Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Product Highlights

  • Up to 100W per Channel at 8 Ohms
  • AccuEQ Sound Optimization
  • 4K Ultra HD Upscaling and Pass-Through
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • 8x HDMI-In / 2 x HDMI-Out
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Apple AirPlay Connectivity
  • USB Connectivity
  • GUI On-Screen Display via HDMI
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Onkyo TX-NR656 overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy wireless audio streaming and object-based, multi-channel audio with the Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. The receiver features Dolby Atmos compatibility for object-based audio support, plus it will support DTS:X with a future firmware upgrade. It delivers up to 100W per channel at 8 Ohms for robust audio playback. Built-in AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity allow you to wirelessly stream music from compatible audio sources such as computers, MP3 players, smartphones, and tablets. Onboard Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity give you the ability to stream music from Internet radio sources.

The Onkyo TX-NR656 has eight HDMI inputs for interfacing audio and video sources, three of which support 3D and 4K video sources. There's also a USB port on the rear panel for attaching a USB drive. The free Onkyo Remote app will allow you to control your receiver from a smartphone or tablet. Built-in high-resolution audio support allows you to take advantage of dynamic surround sound formats like DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.

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Dynamic Audio Amplification
Onkyo's dynamic audio amplification delivers power at 170W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 Channel Driven)/ 100W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2 Channels Driven).
Smooth Analog Signal
Onkyo developed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the audio signal to its original form following processing. Unlike conventional filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the sound wave to be reproduced with high fidelity for a smooth analog signal.
Multi-Zone Audio
The TX-NR656 Powered Zone 2 brings audio to speakers connected to the receiver into a second room. With the dedicated Zone 2 DAC for Net & SPDIF, you can send Internet audio and digital audio sources connected via coax or optical (such as an Apple TV) to your second listening zone.
Supports Dolby Atmos Up to 5.1.2 Channels
Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the sound designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. The TX-NR656 features the ability to connect a surround sound speaker system and two additional overhead speakers, or two additional Dolby Atmos-certified up-firing speakers.
DTS:X Ready
DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that includes height channels for a more immersive listening experience. You will be able to personalize your audio experience, for example, by turning up just the dialog within a mix. DTS:X allows you to customize to your room layout as well as control dialog and dynamic range. DTS:X functionality will be made available via a future firmware update.
4K Ultra HD Video Performance
The TX-NR656 features HDCP 2.2 compatibility on three inputs and one output to support 4:4:4 color space and 4K @ 50/60 Hz, which is four times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution. The TX-NR656 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, with BT.2020 support, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. The TX-NR656 also upscales 1080p video to UHD.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with Pandora, Spotify, and AirPlay
The TX-NR656 has AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth technologies built-in to stream virtually any audio from a smartphone, tablet, or computer to your home theater for powerful sound. With Spotify, Pandora, and TuneIn built-in, you can select a station and search for music available on these services via the free Onkyo Remote app on your phone. The Onkyo Remote app puts streaming options at your fingertips, from universal hi-res audio via network-attached devices, to Internet streaming services, to music on your smartphone and tablet. Furthermore, Tidal and Google Cast will be operable with an upcoming firmware update.
384 kHz/32-bit DAC
No matter what you're listening to, it will sound full, clean, and clear. The AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei implements low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound and unlocks the potential of any audio format, including compressed, lossless, and hi-res audio (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM, and Dolby TrueHD).
AccuEQ with AccuReflex
AccuEQ conducts two measurements to set the level, distance, and crossover for all speakers, including the subwoofer. Choose to include or bypass EQ measurement for front left and right speakers, and choose to automatically or manually set the EQ. Further, you can save your own manual EQ settings into three available presets. AccuReflex technology aligns the phase of up-firing "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks.
FireConnect Multi-Room Audio
A firmware update will enable any audio source connected to the receiver (from vinyl to streaming audio) to be sent wirelessly via FireConnect, powered by Blackfire, to an optional compatible speaker placed anywhere in your home.
Advanced Features
  • Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR capability (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3) with Advanced Music Optimizer DSP Technology
  • Advanced Music Optimizer to enhance compressed digital audio quality including Bluetooth audio
  • Control and stream with the free Onkyo Remote Streaming app for compatible iOS and Android devices
  • Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line Out for distributed analog/digital audio playback in another room
  • Bi-amping capability for the front channels
Amplifier Features
  • High-current amp design to effectively drive the speakers
  • Non-phase-shift amp circuits for enhanced realism
  • PLL (Phase Locked Loop) jitter-cleaning circuit technology for S/PDIF audio
Processing Features
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Decoding
  • Four DSP Modes for gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
  • Theater-dimensional virtual surround function
  • CinemaFILTER
  • Direct Mode
  • Double Bass function
Connection Features
  • Mass storage USB support
  • Phono input for turntable connection
  • Location-numbered speaker terminals
Additional Features
  • 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)
  • Graphical overlaid on-screen display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up
  • Hybrid Standby function with HDMI passthrough
  • Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for front L/R channels
  • 3-mode display dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)
  • 40 FM/AM presets
  • Firmware updates via Ethernet and USB
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for system control
  • Simple remote control
In the Box
Onkyo TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AAA Batteries
  • Indoor FM Antenna
  • AM Loop Antenna
  • Speaker Set-Up Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Onkyo TX-NR656 specs

