Aiwa XR-M99 Mini Systems

3.29/5 (7 Reviews) MSRP : $500.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shin Lee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I have a audio system sever thousands of dollars in my office. I use this the XR-M99 in the living room. I like the blue light and the 3 piece design. The sound is great as long as your not expecting a sub-woofer type of sound. It was a gift from my mother. I read that someone has had trouble with this units quality. I am not sure where the units made but I understand that more and more stuff are no longer made in Japan. I try to avoid Mexican and European electronics from many personal nightmare experiences. Maybe this unit is made in Finland like my phone. =)

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   Family



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Bruthee Wellallbee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I'll never buy another Aiwa product.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   circuit city



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cody a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I was not looking for anything terrbily impressive, just something that I could use in my apartment. I have had it for close to a year now and I love it. I purchased Aiwa's Powered Subwoofer that can attach to the system along with the Tape Deck (additional component). The speakers are not the best in the world and unless the volume is turned up a bit start dropping the highs and lows pretty badly, but for the size they produce quality sound. The Q-Surround feature often makes the music sound worse rather than better, but that is easily turned off. All in all it is a great system for a small apartment and a person who is not too concerned that their music sound "perfect".

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   HiFi Buys



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike McCormack a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2000

Bottom Line:   
The product I was looking for was a mini system for
a one bedroom apartment. Not one that was extreme
looking with a million displays and lights. The
Aiwa XR-M99 was generally simple to operate and
sounds pretty good for it's size. When I had guests
over for a party they did'nt have to spend 5 minutes
trying to figure out how to use the system.
It was fusterating trying to tune the equalizer,
due to the fact pre-set settings lacked
flexability and q-surrond was not impressive.
My best results with this product were to
turn off the Q-surrond and pick "pop" style
presetting while setting "bbe" and "t-bas" to
the middle and just let the volume bring the
cd quality sound out.
I would purchace this product again knowing
what I know now about it, the Aiwa XR-M99 would
make a great gift for a student ( that you still
have living with you ) or a casual listener that
wasent over conserned about sound quality.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Circut City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by John Clark a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I am adding to my previous review.
I would like to first respond the other reviewer who purchased this system for his girl-friend. First, you CAN surf radio channels via remote-so his review is inaccurate that way. He claims the sound is horrible. I challange anyone to find a mini system with two 4 inch mids and a very accurate soft dome tweeter in EACH speaker. They also have bass reflex/are ported. Most systems in this mini/exec category have ONE 4 inch and some weak tweeter coupled with some over-powering bass BS, or they're just 'tinny' sounding speakers that are just to damn small; regaurdless of being a "mini" system or not. This system mixes small components with good sized speakers which have excellent dynamic range. The speakers are also constructed very well-they are "heavy"- they have good resonance. Like I said in the previous review, if this had a MD or tape it would have gotten 5 stars. Check out the pro review of this via etown.com or yahoo in shopping/electronics/minisystems.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   CC




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