Best Elliptical out there for the Money
By Ocala Blues (Ocala, Fl) on Feb 24, 2009
It comes in a huge box and assembly took about 2 hours. The manual states that two people are needed to put this thing together - I think two people are needed just to lift the thing. Anyhow, I couldn't wait for another person so I put it together alone and it was pretty simple - by the way, I am ... (Read more)
A quick review - brand new elliptical
By kashmirkat (NJ) on Mar 4, 2009
My elliptical arrived today. As stated, the delivery is curbside and not brought into the house, but they did bring it into the garage (thankfully since the snow is melting and the driveway is wet). I cut open the box and cut the side off to get to all the parts - carried all but the main componen... (Read more)
Everything I excepted and more!
By Happy customer! (New York City, New York) on Apr 7, 2009
I spent a lot of time in choosing the right elliptical for me. I studied consumer reports and other review websites and found out that the auidiostrider 990 has been proven to be a reliable machine. After about one hour the machine was up and running perfectly. I purchased the extended warranty bein... (Read more)
By Sunbird (Pheonix, AZ) on Jan 29, 2009
Definitely a 5 star machine. My Husband wanted me to buy a treadmill but now he's glad we bought this. It's beautiful quality and has tons of features. It's very easy to figure out. I love working out to my music and the fan is much nicer than I expected. The pedals are close together which makes it... (Read more)
By Betty (Kalispell, MT) on Jan 29, 2009
I tried quite a few ellipticals before I bought this one and it's the smoothest machine I've used. I usually work out with head phones so I don't use the speakers very often but they sound great. I like to work out while I watch my favorite shows and the nordictrack is so quiet I don't even have to ... (Read more)
Not too shabby
By Fandango Charlie (Fort Collins, CO) on Apr 9, 2009
Very smooth, sturdy. Get an occasional clinking noise (sounds like a loose piece of metal in the frame work). Incline doesn't always go to the level that you want. This is kind of annoying. Sound system is okay, but not as mind blowing as everybody makes it sound. Overall though, I really like ... (Read more)
Is what you see what you get?
By Debra (Gautier, MS) on Feb 12, 2009
I'll be surprised if this review is posted since the place I bought mine from declined to post my review. the assembly of this machine took about a half a day and a reservior of patience. Some screws won't go in and parts like the wong arm may not fit securely or at all. Still, I got the thing pu... (Read more)
GET THE WARRANTY!.... U WILL NEED IT
By FRANKY (CHICAGO, IL) on Feb 13, 2009
IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS OF USE I HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH ONE OF THE ROLLERS BREAKING UP, AND THE CONSOLE SHORTING OUT FOR NO REASON, SO MAYBE THE WORKMANSHIP OF THIS MACHINE IS NOT ALL THAT ITS SUPPOSED TO BE. ITS NICE AND SMOOTH DON'T TAKE ME WRONG MY WIFE LOVES IT, IT GIVES U A GREAT WORKOUT I... (Read more)
great burning machine
By hyperxray (lakeview,NY) on Feb 22, 2009
This elliptical takes some time to put together (about 2 hrs.). The instructions are pretty easy to follow. It has some great weight loss programs, which kick butt in 20 min. The ipod shuffle fits great with nice loud speakers. The fan is positioned a little high for a 5'2" person. The best thing i... (Read more)
this is the one for the "needs to lose 20 lbs"average person!
By don'tlikegyms! (LI, New York) on Mar 21, 2009
Before I buy anything, I do a lot of research. I'm 5'3" and my husband is 6'3". We both went to 3 sports stores, tried about 30 different machines, and both loved this one. It does take about 2-3 hours to put together and if you read the other reviews first, do the screws not too tight and not too l... (Read more)
Disappointing - Not reliable - Expect Problems
By Dissapointed in Oklahoma (Bartlesville, OK) on Mar 21, 2009
Ordered the Auidiostrider 990 in late November 2008. Also ordered ifit cards. The elliptical trainer shipped within 2 days, but the ifit cards did not ship for 3 more weeks. Set it up and used it for 11 times before I had the first problem. The nut that holds the back axle came off. I put it back on... (Read more)
I'm Pleased with My Elliptical Purchase
By Bunny (Liberty Lake, WA) on Mar 21, 2009
I'm glad I bought Audiostrider 990 Elliptical. I was considering purchasing a flimsier ProForm machine. This machine is stable and study. I love the variety of the power ramp. I don't think the manual ramp model would be of much value. My first shipment was totally damaged during transit. Nord... (Read more)
Best NorticTrack elliptical we have owned
By Home Gym (Atlanta, GA) on Mar 28, 2009
So far, this machine has done very well. We haven't had any mechanical problems, it is pretty stable and it delivers a good workout.
LOVE IT but buy the warranty!
By mom of 2 (Long Island, NY) on Mar 29, 2009
Ok, to start...the machine was damaged during shipping. There was a piece on the front/lower area that was broken, as well as the back of the display (the fan area). After finally assembling it, it was very noisy, so in adjusting it we come to find a steel piece inside the wheel area was bent out ... (Read more)
By JP (PA) on Apr 9, 2009
I am very pleased with the AudioStrider 990 Ellipitcal. It was a Christmas present " from me to me." It operates with ease whether you are changing the incline or resistance. Best of all I put it together by myself - so directions for installation were great also.
Fan & Speakers could be better, otherwise Great!
By Scubagirl (Austin, Texas) on Apr 7, 2009
The built in fan is not very powerful,you would be better off with your own fan. I am very disappointed in the poor sound quality of the speakers considering how much money this machine costs. Skip it listen to your own IPOD. I have owned Nordic Track products before, and other than these minor pro... (Read more)
Still trying to formulate an opinion
By Ajay (Leonardtown, MD) on Apr 7, 2009
Overall I am not too disappointed with the purchase, except I had to return the first box because a damaged box was delivered... after assembly the technician had already been here twice and still not being able to correct the clicking noise that comes once every revolution...Hoping that it will be ... (Read more)
By mandajay (croton,ny) on Apr 8, 2009
I looked into a lot of different machine before buying this one. I am so happy with this machine. Its quiet, I love not having to wear headphones while I work out. The speakers are great. It did take a little longer to set up then what it says but even that was worth the time. Great Machine!
Assembled it and had to call in service due to factory defect
By Melodie (Toronto, Canada) on Apr 9, 2009
Luckily was under warranty. But basically the thing broke after an hour of use. Have since requested extended warranty as was told by the person who fixed it that he's seen others with this problem and has fixed other issues. Piece that broke was an assembly defect (Quality Assurance issues at the f... (Read more)
By rk (Herndon,VA) on Apr 9, 2009
We are very happy with this product. The product is very much what we expected from it.There are however some minotr issues of grinding noises, initially from the motor which I fixed by loosening the screw. But still the scratching noise keeps on coming from handles.Overall, we are very much satisfi... (Read more)