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Editor's Notes & Price Research
Our research indicates that this Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2-Channel 4K Network A/V Receiver is $101 lower (~29% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $349 at the time of this posting. -qwikwit
I settled on it over nearby competitors (like the Costco Yamaha deal and various Denons) because it has Chromecast and Amazon Prime Music and SONOS compatibility built-in, along with the usual other stuff (Tidal, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify, etc.). Plus I value having a front HDMI input for intermittent use (like with a laptop when necessary)
From Onkyo website:
With high-current Dynamic Audio Amplification driving your surround system to THX Certified Select™ theater reference levels, you can transport your audience to the heart of the movie. DTS:X® and Dolby Atmos® soundtracks complement the latest in 4K HDR video via HDMI® pass-through supporting 4K/60p, Dolby Vision™, HDR10, HLG, and the BT.2020 color standard. Now with cross-compatible 3D audio upmixing solutions from Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X®, you can enjoy regular multichannel movies with spatially immersive sound. Cast music from mobiles to the receiver and other compatible systems in your home over Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi®, or FlareConnect™ wireless multi-room platforms. AirPlay and Bluetooth® technology are also on board. Enjoy built-in streaming services as well Hi-Res Audio via network and USB, all with the dynamic and emotional sound only an Onkyo can deliver.
- THX® Certified Select™ theater reference sound
- 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos® & DTS:X®
- 210 W/ Ch (6 Ohms), 100 W/ Ch (8 Ohms)
- HDMI® 7 In (1 front) / Main Out and Sub Out
- 4K/60 Hz, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision™, BT.2020, and HDCP 2.2
- Supports Chromecast built-in and works with the Google Assistant
- Dual-band Wi-Fi®, DTS Play-Fi®, AirPlay, Amazon Music, Spotify®, TIDAL, Deezer, Pandora®, TuneIn
- Dynamic Audio Amplification with 4-Ohm speaker-driving capability
- Powered Zone 2 for Audio Playback in 2nd Room
- 384 kHz/32-bit DAC and VLSC™ Filtering for Superior Clarity
- Link to a review, where it's ranked #2 overall.
- Another review
- And another
- Link to another previous deals for more discussion.
|Product Name:||Onkyo TXNR686 7.2Ch NetAVR 210Watts/Ch 4KHDMI 7/2 HDR10/HDCP2.2 THX,Atmos&DTS:X WifiBT|
|Product Description:||Onkyo TXNR686 7.2Ch NetAVR 210Watts/Ch 4KHDMI 7/2 HDR10/HDCP2.2 THX,Atmos&DTS:X WifiBT|
|THXÂ® Certified Selectâ¢ theater reference sound|
|5.2.2-Channel Dolby AtmosÂ® & DTS:XÂ®|
|100 W/ Ch (8 Ohms), 210 W/ Ch (6 Ohms)|
|HDMIÂ® 7 In (1 front) / Main Out and Sub Out|
|FlareConnectâ¢ wireless multi-room audio|