    Channels 7.2
    Power Output per Channel 100 W per channel (8 Ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08% THD, 2-channels driven, FTC)
    170 W per channel (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-channel driven)
    Dynamic Power per Channel 120 W (8 Ohms, front)
    210 W (4 Ohms, front)
    240 W (3 Ohms, front)
    THD & Noise 0.08% (20 Hz to 20 kHz, half power)
    Input Sensitivity and Impedance 200 mV / 47 kOhms (line/unbalanced)
    3.5 mV / 47 kOhms (phono MM)
    RCA Output Level and Impedance Rated:
    200 mV / 2.3 kOhms (zone 2 line-out)
    1 V / 470 Ohms (subwoofer pre-out)
    Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
    Frequency Response 10 Hz to 100 kHz / +1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)
    Tone Control Bass: ± 10 dB, 90 Hz
    Treble: ± 10 dB, 7.5 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (line, IHF-A)
    80 dB (phono, IHF-A)
    Speaker Impedance 6 to 16 Ohms
    Video
    Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance 1.0 Vp-p / 75 Ohms (component Y)
    0.7 Vp-p / 75 Ohms (component PB/CB, PR/CR)
    1.0 Vp-p / 75 Ohms (composite)
    Component Video Frequency Response +0 dB, -3 dB
    3D Support Yes
    Deep Color / x.v. Color Support Yes
    HDMI CEC Yes
    Processing
    DAC Asahi Kasei AK4458 384 kHz/32-bit
    Dolby Atmos, True HD, Dolby Digital Plus
    DTS DTS-HD Master Audio
    DTS:X with future firmware upgrade
    Calibration AccuEQ with AccuReflex
    Tuner Section
    Tuning Frequency Range FM: 87.5 to 107.9 MHz
    AM: 530 to 1710 kHz
    FM/AM Preset Memory 40 Stations
    Connectivity
    Wi-Fi Yes, 2.4 and 5 GHz
    Bluetooth Yes
    AirPlay Yes
    Bi-Amp Capability Yes
    Audio Return Channel (ARC) Yes
    Inputs 8 x HDMI (1 front)
    2 x Component video
    2 x Composite video
    1 x Digital coaxial
    2 x Digital optical
    6 x Stereo RCA
    1 x Stereo RCA phono
    1 x USB (rear)
    Outputs 2 x HDMI
    1 x Stereo RCA Zone 2
    2 x Subwoofer pre-out
    1 x Headphone (front)
    Other Interfaces 1 x Ethernet
    1 x Calibration microphone (front)
    1 x AM antenna
    1 x FM antenna
    Speaker Connectors 9 x Binding post pairs
    General
    Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Typical: 580 W
    Standby: 0.1 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 17.1 x 6.8 x 14.9" (435 x 173.5 x 378 mm)
    Weight 22 lb (10 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 26.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 18.0 x 11.0"

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