Looking for a receiver that can keep up with your ever-changing home theater needs? With 400 watts of clear power from its Direct Energy amplifier, the 5.1-channel VSX822 keeps you connected thanks to an iOS compatible front USB port for your iPhone or iPod, 6 HDMI inputs, and all the latest surround sound codecs from Dolby and DTS. Home theater receiver 5-channel amplifier ,headphone surround processing gives you a surround-like experience with ordinary headphones The VSX-522-K seamlessly brings your iTunes® music library where you want it: your living room. Because it’s Made for iPhone Certified, the VSX-522-K is compatible with iPod® and iPhone® devices. Plus the front panel USB port is ready for the newest sources for music: smartphones, tablets, most Android™ devices and thumb drives, and has been upgraded to handle CD quality, uncompressed 48Khz/16-bit MP3, WMA and AAC files.
I actually pick this up for my son as a house warming gift. I did the installation of the unit for him hooking this entry level unit to a full Polk Audio speaker system. The fronts are a pair of RTi4's Center is CS250, rears are T15's and PSW10 sub. The viewing is handle by a 50" Panasonic plasma. The AVR has just what a beginning system needs, not many inputs in the rear, but enough to get you started without feeling you are losing out on something. Only one set of banana plugs for the fronts, all the rest use the spring loaded connectors. Its has enough power to enjoy movies and casual listening of music, it won't shake the room or upset the neighbors, but keep you content until your ready to move up to bigger and better system.