Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver


  • Receiver: 7.2-channel network AV receiver with 165 W/channel (6 Ohm, 1 kHz, THD 1.0 percent, 1-channel driven, IEC) delivers cinema-like movie and sound experience (THX Certified Select sound of the reference class)
  • Audio and Video: All common audio and video formats such as Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, DTS Neural:X, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, 4K UltraHD Lead Through, Dolby Vision and others are supported
  • Streaming: Multiroom capable and versatile streaming possibilities via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (FlareConnect, DTS Play-Fi, Apple AirPlay, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn Internet Radio)
  • Connections: 7 HDMI inputs, phono input (MM) and equalizer for connecting a turntable, USB port for audio playback, headphone jack (6.35 mm, front), IP control via LAN for smart home systems and other connection options
  • Scope of delivery: Onkyo AV Receiver TX-NR686-B, remote control, batteries (AAA), measuring microphone for speaker setup, FM antenna, AM frame antenna, operating instructions, short manual
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Spectacular entertainment every day of the week

With Dynamic Audio Amplification driving your surround system to THX Certified Select cinema reference levels the Onkyo TX-NR686 transports your audience to the heart of the movie.

DTS:X and Dolby Atmos soundtrack reproduction joins support for the latest 4K HDR video via HDMI pass-through. Now with 3D upmixing from Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X, you can enjoy regular multichannel sound with spatial enhancement.

Cast music from mobiles to compatible systems over Chromecast built-in, DTS Play-Fi technology, or FlareConnect multi-room platforms. AirPlay and Bluetooth technology are also on board of the TX-NR686 for an emotional playback only Onkyo can deliver.

Speaker-driving power with end-to-end noise control

The TX-NR686 features original Dynamic Audio Amplification to precisely control your speakers. Custom-fabricated transformer enables stable power supply while fully customized capacitors assure instantaneous response to dynamic changes. This is vital for thrilling movie sound.

Non-phase-shift circuitry joins patented VLSC noise-removal circuit technology on the front L/R channels to improve clarity and detail. By eliminating digital noise from source to speaker, unique textures are revealed while improving soundfield cohesion for a thoroughly immersive listening experience.


  • THX Certified Select cinema reference sound
  • Supports 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback (165W per channel)
  • HDMI 7 in (1 front) supporting 4K/60 Hz, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision
  • Dynamic Audio Amplification with 4-ohm speakerdriving capability
  • 384 kHz/32-bit DAC and VLSC filtering for superior clarity
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, DTS Play-Fi, AirPlay, Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, TuneIn
  • FlareConnect wireless multi-room audio
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Best-in-class movie realism with THX Certified Select

THX Ltd. was founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas to improve the entertainment experience at commercial cinemas and at home. To gain THX Certified Select certification, home cinema receivers must pass 2,000 severe THX laboratory bench-tests in 75 categories covering 14,000 data points to assure reference performance in every respect. With uncompromising sound-quality exceeding world-class standards, you can feel cinema sound as the filmmaker intended.

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FlareConnect technology expands enjoyment of music

FlareConnect shares audio from network and external audio input sources between supported components. Connect your audio systems to Wi-Fi to enjoy high-quality reproduction of music stored on mobiles using Onkyo Controller app on single or grouped speakers. Relax with a huge variety of music via streaming services and internet radio channels. You can also play from any component’s external audio inputs. Your favorite tunes, even LPs, can be mirrored on speakers in other rooms. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback are built into the Onkyo Controller app.

A wider choice of wireless multi-room platforms

Built-in Wi-Fi supports 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz frequency bands so your components can connect to the channel with the least amount of congestion. Stable connectivity delivers a more satisfying multi-room experience on your choice of network audio platform. The TX-NR686 features DTS Play-Fi technology to share high-quality music from connected online services, media servers, and your device library to any number of compatible products using the Onkyo Music Control App. DTS Play-Fi technology easily synchronizes music playback in every room. With Chromecast built-in, you can stream any music from your smartphone, laptop, or PC to the TX-NR686 and other supported components.

Wider choice of music streaming services

Amazon Music, Spotify, TIDAL, Deezer, and TuneIn are baked into the GUI (note subscription may be required). Select music, radio programs, and other content with Onkyo Controller or Onkyo Music Control App. Install the apps on iPhone or Android devices to perform different operations, such as input switching or music source selection. The remote app also lets you cue and play music in Zone 2. You can play the same source in both rooms or different sources in each. Network Standby powers up the sleeping receiver for playback using remote app. Visit App Store or Google Play to download free.

It’s time to experience high-resolution music

The Onkyo TX-NR686 is engineered from top to bottom for universal Hi-Res Audio playback that’s easy to access and enjoy. You can play two ways: use the Onkyo Controller remote app to locate your Hi-Res Audio albums—including 5.6 MHz DSD (converted to PCM on playback) and PCM to 192 kHz/24-bit—on network-attached PC or storage device and play them back on the receiver. You can also copy your albums to a USB storage device, connect it to the receiver, and use the system remote to select music. Discover the extra clarity, detail, and analog-like fluency that high-resolution music affords for yourself.


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