I took two small steps forward today and picked up a 2230 to replace my 2220B. The 20 was my first Marantz receiver and I have been in love for over a year now but wanted just a touch more power. I sanded down and oiled both the case and the Imperial 6s as well. The shop I bought if from also had a 2245 for about the same price but it had a scratched faceplate and we have a small living room anyway. I have it playing Boston on the Lab 400 and it works like a champ. Smooth and sweet just like the 2220B. Oh and I love how the Stereo light has the Marantz star on it.......a cool little Easter Egg.