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Captivating 3D movie sound of 7.2-channel TX-NR686 amplifier from Onkyo

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Onkyo TX-NR686
Audio   Dynamic Audio Amplification

Onkyo bundles Dynamic Audio Amplification with multi-room audio technologies, 4K video support, and 3D audio in a 165 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%, 1-channel driven) THX A/V powerhouse that brings next-generation entertainment to the living room and beyond.

Onkyo TX-NR686The 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 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. AccuEQ Room Acoustic Calibration sets essential speaker conditions for optimal performance is enhanced by AccuReflex technology.

Onkyo TX-NR686Audio playback quality is deeply satisfying thanks to a high-current drive, non-phase-shift amplification circuitry, and discrete output stages. The combination of high current and power results in thrilling dynamic performance, accurate speaker control, and emotionally nuanced delivery. Digital audio sources, particularly Hi-Res Audio in 5.6 MHz DSD or 192 kHz/24-bit in FLAC, WAV (RIFF), AIFF, and ALAC over network or USB input, benefit from VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) on the Front L/R channels.

Onkyo TX-NR686This patented circuit removes high-frequency noise for uncommonly clear articulation of these high-quality formats. Amazon Music, TIDAL, TuneIn, Deezer, and Spotify are built into the receiver to make selection easy from remote control or Onkyo Controller or Onkyo Music Control App for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. All network streaming and control functions, including AirPlay, operate over 5 GHz/2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for stability in areas with household network congestion.

Onkyo TX-NR686Multi-room audio support over Wi-Fi extends to Chromecast built-in, enabling users to stream music from smartphones, tablets, laptops, and PCs from popular apps with a tap or click. Six rear HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI inputs, Main Out, and Sub Out pass 4K/60p video as well as BT.2020 color standard, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, and High Dynamic Range in HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision formats to a compatible TV display or projector.

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