Input and Output Notes
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses
low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved
dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.
CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright
movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater
(relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on
the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall
treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this
and for many movies sounds more natural at home.
Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): To decode and playback
high-resolution recordings, this receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit DACs.
HDMI v1.3a Repeater: The TX-SR606 has four HDMI v1.3a inputs and one HDMI
v1.3a output for connecting DVD players, HDTV set-top
boxes, and other video components to your TV or projector. The receiver's HDMI circuitry
allows the receiver to output an HDMI audio signal from its speaker outputs and
HDMI out so you don't have to run and additional analog or digital cable. The HDMI inputs are
also compatible with DVI,
so TVs and displays with a DVI input can be connected by using an HDMI-to-DVI
adapter cable, along with audio cables. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth
Digital Content Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the
picture. The HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and
1080p signals to a TV, monitor, or projector. Each of the HDMI inputs can be
assigned to any of the four rear panel A/V inputs (DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT,
receiver's HDMI input also supports the following functions.
- xvColor: Increases detail and color space when watching movies on
your television from an external device connected by HDMI through the
- Auto Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function can automatically
synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the
complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV.
With HDMI Lip Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and
video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver.
- HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components or
RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the
- Power Control: This feature allows you to link the power
functions of CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components
connected via HDMI.
- TV Control: This function enables you to control this AV receiver
from an RIHD-compatible TV connected via HDMI.
HDMI Video Upconversion With Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-SR606
will convert incoming analog composite video, S-video, and component video signals
to HDMI so you can connect all your video sources through the receiver and then to
your TV via HDMI to give you the best picture quality possible. Using Faroudja DCDi
Edge Technology, the receiver has the ability upscale incoming analog and digital
video signals up to 1080i. You can specify the output resolution for the receiver's
HDMI output and have the AV receiver upconvert and upscale the picture resolution
as necessary to match the resolution supported by your television. You can select
from 480p, 720p, 1080i, Auto or Through.
Component Video Switching: In
addition to HDMI, composite video, and S-Video switching, this unit can switch between high
definition component video sources. There are 2 component video inputs and 1
component video output. The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of
5Hz to 50MHz.
Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Front L/R and Surround Back L/R terminal
posts can be used with front speakers and surround back speakers respectively,
or bi-amped to provide separate tweeter and woofer feeds for the front speaker,
providing improved bass and treble performance. When the bi-amp feature is used,
the AV receiver is able to drive up to 5.1 speakers in the main room.
Multi-Zone: The TX-SR606 features the following Zone 2
connections so you can listen to one input source in your main room and a
different source in another room.
- Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the
TX-SR606 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a
second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and
play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of
Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
- Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the
TX-SR606 you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another
room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main
room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone
2 is controlled by the TX-SR606 receiver.
iPod Compatible: The DS-A2x or DS-A3 Remote Interactive Dock for iPod
(item # 580DSA2X and 580DSA3) provide an interface between an iPod digital media player and
Onkyo TX-SR606. Once the iPod is docked you can control basic functions such as
volume control, play, stop, and skip via the Onkyo system's RI-compatible
wireless remote control. The dock also charges the battery in the iPod, and
allows you to view digital photos and video on an Onkyo home theater system.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-SR606 can be connected
to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (part # 607SCH1, sold separately),
which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can
search Sirius radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also
choose to display the following Sirius information on the receiver's display -
Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title. You can
store a combination of 40 of your favorite Sirius, AM, and FM radio stations.
Audyssey 2EQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup
microphone, Audyssey 2EQ can measure the number of speakers connected, their
sizes, crossover frequencies and distances front he listening position and
calculate the optimal speaker setting for you automatically. The supplied
microphone is approximately 2" in diameter, 1" tall, and has a 19.5' cable that
plugs into the front of the receiver. There is a threaded insert on the bottom
of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening
position placement. Three listening position measurements are taken, one primary
and two secondary, to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. You can
also setup your speaker system manually using the receiver.
- Speaker Size: You can set Large or Small
for your front speakers; Large, Small or None for your surround,
surround back, and center speakers; and Yes or No for subwoofer.
You can also select 1ch or 2ch mode for the connected surround
- Speaker Distance: The distance from your
listening position to each speaker can also be set manually.
