Onkyo TXNR656 Atmos AV Receiver

Onkyo TXNR656 (Black)

Atmos AV Receiver

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With all the latest surround processors, including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X, the Onkyo TX-NR656 makes movie nights more like the cinema than ever.

Dynamic Audio Amplification for cinematic sound

With the latest Dynamic Audio Amplification onboard, the TX-NR656 is ready for the most action-packed movies. HCPS (High Current Power Supply) means that no matter how intense the action gets, the Onkyo will always keep control, with a sound dynamic enough to make you 'jump' in your seat and send shivers down your spine. Thanks to other technologies such as PLL (Phase Locked Loop) and VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) the TX-NR656 produces ultra-low levels of distortion for a smooth, detailed sound.

Hi-Res Audio playback
At the heart of the Onkyo's digital processing is a top quality AK4458 32 bit/384kHz DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). This not only provides a transparent and lifelike sound but also facilitates the playback of High Resolution audio formats. The TXNR656 is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC 192kHz-24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Ready for DTS:X
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company. It literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Dolby Atmos
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can be amongst the first to experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years - so don't miss out!

Google Cast, AirPlay and Bluetooth
It's easy to stream music from your smartphone and tablet with Googlecast* and AirPlay onboard. Link up wirelessly and stream your stored music or favourite music services using Google (Android) or iTunes (Apple) operating systems. For universal compatibility, including many laptops and PCs, Bluetooth wireless music streaming is also available.

Windows Media Player and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
The TX-NR656 also comes with Wi-Fi, Internet radio and Windows Media Player. Simply connect to your home network using an Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi and you can access thousands of Internet radio sites via tunein as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect and Tidal. Windows Media Player compatibility lets you stream music from other sources such as your PC, laptop or NAS drive.

Add a wireless speaker with FireConnect powered by Blackfire
Using the latest FireConnect by Blackfire technology it's possible to create a multi-room speaker system - wirelessly! Simply add compatible Onkyo wireless speakers and you can mirror what's playing on the main system in another room.

All this, plus you can still connect up your record deck
If all this connectivity weren't enough, the TX-NR656 still performs admirably as a hi-fi amp. Six line inputs and three digital connections are ample for the most complex of home entertainment systems. You can even plug in your turntable, thanks to the dedicated phono (MM) input.

Bring the sound of the cinema home, with the Onkyo TXNR656.

Click here for link to our blog review

*Google Cast firmware update due early 2017.

6 Year Supercare £21.95

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.
With all the latest surround processors, including Dolby Atmos and DTS-X, the Onkyo TX-NR656 makes movie nights more like the cinema than ever.

Dynamic Audio Amplification for cinematic sound

With the latest Dynamic Audio Amplification onboard, the TX-NR656 is ready for the most action-packed movies. HCPS (High Current Power Supply) means that no matter how intense the action gets, the Onkyo will always keep control, with a sound dynamic enough to make you 'jump' in your seat and send shivers down your spine. Thanks to other technologies such as PLL (Phase Locked Loop) and VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) the TX-NR656 produces ultra-low levels of distortion for a smooth, detailed sound.

Hi-Res Audio playback
At the heart of the Onkyo's digital processing is a top quality AK4458 32 bit/384kHz DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor). This not only provides a transparent and lifelike sound but also facilitates the playback of High Resolution audio formats. The TXNR656 is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC 192kHz-24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Ready for DTS:X
DTS:X is the flagship processor from this highly respected tech company. It literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. This highly sophisticated processor renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also offers other advantages such as the ability to boost the spatial effect of conventional DTS and easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Dolby Atmos
Optimised for Dolby Atmos, you can be amongst the first to experience the wonder of Dolby Atmos in your own home. Producing a multi-dimensional and totally immersive sound, Dolby Atmos has been hailed as the greatest advance in surround sound for 20 years - so don't miss out!

Google Cast, AirPlay and Bluetooth
It's easy to stream music from your smartphone and tablet with Googlecast* and AirPlay onboard. Link up wirelessly and stream your stored music or favourite music services using Google (Android) or iTunes (Apple) operating systems. For universal compatibility, including many laptops and PCs, Bluetooth wireless music streaming is also available.

Windows Media Player and built-in wi-fi for the complete networking experience
The TX-NR656 also comes with Wi-Fi, Internet radio and Windows Media Player. Simply connect to your home network using an Ethernet connection or Wi-Fi and you can access thousands of Internet radio sites via tunein as well as subscription services such as Spotify Connect and Tidal. Windows Media Player compatibility lets you stream music from other sources such as your PC, laptop or NAS drive.

