1-on-1 Comparison

Side-by-Side Comparison

Onkyo TX-NR696

Yamaha RX-V6A

SCORE:
87
SCORE:
88

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • THX Select™ certified
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 4K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, Chromecast, DTS Play-Fi
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

Highlights

  • 7.2 channels
  • 7.1 channel processing
  • 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Dolby Atmos, DTS:X capable
  • HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 4K Upscaling, 8K Passthrough
  • AirPlay 2, MusicCast
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • USB and Phono inputs

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Content

Overview

Here we are comparing Onkyo TX-NR696 to Yamaha RX-V6A to reveal their common strengths and weaknesses as well as the differences between them which will help you in making a correct decision before the purchase. Both receivers have 7 channel and equally powerful amplifiers.


Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A

Onkyo TX-NR696 was introduced in 2019. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 4K/60Hz and upscales 1080p to 4K video signal.

Yamaha RX-V6A was introduced in 2020. It is equipped with 7 channel amplifier with 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) power per channel and is capable of 7.1 maximum channel processing. It supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, passes 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz and upscales up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 video signal.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 87 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

We evaluated the a/v receiver and gave 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the amplifier specifications, audio and video features, connectivity, multizone capabilities, radio and many other details.

AMPLIFIER
89
VIDEO FEATURES
95
AUDIO FEATURES
88
CONNECTIVITY
84
MULTIZONE
81
MISCELLANEOUS
64
RADIO
92
OVERALL
87

AMPLIFIER
88
VIDEO FEATURES
99
AUDIO FEATURES
86
CONNECTIVITY
86
MULTIZONE
79
MISCELLANEOUS
67
RADIO
97
OVERALL
88

Advantage of Onkyo TX-NR696

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Onkyo TX-NR696 over Yamaha RX-V6A.

Onkyo TX-NR696 has bigger power supply. It supports SONOS.

Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Yamaha RX-V6A
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2) vs
DTS Virtual:X via future firmware update vs
DTS Express vs
Music Playback via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD vs MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Audio Formats via USB FLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHD vs Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
FlareConnect vs
Chromecast Built-In vs
DTS Play-Fi vs
Works with SONOS vs
More HDMI Outputs 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2) vs 1
More Analog Audio Line Inputs 5 (1 Front) vs 3
Front A/V Inputs HDMI, Mini-Jack vs USB
Zone 2 Outs HDMI, RCA Line Out (shared with Zone B) vs RCA Preout
Bigger Power Supply 635 W vs 360 W
Higher Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA) 210 W (10% THD) vs 160 W (10% THD)

Advantage of Yamaha RX-V6A

This section shows those features and specifications which are the reason to choose Yamaha RX-V6A over Onkyo TX-NR696.

Yamaha RX-V6A has lower total harmonic distortion, higher signal to noise ratio and higher wi-fi standard. It supports Amazon Alexa, Napster and SiriusXM. It has analog pre-outs.

Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Yamaha RX-V6A
DTS Neo vs Neo:6
Higher Resolution Music Playback via USB up to 192 kHz vs up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
Dialogue Lift vs
Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) vs
HDR10+ vs
QMS vs
Auto Low Latency Mode Pass-through vs
VRR vs
QFT vs
Video Signal Passthrough up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4) vs up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K vs up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Works with Amazon Alexa vs
More 8K Inputs vs 7
More Analog Pre-Outs 0.2 vs 2.2
+12V Trigger Output 0 vs 1
Napster vs
SiriusXM Internet Radio vs
Lower THD 0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power) vs 0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
Higher S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A) 106 dB vs 110 dB
Higher S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A) 80 dB vs 95 dB
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n vs IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Common Strengths and Weaknesses

Here we list common strengths and weaknesses of both receivers.

STRENGTHS
  Dolby Atmos
  Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
  DTS:X
  DSD via HDMI
  Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic.
  New HDCP Version
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  4K or 8K Video Passthrough
  4K or 8K Signal Upscaling
  Ethernet
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Many HDMI Inputs
  USB Input
  Phono Input
  Zones
  Analog Tuner
  Pandora
  Spotify
  Tidal
  New Bluetooth Version
WEAKNESSES
  No Front Wide Channel Support
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
  No Composite Video Inputs

Audio Section

Amplifier

Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A

7 channel Linear Class A/B Amplifier: Onkyo TX-NR696 features 7 channel power amplifier with Linear Class A/B design. It is rated at 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

7 channel Amplifier: Yamaha RX-V6A features 7 channel power amplifier. It is rated at 100 W (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2 channel driven) and is able to drive 4 ohm speakers.

