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Onkyo TX-NR696 Receiver 7.2 Atmos 5.2.2 165W 4K Zone 2

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Future-ready home entertainment with THX® Certified Select™

A harmonious mix of tech and tradition, the TX-NR696 adapts to entertainment life and finds the emotion in every sound source, from 3D film-scores to vinyl records.

The Onkyo TX-NR696 is a step up from the TX-NR686 in almost every way. It features more power than the predecessor and more processing options. Read on to discover how this superior surround sound receiver can upgrade your home theatre experience.

Key Features:
- THX® Certified Select™ cinema-reference sound
- Supports 7.2 channel setups or up to 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® playback
- 175 W per channel
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X™
- Next-Generation Network Audio
- Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, FlareConnect™, Spotify®, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn
- Share audio flexibly in Zone 2
- HDMI Sub/Zone 2 output shares media to a second display or projector

User Manual (PDF, 7.6MB)

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Next-Generation Network Audio gathers Chromecast built-in, Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi® with streaming services for smooth multi-room audio evolved by support for the new high-speed 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® pull audiences deep into movies and games, THX Certified Select assuring a cinema-reference experience. If a 5.2.2-ch setup isn't possible, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X™ can create a 3D sound-field from horizontal speaker layouts. Zone 2 outputs bring amped multi-source audio to two rooms, while a flexible new zone line-out/front L/R pre-out terminal lets you listen how you want, where you want. With revitalised DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect. 



THX® Certified Select™ cinema-reference sound 

THX Certified Select guarantees the same reference volume and sound quality of at a commercial cinema in rooms where the viewing position is about 3.5 m from the screen.  To deliver THX reference movie sound, receivers must pass 2,000 bench-tests in 75 categories covering 14,000 data points.





Dynamic Audio Amplification

Refined over 70 years to deliver an emotional listening experience, DAA features a custom High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer, customized capacitors, and discrete amp output stage. Unique circuit topology prevents phase-shift for accurate sound, while high current improves speaker control for thrilling dynamics. Driving 4-ohm loads through all channels, DAA has power to move you.
Non-phase-shift circuitry joins patented VLSC™ noise-removal circuit technology on the front L/R channels to improve clarity and detail. By eliminating digital noise from source to speaker, unique textures are revealed while improving soundfield cohesion for a thoroughly immersive listening experience.




AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration with AccuReflex™

AccuEQ creates a harmonious sound-field in your room. It detects speaker presence, size, impedance, and distance from a measurement position, and sets sound-pressure levels. It then selects the subwoofer crossover and EQ’s all speakers, including the sub. AccuReflex optimizes 3D audio reproduction through Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. It resolves phase-shift that arises from path differences between directional and non-directional sounds. Enjoy a cohesive 3D sound-field with vertical movement and overhead dimensionality.


Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® – setting sound free 

Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® formats allow engineers to map sound anywhere in 3D space, effects moving from speaker to speaker all around the room and wrapping your audience in the latest films and games. You can also enjoy your 3D speaker layout with classic titles. Dolby Surround® and DTS® Neural:X find overhead cues in legacy soundtracks and upmix for awesome spatial realism.





Spectacular 4K HDR with BT.2020, 4K/60 Hz, and HDCP 2.2

HDR reveals what’s been missing from high-definition video with improved detail resolution in shadows and sparkling highlights as the eye sees them naturally. HDR also expands the color gamut to about 75 percent of the visible color spectrum. Colors are infinitely richer and more natural on HDR-compliant TVs, with smoother tonal gradation. The TX-NR696 has seven HDMI inputs, Main Out, and Sub Out to support pass-through of 4K HDR video in HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision™ formats. Selected inputs handle the BT.2020 4K Video Standard, 4K/60 Hz video, and unlock HDCP 2.2-protected premium content.


Next-Generation Network Audio

Access streaming content from Amazon Music, Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn and share network audio around your home as part of a multi-room system via Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, and FlareConnect™.






Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant

Stream any music from your smartphone, laptop, or PC to the receiver with ease. Control playback with Chromecast-enabled apps you know and love from your iPhone, iPad, Android™ phone or tablet, Mac or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook™. If you have a smart speaker featuring the Google Assistant, you can cue, play, and control music playback by voice.


Share audio flexibly in Zone 2

The TX-NR696 supports flexible 3D-ready 5.2-ch cinema-surround speaker layouts with two channels to spare for playback in another room. Zone 2 outputs distribute amplified analog, NET, Bluetooth®, SPDIF, and HDMI audio sources in either or both zones at the same time (there’s a Zone 2 DAC). Output from Zone 2 and Zone 2 line-out is enabled.