Add a wireless speaker with FireConnect powered by Blackfire
Using the latest FireConnect by Blackfire technology it's possible to create a multi-room speaker system - wirelessly! Simply add compatible Onkyo wireless speakers and you can mirror what's playing on the main system in another room.

All this, plus you can still connect up your record deck
If all this connectivity weren't enough, the TX-NR656 still performs admirably as a hi-fi amp. Six line inputs and three digital connections are ample for the most complex of home entertainment systems. You can even plug in your turntable, thanks to the dedicated phono (MM) input.

Bring the sound of the cinema home, with the Onkyo TXNR656.

Click here for link to our blog review

*Google Cast firmware update due early 2017.
Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Apple AirPlay Yes
Audio Inputs 4
Bluetooth Yes
Channels 5.1.2
Coaxial Inputs 1
Coaxial Outputs No
Component 2 in
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 378 x 173.5
DLNA Compliant No
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
DTS Yes
Eco Friendly No
HDMI Audio Yes
HDMI text 8 in/2 out
HDMI Zone Out Yes
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes 8 in/2 out
Internet Radio Services Yes
4K Upscaling yes
Multi Channel Input Yes
Multiroom Yes - FlareConnect
NFC No
Optical Inputs 2
Optical Outputs No
Phono Input Yes - MM
Power Consumption- Normal Use 570
Power Consumption - Standby 0.15
Power Output - Watts per CH 160 x 7
Remote Control yes
App Control Yes - iOS and Android
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1
Weight (KG) 10
Wireless Connection Yes
Colour Black
Brand Onkyo
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An amazing amp with everything you need! Purchased this as I wanted to move from 7.1 on my old Onkyo amp to atmos and dts-x, set up was easy on the whole and the difference in sound using atmos was unbelievable. Also had the bonus of wifi and Bluetooth so I could use my Spotify account on it. Also downloaded the remote control app on my iPhone which made life so much easier. Great amp and an amazing price.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Onkyo 656 AV Bought this onkyo 656 AV at unbelievable price for spec, guys were very helpful and answered any questions I threw at them. Would highly recommend richer sounds ( Weybridge) you won't find better products, better price for spec or better service than these guys.
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After a previous bad start with another Onkyo! I traded the previous Onkyo, with the HDMI well documented problems, I was not to sure as to get another? but after a chat with Billy in the Bath store I was assured that all this was now behind them. I checked the reviews to find it had performed well ,so I took the advice from Billy & took kit home on trial, hooked it up using the Audessy set-up Mic' & so, for so good ! Delighted with Billy's advice, & the performance of the new kit, thank you again for all your advice & assistance, will be back when I need more gear!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and easy to setup Easy to connect and setup this AV Receiver has a great range of options and features. In addition to this it also sounds fantastic!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A really good device Hi, I used to have TX-NR509 which died after many years, then I went for Yamaha MusicCast one which while had a great mids and wide sound but lacked of bass badly. The MusicCast's any Bluetooth speaker support was cool but with short range and a lack of volume control and often de-syncs not a good solution overall. Yamaha's ARC did not work that well either with my setup. Then, I have changed to Onkyo TX-NR656 and I am all happy bunny back again. ARC spot on, bass heavy, not as heavy as 509 but really good still, the new calibration process seems very thorough and good. It just works well! I even have a couple of HDMI ports spare in case I expand and an ability to connect overhead speakers for Dolby Atmos.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Just brought this unit to upgrade my system. Has good specification for price, have had Onkyo products before always good value for money. Had good service from my local store as always.The unit is preforming well at the moment Atmos is really good adds a lot to the overall affect of the soundtrack.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value and sound Replaced aging Yamaha receiver. First class sound and value!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An exceptional receiver (used with Tannoy speakers) Setup: 10/10 Having owned 3 receivers in the past, this one is by far the easiest to set up. No problems setting up and took 15 minutes. Sound Quality: 10/10 - Warm tones, extremely balanced sound, clear and punchy bass. Cannot fault it in the slightest. Connections: 8/10 Have plugged in Xbox One S and PS4 Pro and all work in HDR 4K 60fps running HDCP2.2. All were plug and play and no calibration was needed. Would have liked to have seen all HDMI inputs with HDCP2.2 and the labling was confusing at first.
Date published: 2017-06-03
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Onkyo TXNR656 Black is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 70.
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6 Year Supercare £21.95

Add our Supercare to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our it in the 6 year period, we’ll refund the cost of it. You really can’t say fairer than that!
Plus, if we can’t fix a fault, we will give you a like-for-like replacement.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery* on the vast majority of our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers. (*see our delivery page for T&Cs.)

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge.