I first bought the 7.1 system for my family room, and it sounds fantastic. But the room isn't ideal for surround speaker placement, has lots of walkways, high ceilings. Then I put an old TV on the wall in the master bedroom, which is a smaller room with good speaker placement, and bought the Elite 7.2 system. I turned it on, right out of the box, and WOW!! With two subwoofers this system envelops the room with sound. I don't hear the surround speakers themselves, the room is just filled with great bass and a really great sound. Nakamichi really produces a fantastic system. Great with music - I don't miss my old analog stereo speakers at all. Can't recommend the system enough. Don't worry about the various product names, just buy the latest that you can afford!