It’s time to experience high-resolution music!

As you have come to expect from Onkyo, the TX-NR696 is engineered from top to bottom for universal Hi-Res Audio playback that’s easy to access and enjoy. You can play two ways: use the Onkyo Controller remote app to locate your Hi-Res Audio albums—including 5.6 MHz DSD (converted to PCM on playback) and PCM to 192 kHz/24-bit—on network-attached PC or storage device and play them back on the receiver. You can also copy your albums to a USB storage device, connect it to the receiver, and use the system remote to select music. Discover the extra clarity, detail, and analog-like fluency that high-resolution music affords for yourself.


Enrich life with a wider choice of music streaming services, internet radio, audiobooks, and more

Amazon Music can be easily accessed via Onkyo Music Control App, and TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, and Spotify with Onkyo Controller (note a service subscription may be required). Install the Onkyo apps on iPhone or Android™ devices to perform different operations, such as switching inputs, selecting music, and controlling volume. The remote app also lets you cue and play music in Zone 2. You can play the same source in both rooms or different sources in each. Network Standby powers up the sleeping receiver for playback using the remote app. Visit the App Store or Google Play to download free.



Advanced Music Optimizer™ boosts compressed audio quality

Compressed digital audio formats such as MP3 or AAC files lose a substantial amount of high-frequency bit information when played back via Bluetooth® wireless technology or streaming service. Music Optimizer technology, developed by Onkyo, works to overcome this limitation and enhance audio quality. Music Optimizer employs a sophisticated DSP algorithm to restore lost bit information, resulting in fuller, clearer sound. A loudness correction feature is also included to enhance enjoyment of these convenient audio files. Music Optimizer function can be set to ON or OFF per individual input terminal.

Clearer dialog at the touch of a button

This technology solves inaudible dialog in TV programs and movies. DSP-controlled Vocal Enhancer identifies voice frequencies so you can raise or lower them with keys on the remote or via the controls on the front panel.

Relax with Stereo Assign Mode

At the touch of a button, Stereo Assign Mode switches playback from Front speakers to either Surround, Rear Surround, or Height speaker pairs. Ideal for ambient listening, BGM, or any time you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Works with Sonos

The TX-NR696 can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or be the start of a new one, just by pairing it with a Sonos Connect. The AVR ties into the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs, and playing at the desired volume on command from the Sonos app.




- 175 W/Ch THX® Certified Select™ DAA system
- Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, FlareConnect™, Spotify®, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn
- Supports 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® playback
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X™
- HDMI Sub/Zone 2 output shares media to a second display or projector
- Quad-core SoC supports 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification
- Zone 2/Zone B line-out/Front L/R pre-out with DAC shares D/A audio (including HDMI/SPDIF*6) or connects power amp
- Zone 2 outputs distribute D/A audio sources (including HDMI/SPDIF)
- Stereo Assign Mode to switch Front playback to Height channels
- DSP-based Vocal Enhancer improves dialog audibility
- GUI with OSD via HDMI features media input/output data display function
- HDMI supports 4K/60p, 4K HDR, 4:4:4/24-bit, BT.2020, HDCP 2.2
- AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™
- One-touch volume memory-presets for A/V inputs


Advanced Features

- AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration and AccuReflex
- DSP Vocal Enhancer boosts dialog audibility via remote keys or front panel
- Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wake on Play Standby with auto input selection supporting select smart speakers
- Advanced Music Optimizer™ improves compressed audio playback
- Zone 2 speaker outputs for powered simultaneous multi-source D/A audio distribution (including HDMI/SPDIF) with Zone 2 DAC; output via Zone 2 and Zone 2 line-out
- Front/Height/Surround Back switching (layout dependent) for ambient listening in Stereo Assign Mode
- Zone 2/Zone B line-out/Front L/R pre-out (analog RCA) with Zone 2 DAC connects compatible audio systems for synced/independent D/A playback (including HDMI/SPDIF) in Main and Zone 2; connects compatible transmitters for wireless headphones; connects power amp for Front L/R speakers
- One-touch volume memory-presets for A/V inputs via front panel
- 1080p to 4K upscaling and GUI with overlaid OSD via HDMI
- Crossover adjustment for each channel(40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/200 Hz)
- A/V Sync Control (up to 500 ms in 5 ms steps at 48 kHz)
- Various standby modes and HDMI pass-through
- IP control for home automation systems via LAN
- 3-Mode display dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
- 40 FM/AM random presets
- Redesigned simple remote control


