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ONKYO TX-NR656

TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - 580 W - WiFi - Bluetooth - 8 Analog IN - 8 HDMI - 4K Upscaling - 10 Hz–100 kHz Frequency Response - 200 mV/47 k-ohms Sensitivity(17.12"W x 6.78"H x 14.92"D)

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TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - 580 W - Dolby Atmos - WiFi - Bluetooth - 8 Analog IN - 8 HDMI - 4K Upscaling - 10 Hz–100 kHz Frequency Response - 200 mV/47 k-ohms Sensitivity(17.12"W x 6.78"H x 14.92"D)
SUMMARY
Brand: Onkyo
Summary: TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - 580 W - Dolby Atmos - WiFi - Bluetooth - 8 Analog IN - 8 HDMI - 4K Upscaling - 10 Hz–100 kHz Frequency Response - 200 mV/47 k-ohms Sensitivity(17.12"W x 6.78"H x 14.92"D)
Category: SURROUND-SOUND-RECEIVER
Model: TX-NR656
MPN: TX-NR656
UPC: 889951000143
Description: TX-NR656 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - 580 W - WiFi - Bluetooth - 8 Analog IN - 8 HDMI - 4K Upscaling - 10 Hz–100 kHz Frequency Response - 200 mV/47 k-ohms Sensitivity(17.12"W x 6.78"H x 14.92"D)
Series: Standard
Color: Black
Retail: $699.00
FEATURES
Color: Black
Amplifier Channels: 7
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
Dolby TrueHD Audio Processing: Yes
Built-in Tuner: Yes
3D Capability: Yes
4K Capability: Yes
Apple Airplay Compatibility: Yes
Bluetooth Capability: Yes
Mp3 Capability: Yes
Streaming Capability: Yes
Wireless Capablity: Yes
Component Video Conversion: Yes
Composite Video Conversion: Yes
DOLBY ATMOS: Yes
HD Radio Tuner: Yes
On-screen Display: Yes
Satellite Radio Ready: Yes
Dolby Surround Decoding: Yes
DTS Surround Decoding: Yes
DTS-ES Surround Decoding: Yes
Total Watts: 580
Video Up Conversion: Yes
Front Speaker Watts per Channel: 170
Rear Speaker Watts per Channel: 100
SPECIFICATIONS
Width: (inches)17.1
Height: (inches)6.8
Weight: (pounds)22.0
Depth: (inches)14.9
Promo Tag: Low Price Guarantee No Sales Tax Outside AZ
Link To Manufacturer Product Detail Page: http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-NR656&class=Receiver&source=prodClass
Shipping Weight: (pounds)28.7
Shipping Height: (pounds)11.4
Shipping Width: (inches)22.5
Shipping Depth: (inches)17.5
Shipping Type: Freight

Inputs & Outputs

1080p Video Output: Yes
3D Pass-Through: Yes
4K Pass-through: Yes
Analog Stereo Audio Inputs: 8
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs: 2
Component Video Input: Yes
Component Video Output: Yes
Composite Video Inputs: 2
Ethernet Port: Yes
HDMI Monitor Outputs: 8
HDMI Standby Pass-through: Yes
Multi-room Audio Output: Yes
Multi-room Video Output: Yes
Optical Digital Audio Inputs: 2
Total HDMI Inputs: 8
Total HDMI Outputs: 2
USB Ports: 1

Smart Features and Streaming

Pandora Instant Content: Yes
SiriusXM Instant Content: Yes
Spotify Instant Content: Yes
WARRANTY
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TX-NR656 Features

  • Dynamic Audio Amplification

    Backed by 70 years of experience building high-grade audio components, the TX-NR656 amplifies accurate, noise-free signal processing with high-current power for dynamic speaker control. The result is pure, rich and authentic sound.

    Onkyo's dynamic audio amplification delivers massive power at 170 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 Channel Driven)/ 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms, 20 Hz–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 extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog signal. On the TX-NR656, VLSC is applied to the front channels.
  • 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 Apple TV) to your second listening zone.
  • Supports Dolby Atmos® Up to 5.1.2 Channels

    Dolby Atmos moves sound around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you're inside the action. The TX-NR656's Dolby Atmos decoding transports you from the ordinary into the extraordinary.