  • Dynamic Audio Amplification: Onkyo TX-NR696 features Dynamic Audio Amplification which is Onkyo’s amplification philosophy that focuses on capturing the energy and dynamism contained in the audio signal and reproducing it without loss. Audio signals are not static like a test tone, but rather a countless collection of constantly moving waves. While static measurements such as S/N ratio and Total Harmonic Distortion are important, Onkyo believes that excellent dynamic and transient response is the key to emotionally involving sound. Dynamism - the “life” in music - is achieved when the amp can respond to changes in the signal instantaneously, so notes start and stop naturally and the nuances in attack, decay, sustain, and release are voiced with conviction. Onkyo home theater receivers represent the culmination of almost 70 years’ experience in amplifier design. The unique elements of their amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture to accurately control large speaker cones while enabling instantaneous response to dynamic changes, and discrete wide-range amplifier circuit topology to eliminate phase shift for clear and accurate audio imaging.
  • WRAT (Wide Range Amp Technology): Onkyo TX-NR696 features Onkyo’s Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout that prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image. If phase shift occurs and signal timing is not accurate, then neither is the resulting audio image.

THX Select™ (previously known as Select2) certification

Onkyo TX-NR696 is THX Select™ (previously known as Select2) certified. This means that it is for medium sized rooms, up to 2,000 cubic feet in size, with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen.

  • THX™ Certification: THX™ Certification offers optimal performance, superior quality and seamless integration. THX works with partners from the ground up, so that certified products deliver professional quality audio-visual experiences right out of the box. They only certify the very best products with uncompromised quality, performance and consistency. They ensure that THX certified devices play well with lower performing devices and components. THX listening modes make the receiver to have one speaker set up for movies, music and games. They are tested for power output, bass management, signal-to-noise ratio and feature THX Loudness Plus, Boundary Gain Compensation, Timbre Matching and RE-EQ.
  • Power Output: Power output is tested to ensure the receiver accurately plays source material at THX Reference Level in every input and mode and at every sampling rate for all possible playback combinations selected by the listener.
  • Frequency Response: THX has strict requirements for frequency response to ensure that you hear all the details in high-resolution tracks, ensures dialog in movies, and vocals in music are clear while maintaining deep, impactful bass output that doesn’t overpower the listening experience.
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: THX tests the signal-to-noise ratio to ensure the unit is designed to have low noise performance with very little to no audible hiss from the speakers.
  • Bass Management: THX requires an 80Hz crossover point in the setup menu to ensure proper bass management in every THX Certified AVR. This setting confirms that the subwoofer handles low frequencies, freeing up the loudspeakers to handle mids and highs.
  • THX Loudness Plus™: THX Loudness Plus™ is a volume control technology featured in THX Certified Dominus, THX Certified Ultra and THX Certified Select AV Receivers, and preamplifiers that automatically adjusts the front-to-back speaker level relationship as you turn the volume down. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can now experience the rich details of surround sound at any volume level.
  • Boundary Gain Compensation: Sitting near a wall may result in increased acoustic levels at the lower frequencies. BGC corrects the way low frequency sound is perceived when seated near a wall. This results in a more accurate bass response.
  • Timbre Matching: Your ears hear different tonal qualities in sounds coming from different directions. Timbre Matching restores the frequency balance between your front and surround speakers ensuring seamless and smooth panning between the front to back of the room.
  • RE-EQ: Many movie soundtracks are mixed in studios for playback in large cinema auditoriums with an array of speakers. When played on home systems, they may appear abrasive and edgy. Re-EQ establishes a more accurate tonal balance when enjoying movies in your home.

Speaker Configurations

Onkyo TX-NR696's and Yamaha RX-V6A's amplifiers can be assigned for different speaker configurations.

