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Sony - V21 High-Power Audio System with Bluetooth - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Bluetooth Speaker and More

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    Tbeetles
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    If you are looking for a big sound , flexible, yet still portable bluetooth speaker, this speaker really hits the mark. Sound Quality - The speaker produces a great depth of sound - along with solid bass - something that many other speakers fail to do. At maximum volume you can easily fill a room with music that is full of people buzzing and talking. The sound produced is clear and crisp with no distortion even at the highest volume levels. Besides just music, we used this speaker to play an outdoor movie paired with a portable video projector, and even in that setting the sound was impressive. Portability - Despite the size of the unit, it is surprisingly light, while still feeling solidly built, and is comfortable with the side handles to move. Moving this speaker from room to room, or to the back of the truck to take to a party, was not an issue whatsoever . The power cable though is rather short, so you are probably going to want an extension cord handy if you are taking it somewhere that it will not be positioned next to an outlet. Features - The flexibility of this unit is fantastic. It connects to your phone or other bluetooth streaming device through simple pairing. It also can play CD’s, comes with an FM antenna for local radio broadcasts, can take a USB drive that can be navigated right from the speaker, as well as has audio line in if you want to hardwire it to something like a TV that does not work with Bluetooth - it is built for pretty much any audio scenario you may run into. App - There are two apps that can be used with this speaker - the first is for playing music, and controlling the speaker itself, changing songs, and volume levels, or browsing through a CD, the app is very simple to use and requires very little explanation - the second app is the DJ app. It is more of a novelty than anything, but you can produce DJ like sounds, record scratching , add your own beats and sound effects over top of the music. It is pretty neat, and I can see where some will find that a lot of fun to play with at a party, should you want to channel your inner Deadmau5. Extras - It also has 2 inputs that you can use for Microphones should you want to Karaoke - we had some streaming youtube karaoke playing through the speaker with a microphone plugged into the input and it sounded great, and was a lot of fun. The one microphone port can also be used as a guitar input, which sounded far better than I would have expected. It is not going to replace your amp at home, but it does produce a great sound as well, and I am sure would liven up a party if someone had a guitar they wanted to play. This speaker really does what it does well, and is a ton of fun. It is simple to use, is easily taken from place to place, can be used with multiple sound mediums like bluetooth or CD, and has some bells and whistles like the karaoke that make this speaker hard to pass up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Local Establishments Need Apply

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    Trobadour
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    ---SETUP--- The setup of this Sony speaker is extremely simple. It really depends on what you want to connect it to. Bluetooth is as simple as finding the signal on your phone. Auxiliary cable, guitar cable, mic cable, or CD are all plug and play. You can even connect it to your TV with RCA cables (red and white) but not with an HDMI. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this speaker is the loudness and the many things that you can connect to it. From CDs, to mics and guitars, you can connect just about anything and sound will be produced. You can even chain it to other speakers to have them play with more loudness wirelessly. This is a great feature to limit the # of cables that will go connected to each other. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this speaker is astoundingly loud but clear. I kept raising the volume and was afraid my neighbors were going to call and complain about how loud it was. Using a bluetooth connected phone, Youtube videos and Apple Music would play perfectly and never experienced any connectivity issues. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product exceeds my expectations. All features are easy to understand and quickly accessible. I connected my guitar and one mic, remembering my college days for when I used to play covers in bars for money. Back then, I would lug around a huge system, but I can see how this would have made life much easier. I married a singer (choir director) so she tested the mic. She loved it and said it was perfect for performance with a small crowd. No complaints on the guitar from me, as all notes were clearly audible. I like that my bluetooth device stayed connected and could produce a sound at the same time that my guitar was producing a sound. This allowed me to study a new song from my phone while listening to it and playing alongside it. ---VALUE--- The price for the speaker in terms of value should be considered an investment. Based on your needs, it will depend on whether it’s worth it for you or not. ---APPROVAL--- I highly recommend this product for small businesses that want to have a karaoke/open mic night in their establishment or for people who want to perform at local venues but only have to worry about 1 speaker setup. It’s also great for parties, as there’s a party mode included (flashing lights and app controlled DJ sound effects).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Speaker changed how we listen to music in our home