Amplifier Features

- 175 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven)
- THX Certified Select certified Dynamic Audio Amplification
- Custom High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer
- Large custom-made audio power capacitors
- Non-phase-shift amp topology with discrete output stage
- New dual-transistor amp output stages (L/R/C) doubles instantaneous current output for stunning dynamics and bass impact
- Strengthened power-supply line for high-current dynamics
- Refined HDMI grounds, short signal paths reduce noise
- SoC board remote from audio paths to reduce noise
- High-current drive handles 4-ohm speaker loads
- High-grade AKM (AK4458) 384 kHz/32-bit multichannel D/A conversion
- VLSC™ (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) filtering (Front L/R)
- PLL (Phase Locked Loop) anti-jitter technology for S/PDIF audio
- Tone controls (bass/treble) for front L/R channels
- Pure Audio Mode and Direct Mode for high-fidelity sound


Video & Audio Support

- Supports HDCP 2.2, 4K/60p, HDR (Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG), BT.2020, 4:4:4 color-space, 3D Video, ARC (Audio Return Channel), DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, and LipSync via HDMI
- Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby® TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio® decoding
- Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X 3D processing
- Dolby Surround® and DTS® Neural:X upmixing technology
- THX listening modes for movies, music, and games
- Sound optimization for games (Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG)
- SACD (Super Audio CD) playback via HDMI (2.8 MHz 2-ch/multichannel)
- Theater-Dimensional virtual surround-sound function


Network Features

- Next-Generation Network Audio with multi-room audio, streaming service integration, and remote app control
- Works with Sonos certified for the Sonos Home Sound System
- Chromecast built-in and voice control with the Google Assistant
- AirPlay 2 multi-room audio and voice control with Siri
- DTS Play-Fi® multi-room audio via Onkyo Music Control App
- FlareConnect™ multi-zone audio with compatible components
- Quad-core SoC processing evolves network functions and supports high-speed 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi specification
- Supports Onkyo Controller remote and music streaming app
-Hi-Res Audio playback via network (DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/ 2.8 MHz; FLAC, WAV [RIFF], AIFF, and ALAC to 192 kHz/24-bit)



- 7 HDMI inputs (1 front), 2 outputs (Main [ARC], Sub/Zone 2)
- 2 digital audio inputs (optical and coaxial, assignable)
- 4 analog RCA inputs (assignable)
- 3.5 mm mini-stereo analog input (front)
- 1 phono input with built-in MM equalizer for turntable
- 3.5 mm setup mic input for AccuEQ (front)
- 6.35 mm headphone jack (front)
- 2 subwoofer pre-outs
- Zone 2/Zone B line-out/Front pre-out (analog RCA)
- 7 screw-type speaker posts
- Ethernet terminal for network connection and IP control
- USB input (5 V/1 A) for audio playback (rear)
- AC socket for detachable power cable

More Information
Model Number TX-NR696
RRP 1,399.00


Power output (all channels):
- 175 W per channel (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1-ch driven)
- 165 W per channel (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-ch driven, IEC)

Dynamic power:
- 240 W (3 Ω, Front)
- 210 W (4 Ω, Front)
- 120 W (8 Ω, Front)

THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise):
- 0.08% (20 Hz–20 kHz, half power)

Input sensitivity and impedance:
- 200 mV RMS / 47 kΩ (Line)
- 3.5 mV RMS / 47 kΩ (Phono MM)

Rated RCA output level and impedance:
- 1 V RMS / 470 Ω (Subwoofer pre-out)
- 200 mV rms/2.3 kΩ (Zone B/Zone 2 line-out)

Frequency response:
- 10 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)

Tone control:
- ±10 dB, 20 Hz (Bass)
- ±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)

Signal-to-noise ratio:
- 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
- 80 dB (Phono, IHF-A)

Speaker impedance:
- 4 Ω–16 Ω

Tuner frequency range:
- FM: 87.5 MHz–108 MHz (Taiwan model: 87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz)
- AM: 522 kHz–1,611 kHz (Taiwan model: 530 kHz–1,710 kHz

Power supply:
- AC 220–240 V~, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption:
- 570 W (Taiwan model: 635 W)

No-sound power consumption:
- 65 W

Standby power consumption:
- 0.15 W

Dimensions (W x H x D):
- 435 x 174 x 380 mm

- 10 kg

Supplied accessories:
- Indoor FM antenna
- AM loop antenna
- Speaker setup microphone
- Quick Start Guide
- Remote controller
- AAA (R03) batteries x 2

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