Summary: After reading many reviews I chose this model. It has a solid feeling rotary volume control and it is not overly complicated to operate. It is rated at 50 wats per channel, my old Sony was rated at 100 watts but I run the volume at the same level.
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 .
Summary: This amp allows you to get a taste of what higher quality audio is like without gimmicks, and with a budget the average person can afford. If you don't need a 5.1 system, this stereo is the one for you.
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.
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.