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Create captivating 3D movie sound and seamless multi-room audio using Onkyo’s latest AV receiver

Posted by Karin Cahill

02/04/18 10:19

Authentic big screen sound can be recreated at home with the latest 7.2-channel AV receiver (TX-NR686) from Onkyo.

Offering wireless multi room audio, 4K video support, and 3D audio in a 165w/CH THX Certified Select™ AV powerhouse, users can can enjoy genuine, sonic immersion in a room of appropriate size.

Connecting a speaker device, such as Google Home, users can play, cue and control music playback via Google Assistant using voice control through the TX-NR686.

Popular music streaming services, such as Amazon Music (via future firmware update TBA), Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer and TuneIn internet radio are built into the receiver making audio selection easier from remote control or via the Onkyo Controller app. The Onkyo app can be used via a smart phone or tablet to control playback, internet services and multi-room management via DTS Play-FI® and FlareConnect™.

Those wanting to listen to records and rekindle a passion for vinyl, can do so via the TX-NR686 by connecting a turntable featuring an MM cartridge.

Cinema reference levels are proven with a THX Certified Select™ guarantee, transporting the audience to the heart of the movie.

The TX-NR686 adds value by giving existing movie collections a new lease on life. As well as playing DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos® soundtracks, which place sounds in a space where they occur naturally, the receiver carries DTS Neural:X® and Dolby Surround® upmixing solutions. Each is cross-compatible with legacy sound formats encoded on Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD, such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD® Master Audio.

Featuring the latest technology for wireless multi-room audio streaming and producing high-quality 3D movie sound, the TX-NR686 brings next generation entertainment to life.

Onkyo TX-NR6861128L

Key features

  • 165 W per channel
  • THX® Certified Select™ cinema reference sound
  • Supports 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® playback
  • Supports Chromecast built-in and works with Google Assistant
  • FlareConnect™ wireless multi-room audio
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, DTS Ply-Fi®, AirPlay, Amazon Music (via future firmware update TBA), Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn
  • HDMI 7 (1 in front) / main out and sub out supporting 4K/60H, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision™, BT.2020 and HDCP 2.2 pass-through
  • Dynamic audio amplification with 4-ohm speaker-driving capability
  • 384 KHz/32-bit DAC and VLSC™ filtering for superior clarity

Onkyo 7.2-channel network A/V receiver (TX-NR686) RRP $1,399

Available from 1st of April 2018.

Find your nearest Onkyo dealer here.


Topics: Home cinema, home entertainment, multi-room audio, Multi-room streaming, Onkyo, consumer electronics


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