At a time when the market was flooded with big portable stereos in rounded shapes, here was an invitation to enjoy an appealingly compact, square model perfect for a desk. The designers set their sights on discerning users for this upscale model, nicknamed "PRESH," and it proved a market leader. Functions are kept minimal, but the unit is designed for maximum convenience and fidelity. The centered, backlit LCD screen is easy to read. Less commonly used buttons are out of the way inside the panel for a sleek, uncluttered appearance in front.