Originally Posted by GaryWA
That's my exact upgrade path. I am about to go sell my 1021 on Craigslist. I won't have time to report back on the 1222 until next weekend, but if you want to wait I'll post up a review.
Thanks GaryWA! I'm also in the same boat: I purchased the 1021K on newegg just about a year ago (got a great deal on that too). I'm really happy with the setup and the sound. I'm thinking that the class D amps, lower heat, and major wattage boost (150 vs 600watts) will make for a huge upgrade.
Last year I tried the Sony AV Headunits because I use a Bravia TV and I was totally underwhelmed with Sony vs Pioneer. I think that I'll take the plunge into the 1222K also and try it out.
My only concern is that the depth of the head unit is significantly longer than the 1021K. It's also much taller and weights 10pounds more. Here are the differences:
17.13" x 7.28" x 17.36"
17.16 x 6.6 x 14.27
Luckily, the width is the same, so it will fit into the standard furniture. Height I don't mind so much as I can move things around. Length however, it's going to be hanging off the rear end of my cabinet.
I wonder whether I will need to get a board or some other sort of stabilizer, etc. Hopefully it will work great.
The nicest thing is that I see 1021 units selling for over $250 on ebay, pretty much what I paid for it!
So, I'm thinking that the total cost of this upgrade will only be about $300 total.
Looking forward to your thoughts Gary, and I'll post mine as well!