I bought my Pioneer system about 6 months ago. I previously had a Technics stack system, big, black, and ugly. Sounded great but didn't fit anywhere. So I went looking for a smaller, sleeker, sexier alternative. And boy did I find it! I had recently purchased a personal MiniDisc player, so that was the first requirement. The second was for it to be unobtrusive and stylish. The third was for music quality. It may seem a strange choice, but after the Technics system (and countless demos listening for the nuances of a particular system) I soon realised that my music tastes didn't currently warrant an aficionados system. Feature wise, the Pioneer has everything you will need for day-to-day use of a system. It has an excellent speaker system, which while it looks a bit flimsy can really crank things up. The best feature is without a doubt the floating control display. Attached by a 1m connection to the main unit - all you need to see is the control display. The system has digital and phono inputs, as well as digital out. It is very easy to setup and very easy to record on. Radio quality is superb, and the whole system works well. The credit card remote control looks and feels good, and allows access to most major features. Minuses? The length of the cable for the control display could be longer, and it would have been nice to be able to title MiniDiscs from the remote. The current system is a bit awkward. Overall - if you are looking for a mid-priced, good looking system, this is the one. It has been superceded recently, but I prefer the square lines of this system, and the newer system loses the floating control display.