Onkyo TX-NR696 Review and Specs

Onkyo TX-NR696The Onkyo TX-NR696 AV receiver is a modern model, equipped with a wide range of the latest technologies, and at the same time offered at a very reasonable cost. This unit is able to become the basis of an excellent audio / video system designed for watching movies and listening to music. See Onkyo TX-NR696 specs you want to know before purchasing in this Onkyo TX-NR696 review.

Onkyo TX-NR696 review

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Features

Onkyo TX-NR696 has a seven-channel configuration, its output stages are built on discrete elements and are able to provide significant current to the load. This makes the unit compatible with acoustics, whose impedance is 4 ohms. To achieve the power of built-in amplifiers of 175 W per channel, a custom power transformer with a low noise level is installed in the system. Onkyo TX-NR696 is supported by Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, and it is argued that in the absence of “top” speakers, that is, if 5.2.2 is not possible, Dolby Atmos HeightVirtualizer and DTS Virtual: X technologies will be able to create a three-dimensional sound field from horizontal column layouts. As before, the stereo output of the amplifier to the second room is possible.

Design and build

Although the appearance of the Onkyo TX-NR696 remained quite traditional and recognizable, its electronic circuitry and functionality were finalized in 2019. Onkyo TX-NR696 has improved circuitry with a reduction in the length of the supply and grounding buses, as well as the removal of digital circuits from analog. A high-quality custom transformer is installed in the power supply unit of the AV receiver.

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Connectivity

The device has seven HDMI inputs and two outputs, with support for 4K video, Dolby Vision and HDR10. Among the inputs for connecting external signal sources, we can note the connectors of the built-in phono corrector for the MM pickup of the vinyl player.

Setup

AccuEQ creates a harmonious sound field in your room. This system detects the presence of speakers, estimates their sizes, and distances from the measurement location, and sets sound pressure levels.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • At the touch of a button, the Stereo Assign mode switches playback from the front speakers to the side, or rear rear or top speaker pairs
  • Zone B is ideal for connecting a compatible transmitter, so you can listen to any source

Cons

  • It's not the most refined-sounding with music and the bloated remote lacks polish

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Common features

Product

Onkyo TX-NR696

Model

TX-NR696

Brand

Onkyo

Reviews

36

Amplifier

Channels

7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

165/6 1KHz

Output impedance, Ohm

6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay, AirPlay 2

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

1

Coaxial digital input

1

Composite input

0

Component input/output

0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K 60p

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, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB

Other additional features

has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

2

Zone audio output

speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect

RS-232

0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

570

Standby consumption, W

0.15

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 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

12.5/26.4
Onkyo TX-NR696
Onkyo TX-NR696

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