My Sony portable radio/cassette/CD player had been with me for almost four years. I bought it in 2004, as my birthday gift to myself; and yes, that was April. Since then, I used it as my home's audio system where I can add-on speakers for that more booming sound than the already booming one it is made with. The cd player-cassette-radio is very efficient in power consumption and can also be used with an applied current, which makes it more useful during inclement weather conditions or when there is current problems in our place. It is a small bulk with the top as CD lounge, the front in between the speakers are the control panel as well as the cassette decks. It can play, playback, and record in its handy appearance. Very durable in its four years of daily function. very useful during inclement weathers and is still very good looking til now.