Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Price as of 12/06/2014 04:14 UTC - Details
Product Feature Review
- Five of the receiver's seven HDMI inputs support 4K video at 60 frames per second Now you can add thunderous 7 2-channel surround-sound to the latest blockbuster 4K/60 Hz games and movies for a breathtakingly realistic entertainment experience
- The Onkyo TX-NR636 doubles the power with two 32-bit processing engines decoding multichannel studio-resolution soundtracks along with a huge variety of HD audio files, including 5 6 MHz DSD (the same format used for Super Audio CD)
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth The remote app streams any music stored on your device, will locate and stream HD audio from network-attached devices The Advanced Music Optimizer restores compressed Bluetooth audio files to close to their original fidelity
- Almost every HD and lossless format is supported, from FLAC and WAV to ALAC and WMA TX-NR636 also handles 5 6 MHz DSD and Dolby True HD formats for the ultimate in depth and clarity
- AccuEQ by Onkyo simplifies the initial home theater setup process and makes both surround sound and two-channel audio more cohesive and realistic in your listening space
Bringing Next-Generation Entertainment to Your Home
The TX-NR636 features HDMI supporting 4K/60 Hz and 21:9 display format and HDCP 2.2 copy-protection compatibility. Qdeo upscaling technology also converts low-res DVDs and games into pin-sharp Full HD or 4K (if you have an Ultra HD display). TX-NR636 paves the way for Ultra HD video playback at a liquid-smooth 60 frames per second. This is great news for PC gamers who can now add wall-shaking surround sound to their 4K/60 Hz experience.
Unsurpassed Build Quality
Onkyo’s acclaimed WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), which provides the backbone that delivers Onkyo’s classic sound, is coupled with Three-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry to the LCR channel to provide a big soundstage, superb timing, brilliant definition, and enough low-end grunt to make your speakers sing. The TX-NR636 packs a colossal punch for movies but still retains the pure musicality you need for two-channel playback.
It’s got all the Connections
Built-in Wi-Fi for universal hi-res streaming from PC, NAS, and smartphone is just the beginning. You can select from a wild variety of music streaming services and locate your network-attached libraries using the remote app, or stream almost any audio via built in Bluetooth. An HDMI/MHL terminal connects smartphones to display 1080p video with 7.1 channels of surround sound. Throw in a dedicated phono input, room equalization, and powered Zone 2 and you’ve got a value-packed 7.2-channel powerhouse ready for the next wave of high-resolution entertainment.
Supporting Next Generation HDMI and HDCP 2.2 Copy Protection
The TX-NR636 is the first receiver to boast not only the latest HDMI connections supporting 4K/60Hz and 21:9 format but also the latest DMR copy protection compatibility, HDCP 2.2. By implementing the latest HDMI connections, supporting 4k/60Hz with HDCP 2.2, latest DRM content-protection method adopted for future premium 4K studio releases, 4K streaming via internet service providers, as well as for UHD terrestrial and satellite broadcasts, the TX-NR636 paves the way for Ultra HD video playback. Even if you’re not planning on upgrading your current display right away, it’s good to know your Onkyo receiver is ready for the future of gaming and video entertainment.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Inside
The TX-NR636 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies built in. No wires, no dongles, no mess. Complete the one-time Wi-Fi setup, download our free control app for iOs and Android devices, and you’ve got a full range of remote control and audio streaming features in the palm of your hand. You can also pair your Bluetooth-capable device and stream direct to your home theater. With Advanced Music Optimizer DSP compensating for compression, music via Bluetooth has never sounded better.
From the Vinyl Revolution to the Digital Age
Whether you’re just beginning one or adding to you’re an existing collection, the TX-NR636’s dedicated phono input let you enjoy your classic vinyl in all its analog glory. Onkyo’s commitment to Hi-Res audio playback and supports gapless playback and the ability to play DSD, Double DSD, FLAC and ALAC along with other Hi-Res formats. The TX-NR636 has what it takes to help you enjoy your music, and discover how truly amazing music can sound on an A/V receiver engineered for hi-res analog and digital audio.
Built-in Internet Radio and Streaming
If you can think of it, you’ll most likely be able to stream it on your TX-NR636. The receiver comes loaded with Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Rhapsody, AUPEO! and TuneIn, You can select a station and search for music available on these services via the free Onkyo app on your phone so you’ll never be short of your favorite music to enjoy.
Hi-Fi Power and Fidelity
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) is all about current. Receivers need a lot of current to not only handle the sudden explosive actions scenes but also to reproduce the detail of quiet passages. We use a massive high-power transformer to drive discrete amps that help eliminate distortion and preserve the energy of music and movies. Delivering 115 watts per channel, the TX-NR636 packs a colossal punch for movies but still retains the pure musicality you need for two-channel playback. Also, Phase-Matching Bass Enhancement optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid- range clarity. It counters phase shifting by synchronizing the timing of different frequencies. The result is deep, well-defined bass that won’t blur vocals or strings.
Exclusive AccuEQ Room Calibration
Calibrating the sound to suit your room’s acoustics is simple with AccuEQ. Once you’ve connected your speakers, plug-in the included mic and wait a few moments as the TX-NR636 measures things such as speaker distance, type, crossover, and output, taking into account any reflections from your walls and floor. The system is designed specifically to by-pass your front left and right speakers. The system then optimizes the frequency response of the remaining speakers so you can enjoy balanced surround sound regardless of room shape or furnishing while retaining the characteristics of your front left and right speakers for optimum enjoyment.