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    bridaw
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    Our family loves this speaker. It has changed how we listen to music in our home. Now we have a dedicated speaker instead of using the TV surround system (first world problems). Three of our devices can be connected simultaneously making it easy to share. The Bluetooth standby mode automatically wakes the speaker when you connect. It has CD and USB playback, but it also supports ripping or recording CDs to the USB drive. It can do this while listing to the CD (slower) or without listening (much faster). FM Tuner built in, it won’t get much use here. This speaker sounds great. Plenty of bass. We leave the Mega Bass off (small corner condo with shared walls on two sides) and it still has plenty of bottom end. The different Sound Field modes help us further customize the sound. I prefer Fiesta since it produces a great wall of sound but sometimes that is too much bass. Energetic and Excited are two other favorites. You can create a custom EQ if the presets don’t suite your taste. The Sleep Timer function deserves a special shout-out. I’m slowly switching from Play Music to Spotify and I can’t believe the Android Spotify app doesn’t have a sleep timer. It is buried in the Play Music app but at least it is there. Now the speaker goes to sleep, and Spotify stops playing. The speaker light on the Sony MHC-V21 is disappointing (compared to our SRS-XB501G) so we leave it off. That minor gripe is really the only negative thing I have to say about this speaker. Pros: • Great sound! The different sound field modes let you further customize the sound. • Mega Bass is great, but we leave it off. Small condo sharing walls with neighbors. • One touch NFC feature really is convenient if you use Android. • Three Bluetooth devices can be connected simultaneously. • Bluetooth standby mode automatically wakes the speaker when your Bluetooth device connects. • Sleep Timer. Spotify on Android doesn’t have a sleep timer, so this is a great feature. • Rips CDs and transfers the files to the USB drive either while listening (slow) or not (fast) • CD and USB playback • Karaoke and Guitar modes • FM Tuner Cons: • Speaker light is disappointing. Seems to flash randomly, never really with the music except by chance. On or Off, no fading/dimming, no modes to choose from.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this awesome speaker

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    MacUser
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    I must say that the sound quality on this speaker is just awesome. I'm in love with this. It sounds really great with no break ups what so ever. It is huge and is not portable. I would recommend setting it up on the floor only as this is a gigantic speaker. Set up was relatively simple. It has Bluetooth connectivity and as bonus, CD and USB as well. Providing USB connections is a market standard now but having the option of CD is a huge bonus for someone like me who has a lot of CDs in this age of digital music. In addition to these perks, you are also getting karaoke option, radio (FM) & guitar amp. There are two ports for mics. It also comes with a remote. So it has a bit of everything. And not to forget, you get the amazing party lights which my 3 years old son loves. He jumps in joy when he sees the beautiful lights flashing. The lights don't necessarily match the music that is being played. I think it's just random but they do add a lot of jazz to the music. Loads of features to play with. This speaker can be chained together to already existing ones at your home to increase the soundness, which is great. We live in a 1200 sq. ft apartment and the sound is so high even at 70%. The sound quality, without a doubt is amazing. One complaint that I have regarding this speaker is about the LED display which is on the top side of the speakers. So you can't see what option is selected unless you are standing close to the speaker and looking directly from top. Not a big issue but just something to be aware of while exploring your options to buy speakers. Overall, I'm really impressed with this speaker. I agree that there's a room for improvement but for the price, it's a decent speaker. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful, versatile and awesome!