  • Dolby Atmos Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for Dolby Atmos:
  • Onkyo TX-NR696: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
  • DTS:X Configurations: The following speaker configurations are supported for DTS:X:
  • Onkyo TX-NR696: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Yamaha RX-V6A: The speaker configurations for DTS:X are the same as for Dolby Atmos - 5.2.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Configurations without height channels: There are also other speaker configurations available which do not include height channels:
  • Onkyo TX-NR696: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Yamaha RX-V6A: 5.2, 7.2 with internal amplifier.
  • Bi-Amp: You can bi-amp Onkyo TX-NR696's and Yamaha RX-V6A's front left and right speakers. During bi-amplification two amplifiers are used for one speaker. One amplifier powers the midrange and tweeter section of the speaker and another amplifier powers the low frequency woofers. Each amplifier is less loaded and performs better. In order to use this feature speakers must have 2 pairs of connectors.

Dolby Atmos

Onkyo TX-NR696 and Yamaha RX-V6A support Dolby Atmos. It is a cinematic audio format in which sounds exist as individual entities, called audio objects. In Dolby Atmos, any sound can exist as an independent audio object, free of channel restrictions. They can be precisely placed and moved anywhere in your room, including overhead, to flow above and around you in three-dimensional space. Through the use of audio objects, overhead sound, and all the richness, clarity, and power of Dolby sound, Dolby Atmos turns your room into an amazing place for entertainment. The format supports up to 128 simultaneous independent audio objects in a mix for rich, realistic, and breathtaking sound. It recreates the director's original concept through descriptive metadata to provide customized playback for home theater and delivers sounds above you through overhead speakers, special upward-firing Dolby Atmos speakers, or a Dolby Atmos enabled sound bar.

  • Dolby Surround Upmixer: Both models support Dolby Surround Upmixer. If the content is not mixed in Dolby Atmos then the Dolby surround upmixer will expand the audio to all channels including ceiling speakers. The upmixer has replaced the Dolby Pro Logic II family with improved upmixing algorithms.
  • Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization: Both models support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization which is a digital signal processing solution that leverages Dolby's deep understanding of human audio perception to create the sensation of overhead sound from the listener-level speakers.

DTS:X

Onkyo TX-NR696 and Yamaha RX-V6A support DTS:X. A technique used in DTS:X is similar to the one used in Dolby Atmos. Instead of a fixed number of channels, DTS:X defines object locations from the listener in polar coordinates. An a/v receiver then dynamically renders sound according to the current speaker configuration. The speaker layout employed by DTS:X is the sum of Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. It has standard 7.1 channel base layer, a 5 channel height layer above the base layer on the front and side walls, and 3 rows of speakers on the ceiling.

  • DTS Neural:X: Both models feature DTS Neural:X which is an advanced upmixer that can take non DTS:X content and upmix it to the DTS:X speaker layout. It has replaced the DTS Neo family with improved flexibility.
  • DTS Virtual:X: Onkyo TX-NR696 supports DTS Virtual:X which bridges the gap between DTS:X codec and the reality of so many consumers' homes, allowing you to enjoy multi-dimensional sound regardless of room size, layout, or speaker configuration. If you have a limited speaker setup you will miss a full immersive potential of your entertainment system. DTS Virtual:X adds height and surround audio effect to your system without adding height speakers. It works with multiple configurations and delivers immersive sound experience out of 5.1 or even 2.1 speaker layouts.
  • DTS Dialog Control: Both models have DTS Dialog Control. This function adjusts the dialog levels during playback of the DTS:X stream. It allows you to separately increase the dialog levels in contrast with the background sound and hear dialog easily even under noisy circumstances.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC)

Yamaha RX-V6A supports Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature allows the compatible TV to send audio signal to the a/v receiver through the same HDMI cable which is used to send audio and video signals to the TV. So one HDMI cable is used to transfer audio signal in both directions. New Enhanced ARC will support uncompressed audio formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio whereas the previous ARC could support only Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.



Sound Processing

  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Onkyo TX-NR696 and Yamaha RX-V6A feature Compressed Music Enhancer which enhances the quality of the music files with lossy compression.
  • Advanced Music Optimizer: Compressed music enhancement in Onkyo TX-NR696 is done by Onkyo’s Advanced Music Optimizer. While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files.

