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Onkyo TX-NR686

7.2-channel home theatre receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, and Chromecast built-in

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Onkyo's TX-NR686 lets you step up your home theater with stunning 4K picture quality and immersive,...

Onkyo's TX-NR686 lets you step up your home theater with stunning 4K picture quality and immersive,...

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About the Onkyo TX-NR686

Next-level home entertainment

Onkyo's TX-NR686 lets you step up your home theater with stunning 4K picture quality and immersive, three-dimensional surround sound. It's THX® certified so you get spot-on, distortion-free reproduction of movie soundtracks with intricately detailed effects, even at lower volume levels. Convenient wireless music options, multi-room music, and easy app control make this receiver a winner for movie nights, parties, and everyday entertainment.

Next-level home entertainment

Onkyo's TX-NR686 lets you step up your home theater with stunning 4K picture quality and immersive, three-dimensional surround sound. It's THX® certified so you get spot-on, distortion-free reproduction of movie soundtracks with intricately detailed effects, even at lower volume levels. Convenient wireless music options, multi-room music, and easy app control make this receiver a winner for movie nights, parties, and everyday entertainment.

Geared toward great sound

Outstanding audio performance is an integral part of the 'NR686's design. A premium 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter gives you crystal-clear reproduction of music, TV, and movie soundtracks. Dynamic Audio Amplification delivers massive power with low distortion for thrilling movie sound effects. Specialized Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) filters out noise across the two front channels for faithful reproduction of the original audio signal.

Plenty of wireless music choices

The 'NR686 gives you all kinds of options for wireless listening. Built-in Wi-Fi gives you access to popular streaming services like Spotify® and Pandora®, along with tracks you have stored on your networked computer. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from compatible iOS® devices, and Bluetooth adds even more streaming music options.

Use the Onkyo Controller app to control streaming from your Apple or Android™ device.

Chromecast built-in and Google Home voice control

Chromecast built-in lets you use your phone, tablet, or computer to stream music to the receiver from over 100 audio apps. With a Google Home voice assistant or the Google Home app, you can use your voice to control playback and connect with other Chromecast built-in devices for wireless music throughout your home.

Works with Sonos

The 'NR686 also works great as a component in your Sonos wireless multi-room music system. Just add a Sonos Connect and you can send any music or audio source from the Sonos app to the receiver. It'll even automatically turn on and switch to the correct input when you fire it up in the Sonos app.

DTS Play-Fi for a flexible wireless multi-room music system

DTS Play-Fi gives you the freedom to mix and match Play-Fi devices from different brands. Use the Play-Fi app to queue up songs, play and pause music, and control multiple Play-Fi speakers and components throughout your home.

Customizable speaker connections

The 'NR686 has outputs for nine speakers, allowing for different home theater and wired multi-room music configurations (just remember, its seven amplifier channels can't power more than seven speakers at once). You can set up a traditional 7.2-channel system, or you can reassign the Surround Back channels to power overhead speakers in a 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X™ system.

If you're happy with 5.2-channel surround sound in your living room, you can use the receiver's surround back outputs to bi-amp your front left and right speakers for more powerful sound. Or you can connect a pair of speakers for stereo sound in another room. You can also connect a stereo receiver or amplifier through line-level Zone 2 connections and use the 'NR686 as a preamp, so you can use all seven channels for surround sound in your home theater and still get stereo sound in a second room.

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Product highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 100 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos® processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
      • DTS:X™ for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
    • THX® Certified Select™ theater reference sound
    • AccuEQ automatic speaker calibration optimizes your system's sound for your room (microphone included)
      • new AccuReflex technology aligns phase of up-firing "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora®, Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn (subscription required for some services)
    • Chromecast built-in for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
    • compatible with Sonos Connect — receiver turns on automatically and sets the right input when selected in the app
    • DTS Play-Fi lets you stream music and create a multi-room music system with other Play-Fi speakers and components
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible phone, tablet, or computer
    • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or computer running iTunes®
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (PCM-based files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (up to 5.6 MHz) from network and USB storage devices
    • DTS Play-Fi® available via future firmware update
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2-channel home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd-room output for use with a separate amplifier or powered speakers
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design
    • 32-bit/384kHz Asahi Kasei AK4458 digital-to-analog converter for clear sound from digital sources
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files and Bluetooth streams
    • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning surround back channels
    • VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) minimizes noise across front left and right channels
    Connections:
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 7 in, 2 out (includes front-panel input)
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10, Dolby Vision™, and HLG
    • 2 component video inputs
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs
    • MM (moving magnet) phono input for connecting a turntable
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • rear-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of seven channels at once
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • Phase-Matching Bass Boost optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • remote control
    • 17-3/16"W x 6-13/16"H x 15-9/16"D
    • weight: 22 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # TXNR686
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    What's in the box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Remote control (RC-911R)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Setup microphone
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Initial Setup Guide
    • Safety Information
    • Chromecast built-in instructions
    • Onkyo Next Generation Audio brochure
    • Onkyo Music brochure
    • Product Registration/Warranty Information

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    Crutchfield customer from Bethel Spgs, TN on 8/20/2019

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    Great addition to my home entertainment.

    Pros: Great sound, plenty of inputs, easy to use, zone 2 option allows me to play seperate feed to my deck speakers

    Cons: No printed manual,

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    Nice Upgrade

    Rizal from Largo, FL on 8/12/2019

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    I had (still have) an Onkyo TX-8160 that I had purchased for pure audio listening, but during a remodel, it got moved to an area that also had a TV. Until recently I was using a separate ZVOX SB500 as the sound for the TV, but finally decided to integrate the system. Purchase some Klipsch floor speakers and a center channel (no surrounds), and purchase this Onkyo A/V receiver. Overall it sounds nice, but a few observations: unlike other A/V receivers, I've had serious voice synch issues on my video sources-Bluray player, DirecTV DVR, and streaming from Apple TV. Had to make significant adjustments to each one, and I'm still not quite there-takes a lot of effort. Also, even when using the same video source, when I'm just moving around menus with a particular device, I can hear the receiver clicking sometimes, probably adjusting to "potential" audio input as I scroll through things. I still listen to a lot of music these days, not just TV, so paired up with the Klipsch speakers, it's a nice balanced sound. The music optimizer does indeed seem to clean up the streaming music services (Spotify, Pandora), and for a straightforward listening system in a large living room/kitchen area it works very well. Also, although not reviewed terribly well in iTunes App Store, the Onkyo remote app works well for me on my iphone and iPad, giving me access from around the house.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Voice synch across different video sources

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    Crutchfield customer from Novelty, OH on 8/11/2019

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    Package arrived in good shape. Delivery was quick and right on time. Unit looks great. Still researching other equipment so have not finished assembling system yet. I expect the equipment will work fine. Will respond if does not operate as expected.

