sound wave system, but despite the price tag and reewvis, the sound reproduction is unsatisfactory for the type of music I listen to. When I saw the ad on a tube to work, I thought, at last, could it be? All my prayers have been answered! A device that produces digital sound via a traditional analogue route! When I got home, read the internet reewvis etc and without haste placed my order! Soundwise does it live up to expectations? Hell, yes!!!! With seperate bass and treble (rather than hi/lo )controls on the remote the sound is rich, punchy and distortion free. Speakers are very well designed, compact and robust! Using the fully functional remote control, I was able to scroll through the music menus, albums, playlists etc on my iPhone which is a big plus! Surprisingly the unit comes supplied with proper banana plug speaker cables! No more cutting and stripping bare wires! Other plus points, you can add seperates (CD player, turntable, casette deck..for those who still have them!)to the system with the supplied phono cables! what more can one ask for!?! Also, it has the traditional old style volume adjustment knobs on the fascia! But what really sets it off is the coloured VU meter on the valve that flickers in time with the music. Its so mesmirising! My mates all sat there staring and marvelling at the unit. One of them is already seriously thinking of purchasing one! In summary, if you're a minimalist and a TRUE audiophile, this is (currently) the best sub-a3300 unit you can purchase for your iPhone/iPod. Forget all those other cheaper, gimicky docking sound systems. Save your money and buy this..you won't regret it. It looks as gorgeous as it sounds and is worth every penny.