I've had my YSP-2200 for about 2 weeks now, Out of the box I wasn't really impressed with this sound bar, coming from a Sony HTCT100 and Sony HTCT550. The subwoofer that comes with the 2200 is terrible compared to the Sony bars. The bass on the HTCT550 sub blows away the sub on the 2200, Yahama could of done a better job considering how expensive this bar is compared to the competition (retail $999). Luckily I got my 2200 from Amazon for $550
Setup of the bar is pretty easy and understanding all the different features are straight forward, I only had issues with figuring out how to connect the newer Monoprice Redmere HDMI cables, had to make sure I put the TV end of the cable in one of the 3 HDMI ports on the 2200 and then the Source end goes to your A/V device PS3/Cable box/ DVD player. After watching different shows/movies/music, I was impressed with the way the bar throws out sound, but what kept bugging me is the bass coming from that weak excuse of a Subwoofer. I kept looking through this thread and I saw one person was able to add a Polk sub to their 2200 with success. I went on the hunt for a sub and luckily Amazon had the Polk PSW10 on sale for $100 with 4 1/2 stars from over 1200 reviews.
I added the Polk sub to my system and recalibrated with the mic, I wasn't very happy with the results, the crossover was way to high and the mids were completely off. It made the sound coming out of the soundbar very echoed and small; can't really explain but your ears didn't like what was coming out of the bar. Due to my busy schedule I waited a few days and started tinkering with the settings on the Polk sub and 2200 bar. I was finally about to get it right last night
I hooked backup the original sub that came with the 2200 and calibrated with the mic. I noticed in the beam settings that the sub placement was 12ft with the sub from 2200 but with the polk sub it was set at 22ft. I left the calibration the same with the sub from the 2200 and then just switched to the Polk sub, on the back of the Polk sub I then turned the knob for "Low Pass" 3/4 to the right and turned the knob for "Volume" a little to the left from the center position and left the switch for "Phase" at 0. Now this soundbar has come to life, what a difference the Polk sub has made. It's comparable to the old Harman Kardon sub I had with my old 5.1 system.
Also I connected the speaker wire coming form the soundbar to the "Speaker Level Input" right\black and "Speaker Level Input" left\red (hope that makes sense)
If you have a YSP-2200 sound bar go out and buy the Polk PSW10 subwoofer and I think you'll be very happy with this sound bar, now this blows away my HTCT550 and I think this a good medium if your on a budget and can't afford the higher priced sound bars from Sony/Yahama/Martin Logan. I was so unhappy with the sub on the 2200 I was going to return it for the new Sony HT-ST7, but I really didn't want to spend the $1300, I'm really happy with the YSP-2200 now and at 1/2 the cost of the HT-ST7