Just setup a new X2200 to replace my Onkyo 707 (sound failed). Setup is 5.1 with Athena Pt 5 speakers, which I may upgrade in the near future.
First impressions are positive - just a little overwhelmed with all the setup. I also think my ears were so accustomed to the Onkyo sound (5+ years) - the output was reference sound to my untrained ears. Initial sound feedback of X2200 appears more tinny than the Onkyo, which perhaps was just more heavy. The more I listen, the more I start to find the tinny sound a little more refined.
Ran Audyssey across 8 positions. My speakers came back at 120Hz crossover (I used to run 80Hz on Onkyo). The distance calibration worked well. I've since amended the crossover to 80hz. Strangely (through ABC) I suddenly went from a tinny sound to a lot of bass (girlfriend was not impressed!). I've adjusted the level setting of the sub to -10, a little lower than where it was calibrated. I also turned the dial down on the sub itself, which after reading is not the optimal way with Audyssey. However, with the sub being calibrated so low on level, the only way to reduce was through the dial itself.
All in all, its coming together. I think its getting comfortable with the differences for now. My main issues right now are the following:
1) I wish the display could show more for the input name. For example, I renamed CBL/SAT to DIRECTV. When on the source, the display shows "DD + DDS DIREC" - it cuts off the end of the name. I would prefer the full name showed. Same for "XBOX ONE", which appears as "XBOX O". Solution is abbreviated names - not my favorite.
2) Volume changing with the remote. It barely changes, or it moves so quickly you go from quiet to too loud. Also, the IR on the remote is not very responsive compared to other IR devices I use (thinking of switching to a Harmony, although that may not solve the slow/raipd volume change).
3) Still considering the X4200 (if it were to drop a little on sale). Just feel the X2200 is a little light - probably more in my head. I need to crank it up when the GF is out.
Any feedback or guidance is appreciated. I've read, and continue to read posts 1-8 on this thread to recommendations too.