Onkyo TXNR696 (Black) Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

Onkyo TXNR696 (Black)

Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

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Powerful, THX certified sound meets ultimate streaming versatility, with the Onkyo TXNR696 – it’s a multi-tasking marvel.

The highest standards in cinema sound - Certified by THX

This top quality AV receiver is just guaranteed to sound great 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, DTS:X and DTS Neural:X for cinematic 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. DTS Neural:X upmixer supports Dolby formats, giving you DTS surround whatever the format.

Extra height, without the speakers - Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X*
It's not always possible to accommodate Atmos height speakers, which is when Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization comes in handy. Play any Dolby format and enjoy a more immersive sound with virtual height enhancement – using your existing speakers. DTS Virtual:X also creates a more enveloping sound from any DTS codec. Compatible with 2, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker configurations, DTS Virtual:X gives the impression of height and immersive sound. *Both functions available with future firmware update.

Support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Ideal for pairing with your quality video sources, the TXNR696 is compatible with an extensive range of formats. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video in the highest quality. It's also equipped with 4K upscaling, giving you the most detailed picture on your 4K TV from all sources. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be on.

Stream it your way, with Apple AirPlay 2 and ‘Works with SONOS’
Much more than just an AV receiver, the TXNR696 is also a comprehensive music streamer. Apple AirPlay 2 is now standard as is ‘Works with SONOS’. Integrated Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium account required for full features), TIDAL and Deezer are all standard. There’s also Chromecast, FlareConnect and DTS Play-Fi plus TuneIn for Internet radio and Bluetooth music streaming.

Works with Apple AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2 takes this popular wireless streaming format and makes it better. Controllable by simply asking Siri or using your Apple device, AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream music and podcasts around your home – and all in perfect sync.

Works with SONOS
Link up to a SONOS Connect and the TXNR696 becomes integrated into your SONOS system. You can group the receiver with other SONOS devices or use it independently. Working with SONOS means as soon as you start playing music from your SONOS app, the Onkyo switches on and selects the correct input – automatically.

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 for effortless streaming and multi-room
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 Play-Fi 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.

FlareConnect for any music source in any room
Streaming music between rooms from any source, including records and CDs, is easy with FlareConnect. When used with compatible FlareConnect speakers, you can listen to your treasured vinyls and CDs in any room. Music selection, speaker grouping and playback control is all built-in to the Onkyo Controller App for effortless smartphone or tablet control.

Comprehensive HDMI interface with twin outputs
Featuring six HDMI inputs at the back, plus a further front-mounted socket, the TXNR696 is equipped for the most comprehensive systems. Twin HDMI outlets include a second, Zone 2, for independent outputs. Zone 2 audio can also be outputted via active or passive outlets.

The hub of your system – with space for all, including your turntable
When it comes to connecting all your music and AV sources, this Onkyo has everything covered – right down to your turntable. As well as the turntable input there are four line level ones – ideal for a CD player, music streamer and other music sources. There are also digital coaxial and optical inputs plus a USB (rear) for media playback.

Upgrade your entire music and movie experience, with the Onkyo TXNR696.

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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

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Powerful, THX certified sound meets ultimate streaming versatility, with the Onkyo TXNR696 – it’s a multi-tasking marvel.

The highest standards in cinema sound - Certified by THX

This top quality AV receiver is just guaranteed to sound great 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, DTS:X and DTS Neural:X for cinematic 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. DTS Neural:X upmixer supports Dolby formats, giving you DTS surround whatever the format.

Extra height, without the speakers - Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization and DTS Virtual:X*
It's not always possible to accommodate Atmos height speakers, which is when Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization comes in handy. Play any Dolby format and enjoy a more immersive sound with virtual height enhancement – using your existing speakers. DTS Virtual:X also creates a more enveloping sound from any DTS codec. Compatible with 2, 5.1 or 7.1 speaker configurations, DTS Virtual:X gives the impression of height and immersive sound. *Both functions available with future firmware update.

Support for Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
Ideal for pairing with your quality video sources, the TXNR696 is compatible with an extensive range of formats. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG and HDCP 2.2, which means you can play UHD Blu-ray discs and stream UltraHD video in the highest quality. It's also equipped with 4K upscaling, giving you the most detailed picture on your 4K TV from all sources. The HDMI sockets allow 4K pass-through, for hassle free switching and viewing without the receiver needing to be on.

Stream it your way, with Apple AirPlay 2 and ‘Works with SONOS’
Much more than just an AV receiver, the TXNR696 is also a comprehensive music streamer. Apple AirPlay 2 is now standard as is ‘Works with SONOS’. Integrated Amazon Music, Spotify (Premium account required for full features), TIDAL and Deezer are all standard. There’s also Chromecast, FlareConnect and DTS Play-Fi plus TuneIn for Internet radio and Bluetooth music streaming.

Works with Apple AirPlay 2
AirPlay 2 takes this popular wireless streaming format and makes it better. Controllable by simply asking Siri or using your Apple device, AirPlay 2 lets you effortlessly stream music and podcasts around your home – and all in perfect sync.

