$579.00

CNET’s Best Receiver of 2020, 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. SMART AV Receiver 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 (2×2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification*2. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® pull audiences deep into movies and games, THX Certified Select assuring a theater-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. Separate Zone 2 outputs with switching also enable 7-ch layouts in Main plus Zone 2 speakers. With revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect. Read the CNET review here

  • SMART AV Receiver
  • Works with Sonos
  • Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant
  • THX® Certified Select™ theater-reference sound
TX-NR696

CNET’s Best Receiver of 2020, 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. SMART AV Receiver 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 (2×2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification*2. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® pull audiences deep into movies and games, THX Certified Select assuring a theater-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. Separate Zone 2 outputs with switching also enable 7-ch layouts in Main plus Zone 2 speakers. With revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect. Read the CNET review here

  • SMART AV Receiver
  • Works with Sonos
  • Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant
  • THX® Certified Select™ theater-reference sound
SMART AV Receiver

SMART AV Receiver

SMART AV Receiver is the heart of your home entertainment system. Access streaming content from Amazon Music*1, Pandora®*2, Spotify®*2, TIDAL*2, Deezer*2, and TuneIn*2 and share sound as part of a multi-room system
via Works with Sonos, AirPlay 2, DTS Play-Fi®, and FlareConnect.

*1 Amazon Music which is integrated in this product is only available in U.S., U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and Japan.
*2 Available services may differ depending on your area.
Works with Sonos

Works with Sonos

This Onkyo receiver can join your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or be the start of a new one, just by pairing it with a Sonos Connect*. The AVR ties into the Sonos ecosystem, waking, changing inputs, and playing at the desired volume on command from the Sonos app*.
Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant

Chromecast built-in with the Google Assistant

Stream any music from your smartphone, laptop, or PC to the receiver with ease. Control playback with Chromecast-enabled apps you know and love from your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows® laptop, or Chromebook. If you have a smart speaker featuring the Google Assistant, you can cue, play, and control music playback by voice.
THX® Certified Select™ theater-reference sound

THX® Certified Select™ theater-reference sound

THX Certified Select guarantees the same reference volume level of a commercial theater in rooms where the viewing position is about 10–12 ft. from the screen. To gain certification for reference sound within strict THX® sound quality parameters, receivers must pass 2,000 bench-tests in 75 categories covering 14,000 data points.
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® – setting sound free

Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® – setting sound free

Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® formats allow engineers to map sound anywhere in 3D space, effects moving from speaker to speaker all around the room and wrapping your audience in the latest films and games. You can also enjoy your 3D speaker layout with classic titles. Dolby Surround® and DTS® Neural:X find overhead cues in legacy soundtracks and upmix for awesome spatial realism.
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer

Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer

When playing any Dolby® format, engaging Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* enables a more immersive listening experience, creating a virtual surround and height effect from traditional speaker layouts without employing additional surround or height speakers.
* Enabled with a future firmware update.
Dynamic Audio Amplification

Dynamic Audio Amplification

Refined over 70 years to deliver emotion in high fidelity, DAA features a custom High-Current Low-Noise Power Transformer, customized capacitors, and discrete amp output stages. Unique topology prevents phase-shift while high current improves speaker control for true dynamic speed. Driving 4-ohm loads through all channels, DAA has power to move.

Amplifier

# Channels
7.2
Power Watts/Ch (8 Ohms 20-20kHz, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)
100 Watts, 0.08% THD
Power Watts/Ch (6 Ohms 1kHz, 1 Channel Driven)
210 Watts, 10% THD
Dynamic Audio Amplification
✓ (for Clear and Realistic Sound)
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply)
Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
THX Certified
Continuous 6 Ohms Rated
Certified 4 Ohms Performance
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
Amplifier Design
Linear Class A/B
Bi-amp CapabIndependent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)ility For Front
-
Bi-amp Capability For Front

Processing

Dolby Atmos
✓ (5.2.2)
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer
✓ (Enabled with a future firmware update)
32-Bit Digital Signal Processing Engine
Dolby Decoder
Dolby Atmos, Dolby True HD
DTS:X
✓ (5.2.2)
DTS Virtual:X
✓ (Enabled with a future firmware update)
DTS Decoder
DTS:X, DTS: Neural:X, DTS-HD Master Audio
ONKYO GAME Surround Modes
✓ (Rock, Sports, Action, RPG)
VLSC for Noiseless Audio Processing
✓ (Front L/R Channels)
THX Processing Mode
CinemaFILTER
-
AccuEQ Room Calibration
✓(w/ AccuReflex)
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
-
Direct/Pure Mode
✓/-
Pure Direct Analog Path Mode
-
Advanced Music Optimizer
384K/32 Bit DACs
192K/24 Bit DACs
-

Connectivity

Analog Audio IN
4
Phono Input
Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX)
1 / 1
Composite Video I/O
-
Component Video I/O
-
Front Panel HDMI
Front-Panel A/V
1 (Analog)
USB Input
✓ (Rear)
HDMI I/O
7(1 front)/ 2 (Main, Sub/Zone 2)
HDMI 4K/60 Hz- Capable HDMI Terminals
HDCP 2.3 Copy-Protection Compatibility
HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range
✓(HDR10 and Dolby Vision)
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
BT.2020 Support
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
-
1080p to 4K Upscaling
4K Passthrough
Analog Pre-Outs
Subwoofer (x2)
Speaker A/+B
-
Powered Zone 2
Powered Zone 3
-
Zone 2/ Zone B Line Out
Zone 2 Video Out
-
Zone 2 Digital to Analog Audio Conversion
✓ (Net/SPDIF/Bluetooth, HDMI Inputs 1-3)
Zone 3 Line Out
-
Whole House Mode
-
FlareConnect Multi-room Audio
Airplay & Airplay 2
Chromecast built-in
Works with Google Assistant
Supports Onkyo Remote App
Internet Radio Capable
Spotify Connect Support
Tidal
Amazon Music
Streaming Audio From PC / Network
Hi-Res Streaming Audio Formats
✓ (DSD 11.2 MHz/5.6 MHz/2.8 MHz*, 192 kHz/24-bit FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC) *Converted to PCM
Streaming Audio From USB memory
Wireless Network
5GHz(11ac/a/n), 2.4GHz(11b/g/n)
Bluetooth
✓ (Version 4.2, Profile: A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.3)

Integration Access

RS-232
-
IR Input
-
IR Output
-
Ethernet
ONKYO-RI System Control
-
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
-
12V Trigger
-

Miscellaneous

Pre-Programmed Remote
-
Hybrid Standby Function
Smart Grid-Ready
Auto Speaker Calibration W/Mic.
AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex
OSD Out
Solid Aluminum Front
-
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
-
Detachable AC Cord
-
Warranty
2 YEARS

Amplifier

All Channels
100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) 210 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven)
Dynamic Power
240 W (3 Ohms, Front) 210 W (4 Ohms, Front) 120 W (8 Ohms, Front)
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)
0.08% (20 Hz–20 kHz, Half Power)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
200 mV / 47k Ohms (Line/Unbalanced) 3.5 mV/47k Ohms (Phono/MM)
Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance
200 mV / 2.3k Ohms (Zone B/ Zone 2 Line Out) 1 V / 470 Ohms (Subwoofer Pre Out)
Phono Overload
70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response
10 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
Tone Control
±10 dB, 20 Hz (Bass) ±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
106 dB (Line, IHF-A) 80 dB (Phono, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance
4 Ohms–16 Ohms

Video

Video
1.0 Vp–p/75 Ohms (Component Y) 0.7 Vp–p/75 Ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR) 1.0 Vp–p/75 Ohms (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response
+0 dB, -3 dB

Tuner

FM
87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz
AM
530 kHz–1,710 kHz
FM/AM Preset Memory
40 stations

General

Power Supply
AC 120 V~, 60 Hz
Power Consumption
635W
No-Sound Power Consumption
65W
Standby Power Consumption
0.15 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
17 1/8" x 6 13/16" x 14 15/16" (435 x 173.5 x 379.5 mm)
Weight
22 lbs (10 kg)

Carton

Dimensions (W x H x D)
21" x 10 7/16" x 18 7/16" (534 x 265 x 468 mm)
Weight
27.6 lbs (12.5 kg)

UPC Code

(B)
889951001720

TX-NR696 Reviews

  • Great unit… apart from ZONE 2 being unusable with HDMI inputs. Good golly, it’s 2020. Can you guys update this via firmware??? This is a five star product getting a single star due to this limitation.

    Bill Dahl

  • The ease of use is a welcome feature. I have had every major brand AVR in the last 20 years. This Onkyo is THX Select which is just amazing. The setup is virtually the easiest I’ve ever used. I tried a Denon and Marantz before my Onkyo. I had a Pioneer Elite prior but twice had HDMI failures. I love the fact that you can really tweak the sound signature via eq settings and individual speaker levels. I’ve had my share of try this to get this to work receivers! I’m really not fond of the term “plug and play” as I like to control everything. But times have changed. The ease of use and automated features with ARC are the best. I can change and alter everything, or let Onkyo provide the best sound under each condition. I choose the latter now. I’m 53 years old and love my New a Onkyo TX-NR696. The natural sound and ease of use rivals receivers costing 3 or 4 times the price. I’m ready to sit back, relax and just listen. No extra tweaks needed based on my viewing material. This receiver is coupled with a New LG C9 55in. OLED HDTV. This combination allows me to enjoy all my input devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K, LG 4K DVD player and all my LG onboard content. Finally the cable box works flawlessly with the entire rig. Thank you Onkyo for doing it all, and doing it all right!

    Dave

  • Outstanding in every way. Easy to use

    Mike Carey

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CNET’s Best Receiver of 2020, 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. SMART AV Receiver 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 (2×2 MIMO) Wi-Fi® specification*2. Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® pull audiences deep into movies and games, THX Certified Select assuring a theater-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. Separate Zone 2 outputs with switching also enable 7-ch layouts in Main plus Zone 2 speakers. With revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect. Read the CNET review here

Additional information

Weight 27.558 oz

3 reviews for TX-NR696

  1. Outstanding in every way. Easy to use

    Mike Carey

  2. The ease of use is a welcome feature. I have had every major brand AVR in the last 20 years. This Onkyo is THX Select which is just amazing. The setup is virtually the easiest I’ve ever used. I tried a Denon and Marantz before my Onkyo. I had a Pioneer Elite prior but twice had HDMI failures. I love the fact that you can really tweak the sound signature via eq settings and individual speaker levels. I’ve had my share of try this to get this to work receivers! I’m really not fond of the term “plug and play” as I like to control everything. But times have changed. The ease of use and automated features with ARC are the best. I can change and alter everything, or let Onkyo provide the best sound under each condition. I choose the latter now. I’m 53 years old and love my New a Onkyo TX-NR696. The natural sound and ease of use rivals receivers costing 3 or 4 times the price. I’m ready to sit back, relax and just listen. No extra tweaks needed based on my viewing material. This receiver is coupled with a New LG C9 55in. OLED HDTV. This combination allows me to enjoy all my input devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K, LG 4K DVD player and all my LG onboard content. Finally the cable box works flawlessly with the entire rig. Thank you Onkyo for doing it all, and doing it all right!

    Dave

  3. Great unit… apart from ZONE 2 being unusable with HDMI inputs. Good golly, it’s 2020. Can you guys update this via firmware??? This is a five star product getting a single star due to this limitation.

    Bill Dahl

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