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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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 A great AV receiver After 1 week using the Onkyo TXNR696, I have been blown away by the clarity of the sound,a massive upgrade on my 6 year old Yamaha soundbar. Love the extra functionality including a Bluray player (doubling up as a CD player), connecting to a network media player, the internet (TuneIn, Spotify etc) and a record deck. Paired to Monitor Audio MASS speakers which are small yet powerful giving me a 7.1 channel system
Date published: 2020-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great improvement on my old TXNR609 A more 'punchy' sound and improved reproduction of spoken word. Improved connections and more flexibility of integration in my sound systems than was the case for the 609. For an amateur like me, I think the on-line manual is better written and easier to understand than that for the 609 (2011). Still exploring and enjoying the discoveries!
Date published: 2020-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up Sounds great Had a 10 year old tank of a Onkyo Reciever so decided to change. Went for another Onkyo but loved the quick easy set up. Helpful staff too
Date published: 2020-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent receiver I wasn't sure what one to choose, but after checking a lot of reviews this seemed a good buy for the price, and so far it has been, I had a small problem setting it up but Dylan from Richer Sounds helped me sort it out, I haven't had chance to test its full capability's as I have not set up my Atmos speakers as yet.
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound simple to set up and looks great Brought two weeks ago very happy and would recommend it speedy service from jessops thank you
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good, all-round AV receiver Purchased to replace an old Yamaha Rx-v373 which gave up the ghost. Dave in the Bristol store listened to my needs, budget and existing setup and recommended the Onkyo TXNR696 as a strong performer to go with my Wharfedale DX1-SE speakers and balance their relatively warm sound. The Onkyo seems well made and was very easy to set up - the interface is very easy to use and much improved from the older Yamaha - and the quality of sound is a clear step up. The THX certified cinema and music settings sound excellent, and though not an audiofile by any means I am very impressed with the overall performance. Would recommend both the Onkyo, and Richer Sounds in general, without hesitation.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy setup. Great sound. Lots of neat features. I was delighted to receive my new A/V receiver from Richer Sounds. It arrived earlier than expected and I installed as soon as I could. Install was easy and fast. The automatic speaker setup using the supplied mic was great and I am now enjoying my movie room more than ever. It has breathed new life into the room/man cave.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing service I have bought AV and I had good recommendation from shop
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bit of kit Needed to replace an ageing av receiver, after treating myself to a new tv and sky q. My previous av unit was onkyo and after speaking with the advisor, I stuck with the brand and glad I did! It was very easy to setup and had a noticeable sound improvement straight away!
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features I purchased this product on the 31/12/19 and it is much improved on my old one a great buy.
Date published: 2020-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sounds Bought this for my husband for christmas and he absolutely loved it. The quality of the sound was notice and remarked about when we had company round New Years Eve
Date published: 2020-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Will I never go to the cinema again? I ask this question because since I bought this piece of equipment and hooked it up with a top notch 65” OLED TV I cannot stop watching movies and experiencing the immersive sound. Not only that I’m able to listen to my HiRes music and reproduction is crystal clear. I’m not technical in any way and a lot of the things this AV does is beyond my comprehension but the down to earth advice given by the staff at Richer Sounds Leeds convinced me of its outstanding capabilities and I was able to set up the AV with very little problem.
Date published: 2019-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picture quality is brilliant as so with the sound Awesome bit of kit easy set up and very happy with the performance
Date published: 2019-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Amplifier My previous amplifier was a Sony which I had also bought from Richer Sounds. It was still under guarantee but was not functioning properly and I paid a little extra to upgrade to the Onkyo as a replacement. I have found it to be an excellent replacement.
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely superb sound! Sounds like listening to music at a totally different level!!!
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb upgrade I didn’t realise how good it would I’ve always bought my kit from Richer Sounds Brighton and Damien has made another great suggestion here. The sound quality is a big improvement on my earlier Denon AVR 1910 but more than that it is so well connected to the internet I can take advantage easily of the Spotify, Amazon etc. The app is basic and a bit flaky but when it works it does the job well. The only downside is that I’ve also needed to also replace all my HDMI cables, splitters and hdmi extenders to get 4K compliant and ensure I can get a picture on the 4K TV. I also need to replace the projector now too with a 4K one, but to take advantage of this amplifier capability and the evolving 4K world its got to happen at some point - just remember to budget for that stuff too!
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounds, easy to setup Bought this 2 weeks ago to replace a 10 year old unit, great replacement with all the new updates and some nice extras
Date published: 2019-08-14
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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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 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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