The unit arrived in perfect shape; Infinity did a good job of boxing this thing for cross country travel. Un boxing presents a challenge; you are warned to be careful about grabing the front or sides, so where does one grab? The bass is wraped in a stitched lint free bag which will double as a cloth to maintain all of my speakers. Over all fit and finish is absolutely impeccable, the cherry veneer is beautiful, and this thing is heavy. This 10 inch weighs a few ounces under 50 pounds which is heavier than most 12 inch units.Set up was easy the wireless works without a problem. Man is thing powerful! At less than half volume I can literally fee the impact of a deep base note hit my leg from 15 feet. The whole house shakes, one third volume is perfect. I should mention that I have Bose 701's as rear speakers with their dual 8 inch subs running via channel 2 LFE I have a lot of quality base. My fronts are Polk RTi-A9's and CSi A-6 center. I replaced a 10 year old Infinity Entra sub that was still going strong, all be it a bit "muddy." This sub is NOT muddy, it is a wonderful addition to my system. I am a grad student in a not to big of a one bedroom duplex (upstairs neighbor is deaf and no I didn't do it). I can't wait to move to let my system breath (me to). I understand these units in cherry are gone but the piano black are still available. I listen to an eclectic variety of music from heavy meatal to symphony orchestra to classic/contemporary opera to Indie. This unit and the system as a whole perform wonderfully, this Infinity blends well with the Polks. The reflective design of the Bose 701 provide great sound as rear surrounds. I attend the theater (of course) and I can most definetly say this system is better than being there. I am also well versed in psychoacoustic theory (did I mention I was a psychology/neuro-science undergrad); this system is accurately reproducing the music. The Infinity Classia was well worth the 250.00 I paid for it and then some (quite a bit more). You simply can't go wrong.