ONKYO TX-NR656 7.2-Channel DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Network A/V Receiver | Viral Audio
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ONKYO TX-NR656 7.2-Channel DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Network A/V Receiver

R14,391.00 R10,990.00

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Set Your Home Entertainment to “EPIC”


• DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® up to 5.1.2 Channels
• Wireless Audio Streaming with Google Cast™ and AirPlay
• Bluetooth Audio / Wi-Fi® with Spotify and Tidal
• HDMI® 8 In / 2 Out Including 1 Front (HDCP 2.2 / HDR)
• Dynamic Audio Amplification for Realistic Sound
• AccuEQ Room Calibration with AccuReflex Technology
• FireConnect™ Multi-Room Technology
• Phono Input and Hi-Res Audio Playback
• 384 kHz/32-bit Hi-Grade DAC

Unbeatable features meet unbeatable sound in the TX-NR656, a state-of-the-art A/V powerhouse that revolutionizes entertainment. Check it out: DTS:X™* and Dolby Atmos® decoding with advanced AccuReflex phase calibration for crystal-clear object-based audio; Google Cast™*, AirPlay, and Wi-Fi® with Spotify and Tidal* for music on demand; and FireConnect™ multi-room audio that sends any A/V receiver source to a wireless speaker in another room* **. Select HDMI® terminals support 4K/60 Hz/HDR/HDCP 2.2, while the 32-bit DAC extracts all the depth and detail of Hi-Res Audio. Unlike other products, the TX-NR656 has high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification to accurately control and drive your speakers with phenomenal clarity. Whether it’s pulling you deep into Middle Earth, waking the neighbors with Fallout 4, or pumping out the latest on Spotify, the TX-NR656 rekindles passion for the things you love.




• DTS:X™ New-Generation Sound Format Ready
• Supports Dolby Atmos® Format for Exciting Multidimensional Sound
• 4K/60 Hz-Capable 4:4:4 HDMI® Terminals for UltraHD
• Supports HDCP 2.2 and HDR for Future 4K/Full HD Video Streaming
and Broadcast*2
• Built-in Wi-Fi® Certified Wireless LAN Capability
• Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Capability (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2,
AVRCP v1.3) with Advanced Music Optimizer DSP Technology
• Internet Radio and Music Streaming Subscription Services Included
(TuneIn Radio, Pandora®, Spotify, Tidal, and Deezer)*3
• Play Compressed, Lossless, and Hi-Res Audio via Local Network
(MP3, WMA, FLAC, WAV, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz,
and Dolby® TrueHD)
• Digital and Analog Audio Transmission to Optional Wireless Speaker via
FireConnect™ Technology
• AccuEQ Room Calibration Featuring AccuReflex Technology for
Seamless Object-based Sound from Compatible Speakers
(Mic Included)
• Advanced Music Optimizer to Improve Compressed Digital Audio
Quality (Bluetooth Audio Included)
• Control and Stream with Free Onkyo Remote Streaming Apps for
iPod touch/iPhone*4 and Android™ Devices*5
• Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line Out for Distributed Analog/Digital
Audio Playback in Another Room
• Bi-Amping Capability for Front Channels
*1 6G video is supported on HDMI inputs 1/2/3, Main Out, and Sub Out. *2 HDCP 2.2 is
supported on HDMI inputs 1/2/3, Main Out, and Sub Out. *3 Availability of services depends
on region. Some services may require a paid subscription and firmware update. Availability of
third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to
change without notice. *4 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS
or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later. *5 Requires Android 2.1 or later.


• 160 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
175 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
• Dynamic Audio Amplification for a Thrilling Audio Experience
• H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
• High Current Amp Design to Effectively Drive the Speakers
• Non-Phase Shift Amp Circuits for Realistic Imaging
• VLSC™ for a Clear Audio Experience
• Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry
• PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for
S/PDIF Audio


• HDMI Support for 4K/60 Hz, 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™,
x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby Atmos®, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS:X™,
DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD,
Multichannel PCM, and CEC
• Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding
• AK4458 384 kHz/32-bit DAC (8 Channels x 1)
• 32-bit Digital Signal Processing Engines
• 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
• Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
• CinemaFILTER™
• Direct Mode
• Double Bass Function


• 8 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/ 7 Rear) and 2 Outputs
• USB 2.0 Port
• Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability
• 2 Component Inputs
• 2 Composite Video Inputs
• 3 Digital Audio Inputs (2 Optical and 1 Coaxial)
• 8 Analog Audio Inputs (1 Front*/7 Rear)
• Phono Input for Turntable Connection
• 2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre-Outs
• Location-Numbered Speaker Terminals
* 3.5mm pin jack type.


• 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
• 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 Random Presets
• Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
• RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for System Control
• Simple Remote Control

DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos® Ready

Discover the best in object-based surround-sound with
Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™. Free from the traditional
channel-based audio
bed, sound flows above
and around you in three
dimensions for a movie and
gaming experience that will
take your breath away.

Wireless Audio Playback with Google Cast™*
and AirPlay

TX-NR656, now with Google Cast™* and AirPlay, frees
your music from your smartphone. You can stream your
music stored in your phone or using Google Cast™ / AirPlay
Compatible apps.
* Google Cast™ enabled via future firmware update. Please consult the Onkyo
website for firmware update scheduling information.

Bluetooth Audio / Wi-Fi® with Spotify and Tidal*

In addition to Google Cast™ and AirPlay, stream virtually
any audio from your smartphone, tablet, or PC to your home
cinema for clear and powerful sound. Available internet radio
and music subscription services include Pandora, Spotify
and more.
* Support for some services including TIDAL and Deezer will be enabled via future
firmware update. Please consult the Onkyo website for scheduling information as it
becomes available.

FireConnect™ Multi-room Audio

A firmware update enables any audio source connected to the
receiver—from vinyl to streaming audio—to be sent wirelessly
via FireConnect™ 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.

Dynamic Audio Amplification for Clear and Realistic
Sound Reproduction

Power your speakers like never before with Onkyo’s Dynamic
Audio Amplification. Sound comes alive thanks to accurate,
noise-free signal processing and hi-current power that
dynamically controls your speakers for precise, authentic audio

Powered Zone 2 for Audio Playback in Second Room

TX-NR656 has Powered Zone 2 capability to bring audio to
a second room connected to your A/V Receiver. Now with
dedicated Zone 2 DAC,
you can bring Digital
Audio input sources
such as Spotify to a
second room.

Play Everything from Vinyl to Hi-Res Audio

Onkyo A/V receivers feature a dedicated Phono input
for turntable connection as well as universal Hi-Res
compatibility for ease of use. Use the remote app to locate
your 192/24 and 96/24 albums (including 5.6 MHz DSD
playback) on PC or NAS and bask in the clarity, depth, and
detail of high-resolution music.

384 kHz/32-bit Hi-Grade DAC

A premium-quality AK4458
digital-to-analog converter
from AKM unlocks the full
potential of any audio
format with unique
low-distortion filtering
technologies for clear sound.

AccuEQ Calibration Featuring AccuReflex Technology

AccuEQ equalizes the surround-sound to suit the room
acoustics for crisply focused sound, while AccuReflex 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.
HDMI® 8 In / 2 Out Including 1 Front (HDCP 2.2 / HDR)
Select HDMI terminals support 4K/60 Hz, as well as
HDCP 2.2 and HDR for next-generation UltraHD streaming
and broadcasting


Power Output
All Channels 160 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 1% THD,
1 Channel Driven, IEC)
175 W/Ch (6 Ω, 1 kHz, 10% THD,
1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
Dynamic Power 240 W (3 Ω Front)
210 W (4 Ω, Front)
120 W (8 Ω, Front)
THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise)
0.08% (20 Hz–20 kHz, Half Power)
Input Sensitivity and Impedance
200 mV/47 kΩ (Line)
3.5 mV/47 kΩ (Phono MM)
Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance
200 mV/2.3 kΩ (Zone 2 Line Out)
1 V/470 Ω (Subwoofer Pre Out)
Phono Overload 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
Frequency Response 10 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB
(Direct/Pure Audio)
Tone Control ±10 dB, 90 Hz (Bass)
±10 dB, 7.5 kHz (Treble)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
80 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)
Speaker Impedance 6 Ω–16 Ω
Video Section
Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance
Video 1.0 Vp–p/75 Ω (Component Y)
0.7 Vp–p/75 Ω (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1.0 Vp–p/75 Ω (Composite)
Component Video Frequency Response
+0 dB, -3 dB
Tuner Section
Tuning Frequency Range
FM 87.5 MHz–108 MHz
AM 530 kHz–1,710 kHz
522 kHz–1,611 kHz
522 kHz–1,611 kHz (Taiwan Model)
FM/AM Preset Memory 40 Stations
Power Supply AC 220–240 V~, 50/60 Hz
AC 120 V~, 60 Hz (Taiwan Model)
Power Consumption 570 W
No-Sound Power Consumption
65 W
Standby Power Consumption
0.15 W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 173.5 x 378 mm
Weight 10.0 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D) 570 x 288 x 468 mm
Weight 13.0 kg
Supplied Accessories
• Indoor FM antenna • AM loop antenna
• Speaker set-up microphone • Instruction manual
• Remote controller • AAA (R03) batteries* x 2