I bought my NS-5T about a year ago for three main reasons: 1. I knew Pioneer systems were good quality 2. It has stunning good looks which fit in well with my modern home decor 3. The price was astonishing! I have certainly not been disappointed. It's compact, but with a big, clear sound. All the features work intuitively and the sleek remote control is easy to get to grips with. Creating tapes from CDs is particularly well catered for, with auto record start and a simple programming method. I would certainly recommend this to anyone whose budget didn't stretch to a higher spec Pioneer system. The only downside as far as a system goes is that the CD and the cassette are separates, so you have a bit more cabling than you'd really want.