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ONKYO TX-NR696 7.2 Channel Receiver

by Onkyo
£569.00

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. Next-Generation Network Audio gathers Chromecast built-in*1, 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*2. 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*3 and DTS Virtual:X™*3 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 revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect.  

 

  • 175 W/Ch THX® Certified Select™ DAA system
  • Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in*1, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, FlareConnect™*2, Spotify®, Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn*3
  • Supports 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® playback
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer*4 and DTS Virtual:X™*4         
  • HDMI Sub/Zone 2 output shares media to a second display or projector
  • Quad-core SoC supports 802.11ac (2x2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification*5
  • 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*6)
  • 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 Advance with AccuReflex™
  • One-touch volume memory-presets for A/V inputsputs

 

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*7
  • Chromecast built-in and voice control with the Google Assistant*8
  • AirPlay 2 multi-room audio and voice control with Siri*9
  • DTS Play-Fi® multi-room audio via Onkyo Music Control App*10
  • 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*10
  • Hi-Res Audio playback via network (DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/ 2.8 MHz*11; FLAC, WAV [RIFF], AIFF, and ALAC to 192 kHz/24-bit*12)

 

CONNECTION TERMINALS

  • 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

 

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