Onkyo TXNR686 Atmos AV Receiver

Onkyo TXNR686 (Black)

Atmos AV Receiver

In stock
£469
Whether playing the latest home cinema formats or streaming music, the Onkyo TXNR686 is always a dynamic powerhouse.

Power to have you on the edge of your seat

Featuring high-current, Dynamic Audio Amplification, the TX-NR686 is ready for the most action-packed movies and stirring music. HCPS (High Current Power Supply) means that no matter how intense the action gets, the Onkyo always keeps control, with a sound punchy enough to make you 'jump' in your seat and send shivers down your spine. Other tech such as discrete output stages and VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) means the TX-NR686 produces ultra-low levels of distortion for a smooth, detailed sound.

Certified by THX
The high power thrill isn’t just guaranteed by Onkyo, it’s certified by THX, too. THX are a Californian company founded by George Lucas of Star Wars fame. To gain THX approval, products are bench tested to a rigorous level, covering every aspect of audio performance. Only a select few products gain the THX certification, making it a true badge of honour for any home cinema product.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a new dimension in sound
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. It renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and BT.2020 standards – perfect for UHD entertainment
The Onkyo TXNR686 is the perfect partner for your HDR-equipped TV and video source. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video in the highest quality. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be powered up.

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 TXNR686 is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC 192kHz-24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Your music services streamed your way
Compatible with Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium account required for full features), Deezer and Tidal, the TXNR686 covers all the major players. For Internet radio, the TuneIn service gives you access to thousands of radio stations from around the world. You also get a wide range of systems to stream your music. Choose from Wi-Fi over the network, Apple AirPlay or Bluetooth for the widest range of wireless music streaming options.

Chromecast with Google Assistant
Chromecast lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play, at the touch of a button. Alternatively, use Google Assistant and this Onkyo AV receiver becomes part of your voice controlled smart home.

DTS Play-Fi
DTS Play-Fi is a premium, wireless control system that brings everything under one 'roof'. Download the free app and you'll not only have access to Internet radio but also popular music apps such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. As well as bringing all your streaming sources together, Play-Fi offers the potential for full multi-room music. Simply add other PlayFi compatible sources and you'll quickly be able to build up a comprehensive music system around your home - all under the control of a single app.

Or try new FlareConnect
For seamless multi-room compatibility, the TXNR686 also features FlareConnect. FlareConnect works with compatible Onkyo and Pioneer controller apps and lets you access your music from stored devices (such as NAS drives) or streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and TuneIn. From here you can send the music to all FlareConnect compatible Onkyo and Pioneer products, giving you effortless multi-room music around your home.

Spin your vinyl
It's not just the latest wireless sources that the Onkyo has covered, it can handle hi-fi sources, too. 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.

Get a thrill from all your music and movies, with the stunning Onkyo TX-NR686.

6 Year Supercare £46.85

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

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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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.
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Whether playing the latest home cinema formats or streaming music, the Onkyo TXNR686 is always a dynamic powerhouse.

Power to have you on the edge of your seat

Featuring high-current, Dynamic Audio Amplification, the TX-NR686 is ready for the most action-packed movies and stirring music. HCPS (High Current Power Supply) means that no matter how intense the action gets, the Onkyo always keeps control, with a sound punchy enough to make you 'jump' in your seat and send shivers down your spine. Other tech such as discrete output stages and VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) means the TX-NR686 produces ultra-low levels of distortion for a smooth, detailed sound.

Certified by THX
The high power thrill isn’t just guaranteed by Onkyo, it’s certified by THX, too. THX are a Californian company founded by George Lucas of Star Wars fame. To gain THX approval, products are bench tested to a rigorous level, covering every aspect of audio performance. Only a select few products gain the THX certification, making it a true badge of honour for any home cinema product.

Dolby Atmos and DTS:X for a new dimension in sound
Dolby Atmos uses ceiling or upwards firing speakers to produce a multi-dimensional, immersive sound that's a match for the finest cinemas. DTS:X literally pushes the boundaries of what you can expect from home cinema. It renders images in three dimensions that conventional processing can't match. It also easily adapts with your existing speaker configuration.

Supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and BT.2020 standards – perfect for UHD entertainment
The Onkyo TXNR686 is the perfect partner for your HDR-equipped TV and video source. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video in the highest quality. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be powered up.

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 TXNR686 is compatible with a wide range of HD audio formats, including DSD 5.6 MHz and FLAC 192kHz-24-bit for exceptional sound quality.

Your music services streamed your way
Compatible with Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium account required for full features), Deezer and Tidal, the TXNR686 covers all the major players. For Internet radio, the TuneIn service gives you access to thousands of radio stations from around the world. You also get a wide range of systems to stream your music. Choose from Wi-Fi over the network, Apple AirPlay or Bluetooth for the widest range of wireless music streaming options.

Chromecast with Google Assistant
Chromecast lets you stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play, at the touch of a button. Alternatively, use Google Assistant and this Onkyo AV receiver becomes part of your voice controlled smart home.

DTS Play-Fi
DTS Play-Fi is a premium, wireless control system that brings everything under one 'roof'. Download the free app and you'll not only have access to Internet radio but also popular music apps such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and Napster. As well as bringing all your streaming sources together, Play-Fi offers the potential for full multi-room music. Simply add other PlayFi compatible sources and you'll quickly be able to build up a comprehensive music system around your home - all under the control of a single app.