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    GH06903
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    This is much larger than I expected! Having said that, this thing sounds incredible! It has a built-in CD player, FM radio, USB port, microphone port, guitar port and Bluetooth. The sound is deep and rich and with the mega bass on it has power to make the walls vibrate! The speaker light is synced to the music which is a cool party feature, or you can shut off the light if you just want to play some music to fill the room. It comes with a remote control which gives you complete control over the speaker. The only issue I have is that the display is on top of the unit so unless you are standing over the speaker, you can’t see what you currently have selected. A minor issue, but still something I think should be fixed in the next version of this product. I hooked up my guitar to the guitar port. As an amplifier it has plenty of power and a couple of effects settings. The cool thing is you can accompany the music being played from any of the other sources. I tried it with a CD, USB flash drive, the FM radio and through Bluetooth with my phone. A microphone can be plugged in at the same time, so it is possible to play and sing along with the music from whatever source. You can also plug in a keyboard through the guitar port and it will work the same way. I didn’t have a mic, so I couldn’t test that, but I ordered one and it’s on the way. This is a very versatile speaker. You can chain them together if you want to fill a large space with sound or you can use one as a home stereo. I put mine in my living room and it fills the whole space with sound. If you’re a musician, you can use it as a guitar/keyboard amplifier and PA system at the same time. This would be perfect for coffee shop musicians. I highly recomment this speaker!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice karaoke machine

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    Ace254687
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    The Sony MHC-v21 makes for a decent karaoke machine, but that’s pretty much it. Standing at about 2 1/2 feet tall, this unit is a little too big to fit on a bookshelf. It’s also pretty wide too, so I would recommend setting it up on the floor (unless you have the space). The build quality is kind of lacking, it seems to be very hollow inside with a bunch of unused space. The speaker is made of pretty cheap plastic, with standard buttons, nothing fancy here. The woofer has a projected blue-ish light, which adds for some cool effect. The speaker has only one output (RCA cable) and no input, it does however have an antenna which is included in the box. It also has 2 microphone inputs on the top of the unit. The Sony speaker has a couple of nice features which include; built in CD player, bluetooth connectivity, and app support for Fiestable and Sony Music Center. Some of the units best features involve, djaying and karaoking. I played with the Fiestable app for a little bit, and for a free app, there are a lot of cool features. For example, slowing and speeding up of the vocals of a track, scratching, and some sound effects. The Sony music app lets you select your library of music to stream to the unit. The sound of the Sony MHCV21, is actually pretty powerful. It has 2 tweeters on the top of the unit, and a big driver in the center towards the bottom. The sound is pretty clear, and packs some heavy bass. So overall, if you’re looking for a nice karaoke machine with some added features and good sound, this unit is for you. If you’re looking for a home audio system, there are better options out there, especially considering the amount of space it takes up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Audio Speaker - Quality Sound

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    Nabob
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    I needed a solution for my lower level man cave which offered quality sound and a way to plug in my guitar without having separate speakers for both needs. Although I knew the dimensions of the speaker before it arrived, I was surprised to see how large and heavy the device was. This isn't going to be knocked over by the cat jumping up on the shelf. Connecting the speaker to my iPhone and iPad was extremely fast and I was streaming music through the speaker right away. After pumping up the volume I realized how much power this speaker has. It has good quality sound at most ranges which is surprising for the price but I was hoping for a crisper sound in the high range of sound. This speaker offers connectivity via all the most popular formats. When I plugged my guitars into the speaker (both electric and acoustic electric) the quality was also good. It misses some of edge of a traditional guitar amp, but I'm ok with that as I can use one device for both needs. The look of the speaker is modern and my kids especially liked the LED lights when we turned the ambient light in the room down. The speaker glowed. We plugged a mic into the speaker and my daughter gave it a try. I'm sure the family will be wanting a karaoke night soon. All in all, this is a quality sound system with a lot of versatility for a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Day Boom Box

