"It is what it is"4.0 starson by Rod Roddy
Pros: All in one audio device
Cons: Virtual surround could have been improved
Summary: I live in a medium size apartment in S.F. I don't have the room, or the budget to have a true 5.1 surround sound mega system. Besides with a 10pm disturbance curfew in the city, I was hard pressed to get a good sounding system without getting the neighbors pissed. That’s where the ZVOX 325 comes in. After a weeks worth of research, I settled on the zvox for its value and performance record. I considered the Soundmatters MainstageHD device, but its way more expensive, and has a sub woofer to boot.
Like I said, in a medium size apartment, space is at a premium. Overall I'm very, very impressed with the sound that comes out of this thing. It's absolutely ridiculous...in a good way. This system is not for everyone though; those of you who love your surround sound louder than hell and true, should look elsewhere. I especially like the fact that my living room is not littered with wires going to and from speakers and amps. Front panel controls and remote are a big plus, and the one page instruction manual (if you can call it that) is a novice dream come true.
All in all I really like this product, although I would have liked the faux-soundstage to have been a bit more dramatic--but I'm not complaining. Last but not least, at $349.99 it's a deal and will definitely add some "bump" to your puny built-in TV speakers.