Room Calibration

Onkyo TX-NR696 comes with AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ and Yamaha RX-V6A comes with YPAO (R.S.C.) room correction system.

  • YPAO: The Yamaha Parametric room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) function detects speaker connections, measures the distances from them to your listening position(s), and then automatically optimizes the speaker settings, such as volume balance and acoustic parameters, to suit your room.
  • AccuEQ: First, AccuEQ detects the presence of speakers and evaluates the impedance of each. Next, it pinpoints their distance relative to the main listening position using the mic and sets suitable sound-pressure levels. Then it selects the optimal crossover frequency so that deeper bass rolls smoothly off to the subwoofer. Finally, AccuEQ performs frequency response equalization based on room-acoustic and speaker data collected via microphone. The sound-field is now tailored around the listening position, resulting in a more immersive and realistic in-film experience.

Video Section

HDMI

Onkyo TX-NR696 comes with 7 HDMI inputs. It has 2 outputs - 1 Main and 1 Sub/Zone2.

Yamaha RX-V6A comes with 7 HDMI 2.1 inputs with 8K support. It has 1 output.

  • 4K/60Hz Passthrough on Onkyo TX-NR696: All inputs pass up to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4) video signal.
    8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz Passthrough on Yamaha RX-V6A: All inputs pass up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4 video signal.
  • 4K Upscaling on Onkyo TX-NR696: It can upscale 1080p to 4K from HDMI sources.
    4K Upscaling on Yamaha RX-V6A: It can upscale up to 4K 60p 4:4:4 from HDMI sources.
  • BT.2020 Color Space: BT.2020 or Rec. 2020 is a color standard which delivers a wider color gamut compared to Rec. 709. It covers approximately 75% of the total visual spectrum while the Rec. 709 covers only 35% (available on both models).
  • HDCP 2.3 Copy Protection: Both receivers are HDCP 2.3 compliant which is a requirement for 4K/HDR copy-protected content transmission.
  • Quick Media Switching (QMS): With HDMI 2.1a, Quick Media Switching for movies and video uses the HDMI VRR mechanism to eliminate the blackout period when an HDMI Source device switches its video mode. As long as the resolution remains the same and only the frame rate changes, QMS will instantly switch between frame rates. QMS eliminates A/V blackouts by using VRR technology to change frame rates, allowing instant changes from 24Hz to 60Hz frame rate, and anywhere in-between. The viewer never sees blank screens and gets a seamless experience (available on Yamaha RX-V6A only).
  • 3D Ready: Both receivers are able to pass 3D video through HDMI.

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Onkyo TX-NR696 supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

Yamaha RX-V6A supports HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision and Hybrid Log-Gamma.

High dynamic range video has greater dynamic range than standard dynamic range (SDR) video with brighter whites and deeper blacks. The result is greater contrast and more details in dark and bright areas, better color and depth.

  • HDR10: HDR10 uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 supports 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors. It is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness, however common HDR10 contents are mastered with peak brightness from 1,000 to 4,000 nits.
  • HDR10+: HDR10+ is an HDR video technology that adds dynamic metadata to HDR10 source files. The dynamic metadata are used to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or even frame-by-frame basis. HDR10+ supports maximum of 10,000 nits peak brightness and 10-bit or more (up to 16-bit) color bit depth. It uses Samsung's dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-40.
  • Dolby Vision: Dolby Vision is a set of technologies developed by Dolby Laboratories for high dynamic range (HDR) video. It covers content creation, distribution, and playback. Like HDR10+, it includes dynamic metadata that are used to adjust and optimize each frame of the HDR video to the consumer display's capabilities in a way specified by the content creator. Dolby Vision allows for a maximum resolution of 8K up to 12-bit color depth, maximum peak brightness of 10,000 nits and a color gamut up to Rec. 2020. It uses Dolby's proprietary dynamic metadata defined in SMPTE ST 2094-10.
  • Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG): The Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a transfer function developed mainly for HDR live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It is an HDR format that uses BT.2020 color primaries and a bitdepth of 10-bit. It is backward compatible with the transfer function of SDR and is designed to be better-suited for television broadcasting, where the metadata required for other HDR formats is not backward compatible with non-HDR displays. HLG defines a non-linear optical-electro transfer function, in which the lower half of the signal values use a gamma curve and the upper half of the signal values use a logarithmic curve.