    Pros: Received equipment on time, with no physical damage, and correct gear.

    Cons: Nothing from Crutchfield. I have not purchased all of the system so cannot fully evaluate.

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    Crutchfield customer from Manchester Tw, NJ on 7/19/2019

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    The receiver performs great and was easily set up and intuitive.

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    Solid Reciever but.....

    John from Maryland on 7/15/2019

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    Great product for the money. Paired it with Polk Audio RTi A3 speakers (already had a Polk 10" sub and some Polk satellites) and it shakes the room. That said, I am not endorsing this receiver for one reason. It wants permission to harvest your usage of the product and if you attempt to opt-out, it literally nags you ***every time*** you turn it on. I found a thread online indicating that Onkyo has no plans on changing this annoying behavior. Worse, if you accidentally "accept", you can't reverse unless you zero out the configuration back to day zero. In short, they make it as hard as possible to keep your usage private. Folks, when you talk about spending this much for a receiver, the differences are not going to be major. You might as well go with someone who doesn't penalize you for making responsible choices in life. Stay away from this company until they get their heads screwed on right. Go look at Denon or Yamaha.

    Pros: Sounds good Easy to set up

    Cons: No efficient way of opting out of their data collection.

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    Crutchfield customer from Huntsville, AL on 7/14/2019

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    This replaced an older Onkyo that had died. After the automated acoustic tuning, it sounds awesome!

    Pros: Automatic setup turned out great

    Cons: Did not come with a manual

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    Exceeded Expectations

    Crutchfield customer from Bronx, NY on 7/7/2019

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    Don't be deceived by the price. This receiver provides both powerful and clear, natural audio. Music fills the room using the appropriate listening mode realistically and not overpowering Agree, audio set up is simple on all receivers using a microphone. The difference with the TX NR 686 is it's precision balancing. For example, a DTS movie I have opens with one's dialogue starting from the large right speaker and moving toward the small center. On the receiver I replaced, there was always a subtle difference in volume and fidelity, even thought it was calibrated. Attributed it to size and differences in speaker equalization. Not on this Onkyo. The transition was completely seemless. Also have just a 6.1 set up (one back center surround) and the Onkyo not only compensates for that on 7.1 discs but beautifully expands 5.1 as well. This is a joy for me to have and highly recommend it. It is really simple to operate, provides wonderful audio and the video processing is excellent.

    Pros: The quality for the price.

    Cons: None.

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    More powerful than expected

    Egerton from Roselle, NJ on 7/1/2019

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    I had to give it time to break in before the review. I got this receiver about a month ago and played it for a while to see if I wanted to keep it or get a more powerful one. The set up was easy and the cable markers sent by Crutchfield did help. I set up a 5 and 1 for now. (Can do a 7 and 2), synchronized the speakers, set up the wifi and tuned in to Pandora and played some classics like, Ray Charles, Neil Diamond, you know what I mean. it was like the speakers came alive, (Martin Logans). They sang like Angels in a rock band. I guess I'm saying this receiver is excellent for the price. Before I had a pioneer costing approx. $800.00. Its hard to tell the difference now. Thanks to Crutchfield and their knowledgeable team.

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    Crutchfield customer from Midland, TX on 6/27/2019

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    Purchased this component as an upgrade fro a Sony unit I owned from 10 years ago. I wanted blue tooth, built in Chrome cast and network connectivity. This product has been great and I'm happy with my purchase.

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    Great entertainment center piece

    Crutchfield customer from Edgewater, MD on 6/7/2019

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    I put this in with klipsch speakers I have cable Xbox plays everything flawless if you're worried about the price you don't want to be blown away. I know to many poeple who try to home theatre in a box it's not the same you pay to play

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    Crutchfield customer from Fowler, OH on 6/6/2019

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    Great sound, loaded with features, easy to operate, attractive, and a great price. Add to this the great customer service provided by Crutchfield, and you end up with the best receiver for the dollar.

    Pros: See review

    Cons: Zero

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    Crutchfield customer from Medfield, MA on 6/5/2019

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    Wow, has the technology changed since I last purchased any components. The ease of use and the capabilities of this receiver are excellent.

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    mattson from Orlando, FL on 6/2/2019

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    I know the brand for a such long time

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    Simplicity & sound quality

    Crutchfield customer from Birmingham, AL on 5/29/2019

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    Simple to set up, simple to operate. I have a small living room (24 x 17), and the sound is excellent. This is my third Onkyo, but not my last.

    Pros: Simple to understand setup, use

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    Crutchfield customer from Pewaukee, WI on 5/18/2019

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    Operating this unit is not very intuitive. My old Marantz was more user friendly.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Set up instructions

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    Crutchfield customer from Ridgewood, NY on 5/14/2019

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    This is a excellent Receiver. I recommend this because it is a really good Receive.

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    Scott from Indianapolis, IN on 5/8/2019

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    Exactly as described. Plenty of inputs. Room to grow if I upgrade speakers from 5.1 to 7.1. The assignable front panel display allows you to customize what inputs actually display, which helps idiot-proof it for the rest of the family to figure out how to use it when the inputs are logically matched in English to what we actually have. (i.e." Xfinity Box" instead of "DTV/Cable/Sat")

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    Good entry level AVR

    Crutchfield customer from Chicopee, MA on 4/28/2019

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    Replaced an older Onkyo TX-sr805 with this. Wow,..even though has less power I'm very happy with this baby,it has all the hdmi inputs you'll need and decent power to create a home theater experience through out my 7.1 system. Set up was a breeze and the auto calibration is very accurately. Dialog is crisp and clear, bass from my sub is clean, punchy and powerful.

    Pros: Lots of hdmi inputs, decent power,up to date with new technology, 4k video switching etc

    Cons: None yet

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    Crutchfield customer from Santa Rosa, CA on 4/25/2019

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    I put together a complete home system from Crutchfield. I have an Onkyo TX-NR686 powering Polk Audio RTi A1 bookshelf mains, Polk Audio TSi100 bookshelf for surrounds, and a Polk Audio CSi A4 center channel. All five are setup on the bookshelf around the TV and the low end is handled by a MartinLogan DynamoT 700W in a room about 14 feet by 22 feet. Also added a phono Audio-Technica LP-60XBT. The receiver delivers clear sound; the phono connection is great and the bluetooth pairing with multiple phones is easy. The range on bluetooth is really only 20' or so but it works very well. Haven't been able to utilize ARC yet but my TV is an older VIZIO so I'm not prepared to blame that on the receiver. Wired up easily with banana plugs and I'm very happy with value for money.

