My parents bought this about 5 years ago so they could have the radio on in the living room sometimes and also to double as a sort of surround sound by putting it on the auxiliary as our tv's speakers were to say the least, shocking.
From first look the main head unit'ish sort of bit is very fat and quite short but very featuristic with lots of dials and buttons allowing you to change quite a lot of things, the hi-fi has settings for all sorts of environments such as hall, studio, small room etc, quite useful if you're moving it around. The hi-fi also has a 3 disc changer, quite good if you want to listen to a few different things without having to constantly go to the CD player and change it.
Audio quality is great, I am still using the speakers to this day and think they are much better than they are given credit for. Being Aiwa it's not a brand everyone has heard of, nor does everyone think of for quality but these i do think have outperformed themselves. they do not provide the best for when people are singing however the smaller speakers do provide tweeters for this and the bass is just incredible.
Long life? The Hi-fi itself actually decided to give up on life a few months ago however the speakers are still going strong and i have got them wired up to my current system and they're doing a great job, the bass provided is astonishing for such an unknown brand, the only downside to them is the rather large size of them which can be quite space consuming for some.
In conclusion if you want something that is going to last a long time and not necessarily cost you to much then i would definitely recommend Aiwa and this system to others looking for something that meets this criteria.
I bought the AIWA XH-A1000 about six years ago, used. I have had it serviced once, for a minor connection problem. Now, however, the tape deck has stopped playing or ejecting. I am told by a repair shop that the belts are gone. While replacements belts would cost about $12, labour charge would be about $120. I have decided to do without such a costly repair, since the CD player still works. A great machine, but the two small speakers only come active when on FM transmission. Will welcome advice on getting the tape deck fixed far less expensively From Soba, Colchester, Essex England
hay to all you AIWA fans,,,,im not sure if its just me or not but since ive had my AIWA XH-1000 ive had to get the display fixed twice on it and its really starting to get on my nerves because the system itself is a great peace of machinery but every time it gets fixed it goes again approx six months down the line,,,,im just wondering if any other person is having the same trouble with there system,,,,,with the slight set back of the display not working ill still give it these rating
3):power: 10/10-----even though it can be over powering at times,,,
TOTALLY GREAT MACHINE AND A SUPERB BUY,,,,,,,,,,,!
I decided on the Aiwa XHA 1000 hi-fi because I'd had sound systems in the past that distorted when you turned them up a bit.. not good when you're partying or competing with neighbours.. its always good to have the option of a bit of noise, if required. In the shop I turned it up to full volume and it didn't distort, so I was sold. The official documentation says it puts out 1000W RMS.. but I think I'd be deaf by now if that was the case.. I've seen specs on US web sites indicating 800W for the same system but I still think thats excessive. Theres 5 speakers in total with good surround support and options on the system itself. The two front speakers put out big bass on seperate channels in their own compartment at the bottom and back of each speaker. I've only really connected the 2 main speakers so far (the 3 surround ones just haven't been required for music and the phantom surround keeps your options open) and until I hook it up to a DVD or TV/video that won't change. My only complaint is that the bass is sometimes too loud and the extra power would not be used by everyone. If you really only want a clear music system the XHA 1000 would be overkill. The potential for it to be the centrepiece of a high tech dolby digital 5.1 audio visual setup is what kept my eye to the future twinkling as well. The system features a 3 cd changer, a digital tuner and a auto reverse tape deck. The shuttle controls are handy for changing tracks and setup and the display has all the flashing lights you would ever want, perhaps for Karaoke as there are 2 mic inputs provided.. but I'll leave that to the experts. The remote is fully featured. I bought the system for £400 (GBP) and I would have got nothing anywhere near as good without spending a lot more money. It can be configured and connected any which way you'd probably ever want and has kept my music playing loud and clear. I'm very ha
ppy with the purchase.