Gaming Features

Yamaha RX-V6A supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Quick Frame Transport (QFT) for lag-free and smooth gaming.

  • Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM): Auto Low Latency Mode enables the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity. When the receiver detects a gaming signal it will enter ALLM. The signal will also be sent to the TV causing it to automatically switch to a low-latency, low-lag mode for gaming. Some functions will not be available on the receiver and TV during ALLM.
  • Variable Refresh Rate (VRR): VRR enables a gaming source such as a console or computer to deliver video frames as fast as it can, which in many cases is slower than the normal static refresh rate. It allows the TV to adapt to certain frame rate which reduces or eliminates lag, judder and frame tearing for more fluid and better detailed gameplay.
  • Quick Frame Transport (QFT): QFT reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality. It transports each frame at a higher rate to decrease display latency, which is the amount of time between a frame being ready for transport in the GPU and that frame being completely displayed.

Inputs and Outputs

Audio

  • Phono Input: There is an MM phono input on Onkyo TX-NR696 and Yamaha RX-V6A with built-in phono stage for connecting the moving magnet cartridge output of the turntable directly to the receiver.
  • Analog Pre-Outs: Yamaha RX-V6A has 2.2 preamplifier outputs which allows you to connect the receiver to the external power amplifier. You may want to use a high quality external amplifier for certain channels, usually for front L/R and center, and use the receiver to power the rest. Also, both receivers have 7 channel processing but have only 7 channel amplifiers, so they need external amplifiers connected to the analog pre-outs in order to reach their maximum speaker configurations.
  • Analog Line Inputs: There are 5 pair of line inputs on Onkyo TX-NR696 and 3 pair of line inputs on Yamaha RX-V6A for connecting sources with analog outputs.
  • Digital Inputs: 1 optical input and 1 coaxial input are available for digital audio connections on both receivers.
  • Headphone Output: There is a 6.3 mm (1/4") headphone output jack on the front panel of each receiver.

Video

  • HDMI:
  • Onkyo TX-NR696
    Inputs:
    7 (1 front)   Outputs: 2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)
    8K Inputs: 0.
  • Yamaha RX-V6A
    Inputs:
    7   Outputs: 1
    8K Inputs: 7.

Front A/V Inputs

  • Onkyo TX-NR696: HDMI, Mini-Jack
  • Yamaha RX-V6A: USB

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Specifications

And in the end let us list all the available specifications of the receivers side-by-side.