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    Jack from Nampa, ID on 4/20/2019

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    Lots of power to use with as many options as you can think of for an entry level reciever. I attached a pair of ELAC Debut F6.2 floor speakers, ELAC C6 center speaker and ELAC S10.2 subwoofer, Sony smart TV, U Turn phono, Dish TV and Panasonic BluRay DVD player and I am a happy little duck. I should say that I have this entry level system in a small room but for the size of my listening space, everything works just fine.

    Pros: Lots of power and lots of connections for just about everything you can think of.

    Cons: Entry level DAC that comes with entry level device.

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    Crutchfield customer from Atlantic Beach, FL on 4/14/2019

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    The Onkyo TR-NR686 has been the perfect addition to the home theater. I have a 5.1 in-ceiling speaker system with a Velodyne sub. It sounds great! I downloaded the manual from the web. The manual is extremely easy to understand and made setting up a breeze which isn't always the case for electronics. This is my first Onkyo product but won't be my last. I've had a couple of Denon receivers over the years. The last one which was very expensive turned out to be a lemon and has soured me on the brand.

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    Power to spare when connected to power hungry Infinity RS3B speakers.

    Crutchfield customer from West Covina, CA on 4/11/2019

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    This was my first new receiver I had purchased in 20 years. I have some older Infinity RS3B speakers which demand a high current amplifier and this Onkyo came to play and loud at that. The setup was straight forward and even though I only use my 2 speakers for movies I used the auto tuning system for surround sound. This actually worked very well. I have had these speaker for decades and had them reworked and tested at the Infinity repair location in Chats worth about 10 years ago. They never sounded so good as the first movie I put on. The dynamics and stage was accurate and full. Even watching the Blues Brothers streamed had depth and width like I never had heard before. My wife seems to think the picture even improved as well. The receiver functions as a switch for all the video stuff but I still like my music from a CD clear and strong. I don't think anyone could stand to be in the room if you had the volume set to the THX reference level of 82. 69 was about as loud as I could take and the house was literally shaking at that point. Apartment dwellers this amp is not for you.

    Pros: Great HDMI switching options and a very powerful amp with a huge dynamic range. The remote is fairly easy to work with.

    Cons: The amp and it's WIFi app are intermittent and the built in Chromecast only seems to work from that app. I have several music Chromecast devices throughout my house and this amp does not want to join my Google home. I have not given up, but I am frustrated that this was a major selling point for me and has been problematic to set up.

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    Crutchfield customer from Norman, OK on 4/11/2019

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    This replaced my venerable old Yamaha receiver. Used the included microphone to calibrate the 5 speakers and subwoofer and it sounds amazing!

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    OK but not great

    Crutchfield customer from Wake Forest, NC on 4/9/2019

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    Overall an OK receiver for the money. Sound is good with some sources but not very good with Cable/Satellite as the source. Worked with settings and unable to improve it. Input from streaming source gives OK sound. Also do not under stand why volume has to start at 50 to have any sound. Why not start at 0 and work up from there? Not sure that I will keep this yet.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Sound quality from some sources Volume starting at 50 vs zero

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    Crutchfield customer from Decaturville, TN on 4/6/2019

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    This is a great product, does everything i need and more. The people at Crutchfield are great to deal with.

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    Rob from Newark, OH on 3/17/2019

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    Works great! Couldn't be happier. For a post that I read earlier.... with newer Samsung TV's (2016 to present) when using ARC, I turn off the tv and receiver using the tv remote. The receiver does come back on, but then, turns itself off after 2 min. I have an Onkyo RZ820 that will do the same thing. It's nothing to panic about. It turns itself off! This is my sixth Onkyo. 2 yrs ago, I jumped ship and bought a Yamaha 481.The sound on this Onkyo 686 is much better than my older Yamaha 481.

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    David from Loveland, OH on 3/11/2019

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    I'm not an audio geek but had need to replace an older Sony AVR for my 5.1 Channel TV system. The Onkyo 686 had everything I was looking for and more. Its a bit beefier than my older unit (7" high) so I had to eliminate a shelf from my rack to ensure it had airflow above it. The installation was easy. The back panel is very well organized and easy to comprehend even for a novice. I eliminated several component cables and optical audio cables that I needed in my older system and replaced them with HDMI. My biggest challenge was re-configuring my Logitech universal remote but even that was not too time consuming. My TV room immediately took on a whole new level of sound enjoyment with this system. And because its UDMI instead of component cable connections, my HDTV picture also sharpened up. My only complaint is that the User Manual is not provided. Must download a PDF. I much prefer leafing through a printed document.

    Pros: Plenty of HDMI Input Easy to setup and configure

    Cons: Radio Tuning not intuitive

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    Crutchfield customer from Bellbrook, OH on 3/4/2019

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    This receiver all that it claims to be and more. I had a Onkyo receiver that was like the TX-NR686 it before and the sound was better than good. But not like this. The Onkyo TX-NR686 reproduction is much better Listening to Beethoven's ninth (9th) symphony on my old unit was great but now I have the Onkyo TX-NR686 it is much, much like being at symphony hall with a living orchestra right in front of you. I would without any hesitation suggest the Onkyo TX-NR686 to anyone who is interested in great sound reproduction.

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    nice unit

    Crutchfield customer from Santa Clara, CA on 3/4/2019

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    Probably would have given it 5-stars except day after I ordered it Crutchfield had a better model with a deep discount that cost only $50 more, so I bought that one and returned this one. Service at Crutchfield is super-amazing!

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    Disappointed

    Michael from Duluth, MN on 2/26/2019

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    This is my 3rd Onkyo receiver and in this one I'm disappointed. I chose the 686 because of the Chromecast Built-in feature to enable multi-room music in my home only to discover that Chromecast Built-In doesn't work in Zone 2. No where in the literature or promo materials was this made evident. And this limitation makes no sense for a variety of reasons, including the fact that the previous model works in both zones, I'm told. I'll likely be returning it. On the bright side, Crutchfield Tech support has been very helpful in attempting to resolve this issue as they are equally surprised by this limitation.

