Summary: This Amp/Tuner is a 2006 model with old school features like tape 2 monitor , so you can hook up an equalizer , a phono so you can use an Lp turntable and many other old school characteristics . If you are looking to listen to vinyl and hear music in its best and purest recorded form , well I suggest this amp or another Onkyo with these features , and maybe a few more watts just for fun. BUY ,HOOK UP AND JAM !
Summary: The BEST small wattage reciever this side of $1,000. I use it everyday in my office at home. I have a second pair of speakers in my bedroom and I use the sleep timer every night to listen to spiritual material as I doze off.
Summary: I actually bought two of the Onkyo TX-8222 Receivers. One is used in the large group room for the children's program at church where it is connected to two in-ceiling speakers. It works well for what it is used for. The one I bought for home sounds good except that it just doesn't have the bass level that I would like. Perhaps my speakers are to blame.
Summary: When my 20-year-old receiver finally succumbed to a glorious smoking, burned-electrical-smelling death, it was time to find an economical replacement--in this case a refurb Onkyo TX-8222. When it arrived, I was pleased to discover that it was simply a return due to "cosmetic damage" (I never saw so much as a scratch on it).
Summary: I didn't need a 7.1 or even a 5.1 system, all I needed was a good two channel receiver/amplifier to go with 2 Sony bookshelf speakers left over from a previous component system. The Onkyo fits the bill just fine. It has plenty of power for my wants and has alot of connection options. I have my TV, CD and DVD hooked up to it and it still has a couple of open connections. The sound, including the internal FM radio, is very good to my old, untrained ears.
Summary: After my old receiver broke down (which was just a bad radioshack model)I went looking for a good receiver for a reasonable price. I came across this model and saw all the reviews all over the internet. I didn't know much about Onkyo, and had assumed they weren't good receivers. I was very, very wrong. This receiver is pretty much THE receiver to get if you can't afford a really expensive product, but still want a great sound.
Summary: For the past two years, the Onkyo 8222 receiver has served me well -- powering a pair of BIC bookshelf speakers with room to spare from a CD changer, DVD player, and gaming platform. No fancy bells and whistles from this unit, which appeals to the simple logic of "less complexity = less likely to break." Just good, clean sound from a 2-channel receiver with only the essentials.
Summary: I purchased this receiver for use in my woodshop, which is in a basement. It is able to tune into radio stations with fairly weak signals as well as clearly driving a CD player, tape deck, and iPod. Programming the radio presets is quick and easy. The remote works for approximately 10 feet. Additionally, the rear of the unit is clearly marked so "set-up" was simple. Thank you Onkyo.