I bought this soundbar from Richersounds in Bath in November 2012 having gone there to purchase the Panasonic SC-HTB20(£179.99). First impressions of the Panasonic was that it looked and felt cheap and the soundbar speakers small and thin. I wasn't able to listen first hand so can't comment on the most important aspect of this soundbar, the sound, so decided to listen to 2 other soundbars that were available to be auditioned in the shop. First I listened to the Yamaha YAS101 (£139.99) and wasn't really impressed. The sound was pretty flat and despite it's size (no separate sub) bass was lacking and the overall sound with both music and spoken word seemed rather flat. After about 30 mins of listening to the Yamaha I asked for a demo of the Roth Sub-Zero and was pleasantly surprised at how good it sounded despite the soundbar only outputting 32 watts. Like the Yamaha, the Roth is quite a substantial size but not having a separate sub certainly didn't prevent decent levels of bass and a surprisingly decent sound. My only reservation was the size and if it would fit on my TV stand but those nice perople at Richer said I could take it home for a trial and if it didn't fit could get a full refend. So, once home and connected to my Panasonic LED via optical cable, I put it through it's paces with a recording of Electric Proms (Burt bacharach and guests) and was really pleased with the sound, much better than I thought possible but the 8 small speakers, with angled speakers at either end, certainly give a feeling of depth and easily filled a largish room without distoting the sound. This soundbar does not go very loud but for most normal listening I think this will be good enough for most. At £139.99 I am very pleased and even recommended them to my father as a way to improve his TV listening. The only disappointing think to report is that both Tesco and Superfi are now offering the Roth for £99.99 and my dad has now bought one at this price. Grrrr !