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    Crutchfield customer from Coconut Creek, FL on 2/15/2019

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    Fantastic receiver, I had an old model, huge difference.

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    Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 2/15/2019

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    love crutchfield great people and service thanks

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    Very good

    Crutchfield customer from Middleville, MI on 2/12/2019

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    Very nice setup. Crutchfield helps you all the way.

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    Great Receiver for 4K HDR on a budget!

    Ron from Omaha, NE on 12/15/2018

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 100
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Home-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi Yes
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration AdvAccuEQ/AccuReflex
    Plays Copy-protected 4K Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-3/16
    Height (inches) 6-13/16
    Depth (inches) 15-9/16
    Weight (pounds) 22
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs Yes
    Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+,
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, 96/24
    DTS:X Yes
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 2
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Rear
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Audio Section

    Dynamic Audio Amplification: The TX-NR696 AV receiver features Onkyo's Dynamic Audio Amplification with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 100 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). Onkyo's new Dynamic Audio Amplification technology incorporates a Hi-Current, non-phase shift amplifier design with discrete output stage circuitry and a H.C.P.S (High Current Power Supply) capable of driving 4 to 16-ohm speakers with dynamic control, while producing clear, detailed sound.

    • Hi-Current Amp Design w/ Discrete Output Stage: The unique elements of Onkyo's Dynamic Audio Amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture with discrete output stage circuitry & custom audio capacitors for instantaneous high-current power and precisely control of your loudspeakers for dynamic, accurate sound.
    • Non-Phase-Shift Amplification Circuitry: Onkyo's Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image.
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): The receiver's High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer features an isolated power supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors to deliver large amounts of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie soundtracks and the detail and clarity of your music.

    Amplifier Assignment: The 7-channel amplifier can be configured in a variety of ways to match your type of speaker setup.

    • 5.1.2ch + Zone 2: In this configuration, you can connect a Dolby Atmos 5.1.2ch speaker system in the Main Zone and a pair of speakers in Zone 2. When Zone 2 is off, all 5.1.2 channels will be used in the Main Zone. When Zone 2 is on, power to the two height speakers will be turned off and re-directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power for 5.1ch in the Main Zone. Or, you can choose not to connect Zone 2 speakers.
    • 7.1ch + Zone 2: In this configuration, you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the Main Zone. When Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back (or front height) channels will be re-directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power for 5.1ch playback. Or, you can choose to not connect Zone 2 speakers.
    • Front Bi-Amp (5.1ch): The Surround-Back/Height speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.1ch speaker system in the main room (no Surround Back, Front Height, or Zone 2 speakers)

    32-Bit Architecture: The Onkyo TX-NR696 AV receiver utilizes 32-Bit architecture with Dual 32-Bit DSP Engines and a 384kHz/32-Bit Hi-Grade DAC for exceptional sound quality. The Onkyo TX-NR696 employs powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) engines for better surround sound reproduction. The AV receiver also incorporates a premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei for all channels. This 384kHz/32-bit DAC implements unique low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of of your high resolution multichannel audio formats - including Apple Lossless, FLAC, WAV, DSD, LPCM, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.

    Advanced Circuitry: The Onkyo TX-NR696 incorporates a variety of advanced circuitry to eliminate jitter & distortion for cleaner, clearer sound reproduction.

    • Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (Front Channels Only): Onkyo developed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the signal in its original form following processing. Unlike conventional filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the sound wave to be reproduced with extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog signal. The signal's data is converted between sampling points and joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The result is a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal that brings out even the most subtle of nuances in music sources.
    • PLL Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology: PLL (Phase Locked Loop) jitter-cleaning circuit technology reduces jitter by comparing the input and output phases of the digital signal and creating an accurate clock waveform. This enhances the precision of digital signal processing and noticeably improves audio quality. Jitter-cleaning technology works for S/PDIF audio signals only.

    AccuEQ Calibration w/ AccuReflex: The TX-NR696 incorporates AccuEQ calibration technology and comes with an auto calibration microphone. AccuEQ calibration technology reveals the true potential of your speakers by eliminating standing waves from your listening space. These acoustic peaks distort the audio image and prevent your loudspeakers from voicing the sound as their designers intended. AccuEQ utilizes Partial Band Equalization and only corrects frequency response below a certain point, leaving high-order harmonics untouched - so your speakers are free to reproduce the emotion in the recording faithfully and naturally. AccuEQ also includes three memory presets you can use to save your own customized EQ settings, perhaps tailored to suit different content such as movies, music, or games.

    • Speaker Measurement: The first-round of AccuEQ measurements set the distance, sound pressure level, and crossover of your speakers. Distance and level calibration ensure all channels are treated equally. Crossover measurement selects the correct point to roll off low-frequency sound to the subwoofer for seamless speaker integration.
    • Room Measurements: In the second round of AccuEQ measurements, your room's sonic characteristics are evaluated. Using this information, AccuEQ is able to prevent standing waves from forming by adjusting frequency response.
    • AccuReflex Measurements: AccuEQ also incorporates AccuReflex technology to align the phase of up-firing "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks.

    Note: You can choose to bypass the AccuEQ for your front speakers or all speakers, and manually set the distance, crossover, EQ, and level of each speaker.

    THX Certified Select: THX Certified Select guarantees the same high-volume sound you experience at a commercial theater in your home. To gain certification, amplifiers must pass the industry's most severe bench-tests covering every aspect of audio performance to satisfy THX requirements. THX spends 40-60 hours on 2,000 bench-tests in 75 categories covering 14,000 data points ensuring that the receiver is capable of meeting rigorous audio and video performance standards for reference level, distortion-free playback. THX delivers superior sound quality for movie, music, and gaming soundtracks through the use of the following advanced technologies and listening modes.

