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Pioneer's NS-7 series was introduced as one of the new wave of lifestyle systems which actually sound quite decent. Amongst a horde of beefy, macho looking mini-systems, the NS-7 shines out as a touch of class. The NS-7T consists of two source units, one containing the CD player, tuner and amp, the other being the tape player. The two units are connected with a ribbon connector, allowing control information to be passed between them. There are no displays on the main units - instead a separate display unit plugs into the amp, and can be situated above, below, or elsewhere, firaly close to its source. The system also comes with a subwoofer, and two tiny speakers, which can be hung on the wall. The system is full of features, with auto-synch recording to tape, all the usual CD features, a credit-card siezed remote control, dolby recording, digital optical out and an auxiliary input which I use for my video. So how is the sound quality? Well, I'm not a serious hi-fi buff, but I like a strong, clear sound, and the NS-7 offers just that. The subwoofer level can be pumped up for watching action movies with lots of explosions, etc, but I find a neutral setting gives the most pleasing sound for music. If this was a system with normal sized speakers, that would be pretty good; but given the miniscule size of the two front speakers on this system, the sound quality is incredible. I look forward to many more happy hours with my Pioneer.