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post #1 of 16 Old 03-28-2019, 04:17 AM - Thread Starter
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Owner's thread for Onkyo TX-NR696 7.2ch receiver

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

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

Still no HDMI-eARC support...
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So the only change from last year's NR686 is support for Virtual Atmos and Virtual DTS:X for those without height speakers installed.
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Vizio V436-G1 4K HDR TV | LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray player | Denon AVR-S740H AV Receiver (running 5.1.2 Atmos/DTS:X) | Xbox One X | Amazon Fire Stick 4K
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175 a channel at 10%%%%%%%%%%% distortion wtf....what kind of rating is that. At 6 ohms too. Let's just get the elephant out of the room please. Let's rate all power supplies at 99% harmonic distortion. 100000 watts of P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAA.
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Does it come with better ventilation and less hardware issues ?


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Hopefully they use Pioneer hdmi boards, never seen a complaint about those going bad
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The press release is a little confusing the way it's structured, but will this guy support IMAX Enhanced?
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The press release is a little confusing the way it's structured, but will this guy support IMAX Enhanced?
IMAX Enhanced certification program is available only on 9.2ch and up devices, the TX-NR696 is a 7.2ch receiver...
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My TX-RZ1100 has been trouble free and runs cool going on two years now. It is in my family room so it is powered on most of the day. My Marantz 8805 puts out a lot more heat than the Onkyo.
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I recently bought this receiver and it's awesome. No HDMI issues at all (they advertise "refined HDMI grounds") and it sounds great.

I definitely prefer this to the Denon X2500H I just bought.
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Stereo Assign Mode to switch Front playback to Height channels

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The Stereo Assign should also let You play Stereo on the Surrounds, not just the Height.

I use this function a lot on my Onkyo.

Can @LeoRavus confirm this is true also in the 696?

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The Stereo Assign should also let You play Stereo on the Surrounds, not just the Height.

I use this function a lot on my Onkyo.

Can @LeoRavus confirm this is true also in the 696?
Yeah you can assign stereo to play from the fronts, surrounds, surround back or height. I usually pick THX Music and haven't really played with the stereo mode much.
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Yeah you can assign stereo to play from the fronts, surrounds, surround back or height. I usually pick THX Music and haven't really played with the stereo mode much.

Mmm.. I didnt like THX modes so far...
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Mmm.. I didnt like THX modes so far...
For me listening mode depends on the source. Some things sound better in certain modes than others.

Like now I'm streaming CCR in DSur 7.1. I'll click through the various modes and stick to what sounds best for that track.

This receiver is still kind of new to me and trying out various things.
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For me listening mode depends on the source. Some things sound better in certain modes than others.



Like now I'm streaming CCR in DSur 7.1. I'll click through the various modes and stick to what sounds best for that track.



This receiver is still kind of new to me and trying out various things.
Same here about just discovering the potential.
I will give a second chance to THX Music ...
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Thinking of upgrading my old receiver Onkyo 626 to Onkyo 696. What is your experience so far with the new Onkyo 696?

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Got my 696 a few days ago.
Had trouble getting any image on the TV. Probably an EDID issue. Turned the TV off and on again and it worked.
Other than that, so far so good. Love the sound quality, compared to my older Harman Kardon unit, which couldn't really drive my speakers properly (only 50W per channel)...
For stereo inputs (music streaming, etc) I prefer the "All Channel Stereo" mode over the THX... but that's just me.
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