    Sound designers and artists mix in a 3D space, steering effects through surround channels and adding a seamless overhead dimension with discrete height channels.

    Additionally, the Dolby surround up-mixer processes content not mixed for Dolby Atmos to fill the flexible speaker layouts of a Dolby Atmos system.

  • DTS:X

    DTS:X is an object-based surround sound technology that includes height channels for a fully-immersive listening experience. DTS:X provides listeners flexibility, immersion, and interactivity. 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 is enabled via free firwmare update.

  • 4K UltraHD Video Performance

    The TX-NR656's HDMI specifications and HDCP 2.2 compatibility support the latest formats being released by Hollywood. The latest HDMI specs offer a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4:4:4 color space and 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution. The TX-NR656 enables transmission of High Dynamic Range (HDR) formats, and provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image.

    The TX-NR656 also effortlessly upscales 1080p video to stunning 4k UltraHD.

  • Bluetooth / Wi-Fi® with Pandora, Spotify, and AirPlay

    The TX-NR656 has AirPlay, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies built in. Stream virtually any audio from a smartphone, tablet or PC 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 Onkyo Remote app on your phone. The free Onkyo Remote app puts a range of 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.

    Further, Tidal and Google Cast will be operable with an upcoming firmware update.

  • 384 kHz/32-bit Hi-Grade DAC

    No matter what you're listening to, it will sound powerfully full, clean and clear. A premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei implements unique low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of any audio format, including compressed, lossless, and hi-res audio (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, OggVorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM, and Dolby TrueHD).
  • AccuEQ adds AccuReflex for 2016

    AccuEQ conducts two measurements- one 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.

    The new AccuReflex technology aligns the phase of upfiring "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 speaker* placed anywhere in your home. Stable, fast, and easy to control with a mobile, it’s the smart way to set audio free.

    FireConnect™ is a technology developed by Blackfire Research. Multi-room audio enabled by this technology requires an optional Onkyo wireless speaker scheduled for release in summer 2016. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility of its A/V receivers with other devices featuring FireConnect™. Please consult the Onkyo website for further announcements regarding these technologies.
     

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  1. Bi-Amp Capable
  2. Powered Zone 2
  3. Also...
  4. Audio Return Channel
  5. Easy HDMI Source Connection
  6. Connecting Non-HDMI AV Components
  7. Don't Forget!
  8. Connecting Audio Components
  9. Network Hookup
  10. Front Panel Connections
  11. Optimize It
  12. Listening Modes Galore
  13. Headphones Jack
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Bi-Amp Capable

You can connect front left and right speakers that support Bi-amping to improve quality of the bass and treble. Bi-Amping speakers require one amplifier for the tweeter jacks and one amplifier for the woofer jacks.

Powered Zone 2

Select Zone 2 for audio in another room.

Also...

Zone 2 Line Out

Audio Return Channel

Shown here are the connections for a TV that supports the ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature. By connecting with a single HDMI cable, you can not only output the video input to this unit to the TV, but you can also play the sound from the TV through this unit. Choose an HDMI IN jack on the TV that supports ARC when connecting.

Easy HDMI Source Connection

This is an example of connection with an AV component that has an HDMI jack. With connection to an AV component that conforms with the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) standard, you can use features such as the HDMI CEC feature that links with the input selector, and the HDMI Standby Through feature which allows you to play video and audio from AV components on the TV even when this unit is in standby mode.

Connecting Non-HDMI AV Components

This is an example of connection with an AV component that does not have an HDMI jack. Make the connections to the AV component to match the jacks it has. When video input connection is to the BD/DVD jack, the audio input connection should also be to the BD/DVD jacks, and so on, so that you connect the video input jacks to the jacks with the same name as the audio input jacks. Note that video signals input to the VIDEO IN jack or the COMPONENT VIDEO IN jacks will be converted to HDMI video signals and then output from the HDMI OUT jack.

Don't Forget!

To enjoy digital surround sound including Dolby Digital, audio output should be set to "Bitstream output" on the connected Blu-ray Disc Player or other device.

Connecting Audio Components

Example of a connection with an audio component. Connect a CD player using a digital optical cable or analog audio cable. You can also connect a turntable that has an MM-type cartridge to the PHONO jack.

