I purchased this IHT in October 2012, within 10 months I had to ship the bar and the sub to California for repairs. The amp in the sub needed replaced and the entire sound bar was swapped also. On top of both components having issues less than a year after I bought them, I had to pay the $75 FedEx out of pocket. No one I spoke to at Polk seemed to think there was any problem with me having to pay that when their equipment failed so soon. The new sound bar they shipped me just a few months ago is already having similar issues, crackling and distorting at all volumes and especially on the lower notes. Calling or emailing customer service is a joke, I get to explain all this repeatedly and no one seems to think it's strange that this thing has repeated issues. It has a volume limiter and there is no equalizer of any sort, there is nothing I'm doing to abuse this thing. Of course I was offered to pay to ship it BACK to California and pay for the repair. This seems a very logical solution to everyone at Polk. Nevermind that I paid over $400 for this thing just last fall. Polk is supposed to be a quality name in audio yet this thing is fragile at best. Couple that with the fact that they refuse to stand behind their product and you have someone that would lobby for Bose any day of the week. I never had problems with Bose, even the 12 year old Sony stereo in my garage has held up better than this. Bad form Polk, I had to do some digging to get a direct mailing address to your product development executive (Jeffrey Nemec) and your CEO (James Minarik) but people at the main office give up information over the phone very quickly when you tell them that you want to praise the company directly to the man in charge. Matthew Heinecke received a special mention, his name comes up on numerous online reviews for being a jack***, not a good thing for someone in customer service. Thanks for terrible sound, a waste of several hundred dollars, and no solution.