Due to a recent drive to downsize I decided to get rid of my large and clunky stereo but was concerned as to how to replace its sound using my i-pod or laptop. I eventually decided on this system and am well impressed! My main points are:
It arrived after 2 days using super saver delivery.
It looks sleek and shiny and best of all small and tidy; the sub-woofer is approx. 17x27x29cm, the satellite speakers are compact (approx. 12x8cm on their stands) and sit unobtrusively on my sideboard.
The controller is larger than I expected, it stands about 18x8cm but has separate controls for volume, bass, rear and centre speakers. I have it sitting on the floor next to the sub.
The cables for the speakers are sufficient in length.
The sound quality is really good for such a small system, it probably isn't quite as good as my stereo but it honestly isn't far behind it. Using my i-pod as the source it produces a very clear and crisp sound and quite easily fills my average sized living room. The bass is good and powerful also and unlike some of the other products I read reviews for you can adjust it so that it isn't too much of it.
I haven't yet tried it in 5.1 for watching films so I can't comment on that.
Overall, if, like me, you are looking to downsize old equipment whilst retaining good musical reproduction, and if your'e not a complete stereo geek looking for perfect hi-fidelity sound, then for £60 you can't go far wrong with this system.