BASICS Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
BrandOnkyoYamaha
ModelTX-NR696RX-V6A
TypeA/V ReceiverA/V Receiver
CountryNorth AmericaUSA
Release Year20192020
AMPLIFIER Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Channels7.27.2
Front Wide Channel Support
AmplifierLinear Class A/B
Dynamic Audio Amplification
Non-Phase Shift Amplifier
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) Front L/R channels
Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
THX™ Certification Select™ (previously known as Select2)
Continuous 6 Ω Rated
Certified 4 Ω Performance
Discrete Output Stage Circuitry
Independent Block Construction (Amp/Preprocessor)
Bi-amp Capability
BTL (Bridged Transless or Bridging)
AUDIO Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engine32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
Surround:AI™
DACAKM AK4458Burr-Brown PCM5102A
DAC Specs384 kHz/32 Bit384 kHz/32 Bit
Maximum Channel Processing7.17.1
Air Studios Monitor Certification
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Atmos Music
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Surround Upmixer
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital EX
THX Listening Modes
DTS:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS Virtual:X via future firmware update
DTS Neo Neo:6
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS 96/24
DTS Express
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Matrix 6.1
IMAX Enhanced
Auro 3D with Auro-Matic Upmixer
PCM 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
Music Playback via USBFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA, MP3, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHDMP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
High Resolution Music Playback via USB and/or Network up to 192 kHz up to 192 kHz/32 Bit
High Resolution Audio Formats via USBFLAC, WAV, Apple Lossless, DSD, AIFF, AAC, Dolby TrueHDApple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
Multi-Channel Music File Playback via USB
Gapless Playback
DSD via HDMI 2-ch/Multi-ch Input 2-ch/Multi-ch Input
DSD via USB 2-ch Input 2-ch Input
DSD to PCM Converter
USB DAC
Jitter Reduction PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio
DTS Dialog Control
Dialog Enhancement
Dialog Level Adjustment
Dialog Normalization
Dialogue Lift
Tone Control Front L/R Channels
Compressed Music Enhancer Advanced Music Optimizer (bluetooth included)
High-resolution Music Enhancer
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
THX Processing Mode
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Audyssey LFC
Audyssey Sub EQ HT
Audyssey DSX
Phase-Matching Bass Boost
Direct Mode
Pure Audio Mode
Pure Direct Analog Path Mode
Straight Decoding Mode
Pure Direct Mode
CINEMA DSP
DSP Programs17
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Virtual Speakers T-D (Theater-Dimensional) including surround back
Independent Subwoofer Outputs
CALIBRATION Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Auto Speaker Calibration System with Mic. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ YPAO sound optimization (R.S.C.)
YPAO Volume
VIDEO Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
HDMI Version2.1
Enhanced ARC
HDCP Version2.32.3
HDR10
HDR10+
Dynamic HDR
Dolby Vision
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma)
BT.2020 color space
QMS (Quick Media Switching)
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)
QFT (Quick Frame transport)
3-D Ready
Video Signal Passthroughup to 4K/60p (RGB/YCbCr4:4:4)up to 8K 50/60Hz and 4K 100/120Hz 4:4:4
Video Signal Upscaling 1080p to 4K up to 4K 60p 4:4:4
Analog To HDMI Upconversion
Component Video Upscaling
Analog to Analog Video conversion
isf Certified Calibration Control
CONNECTIVITY Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
MHL Input
FireConnect
FlareConnect
MusicCast
Chromecast Built-In
DTS Play-Fi
Works with Amazon Alexa
Google assistant
Works with SONOS
AirPlay AirPlay 2 AirPlay 2
Apple Product Connection iPod, iPhone and iPad iPod, iPhone and iPad
Remote AppOnkyo Remote App for iPod touch/iPhone and Android-Powered Devices (iPhone® / iPad® / Android™ phone / tablet)
InstaPrevue Input Source Prevue
Ethernet
Ethernet Switch
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth SBC, AAC SBC, AAC
HDBaseT Compatible
HDMI Inputs7 (1 front)7
HDMI Outputs2 (1 Main, 1 Sub/Zone2)1
8K Inputs7
USB Input1 (Rear)USB memory, Portable Audio Player
USB DC Out Port
Analog Audio Line Input5 (1 Front)3
Analog Audio Line Output
Phono Input
Optical Inputs11
Optical Outputs
Coaxial Inputs11
Composite Video Input
Composite Video Output
S-Video Input
S-Video Output
Component Video Input
Component Video Output
PC In
Multi-Channel Input
Analog Pre-Outs0.22.2
XLR Inputs
XLR Pre-outs
Front A/V InputsHDMI, Mini-JackUSB
Speaker A/B
Headphone Out6.3 mm (1/4")6.3 mm (1/4")
ZONES Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Zones22
Powered Zones 2Zone 2
