Onkyo TX-NR777 vs Onkyo TX-NR686

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TX-NR777 vs TX-NR686 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR777 vs Onkyo TX-NR686 review

Onkyo TX-NR777
vs
Onkyo TX-NR686

Let's make the Onkyo TX-NR777 versus Onkyo TX-NR686 comparison. According to the results of our review, Onkyo TX-NR777 received 6.8 points out of 10 possible, and Onkyo TX-NR686 was rated 7.2 points. The release date of TX-NR777 is 2017, and TX-NR686 is 2018. After comparison, it will become clear that among these two devices, the TX-NR686 is more suitable for the role of the heart of home theater system.

Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR777 over Onkyo TX-NR686

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Main advantages Onkyo TX-NR686 over Onkyo TX-NR777

  • We do not know advantages

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

TX-NR777
7
TX-NR686
7

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-NR777 TX-NR686
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm110/8165/6
Output impedance, Ohm86
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.080.08

Audio features

After reviewing the audio features of each model, we can rate the TX-NR777 7 out of 10, and the TX-NR686 - 9.

TX-NR777
7
TX-NR686
9

Pure Direct mode feeds sound directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Only Onkyo TX-NR686 has Pure Direct mode.

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-NR777 TX-NR686
Digital to analog converter (DAC)384 KHz/32-bitVLSC 384 KHz/32-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationAccuEQAccuEQ
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio AmplificationAdvanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio

Connectivity

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

TX-NR777
8
TX-NR686
8

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

TX-NR777 TX-NR686
Wi-Fi2.4/5GHz2.4/5GHz
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-NR777 TX-NR686
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlayAirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming servicesTIDAL, PandoraDeezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio

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-NR777 got 7 points, but Onkyo TX-NR686 received 8 points.

TX-NR777
7
TX-NR686
8

Competitors in our review have 7/2 HDMI inputs and outputs.

TX-NR777 TX-NR686
HDMI input/output7/27/2
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 input22
Coaxial digital input11
Composite input22
Component input/output2/02/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsHDMI, phones, setup mic, AUXHDMI, phones, setup mic
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-NR777 were rated 6 out of 10 against the 7 for the TX-NR686.

TX-NR777
6
TX-NR686
7

TX-NR777 TX-NR686
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 conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLG, BT.2020DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the TX-NR777 got 6 points, but the TX-NR686 has 7.

TX-NR777
6
TX-NR686
7

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The TX-NR686 can be controlled by voice via Google Assistant.

TX-NR777 TX-NR686
Voice controlGoogle Assistant
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPod, Android
Displayfluorescentfluorescent
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updatenetwork, USBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas notIP Control

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-NR777 TX-NR686
Multi-room zones22
Zone audio outputspeaker, preoutspeaker, preout
Zone HDMI output
Multi-room controlOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnectOnkyo Controller app, FlareConnect
RS-23210
Remote control input/output (IR)1/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)10

Multichannel surround

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

TX-NR777
7
TX-NR686
7

TX-NR777 TX-NR686
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESSDTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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