    • ASA (Advanced Speaker Array): ASA is a technology patented by THX to provide a broad surround sound experience by adjusting the side and back surround speaker sounds respectively. When installing the surround back speakers, first select the distance between the two surround back speakers in the THX Audio settings. This setting optimizes the surround sound environment.
    • Adaptive Decorrelation: In a movie theater, a large number of surround speakers help create an enveloping surround sound experience. If a home theater only has two sidewall surround speakers, the surround speakers may sound similar to headphones lacking spaciousness and envelopment. Surround sounds will also collapse toward the closet speaker as you move away from the middle seating position. Adaptive Decorrelation slightly changes one surround channel's time and phase relationship with respect to the other surround experience as in a movie theater using only two rear speakers.
    • RE-EQ & Timbre Matching: Many movie soundtracks are mixed in studios for playback in large cinema auditoriums with an array of speakers. When played on home systems, they may appear abrasive and edgy. Re-EQ establishes a more accurate tonal balance when enjoying movies in your home. Your ears hear different tonal qualities in sounds coming from different directions. Timbre Matching restores the frequency balance between your front and surround speakers ensuring seamless and smooth panning between the front to back of the room.
    • Boundary Gain Compensation (BGC) & THX Loudness Plus: Sitting near a wall may result in distorted bass response. BGC corrects the way low frequency sound is perceived when seated near a wall. This results in a more accurate bass response. THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology that automatically adjusts the front-to-back speaker level relationship as you turn the volume down. With THX Loudness Plus home theater audiences can now experience surround sound at any volume level.
    • Listening Modes: Choose between 4 THX Listening Modes - THX Cinema, THX Game, THX Music, and THX Surround EX. THX Cinema recreates the ambiance of the movie theater by positioning the 5.1, 7.1and immersive mixes to submerse you in the movie's soundtrack. THX Game distributes the sound effects and dialogue generated by the game engine by placing the audio from a 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix to the appropriate "action" location - creating 360-degree gaming experience. THX Music emulates the original studio environment for the 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix for an accurate and increased sense of spaciousness and localization - placing you directly in the recording session. THX Surround EX  decodes the third surround channel from the traditional two surround channels to create a more immersive entertainment experience.
    Note: THX Certified Select is suitable for medium sized rooms, up to 2,000 cubic feet in size, with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI (6 Inputs/1 Output) Bitstream

    Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital
    DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS
    \

     PCM 2ch to 8ch (32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit)
    DSD 2ch (2.8/5.6MHz, 1-bit)
    Optical (1 Input)/Coaxial (1 Input) Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    PCM 2ch to 6ch, (32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit)

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Onkyo TX-NR696 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The Onkyo AV receiver also supports Dolby Surround & DTS Neural:X to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats. In addition, it supports Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (future firmware update) and DTS Virtual:X for multi-dimensional sound from a standard 5.1 or 7.1ch setup.

    • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the TX-NR696 that lets you connect a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience.
      • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch, or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
      • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization (via available firmware update): Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization provides immersive audio without height-channel or overhead speakers, creating virtual height effects in a 5.1ch, 7.1ch or 2.1ch speaker arrangement. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization applies carefully designed "height-cue" filters to the overhead audio components of your content's soundtrack before they are mixed into your loudspeakers to create the sensation of sound above you.
    • DTS:X: The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features object-based audio coding that lets the soundtrack designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. Along with DTS:X decoding, the TX-NR696 features DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other DTS audio technologies.
      • DTS Neural:X: DTS Neural:X is an advanced spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. DTS Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format.
      • DTS Virtual:X (via available firmware update): DTS Virtual:X bridges the gap between DTS:X and the reality of so many consumers' homes that cannot accommodate overhead speakers, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. DTS Virtual:X can be used with any content (from 2ch to 7.1.4ch soundtracks), while delivering virtual height & virtual surround processing based on psychoacoustics (not reflective surfaces).

    Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes, combined with Dolby Digital & DTS processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Orchestra: Suitable for classical or operatic music. This mode emphasizes the surround channels in order to widen the sound image, and simulates the natural reverberation of a large hall.
    • Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop music. Listening to music in this mode creates a lively sound field with a powerful acoustic image, like being at a club or rock concert.
    • TV Logic: Suitable for TV shows produced in a TV studio. This mode enhances the surround effects to the entire sound to give clarity to voices and create a realistic acoustic image.
    • Unplugged: Suitable for acoustic instruments, vocals and jazz. This mode emphasizes the front stereo image, giving the impression of being right in front of the stage.
    • Multichannel (Multich)/Game:   Multichannel mode is suitable for playing sources recorded in multichannel PCM. The receiver also offers four different Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
    • Stereo/All Channel Stereo (AllCh Stereo): In Stereo mode, sound is output from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. In All Channel Stereo Mode, stereo sound is output from all speakers - ideal for background music.
    • Mono/Full Mono: In Mono mode, when the input signal is analog or PCM, the left and right front speakers output the sound in monaural. In Full Mono mode, all speakers output the same sound in mono, so the sound you hear is the same regardless of where you are within the listening room.
    • Theater-Dimensional (T-D): In this mode, you can enjoy a virtual playback of multichannel surround sound even with only two or three speakers. This works by controlling how sounds reach the listener's left and right ears

    Direct Mode: The Direct listening mode can be selected for all input signals. In this mode, processing that affects sound quality is shut down, and sound closer to the original is reproduced. The sound is reproduced with the soundfield based on the number of channels in the input signal. For example, a 2ch signal is output only from the front speakers. Note that other sound adjustments are not available when this mode is selected.

    Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR696 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CinemaFilter: The CinemaFilter softens overly bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at home.
    • Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz, analog input signals, and Bluetooth audio.
    • Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and High. This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.
    • Stereo Assign Mode: At the touch of a button, Stereo Assign Mode switches playback from your Front speakers to either the Surround, Surround Back, or Height speakers. This mode is deal for ambient listening, such as background music, or any time you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.

    Dialog Improvements: The receiver offers a variety of dialog enhancements that make it easier to hear dialog and vocal when listening to movie and music soundtracks. The Vocal mode emphasizes movie dialog and music vocals, so you can hear them more easily amongst the movie effects and musical instruments. The Vocal mode can be set from 1 (low) to 5 (high). Dialog Control allows you to boost the dialog in a DTS:X soundtrack to make dialog more intelligible in noisy environments. Center Spread expands the center channel signal to left and right front speakers to create a wider frontal audio image for the listener, when in Dolby Surround mode.

    Bass Management: The Onkyo AV receiver offers Phase-Matching Bass, Double Bass, and Tone Control to get the most bass impact out of your system. Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them. You can also activate the Double Bass function in order to boost bass output even more by feeding bass sounds to the front left/right speakers, center-channel, and powered subwoofer. In addition, you can independently adjust the Bass (20Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the receiver's Front L/R channels from -10 to +10 dB.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): The receiver's main HDMI monitor output features ARC (Audio Return Channel). This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The receiver's sub HDMI out does not support HDMI.

    Volume & Level Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following volume & level settings.

    • IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input (-12 to +12dB) selector individually. This is useful if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This function does not work in Zone 2.
    • Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level for the Main Zone and Zone 2. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 50-99, or Off (disabled).
    • Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on in the Main Zone and Zone 2. You can choose between Last (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Min, or 1-99, or Max.
    • Mute Level: Set the volume lowered from the listening volume when "Mute" is selected. Choose from 0, -40dB, or -20 dB.
    • Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the headphone volume (-12 to +12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.

    Analog Audio Outputs: The Onkyo TX-NR696 is outfitted with the following analog audio outputs.

    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are binding-post terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Height, and Zone 2. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers (there is an impedance setting in the receiver's menu).
    • Dual Subwoofer Outputs: The receiver is fitted with two subwoofer outputs to connect dual powered subs for extra bass. The dual outputs are wired in parallel and share the same input signal (they are not discrete).
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted. The receiver supports headphones with impedances of 8 to 600-ohm.

    Phono Input: The TX-NR696 has a discrete low-noise phono pre-amp and is outfitted with Phono (MM) input for connection of a turntable with a moving magnet cartridge so you can enjoy listening to your vinyl records. There is also a ground screw terminal.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The TX-NR696 is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connecting a portable audio player.

    Video Features

    HDMI 2.0b: The Onkyo TX-NR696 has seven HDMI 2.0b inputs (6 rear/1 front) and two HDMI 2.0b outputs. The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two TVs, or you can assign the second HDMI output to Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source (1-2-3 inputs) in another room; video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs. Thanks to its HDMI 2.0b specification, the receiver can support 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.

    • 4K/60Hz w/ Upscaling: The TX-NR696 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 or 4096x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output. It will also pass a 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI (not compatible with 480i video signals). The receiver can even upscale 1080p HDMI input video sources to 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160 pixels) through its main HDMI monitor output (the sub HDMI output does not support upscaling).
    • HDCP 2.2 Compliance: The receivers HDMI inputs and HDMI monitor outputs support the latest HDCP 2.2 certification, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission. The unit will offer HDCP 2.3 support via a future firmware update (no ETA).
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI monitor outputs support RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4 (8-bit), YCbCr 4:2:2 (12-bit), and YCbCr 4:2:0 (8/10/12-bit) color subsampling in 4K @ 60Hz/50Hz; or RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4 (8/10/12-bit) and YCbCr 4:2:2 (12-bit) in 4K @ 24/25/30Hz. With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: This receiver does not contain any analog video inputs or outputs.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. This receiver supports two HDR formats - HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), & Dolby Vision.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • Hybrid-Log Gamma: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    Other HDMI Features: The TX-NR696 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, Deep Color & x.v. Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture
    • 3D-Ready: All HDMI jacks will accept 3D video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready flat-panel television.
    • AV Sync: The AV Sync feature can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video (for any HDMI jack) that has gotten out of sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV. With AV Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver. You can also manually correct the audio delay using AV Sync.

    HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "O" or in "Standby", both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI Through modes.

    • Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input sources.
    • Source: Selects the HDMI input source for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "standby" mode.

    Video Select: It is possible to play audio and video from different sources simultaneously. For example, you can play audio via Bluetooth and video from your BD/DVD player. This function is only effective when an input with audio only (Network, Bluetooth, or Tuner) has been selected initially.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-NR696 AV receiver supports a wired Ethernet RJ-45 (LAN) or wireless dual-band (2.4/5GHz) WiFi 802.11ac (MIMO 2x2) network connection. It features a powerful quad-core SoC (System on a Chip) to perform multiple processing tasks at once.Via the AV receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online music services.

    • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo AV receiver is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
    • Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4/5GHz). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
    Notes:
    • Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.
    • You can "Accept" or "Not Accept" for Onkyo to collect information about product usage when connected to the network and internet. However, if you do not accept the agreement you will get a "Onkyo Group Privacy Statement" each time the receiver is turned on.

    DLNA Certified: Because the TX-NR696 is DLNA (ver.15) certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows  PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA compliant media server through the stereo receiver. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)

    Built-in Online Music Services: The Onkyo TX-NR696 offers several built-in internet radio & online music services through its wired or wireless network connection that can be accessed directly from the receiver's on-screen menu and remote control. Subscription and purchase fees may apply.

    • Pandora: Pandora is a personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.
    • Tidal: Tidal is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. Tidal has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access Tidal's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • TuneIn: With more than 100,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs registered, TuneIn is a service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from all over the world.
    • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.

    Note: Available online services are not available in all regions. Online content can change without notice.

    Amazon Music: Amazon Music is accessible from the Onkyo Controller app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3). Amazon Music is a subscription based on-demand music streaming service. With an Amazon Music subscription, you get access to tens of millions of songs, thousands of paylists hand-curated by Amazon's music experts, and personalized stations.

    Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Onkyo AV receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

    Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your from your Android (OS 4.0+) or Apple iOS (8.0+) device, Mac computer, Windows PC, or Chromebook to the Onkyo AV receiver. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the receiver, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device. Chromecast built-In streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the highest sound quality (up to 24-bit/96kHz) and the ability to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. You'll need to download the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 4.4+) in order to setup Chromecast built-in.

    • Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the AV receiver. You can search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system.
    • Supported Content: Chromecast built-in offers Internet Radio apps like TuneIn & iHeart Radio; plus online music service apps like Pandora, Spotify (requires Premium subscription), Tidal, Google Play Music, and more. Click here for a complete list of compatible apps. You can even wirelessly stream exactly what's playing on your Android phone or tablet through the soundbar system. Or, if you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome browser to the soundbar. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files.

    Note: To use Chromecast built-in, you must agree to Google's Privacy Statement.

    AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.

    Bluetooth/AirPlay/USB Integration

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-NR696 features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1+LE) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer to the Onkyo receiver. The receiver has a 48' wireless Bluetooth range. You can even set the receiver to automatically turn on when a Bluetooth source device is paired and connected.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the TX-NR696 offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: You can use the receiver's IR remote control to operate basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device.
    • Song/Artist Information: The receiver will display song/artist information on its front-panel LCD and through its on-screen on your HDMI-connected TV. Album Art is not supported.
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.

    AirPlay 2 (via available firmware update): AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any sound from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the Onkyo receiver and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You will also be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music on the Onkyo receiver. With AirPlay 2, also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI). You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the Onkyo receiver.

    USB Mass Storage Class: This AV receiver is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files.  You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6/11.2MHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)
    Notes: The receiver's USB port does not support Apple iOS and Android devices, USB hubs and card-readers, computers and laptops, or any MP3 player containing music files that are managed with special hardware.

