I purchased my Sony MHC-EC909 Audio Shelf System for the garage almost five years ago. I have been very happy with this stereo system. I like that the system doesn't take up a tremendous amount of space. This system would look great in any room. I did find the system a little hard to figure out at first but soon figured it out. The sound quality from this stereo system is exceptionally great. It fills my garage and when I have the door open, I can hear it all over my yard. I like the sound balance control, it lets me set it to whatever sound that I am happy with. Also, I am happy with the remote on this particular system. I don't have to be standing right next to the system to make contact with the remote signal like some other systems that I have owned in the past. I have been using this stereo systems for almost five years now and have had no problems with it. I would recommend the Sony MHC-EC909 Audio Shelf System to everyone.