My husband has a little stero in his office downstairs and I wanted something for the bedroom when I get the very little time to myself and wanted to go look at some stereos. Not to mention I hadn't had my own stereo I didn't have to share in a long time so I wanted something that wasn't too expensive and something that could play CDs, the radio, and hopefully my iPod. I went to my local electronics store and told the customer service everything I was looking for, I definitely didn't want something that was going to blow the walls off my bedroom. I found the insignia ns-a 3112 and it was perfect for me. Not only did it have everything I wanted, but it even charges your iPod while it's on the dock. It fits perfect on my shelf and the sound is excellent. It's easy to set up and easy to use. It's powerful, but not huge. I think it's a really great sound system and I am very satisfied. I would definitely recommend.