    Multiroom Audio/Video Playback

    Zone 2 HDMI Output: The Onkyo TX-NR696 provides a Zone 2 HDMI output, so two different HDMI audio/video feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver (HDMI 1-2-3 connected input sources only). HDMI Zone 2 will output up to 4K video and 2-channel audio for the HDMI input source selected. Video will be output at the highest resolution supported by both TVs. If you have the same HDMI source playing back in the main room and Zone 2, then the main room is also limited to 2ch PCM audio.

    • Compatible Sources: HDMI 1-2-3 connected input sources only (up to 4K/2ch PCM).
    • Incompatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, USB, Bluetooth, Network, and Optical/Coaxial Digital audio sources; plus HDMI 4-5-6 inputs.

    Zone 2 Speaker-Level Outputs: By using the Zone 2 speaker-level outputs on the TX-NR696, you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. You can play the same audio source in both Zones (Main & Zone 2) or play a different audio source in each zone. Zone 2 is compatible with analog and wireless audio sources - see below for details.

    • Compatible & Incompatible Sources: Zone 2 compatible sources includes AM/FM tuner, Analog audio inputs, Optical/Coax digital inputs (2ch PCM only), HDMI 1-2-3 inputs (2ch PCM only), USB & Bluetooth Audio, Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, & built-in music apps).
    • Incompatible Sources: Incompatible Zone 2 sources include HDMI video (all inputs), HDMI audio (4-5-6 inputs), Chromecast built-in apps, DTS Play-Fi, and DSD audio files.
    Notes:
    • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
    • When listening to AM/FM or Internet radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.

    Zone Preamp Outputs: The receiver offers a stereo Zone preamp output that can be set to Zone 2 or Zone B, so you can listen to the same audio source in two rooms or a different audio source in two rooms. You'll need a separate amplifier and pair of speaker in either Zone 2 or Zone B. The volume of Zone 2 and Zone B is controlled from your external integrated amplifier.

    • Zone 2: Zone 2 allows you to continue to enjoy up to 7.1ch or 5.1.2ch surround in the Main Zone, while listening to the same audio source or different audio source in a second room in 2ch stereo. Zone 2 supports playback of the receiver's AM/FM tuner, Analog audio inputs, Optical/Coax digital inputs (2ch PCM only), HDMI 1-2-3 inputs (2ch PCM only), USB & Bluetooth Audio, and Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, & built-in music apps). Incompatible Zone 2 sources include HDMI video (all inputs), HDMI audio (4-5-6 inputs), Chromecast built-in apps, DTS Play-Fi, and DSD audio files.
      • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
      • When listening to AM/FM or Internet radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.
    • Zone B: The Zone B preamp output lets enjoy the same source (analog, digital, wireless, or built-in) of your Main Zone in another room, or turn the Main Zone off and only listen to an audio source in Zone B. When the Main Zone and Zone B are played at the same time, you are limited to 2ch Stereo or All-Channel Stereo in the Main Zone. Zone B does not allow you to play a different source than the main zone.

    Google Home Multiroom: Using the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 4.4+), you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.

    DTS Play-Fi: DTS Play-Fi combines DTS and WiFi to wirelessly stream high quality audio through out your home using the Play-Fi app for Apple iOS 10.2+, Android OS 5.0+, & Windows 7 PC or later. Supported music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz (including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV) are wirelessly streamed to the receiver or to multiple DTS Play-Fi players at up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). You can connect multiple DTS Play-Fi products together from different brands and manufacturers on the same home network to create a whole-home streaming experience. Play the same source in every room or a different song in each room. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router. Compatible sources include -

    • Source Devices: DTS Play-Fi provides you with the ability to stream your music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from Apple iOS & Android devices, Windows laptops & desktop computers, as well as DLNA-servers on your existing home WiFi network to the Onkyo receiver. Up to eight separate wireless source devices, each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices.
    • Online Music Services: DTS Play-Fi enables wireless audio streaming from the world's most popular music services, including - Pandora, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, & more.
    • DTS Play-Fi Compatible Products: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly together, so there's no hassle adding more components, or choosing more than one audio brand (like Onkyo, Integra, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio, SVS, Wren, and more) in your home.
    Note: This unit does not support the following DTS Play-Fi functions - Spotify Connect, Wireless Surround Sound, Line-In Rebroadcast, Internet Radio, Critical Listening Mode, and L/R Stereo Speaker Pairing.

    Works With Sonos:  Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your Onkyo receiver with Sonos Connect (sold separately). With the Sonos Connect connected to the Onkyo receiver via a set of stereo RCA cables, the audio system you've built around the receiver can now be part of a Sonos Wireless Multiroom Audio System (components sold separately). After a simple set up, the Onkyo receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly turning on from network standby, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the Sonos controller app on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.

    • Functionality: Once the Onkyo receiver is connected to the Sonos Connect you will be able to send any music or source on the Sonos app to the receiver. You will also be able to group the receiver to other Sonos devices on the network or use it independently. Whenever you start playing music back from your Sonos app and the Onkyo receiver is selected, the receiver will automatically turn on and switch to the correct input.
    • Compatibility: The Onkyo receiver can be used with the Sonos One, Play:1, Play:3, Play:5 or any combination of these speakers (all sold separately). You can even use the Onkyo receiver with a Beam, Playbar or Playbase (sold separately) that is located in a different room. Just remember that you need to have a Sonos Connect to connect the Onkyo receiver to the Sonos multiroom audio system.
    Note: Click here to learn even more about Onkyo and Sonos working together to give you the ultimate home theater and multiroom audio experience.

    FlareConnect MultiRoom Audio: FlareConnect powered by Blackfire mirrors network audio sources and any external analog source playing through the receiver (from streaming audio to vinyl) on optional FlareConnect wireless speakers (such as the Onkyo NCP-302, sold separately). Sampling rates up to 48 kHz are supported. FlareConnect powered by Blackfire is stable, fast, and easy to control with Onkyo's Controller app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3).

    Note: Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility with other devices featuring FlareConnect or Blackfire.

    Remote & App Control

    Onkyo Controller App: The Onkyo Controller app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3) features an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows you to conveniently operate the Onkyo receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. This app not only has the usual remote control functions, it also has a multiroom functionality for Zone 2 and wireless multiroom audio setups.