The front speaker distance can be set from 1 to 30 feet in
1-foot increments. The center and subwoofer settings can be
up to 5 feet more or 5 feet less than the distance you set
for the front speakers (30 feet max). The settings for the
surround left, surround right, surround back left, and surround
back right speakers are each individually adjustable, and they
may be up to 5 feet more or 15 feet less than the distance you
set for the front speakers (30 feet max).
- Speaker Levels: You can manually adjust
the level of individual speakers between -12dB and +12dB;
-15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.
- Equalizer: You can adjust the receivers 5-band equalizer
(63, 240, 1000, 4000, and16000 Hz) for each speaker manually
from -6 to +6dB in 1dB increments.
Adjustable Crossover: This
receiver has a built-in high-pass crossover for any of the speakers set to Small. This setting is
available when the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose
from are 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz. Frequencies
lower than the set crossover point are output by the subwoofer.
Bass And Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and
Treble (20kHz) of the TX-SR606 from -10 to +10 dB.
Double Bass: You can enhance
the bass output by activating the Double Bass function. This function allows you
to feed bass frequencies to the front left and right channels and to the
subwoofer. Double Bass can be set only when the subwoofer is set to On and
the front speakers are set to Large.
Listening Modes: This
receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum
enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes include:
- Direct: This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality
adjustment and filtration. The sound recorded for the right and left front
channels is output to the right and left front speakers only and not output
to the subwoofer, center, or rear speakers.
- Stereo: Sound is output
from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer.
- Mono: Monaural sound is output from
the front left and right speakers and subwoofer
- Dolby Pro Logic II: Dolby Pro Logic II technology
processes any high quality stereo (two-channel) movie and music audio into
five playback channels of full-bandwidth surround sound. A matrix surround
decoding technology, Dolby Pro Logic II detects the directional cues that
occur naturally in stereo content and uses these elements to create a
five-channel surround sound playback experience. You can choose from the
following Dolby Pro Logic II formats - Cinema, Music, or Game.
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: Pro Logic IIx expands any
existing stereo- or 5.1-channel audio for a 6.1- or 7.1- channel playback,
creating a seamless, natural surround soundfield that immerses you in the
entertainment experience. You can choose from the following Dolby Pro Logic
IIx formats - Cinema, Music, or Game. Dolby Digital:
decodes Dolby Digital soundtracks
- Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital is a 5.1 multi-channel
digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital EX: Dolby Digital EX is a 6.1
multi-channel digital surround format.
- Dolby Digital Plus: Multi-channel audio format for HDTV and
Blue-ray which supports up to 71.- channels with 48kHz sampling rate.
- Dolby TrueHD: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of digital audio with
48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling rate.
- 5.1-Channel Source+Dolby EX: Expands 5.1-channel sources for 6.1
or 7.1-channel playback, adding an extra dimension and provides an
enveloping surround sound effect.
- 5.1-Channel Source+PLIIx (Movie or Music): Expands
5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or 7.1-channels.
- DTS Digital Surround: DTS Digital Surround is a 5.1
multi-channel digital surround sound format used for both
commercial/theatrical and consumer grade applications.
- DTS 96/24: DTS 96/24 is a digital audio format enabling
high sound quality playback in 5.1-channels with a sampling frequency of 96
kHz and 24 bit quantization of DVD-video.
- DTS-ES Extended Surround:DTS-ES features
two 6.1 multi-channel formats.
- DTS-ES Discrete 6.1: DTS-ES Discrete 6.1-channel is
a 6.1-channel discrete digital audio format adding a surround back
channel to the DTS digital surround sound.
- DTS-ES Matrix 6.1: DTS-ES Matrix 6.1-channel is a
discrete 6.1 channel digital audio format inserting a surround back
channel to the DTS surround sound through matrix encoding.
- DTS Neo:6 Surround: DTS Neo:6 is a matrix decoding
technology for achieving 6.1-channel surround playback with 2-channel
sources. You can choose from two DTS Neo: 6 Surround formats - Neo: 6 Cinema
and Neo: 6 Music
- DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: Multi-channel audio DTS format
which support up to 7.1 channels with 96kHz sampling rate.
- DTS-HD Master Audio: Offers up to 7.1 discrete channels of digital
audio with 48/96kHz and up to 5.1-channels with 192kHz sampling rate.
- DTS Express: Supports up to 5.1 channels and a lower sampling
rate of 48kHz.
- DSD: This mode can be used with SACDs that feature multi-channel
- 5.1Ch Source + Neo:6: This mode uses Neo:6 to expand 5.1-channel
sources for 6.1/7.1-channel playback.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Enjoy virtual 5.1 surround with two or three speakers
Onkyo's exclusive. Theater-Dimensional circuitry takes the complexity out of
conventional surround-sound setups and lets you experience the excitement of
surround sound from as few as two ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's
unique multi-speaker modes let you place up to five speakers conveniently by
the TV, for the most realistic virtual-surround sound possible.
- Onkyo Original DSP Modes:
- Mono Movie: Suitable for old movies
or other mono sources.
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments,
vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics
to TV shows.
- All Ch Stereo: Ideal for background
- Full Mono: All speakers output the
same sound in mono.
Dolby Pro Logic II & IIx Music Modes: While listening in the
Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx Music format, there are three further enhancements you can
- Panorama: broadens the front stereo
image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound
effect, especially effective when there is limited output
from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off
in the menu
- Dimension: allows you to move the sound
field forward or backward
- Center Width:allows you to adjust the
width of the center channel
Center Image: In the DTS
Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and
right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center
channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center
channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in
Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits
the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes
it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and
the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to
comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep
from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and High.
Note: This feature only works
with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the
feature will vary based on the individual software package.
Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of
deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human
perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency
response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed. The result
is bass response, tonal balance and surround impression that remain constant
despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic EQ combines information from
incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a
prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ
works in tandem with Audyssey (2EQ, MultEQ, MultEQ XT) to provide well-balanced
sound for every listener at any volume level.
Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound
quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with
PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog
AV Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not
properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player.
You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 100
milliseconds, in 20 millisecond steps.
IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for
each input selector individually from -12 to +12 dB in 1 dB increments.
Multi-Channel Input: The receiver is equipped with a 7.1
multi-channel input for compatibility with external decoders or high resolution
audio players such as DVD-Audio or SACD. The input consists of left front, right
front, center, subwoofer, left surround, right surround, left surround back and
right surround back RCA inputs.
On-Screen Display (OSD): The TX-SR606's on-screen setup menu appears
on your connected TV and provides a convenient way to change the AV receiver's
various settings using the supplied remote control. The onscreen setup menu
appears only on TV connected to the receiver via HDMI. If your TV is connected
to the composite video or S-Video Monitor Out or the Component Video Out, use
the TX-SR606's integrated LCD display when changiing settings.
Sleep Function: From the
remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90
minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute
Display Information: You can display various information about
the current input source such as Input Source and Volume; Signal Format or Sampling
Frequency; and Input Source and Listening Mode.
Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings;
Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Multi-brand Remote: The supplied RC-710M wireless remote is
a multi-brand remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components,
as well as other popular brands of equipment, including DVD players, satellite
receivers, cable boxes, VCRs, and televisions. The IR wireless remote control
will operate up to 16-feet away from the receiver at an angle of 30-degrees left
or right of the receiver as long as the remote is within the line of sight of the
Input and Output Notes
HDMI: The TX-SR606 is equipped with
four assignable HDMI inputs and
one HDMI monitor output. The HDMI inputs will support uncompressed standard or
high definition digital video along with the following audio signals:
2-channel linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM, and Bitstream. Audio signals
received by the unit's HDMI inputs are output by the receiver's speaker outputs
and HDMI out of the receiver.
Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with two
optical digital inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. All four digital inputs
Multi-channel Input: Labeled DVD, the
TX-SR606 has a multi-channel input for connecting a DVD player, a high
resolution audio player (such as a DVD-Audio or SACD player), or an external
decoder. The input consists of left front, right front, center, subwoofer, left
surround, right surround, left surround back and right surround back RCA inputs.
You can also connect a component using only left and right audio jacks, if
desired. Additionally there are composite video, S-video, and component video jacks for this input.
This DVD input is included in the total of 6 A/V inputs.
Speaker Outputs: There are color-coded binding post connectors for the
left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, left surround
back, and right surround back speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because
a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs. There are spring terminals
for the Zone 2 speakers
RI Remote Control Jack:
The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to
other compatible Onkyo components.
Front Panel A/V Input: The receiver features a composite video
terminal and a set of stereo audio RCA terminals on the unit's front-panel.
Headphone Output: This receiver has a standard 1/4" headphone
output on the front panel. The speaker outputs are muted when headphones are plugged
in. The headphone output level can be adjusted from -12dB to +12dB.