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WOW! This is sooooo loud
on October 25, 2013
Long ago I sold my Yamaha stereo system and have always regretted it. When I saw this offered on Vine, I grabbed it, thinking it was just a stereo. Boy, was I wrong. I have posted some pictures above to show the relative size of this unit. The box that arrived at my home said it weighed 67kg (147lbs) and was to be lifted by at least 2 people. The unit came packaged well with much Styrofoam and very thick cardboard.
The connections were relatively simple. The speakers each had 3 sets of wires with special connectors on the ends which are color coded for easy assembly. The wires themselves are not that long around 7 feet. On the speaker end they are directly wired into the speaker with no connectors. If you wanted to extend the distance to the amplifier, with the special connectors, I'd guess you would have to jury rig it. The only other connections on the rear of the power unit are for a dual FM/AM supplied antenna and two sets of L & R audio inputs for TV/DVD/SAT and the other for gaming equipment.
Once setup, we powered up, put a music CD in the player (part of the head unit) and it came to life, both lights and sound. The supplied remote controls all the functions which are duplicated on the front panel of the amp. We cranked it up about 60% and couldn't stay in the room! I could easily see this unit used by a DJ in a wedding or party. The sound was incredibly clear with definitely a strong bass. The lights can be turned off or there are several modes and colors offered. A little much for my home, but would be fun at a dance party.
I tried a USB drive but that wasn't compatible, so I will have to work on that. Next, I then tried Bluetooth with my Kindle Fire HD. There is a Bluetooth button on the unit, which is used to sync with your Bluetooth on your phone, tablet, etc. Worked perfectly and I played directly from my Fire memory and from my Amazon Cloud.
Nice. Sound was as good as from the CD. I will try and hook up my 5.1 unit to this and see what happens.
I realize this is an expensive unit, but it's a Sony and Sony is always more expensive, but the quality is usually worth it. You can buy a home stereo unit or entertainment center for much less, so unless you live in the desert, where your neighbors are a mile away, this unit for the home may be overkill. For a VFW hall, wedding with DJ or any dance venue this Sony unit would be unbelievable. This could easily fill a very large room with sound.