Onkyo TX-NR696 AV Receiver

By Onkyo


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. Next-Generation Network Audio 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 (2x2 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. Zone 2 outputs bring amped multi-source audio to two rooms, while a flexible new zone line-out/front L/R pre-out terminal lets you listen how you want, where you want. With revitalized DAA system, 4K/60p/HDR HDMI® terminals, and many extras, this product excels in every aspect.


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 with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™

One-touch volume memory-presets for A/V inputsputs


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


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


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)


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


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


Power Output: 175 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 channel driven), 165 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 channel driven, IEC)

Frequency Response: 10 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173.5 x 379.5 mm

Weight: 10.0 kg