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. This 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 a revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect.