Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL

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TX-NR696 vs RX-A770BL comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR696 vs Yamaha RX-A770BL review

Onkyo TX-NR696
vs
Yamaha RX-A770BL

Let's make the Onkyo TX-NR696 versus Yamaha RX-A770BL comparison. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR696 received 7.6 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha RX-A770BL was rated 8.1 points. The release date of TX-NR696 is 2019, and RX-A770BL is 2017. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the RX-A770BL is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR696 over Yamaha RX-A770BL

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Main advantages Yamaha RX-A770BL over Onkyo TX-NR696

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the devices received different marks - 7 and 8, respectively, on a 10-point scale.

TX-NR696
7
RX-A770BL
8

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm165/695/8
Output impedance, Ohm68
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.06

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-NR696 9 out of 10, and the RX-A770BL - 8.

TX-NR696
9
RX-A770BL
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Digital to analog converter (DAC)AK4458 384 KHz/32-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audioCINEMA DSP 3D, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is equal and was rated 8 out of 10.

TX-NR696
8
RX-A770BL
8

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha RX-A770BL.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)11
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay, AirPlay 2AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn RadioDeezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Onkyo TX-NR696 got 7 points, but Yamaha RX-A770BL received 8 points.

TX-NR696
7
RX-A770BL
8

Onkyo TX-NR696 is equipped with 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs, and Yamaha RX-A770BL has 6/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
HDMI input/output7/26/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input12
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input01
Component input/output0/01/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXUSB, HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the TX-NR696 were rated 8 out of 10 against the 10 for the RX-A770BL.

TX-NR696
8
RX-A770BL
10

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversionanalog to HDMIanalog to HDMI
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresDeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR696 got 9 points, but the RX-A770BL has 10.

TX-NR696
9
RX-A770BL
10

Yamaha RX-A770BL has the ECO mode.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Voice controlGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlFlareConnectMusicCast, AV Controller
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/01/1
DC trigger output (12V)01

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

TX-NR696
7
RX-A770BL
7

TX-NR696 RX-A770BL
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height VirtualizationDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-EXPRESS, DTS Neo:6 Cinema, DTS Neo:6 Music
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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