Works with SONOS
Link up to a SONOS Connect and the TXNR696 becomes integrated into your SONOS system. You can group the receiver with other SONOS devices or use it independently. Working with SONOS means as soon as you start playing music from your SONOS app, the Onkyo switches on and selects the correct input – automatically.

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 for effortless streaming and multi-room
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 Play-Fi 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.

FlareConnect for any music source in any room
Streaming music between rooms from any source, including records and CDs, is easy with FlareConnect. When used with compatible FlareConnect speakers, you can listen to your treasured vinyls and CDs in any room. Music selection, speaker grouping and playback control is all built-in to the Onkyo Controller App for effortless smartphone or tablet control.

Comprehensive HDMI interface with twin outputs
Featuring six HDMI inputs at the back, plus a further front-mounted socket, the TXNR696 is equipped for the most comprehensive systems. Twin HDMI outlets include a second, Zone 2, for independent outputs. Zone 2 audio can also be outputted via active or passive outlets.

The hub of your system – with space for all, including your turntable
When it comes to connecting all your music and AV sources, this Onkyo has everything covered – right down to your turntable. As well as the turntable input there are four line level ones – ideal for a CD player, music streamer and other music sources. There are also digital coaxial and optical inputs plus a USB (rear) for media playback.

Upgrade your entire music and movie experience, with the Onkyo TXNR696.
Brand Onkyo
Colour Black
Apple AirPlay Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
HDMI Audio Yes
Multi Channel Input No
Coaxial Outputs No
Optical Outputs No
Multiroom Zone 2 Active/Passive
HDMI Zone Out Yes
HDMI 7 in/2 out
Channels 7.2/5.2.2
Dolby ProLogic Surround Dolby Surround
USB 1
Weight (KG) 10
Component No
DLNA Compliant No
Remote Control yes
Bluetooth Yes
Internet Radio Services Yes
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 380 x 174
Analogue RCA Inputs 4
MP3 Front Input 1 x 3.5mm
Freq Response (Hz) 10 - 100,000
DTS Yes
Wi-Fi Built In yes
4K Upscaling yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 120 x 7
Phono Input Yes - MM
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Power Amp In No
Audio Outputs No
Pre Output No
Sub Output Yes
Tuner Radio Internet/FM/AM
Works with Sonos, Google Assistant
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent super happy with richer sounds! Wouldn't go anywhere else. The Cheltenham branch have a great team. The amp itself is a awesome bit of kit, totally blown away by it. Paired with monitor audio bronze 5.1 system
Date published: 2020-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All round just brilliant So happy sound and playing my QLED threw it makes every better
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great box - woeful manual box looks and sounds great but wasnt the easiest thing to configure
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantanstic so far My 7 year old Onkyo TX-SR607 had finally died completely after the HDMI board was repaired by Richer Sounds under warranty so it was time for a replacement, to match up with my 4K LG OLED. My sub £500 budget meant it was either this TX-NR696 or the Denon AVR X2600h and it was a difficult choice. I went for the Onkyo (partially as it was in stock & the Denon wasn't) but also because I use Sonos & extensively in my house and hence Denon's equivalent ofference would be superfluous. The HDMI Ouput for the 2nd Zone was a big deal for me, as was the extra power for each output topped off by the DAC. It would be naive of me to say it's a better amp but I've come to conclude there are small differences between many similar priced amps and it's down to your personally requirements and the above reasons are what made be chose this amp. It doesn't look great like the Denon does but setup was straight forward and the Sonos integration was great -luckily I had a Sonos Connect spare already so make sure you factor one of these in if you don't already have one. It would also be helpful if there was some advice on removing the blanking caps on the speaker inputs to use banana plugs but that goes for all amps. I am yet to setup the height speakers once I have chosen them but apart from that all seems great so far. Vocal are a little low on 5.1 THX but i'll rerun the audio setup and hopefully that will be easily fixed. Very pleased so far and I'm sure this will serve me well for the next few years.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to set up Excellent audio quick to set up really pleased with it would buy again
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent support for 4K HD Bought this as a replacement to a 10 year old Onkyo and delighted with the latest features and ease of setting up. A brand you can trust to deliver the goods.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for money I purchased the ONKYO 696 based on tele sales advice. My Old Onkyo died after 12 years of use (also from richer sounds) during lockdown so no chance to test any AVs & can’t stand TV audio. The gents on the phones were very knowledgable and offered me a few recommendations based on my requirements. Although the 696 may lack the bells & whistles of say a DENON X3600 considering it’s around £200 cheaper it’s a great bit of kit with a very good spec & the sound delivery with movies & music sound brilliant. Thoroughly happy with the purchase & Sean & Rob from tele sales in particular.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and easy set up This is my second onkyo , last one lasted 13 yrs , still going
Date published: 2020-04-06
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Were from 01/04/20 to 13/08/20.
Onkyo TXNR696 (Black) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
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6 Year Guarantee
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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 14 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.
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Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team 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. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.