Or try new FlareConnect
For seamless multi-room compatibility, the TXNR686 also features FlareConnect. FlareConnect works with compatible Onkyo and Pioneer controller apps and lets you access your music from stored devices (such as NAS drives) or streaming services such as Spotify, Tidal, Deezer and TuneIn. From here you can send the music to all FlareConnect compatible Onkyo and Pioneer products, giving you effortless multi-room music around your home.

Spin your vinyl
It's not just the latest wireless sources that the Onkyo has covered, it can handle hi-fi sources, too. 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.

Get a thrill from all your music and movies, with the stunning Onkyo TX-NR686.
Active Subwoofer Output Yes
Analogue RCA Inputs 6
Apple AirPlay Yes
Audio Inputs 6
Bluetooth Yes
Channels 7.1/5.1.2
Coaxial Inputs 1
Coaxial Outputs No
Component 2
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 380 x 174
DLNA Compliant No
Dolby Atmos Yes
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
DTS Yes
Eco Friendly No
HDMI Audio Yes
HDMI text 7 in/2 out
HDMI Zone Out No
HDR Compatible HDMI Yes - 6/1
Internet Radio Services Yes
Multi Channel Input No
Multiroom Zone 2 Active/Passive
NFC No
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Optical Inputs 2
Optical Outputs No
Phono Input Yes - MM
Power Consumption- Normal Use 570
Power Output - Watts per CH 120 x 7
Remote Control yes
App Control Yes
Sub Output 2
Tuner Radio FM/AM
USB 1
Weight (KG) 10
Wi-Fi Built In yes
Wireless Connection Yes
Brand Onkyo
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Onkyo txnr686+tannoyxt6f speakers Was served by Sam at Newcastle always friendly and helpful always a please to do business with cheers
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound with average speakers I went in to the Brighton store and got some help and advice from Mike and then went home and did my research (quite a lot) came back and bought this. It was this or the Sony STR-DN1080. The sound is a huge upgrade to what I had as I’ve not had a proper avr before and even with canton movie 75 as an entry level speaker package I was impressed. I have bought some more speakers and after a LOT(!) of experimenting I have gone with a 5.1.2 set up with front height for the Atmos but using movie 75 as height and the spare two in zone 2 with the sub. While I imagine I probably need 5.1.4 for the full Atmos experience it certainly improved the front soundstage a noticeable amount worth having. It’s handy to have An app to control things in both the main room and the second zone although it can be a bit clunky as an app although you get used to it. My one complaint is that although there is a second sub output, it mirrors the main room rather than matches the second zone. I have had to run it in series with the second zone speakers instead or I need to have the main room and zone 2 with the same output which defeats the object of being able to have them independent - hence the 4 rather than 5 stars. I think I will call Onkyo tech support to see what they recommend as the way to connect the zone 2 sub or to see how to remedy this. I did have some Dali zensor 3’s hooked up at front left and right but struggled to get the best out of them to warrant the extra size compared to the movie 75 satellites - which also was more popular with my wife to the eye. The fact I didn’t get the best from them was possibly my fault as a novice regarding set up. Maybe speakers will be my future upgrade given time and experience? Overall very happy with both the products and the service. Thanks guys
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy set up and amazing sound quality Bought my new AVR just before Christmas to replace my aged Harmon Kardon AVR, and wow what a difference that up grade made not just for me but the kids too. Advise was given instore based on my basic knowledge which allowed me to decide which one to go for as there is many to choose from. My only problem now is deciding which new speakers I’m going to get to accompany this great AVR
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement AV Amp After 6 years with my previous Onkyo AV Amp I was gutted when it gave up the ghost, folowing some research I decided to stick with the same make and I'm so pleased i did, initial set up wasn't too difficult however i did have an issue trying to find the audio/video synk' this you will find on the quick menu button, so other than that this is an excellent piece of kit well worth the money and once again great service from Richard Sounds.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Receiver I bought this as a replacement/upgarded to my old Onkyo TX-SR607. Overall am not disappointed, execellent sound and features, the only negative is that for me the remote is a definate downgrade for Onkyo's older programmable models.
Date published: 2018-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives excellent quality sound, easy to use. I had to replace the old one and was recommended the Onkyo. It was more expensive but well worth the money, very pleased with the sound quality and functions.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb upgrade to previously owned Onkyo I bought this a few weeks ago and I am very impressed with the sound and picture quality that the receiver delivers. Combined with my high end 4K tv and 7.1 channel Cambridge Audio set up, this receiver really provides the punch each attached component deserves. It truly is a great upgrade from my Onkyo TXNR616. The setup was very simple and straight forward to complete. A couple of manual overrides were made to fine tune to my desired taste. The settings menu is still as easy to use as my previous model, possibly even slicker. Overall I’m very impressed and would certainly recommend.
Date published: 2018-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent features. I have only had it for about 2 weeks but love this receiver, its very powerful and the surround processing is incredible.
Date published: 2018-12-12
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Onkyo TXNR686 (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 46.
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6 Year Supercare £46.85

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

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

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.