Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver
- Up to 100W per Channel at 8 Ohms
- AccuEQ Sound Optimization
- 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
- HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
- 8x HDMI-In / 2 x HDMI-Out
- Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Apple AirPlay Connectivity
- USB Connectivity
- GUI On-Screen Display via HDMI
Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2 Channel Network A/V Receiver
Dynamic Audio Amplification
Backed by 70 years of experience building high-grade audio components, the TX-NR656 amplifies accurate, noise-free signal processing with high-current power for dynamic speaker control. The result is pure, rich and authentic sound.
Onkyo’s dynamic audio amplification delivers massive power at 170 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 Channel Driven)/ 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven).
Smooth Analog Signal
Onkyo developed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the audio signal to its original form following processing. Unlike conventional filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the sound wave to be reproduced with extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog signal.
The TX-NR656 Powered Zone 2 brings audio to speakers connected to the receiver into a second room. With the dedicated Zone 2 DAC for Net & SPDIF, you can send internet audio and digital audio sources connected via coax or optical (such as Apple TV) to your second listening zone.
The TX-NR656’s HDMI specifications and HDCP 2.2 compatibility support the latest formats being released by Hollywood. The latest HDMI specs offer a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4:4:4 color space and [email protected]/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution. The TX-NR656 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.
The TX-NR656 also effortlessly upscales 1080p video to stunning 4k UltraHD.
Dolby Atmos Up to 5.1.2 Channels
Dolby Atmos moves sound around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you’re inside the action. The TX-NR656’s Dolby Atmos decoding transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Additionally, the Dolby surround up-mixer processes content not mixed for Dolby Atmos to fill the flexible speaker layouts of a Dolby Atmos system.
DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that includes height channels for a fully-immersive listening experience. DTS:X provides listeners flexibility, immersion, and interactivity. You will be able to personalize your audio experience, for example, by turning up JUST the dialog within a mix. DTS:X allows you to customize to your room layout as well as control dialog and dynamic range.
(DTS:X functionality via Summer 2016 firmware update).
The TX-NR656 has AirPlay, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies built in. Stream virtually any audio from a smartphone, tablet or PC to your home theater for powerful sound.
With Spotify, Pandora, and TuneIn built-in, you can select a station and search for music available on these services via the free Onkyo Remote app on your phone.
Further, Tidal and Google Cast will be operable with an upcoming firmware update.
384 kHz/32-bit Hi-Grade DAC
No matter what you’re listening to, it will sound powerfully full, clean and clear. A premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei implements unique low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of any audio format, including compressed, lossless, and hi-res audio (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, OggVorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM, and Dolby TrueHD).
AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex
AccuEQ conducts two measurements- one to set the level, distance and crossover for ALL speakers, including the subwoofer. Choose to include or bypass EQ measurement for front left and right speakers, and choose to automatically or manually set the EQ. Further, you can save your own manual EQ settings into three available presets.
The new AccuReflex technology aligns the phase of upfiring ‘height’ speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks.
Wireless Multi-Room Audio
A firmware update will enable any audio source connected to the receiver (from vinyl to streaming audio) to be sent wirelessly via FireConnect Powered by Blackfire to an optional compatible speaker placed anywhere in your home. Stable, fast, and easy to control with a mobile, it’s the smart way to set audio free.
FireConnect is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.
|Power Watts/Ch (6 Ohms 1kHz, 1 Channel Driven, FTC)||170, 1.0% THD|
|Power Watts/Ch (8 Ohms 20-20kHz, 2 Channels Driven, FTC)||100, 0.08% THD|
|Dynamic Audio Amplification||✓ (for Clear and Realistic Sound)|
|H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply)||✓|
|Non-Phase Shift Amplifier||✓|
|Continuous 6 Ohms Rated||✓|
|Certified 4 Ohms Performance||–|
|Discrete Output Stage Circuitry||✓|
|3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry||–|
|Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)||–|
|High-Grade Toroidal Transformer||–|
|Independent Power Supply||–|
|Bi-amp Capability For Front||✓|
|32-Bit Digital Signal Processing Engine||✓|
|Dolby Decoder||Atmos, True HD, DD Plus|
|DTS Decoder||DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio|
|ONKYO GAME Surround Modes||✓ (Rock, Sports, Action, RPG)|
|VLSC for Noiseless Audio Processing||✓ (Fronts)|
|THX Processing Mode||–|
|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||–|
|Analog Audio IN||8|
|Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX)||2 / 1|
|Composite Video I/O||2 / 0|
|Component Video I/O||2 / 0|
|Front Panel HDMI||✓|
|Front-Panel A/V||1 (Analog)|
|USB Input||✓ (Rear)|
|HDMI I/O||8 / 2 (Main/Sub)|
|HDMI 4K/60 Hz- Capable HDMI Terminals||✓|
|HDCP 2.2 Copy-Protection Compatibility||✓|
|HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range||✓|
|HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC||✓|
|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||✓|
|Analog Pre-Outs||Subwoofer (x2)|
|Powered Zone 2||✓|
|Powered Zone 3||–|
|Zone 2 Line Out||✓ (Line)|
|Zone 2 Video Out||–|
|Zone 2 Digital to Analog Audio Conversion||✓ (Net/SPDIF)|
|Zone 3 Line Out||–|
|Whole House Mode||–|
|FireConnect Multi-room Audio||✓|
|Supports Onkyo Remote App||✓|
|Internet Radio Capable||✓|
|Spotify Connect Support||✓|
|Streaming Audio From PC / Network||✓|
|Hi-Res Streaming Audio Formats||✓|
|Streaming Audio From USB memory||✓|
|Wireless Network||IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n 5 Ghz / 2.4 Ghz|
|ONKYO-RI System Control||–|
|RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)||✓|
|Hybrid Standby Function||✓|
|Auto Speaker Calibration W/Mic.||AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex|
|Solid Aluminum Front||–|
|Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals||–|
|Detachable AC Cord||–|
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