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    Olive
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    This is a good, surprisingly powerful audio system. It fills the entire room with sound and supports several types of media formats, including CDs, USBs, and Bluetooth, all of which can be set up in a snap. The sound of the speaker is amazingly loud and clear, and its powerful bass manages to fill the room without distorting the sound (it also features a “Mega Bass” function, which can be enabled or disabled at the press of a button). I tried listening to several songs from every genre I could think of, and with the minor adjustments the speaker allows, they all sounded fantastic. My only complaint is that the construction of the speaker, although lightweight, is rather inconvenient. It’s too large to set on a table, but also somewhat small to give a dedicated space on the floor, making it a bit awkward and cumbersome. It feels like there is a lot of unused space inside the speaker, which makes me wish for a slightly more compact build. But this is ultimately a minor gripe. The sound quality of the speaker more than makes up for it, and the karaoke functions are quite good too, allowing users to plug in a mic or any electronic instrument of their choice (as long as it has a 6.3mm audio jack to plug into the machine). Overall, it’s an incredible sound system for the price and does not disappoint! Highly Recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The do anything speaker!

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    Duluthian
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    Pretty impressed with this speaker/CD player/karaoke/amp. It really does do a bit of everything. For those of us old enough to remember when boom boxes were a big deal, I kind of see this as a modern version of that. It can be a home stereo, radio (FM only), a karaoke machine, a guitar amp, a PA system, NFC/Bluetooth speaker, you name it. If you need big, booming sound this is the device for you. The speaker is actually pretty big. about 2 feet high or so. Not overly heavy, but it has a bit of heft to it. A remote is included. The USB port is a nice addition (not everyone likes to connect with Bluetooth). The blue light is pretty nice and it is controllable. CD player works great (for those of us who still have them ;-) ). They really have thought of everyone when it comes to connections. Build quality is in line with the price. I don't think anyone will have an issue with it. In fact, if it were built tougher it would just be a lot heavier. Sound is typical Sony excellent! Very, very loud when you need it to be with no distortion. This really is the only thing most users will probably ever need for a stereo. For the price, you really can't go wrong with this!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A complete home DJ party center.

    Posted
    TheTruthRealDeal
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    The Sony –V71 High-Power Audio System with Bluetooth - Black is a complete party system for the home. First, I installed the Sony Music Center and Fiestable apps on my android device. There are many musical functions that I used to create enjoyment for myself. The Sony - High-Power Audio System with Bluetooth - Black has a FM tuner, CD player, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Audio Input, Microphone and Guitar jacks. I can use the speaker light, voice changer, mega bass, Mic echo and DJ mode to enhance my home musical experience. I can connect the Sony – V71 High-Power Audio System with Bluetooth - Black with multiple Bluetooth sources and with a party chain. The DJ Effects along with the Karaoke option provide the potential to have a great party. The Sony – V71 High-Power Audio System with Bluetooth - Black is the perfect home entertainment device to through a great party.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for karaoke and party

    Posted
    Omar
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    I was expecting less when we bought this speaker, sound quality is great with decent bass that does not distortion. we bought this speaker to make karaoke nights, it has 3 level echo modes, note level changer and a big plus it also has voice changer that make your voice sound like a mouse, robot, radio and a few more, its really fun and does not sound cheap. bluetooth is great so far, we havent had any problems and it also has a tablet/phone stand. overall the speaker from sony is great you will not be disappointed at all its very loud. it also have rca aux in the back and wireless connectivity to other sony speakers, has a flashing blue light near the speaker that goes along the music.I got this speaker on sale you cant go wrong even if you pay full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker system with a lot of functionality

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    CDF3
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    This is a great all around speaker system. There are multiple ways to connect your equipment. You can connect via Bluetooth, NFC, RCA Audio, Mic & Line, USB, FM Radio, and CD Player. The FM Radio only worked when I plugged the antenna in. You can also change quite a few of the settings by downloading the Sony Music Center app. I was able to quickly connect my Android phone using NFC, but it had issues repairing. I deleted the NFC connection and repaired it with Bluetooth, and haven’t had an issue since. The DJ effects, and voice change effects are pretty cool. The sound quality of the speakers are quite loud. The bass sounds good, but it’s missing clear highs and minds from the smaller speaker. The highs and mids aren’t as clear as I’d like. Overall it’s a good speaker system with tons of flexibility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile with good sound