    • Remote Control: You can operate general control functions (play/stop, control the volume, select the input source, etc.) from your compatible smartphone or tablet.
    • Source Device Playback: Operation of connected products (like a Blu-Ray player or TV) that are connected to the receiver via HDMI.
    • Streaming Audio: Lets you play audio from select streaming music apps (such as Amazon, Pandora, Tidal), the music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, and your Windows PC or other DLNA-compatible server.  You can also access music from Bluetooth and USB source devices.
    • Multiroom Audio: Provides control over Zone 2 and wireless multiroom audio (such as FlareConnect by Blackfire).

    Google Home Voice Commands: With a Google Home voice-activated speaker (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) and the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 10.3+ and Android OS 4.4+)), you can use your voice to control select functions of the Onkyo AV receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music - all without lifting a finger.

    IR Remote + HDMI-CEC: The Onkyo TX-NR696 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and supports HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronic Control). HDMI-CEC provides linked control between HDMI-CEC connected devices. Supported HDMI-CEC functions include auto input switch when a Blu-ray player begins playback, switching of audio output between the TV and this receiver or adjusting the receiver's volume using the remote controller of your TV, as well as automatically switching the receiver to standby when the TV is turned off.

    Web Control: When connected to your home's wired or wireless network, you can setup the Onkyo AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. 

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance (HDMI only): The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB.

    Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the AM/FM, Network, USB, and Bluetooth input selectors.

    Timers: The receiver features a programmable Auto Standby function & programmable Sleep Timer. The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no audio/video signal input. From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

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    The model numbers when spoken over the ancient "Book of the Sonics" made the book levitate and do this wicked move that looked a lot like what Bruno Mars did in that video. I said "Whoa" this has got to be the one for me. [ Lynn  Jun 15, 2019 ]
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    I have been partial to onkyo for years. I use to sell them in the 80s [ Ronald  May 24, 2019 ]
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    Required an AV setup to combine audio output on several PC's. Have always used Onkyo in the past - 4 to date and all still reliable, with incredible sound and always order from Crutchfield due to their unbeatable customer service. [ EDWARD  May 24, 2019 ]
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    brand, quality [ Jeffrey F.  May 08, 2019 ]
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    . I wanted a new receiver and this onkyo model had great reviews. In addition to that, I always have terrific shopping experiences when buying from crutchfield. [ Lionel  Apr 21, 2019 ]
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    I preferred and used this perfect product for many years ago - about 15 years [ ANH  Apr 02, 2019 ]
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    I have 4ohm Infinity reference speakers that have burned out 2 other amplifiers over the last 10 years. I am hoping that with the high current and Onkyo's reputation that this amplifier will be a stronger unit. It's features and price point are a very good deal. [ Michael  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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    I have a Denon and an Onkyo. I prefer the Onkyo. Fewer finiky issues with connectivity. Better Phone app control. [ Cam  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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    Great price for the options that it has. [ Nicolas  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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    I already have one of these receivers that is seven (7) years old. It has stopped working and to repair it cost more than a new one. So as I liked the way it reproduced sound and worked with all of my various components I brought another unit of the same configuration. [ SFC Raymond  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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    Replaces another outdated Onkyo model. [ James  Feb 08, 2019 ]
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    replacing an old one [ james  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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    reseach and reviews [ tim  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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    best product made for the price hands down [ RUSSELL  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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    Good reviews on Home Theater forums, complaints seemed to be minor or "one-off's" versus recurring defects. [ Ed  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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    Price & Features [ Cathy  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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    Based on the research I did, I felt this would be best choice for an ideal home. [ Vamshikrishna  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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    11 questions already asked

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    How are zone 2 speakers connected? Wired or wireless?
    [ Jeff  Jul 06, 2019 ]
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    WIRED
    [ ANH  Jul 09, 2019 ]
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    The easiest answer is go to Google.
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    Wired
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    My onkio tx-nr686 froze with a message in the display....this message says ...NG:LCRSLSRBLBR....how can this be fixed??
    [ JuanFQ  Jun 13, 2019 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ Krissy  Jun 19, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Would like to set up Microphone for live performance/singing at home using my ONKYO NR656 - what are my choices?
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    No
    [ GARY  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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    Get a microphone mixer that has 1/4" or XLR inputs and and RCA output. Then plug into aux or your desired channel on the receiver. You'd be better off just buying a proper multi-channel amplifier though if your serious about it.
    [ jason  Jun 03, 2019 ]
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    Can this Onkyo receiver accept digital inputs in addition to analog for Zone 2?
    [ MARCO  May 24, 2019 ]
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    Sorry but I can't help you with this question I don't have any digital in-puts at this time. But the analogs all work great.
    [ SFC Raymond  May 24, 2019 ]
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    Onkyo TX-NR686 - does it support SACD SuperAudio discs?
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    David nailed the best way to play them! There is another way as long as the SACD player has an analog RCA outputs as those could be used to get the audio into this receiver as well My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Paul
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    I don't know being honest
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    I am going to set this up with a 6 speaker built in system. Kitchen with two speakers, garage with 1, basement with 1. and outside with two. Can the volumes be different for each area while the music is playing?
    [ Jackie  May 03, 2019 ]
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    The Onkyo is only able to control different volume in 2 zones. You could install in-wall volume controls at each of those speaker locations to give the person in that room independent control of the volume. Something like the Niles VCS100K would be a great option: https://bit.ly/2WGjQTa
    [ Cosmo  May 13, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Can phono input handle both MM and MC cartridges?
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    I'm not sure I know what MM and MC cartridges are. However, I do have a fairly old Optimus turntable and it works just fine when plugged into the phono input.
    [ William  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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    Not being an audio phial I am not sure. It works great with my direct drive turn table that I have had for the last 30 years. Hope this might help you make your mind. On a personal note the TX-NR686 is outstanding in sound reproduction!
    [ SFC Raymond  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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    Wondering what is the all-channel(5.1 or 7.1)output (Ohms and wattage) for NR686? Thanks!
    [ Muri  Apr 16, 2019 ]
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    We haven't measured that Onkyo with all channels driven. You can assume it will be a little bet less than 100 watts RMS but it's not a big drop-off. If you have any specific concerns about matching your speakers you can chat with one of our friendly product advisors here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
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    can you use banana plugs with this receiver?
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    Yes. They work well.
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    Yes, for speaker outputs.
    [ Frank  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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    Yes. All the speakers out are banana plug compatible except the sub outs (rca).
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    Yes. I used Sewell Deadbolt. Makes an easy and clean setup.
    [ ED  Feb 24, 2019 ]
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    Yes you can.
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    Sorry, can't answer yet. I bought this receiver for a home I'm remodeling and haven't installed the system yet. In fact, I've yet to even open the box.
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