Recently installed this system in my basement to replace a couple wall-mount standard speakers that I couldn't hear in the workshop (layout of basement). The 6 speakers sure changed that! I am running the incoming sound through a 9-band EQ to tailor the sound a bit better, but for all that this system does sound pretty decent. You do need to provide your own wire (make sure it is rated in-wall and 300V). I also like the BlueTooth feature, in case I want to just BT my phone and play that audio instead of the main audio system. As for levels, given 6 speakers in my space, the amp is idling. Overall, awesome!