Set Your Home Entertainment to “EPIC”
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™ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Entertainment*1
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.
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
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 Set-Up
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
Power Output: 160 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC); 175 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)
Frequency Response: 10 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct/Pure Audio)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173.5 x 378 mm
Weight: 10.0 kg