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    tken106
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    I think of the Sony Home Audio system as the modern day boom box without battery power. This speaker system produces good sound quality while allowing any form of source your heart desires. First the source selection is great. It accepts inputs from CD, USB, Direct tuner, Bluetooth as well as a microphone and guitar input. It also provides lighting effects for social gatherings. In short it is just plain fun to play with. My grandkids love singing along to their favorite tunes and my son-in-law can play his guitar for a room full of people. Pros, good sound quality Great range of source selection Attractive footprint Lighting effects when wanted Cons, good sound but not great. I recommend this for a good multipurpose sound system.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super fun speaker for events/parties

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    RonK
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    This speaker is PERFECT for events and parties. I have my own bluetooth speakers I use for the house but this thing will definitely get loud and mimic other speakers that cost way more It also is perfect because it has a MIC slot and I plugged in a wireless mouse and it works great Best features: THE EFFECTS (jamaican rap horn) and the voice changers on the mic. Also, I can use a USB drive with music on it and I plugged in a 32gb with 16gb and the speaker will play it all. Definitely recommend this for the price

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Versatile Boom Box, CD, Blutooth, Karaoke

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    KM77
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    Been using it for a few days now. Surprisingly very good range speakers. Sound is very clear and plenty loud. Bought primarily to use as karaoke system. I recommend spending the money on quality mics for karaoke. Speaker works great for karaoke, you can control microphone volume when karaoking. I tested the bluetooth with iphone, apple TV, bluetooth enabled laptop, very satisfied with the connection and sound quality. Would recommend to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to set up karaoke at home.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony forever

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    claggtastic
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    I had no idea what to think unboxing this but it is amazing. The first thing that suggest you do is hook it up to the TV and the next thing it suggest you do is paired with a Bluetooth device. There's recommendations for apps in the instructions there's also mic ports for karaoke. This thing is truly amazing and it even has CD playback capability. I guess all it's really missing as a vinyl player but with the auxiliary in you can fix that too. I think I'm going to go buy another one just for the sake of it.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome sound quality and features

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    bhc067
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    This Sony speaker is really a great product. It produces awesome quality sound and has a number of features that you'd typically need to purchase multiple products for (ie, a CD player and the guitar hookup). It is a pretty big setup, which does make it a bit cumbersome to move, but the output is worth it. The only reason for a 4 and not a 5 from me is the fact that it doesn't have a wireless option. Having even maybe a large rechargeable battery would have been awesome for things away from the house.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice compact system

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    John
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    Bought it to use at parties. The ones we have taken it to everybody loved it. Was looking for a portable system for my 12 year old daughter. She loves to sing and dance. Most of the systems we saw were only blue tooth speakers. Kind of felt limited didn't want to use up all my data playing music. This has a radio, CD player and input jack's for a microphone and a guitar. Only downside is you need to plug it in not battery operated. They do sell battery operated unit but the cost is double.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME for Daughter

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    LJLJ
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    I purchased this for Christmas gift for my 9 year old daughter. Nice thump remote is a plus. What i like about it is it still has an AM/FM tuner which is perfect for my daughter as she and most young girls still enjoy listening to the radio. It's hard to find speakers now with a tuner most are all bluetooth and auxiliary only. This unit has it all AM/FM CD player bluetooth auxiliary remote and quality sound at an affordable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can you feel the beat?

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    Robb
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    Music is a huge part of my life and I love the choices you have with this. Adjust the bass and treble. I use it mainly with Bluetooth, quick and easy set-up. Has CD player!! (showing my age) Sound is loud enough for me, but I have seen several of my friends go over and try to turn it up louder - and I'm like...it's all the way up.

    I would recommend this to a friend