The sound is superb and powerful (100w per channel) with a nice volume knob which I like because it is a very gradual one.
On the negative side, it has several inputs for the various parts of a high-fi to be plugged in at the rear and the way to change from CD player to Cassette player or Radio, etc. is by turning a small knob in the front and each function will show on the display screen, whereas the old sliding or push button was quicker to place when wanting instantly one or other function on.
There are some things it should have had this day and age: DAB tuner, somewhere to plug an mp3 player in the front and, if you also have a Sony CD player like I do, why doesn't the remote change the tracks on the CD player - then I wouldn't have to have two remotes!
It has outputs for two sets of speakers and you can have one or the other pair playing or both at the same time.
It is a big, powerful machine and probably suitable for someone with a large area to play music in or to plug in their home cinema surround sound system.