Network Hookup

Connect this unit to the network using wired LAN or Wi-Fi (wireless LAN). You can enjoy sources such as internet radio, a music server, and AirPlay by connecting the unit to your network.

Front Panel Connections

AUX INPUT HDMI jack: Connect to a video camera, etc., using an HDMI cable.

AUX INPUT AUDIO jack: Play the audio from an external player by connecting using a stereo mini plug cable.

SETUP MIC jack: The supplied speaker setup microphone connects here.



Optimize It

Turns on/off the Music Optimizer function that provides better sound quality for compressed audio, including Bluetooth audio.

Listening Modes Galore

This unit is equipped with a variety of listening modes, and you can select the optimum listening mode for movies, TV, music, and games.

Headphones Jack

For stereo headphones with a standard plug (1/4 inch).
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Comparison Chart

AMPLIFICATION
# Channels 5.1 7.2 7.2 7.2
Power Watts/Ch (6 Ohms 1kHz, 1 Channel Driven, FTC) 140, 1.0% THD 140, 1.0% THD 170, 1.0% THD 180, 1.0% THD
Power Watts/Ch (8 Ohms 20-20kHz, 2 Channels Driven, FTC) 80, 0.08% THD 80, 0.08% THD 100, 0.08% THD 110, 0.08% THD
Dynamic Audio Amplification
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
THX Certified
No
No
No
Select2 Plus
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bi-amp Capability For Front
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PROCESSING
Dolby Atmos
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dolby Decoder
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
DTS:X1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
DTS Decoder
Yes
Yes
Yes
32-Bit Digital Signal Processing Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
384K/32 Bit DACs No (192 kHz/24-bit DAC for All Channels)
Yes
Yes
Yes
ONKYO GAME Surround Modes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
VLSC for Noiseless Audio Processing
No
Yes (Fronts) Yes (Fronts) Yes (Fronts)
CinemaFILTER
No
Yes
Yes
No
AccuEQ Room Calibration
Yes
Yes w/ AccuReflex Yes w/ AccuReflex Yes w/ AccuReflex
Direct/Pure Mode Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No Yes / No
Advanced Music Optimizer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Double Bass
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
CONNECTIVITY
Analog Audio IN 3 8 8 8
Phono Input
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital Audio In (OPT/COAX) 1/1 2/1 2/1 2/1
Composite Video I/O 2/1 2/0 2/0 2/0
Component Video I/O 0/0 2/0 2/0 2/0
Front Panel HDMI
No
No
Yes
Yes
Front Panel A/V
No
Yes (Analog Audio) Yes (Analog Audio) Yes (Analog Audio)
USB Input Yes (Front) Yes (Rear) Yes (Rear) Yes (Rear)
HDMI I/O 4/1 6/1 8/2 8/2
HDMI 4K/60 Hz- Capable HDMI Terminals
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDCP 2.2 Copy-Protection Compatibility
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI Support for High Dynamic Range & BT.2020
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel and CEC
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI Support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, LipSync
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI Support for DVD-Audio, SACD, Multichannel PCM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1080p to 4K Upscaling
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
4K Passthrough
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Analog Pre-Outs 1 Subwoofer 2 Subwoofer (Parallel) 2 Subwoofer (Parallel) 2 Subwoofer (Parallel)
Powered Zone 2
No
Yes
Yes
Yes w/ A/B Speakers
Zone 2 Line Out
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Zone 2 Digital to Analog Audio Conversion
No
Yes (Net) Yes (Net / SPDIF) Yes (Net / SPDIF)
Airplay
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Cast1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supports Onkyo Remote App
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Internet Radio Built-In
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spotify Connect Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tidal1
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
FireConnect1 Yes (NET, USB, Bluetooth Sources)
Yes
Yes
Streaming Audio From PC / Network
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hi-Res Streaming Audio Formats
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Streaming Audio From USB Storage
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wi-Fi Built-In
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth Built-In
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
INTEGRATION
RS-232
No
No
No
Yes
IR Input
No
No
No
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
12V Trigger
No
No
No
Yes
Hybrid Standby Function
No
No
Yes
Yes
Detachable AC Cord
No
No
No
Yes

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