Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL

TX-NR686 vs RX-A770BL comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL review

Onkyo TX-NR686
vs
Yamaha RX-A770BL

This is a review and detailed comparison of Onkyo TX-NR686 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL. Both have 7.2 channel amplifiers. Both receivers have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices. We have evaluated both AV receivers, TX-NR686 has an overall score of 7.2 out of 10 vs 8.1 out of 10 for RX-A770BL.

Common strengths

  • Bi-amp capability
  • Pure direct/Straight decode mode is enabled
  • Phono (MM) input
  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Onkyo TX-NR686

Dec 20, 2019

Onkyo has opened the new season of 2018 with the release of the next version of its classic 600-series receiver. The novelty replaced the TX-NR676 and differs from the previous model in advanced funct...

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Yamaha RX-A770BL

Dec 06, 2019

The Yamaha Aventage RX-A 60 series, which was introduced in 2016, was replaced by the RX-A 70 series. New products focus on 4K and HDR content. Each of the six new receivers (RX-A670, RX-A770 , RX-A8...

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Common

Product

Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-A770BL

Model

TX-NR686
RX-A770BL

Brand

Onkyo
Yamaha

Reviews

152
48

Amplifier

Channels

7.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

165/6
95/8

Output impedance, Ohm

6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.06

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

VLSC 384 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio
CINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
6/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
1

Component input/output

2/0
1/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

HDMI, phones, setup mic
USB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

analog to HDMI

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color
DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa

App control

iPhone, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent
colour OSD

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2
2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect
MusicCast, AV Controller

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/1

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

570
400

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.1

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 15.6
43.5 x 17.1 x 38/17 x 6.7 x 14.8

Weight, kg/lbs

10/22.1
10.5/23.1

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-A770BL
Onkyo TX-NR686
Yamaha RX-A770BL

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.2
  • 8.1
  • 7.2Onkyo TX-NR686
  • 8.1Yamaha RX-A770BL

The Yamaha RX-A770BL is better receiver in this comparison - check Yamaha RX-A770BL price.