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Comparing power output of these 7.2-channel receivers I can say that Onkyo wins in this battle. Just see - 125W/6 Ohm vs 165/6. Channels 7.2 can be assigned in configuration 5.2.2 for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X formats, but for those who do not have additional high-rise speakers, there is a built-in DTS Virtual:X that mixes the DTS soundtracks and creates a sense of high-pitch effects. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization technology, which is essentially designed to do the same with Dolby audio tracks, is expected in an upcoming firmware update.
Onkyo TX-NR696 is equipped with decoders for all major surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos / DTS:X. Support for the latter is possible in configuration 5.2.2, and if desired, a 3D sound system can be implemented using the Dolby Height Virtualizer and DTS Virtual:X virtual modes. 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, the connectors of the built-in phono corrector for the MM-pickup of the vinyl player can be noted. The AV receiver is equipped with an AKM4458 DAC with 32 bit / 384 kHz parameters.
The Denon AVR-X2600H is better receiver in this comparison. Check Denon AVR-X2600H price