I bought this unit over 5 months ago...and it's still going strong. I have it as a "built in" under our bar and it's been fine...as long as it has a few inches all around it, it's fine. Looks great from the front -- very high end. Compressor can be heard, but not too loud. Ours sits about 10 feet from our rec room and you can hear it humm...but once TV is on, it's fine. Gets plenty cold. I have it on the "middle" and it gets to about 44 degrees. If I turn it lower yet, it'll ice the beers. I use this setting to keep beer colder on bottom shelf and wine cooler on top shelf. Light inside looks great too. Very nice unit overall...pleased with this purchase.