I appreciate all the info and exchanges I have read here. But I am not happy with this model, first time ever with any thing like this especially with a Pioneer unit. Although it has been the cleanest best sounding retail unit I have had. It's the features and operation that is making me nuts. I think I have found a buyer and, fingers crossed, they'll have the 1522 at my Costco, now that every bodies talking about it. Maybe if I wait long enough and the supply lasts I can get one for the same piece as this one, so I am going to that model and see what happens. After the rude encounters with Pioneer TS and their diversion from great flexibility that I have build my systems around for years, I'm am really blah on this product line. Not sure about the new units either Pioneer is not "publicizing" their true capabilities, as with these, in the manuals and I don't cotton to buying and finding out for myself after the fact. So . . . hopefully I will have the 1222 sold this coming Friday, could have last Friday, and will pick up a 1522 in the next couple of days. Yes, I still have a soft spot in my heart, and head, for Pioneer.