Zone 2 OutsHDMI, RCA Line Out (shared with Zone B)RCA Preout
Zone B Video Output
Zone GUI
Whole House Mode
RS-232C Interface
+12V Trigger Output01
Remote (IR) Input/Output0 / 00 / 0
Party Mode
MISC Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
On-Screen Display Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-UpGraphical User Interface
GUI Languages7
SCENESCENE (8 sets)
Web Browser Control
PreAmp Mode
Remote Controller
Detachable Power Cord
uport
dockport
ONKYO-RI System Control
RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI)
Smart Grid-Ready
RADIO Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Analog Tuner FM/AM FM/AM
Presets4040
Digital Radio
Internet Radio TuneIn
Pandora
Spotify
Tidal
Deezer
Napster
SiriusXM Internet Radio
CONSTRUCTION Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Solid Aluminum Front
A.R.T. Wedge
Speaker Terminals99
Large Speaker Terminals99
Color-Coded Speaker Terminals
Transparent High-Grade Speaker Terminals
18mm Pitch High Grade Pre-outs
19mm-Pitch Audio Inputs
Gold plated RCA terminals
POWER Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Power SupplyAC 120 V, 60 HzAC 120 V, 60 Hz
Independent Power Supply
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Customized Transformer
Toroidal Transformer
Power Consumption635 W360 W
No Sound Power65 W
Standby Power0.15 W0.1 W
GENERAL Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
ECO Mode / Hybrid Standby Function
Auto Power Standby
Dimensions (W x H x D)435 mm x 173.5 mm x 379.5 mm
17-1/8" x 6-13/16" x 14-15/16"
435 mm x 171 mm x 377 mm (with antenna: 435 mm x 245 mm x 377 mm)
17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-7/8" (with antenna up: 17-1/8" x 9-5/8" x 14-7/8")
Dimensions of Package (W x H x D)534 mm x 265 mm x 468 mm
21" x 10-7/16" x 18-7/16"
Weight10.0 kg (22.0 lbs)9.8 kg (21.6 lbs)
Weight of Package12.5 kg (27.6 lbs)
Warranty2 Years2 Years
SPECS Onkyo TX-NR696 Yamaha RX-V6A
Power Output (8 Ω, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 2100 W (0.08% THD)100 W (0.06% THD)
Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 2105 W (0.9% THD)
Rated Power Output (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)125 W (0.9% THD)
Maximum Effective Output Power (8 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven, JEITA)150 W (10% THD)
Maximum Effective Power Output (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel driven, JEITA)210 W (10% THD)160 W (10% THD)
Rated Power Output (4 Ω, 1 kHz, 1 channel Driven)150 W (0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (3 Ω, Front)240 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (4 Ω, Front)210 W
Dynamic Power per Channel (8 Ω, Front)120 W
THD0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz, Half power)0.04% (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, 50 W, 8 Ω)
THD (Phono)0.02% (Phono to PRE OUT, Pure Direct, 1 kHz, 1 V)
Damping Factor100 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 Ω)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Line)200 mV/47 kΩ (1 kHz, 100 W/8 Ω)200 mV/47 kΩ
Input Sensitivity and Impedance (Phono MM)3.5 mV/47 kΩ3.5 mV/47 kΩ
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Line)2.4 V (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Maximum Input Sensitivity (Phono)45 mV (1 kHz, 0.5% THD)
Rated Preout Level and Impedance1.0 V/470Ω
Maximum Preout Level and Impedance2.0 V
Rated Headphone Power Output80 mW (32 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD)
Phono Overload70 mV (MM, 1 kHz 0.5%)
S/N Ratio (Line, IHF-A)106 dB110 dB
S/N Ratio (Phono MM, IHF-A)80 dB95 dB
Phono RIAA Deviation±0.5 dB
Frequency Response (Analog In)10 Hz - 100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)+0/-3 dB (AUDIO 3 etc. to Front, Pure Direct, 10 Hz to 100 kHz)
Residual Noise (IHF-A Network)150 µV (Speaker Out)
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (LINE)70 dB/50 dB
Channel Separation at 1 kHz/10 kHz (PHONO)60 dB/55 dB
DSD Sampling Rates via HDMI2.8 MHz2.8 MHz
DSD Sampling Rates via USB2.8 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 11.2 MHz11.2 MHz, 5.6 MHz, 2.8 MHz
Ethernet Standard10BASE-T/100BASE-TX10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/nIEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Terminal Frequency5 GHz, 2.4 GHz2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Bluetooth Version4․24․2
Bluetooth Frequency2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
USB TerminalVer. 2.0, 5 V, 1 AUSB2.0 5 V, 1 A
FM Frequency87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz87.5 MHz - 107.9 MHz
FM 50 dB Quiet Sensitivity (IHF, 1 kHz, 100% MOD.)Mono: 1.0 µV (11.2 dBf)Mono: 3 µV (20.8 dBf)
FM S/N RatioMono/Stereo: 69 dB/68 dB
FM Harmonic Distortion (IHF, 1 kHz)Mono/Stereo: 0.5%/0.6%
AM Frequency530 kHz - 1710 kHz530 kHz - 1710 kHz

* - 480i/576i and 480p/576p only
** - 480i/576i only
*** - no 1080p/24 upconversion
**** - 1080p signal is not converted

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