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Fantastic Compact Component

I have been using an Sonata AR30 along with the matching CD30 for a few months now as my main system. I had to buy them second hand as they have long been discontinued. I was using them with some higher end tower speakers and they sounded really good. I then found a new pair of the Cambridge Audio S30 speakers that were made for these units. The reviews were great on the S30 speakers but I was not prepared for how amazing they sound with the AR30. I am using this system for both music and video hooked up to my television. It works great for both even without a subwoofer. One nice feature of the AR30 is that you can adjust the input gain for the AUX and MP3 inputs up to 18db which really helps out for the hookup to my television. This is a fantastic receiver as I am partial to smaller compact systems. I especially love the silver finish. I love this receiver so much I am buying a new one at this closeout price to have one as a backup. Nothing can touch it at this price for its versatility and sound and finish. Grab one while you can. And find yourself a set of S30 speakers. Given my experience you will not be sorry.

- Alan B, NV
Perfect for the purpose

Like lots of you I have a $20k system. I got this to play background for a separate room. Its great! OK, its not a $20K component, but I use it only for iPod and satellite radio. Its small, sounds good, works great. I gotta recommend it if youre looking for a compact workhorse and you dont need gobs of power. The iPod works great. Sirius setup is slick. Ive never had a Cambridge component before, but I agree that the quality is v. good for the $$. Im havin lots of fun with it and that is what counts.

- Gary M, TN