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Onkyo TX-NR626

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item # 580TXN626

If you'd like to expand your home theater options beyond a standard 5.1-channel setup, Onkyo's TX-NR626 is...

If you'd like to expand your home theater options beyond a standard 5.1-channel setup, Onkyo's TX-NR626 is...

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Item # 580TXN626

About the Onkyo TX-NR626

Extend your home theater's reach

If you'd like to expand your home theater options beyond a standard 5.1-channel setup, Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a great place to start. With 7 channels of power and speaker outputs for an additional zone, this 95-watt receiver can add multi-room versatility to your system. You can connect up to 7 speakers in your main zone while still having an extra set of powered outputs for a second room. Two HDMI outputs lets you send video from a Blu-ray player or a cable box to two different TVs in two different rooms.

Extend your home theater's reach

If you'd like to expand your home theater options beyond a standard 5.1-channel setup, Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a great place to start. With 7 channels of power and speaker outputs for an additional zone, this 95-watt receiver can add multi-room versatility to your system. You can connect up to 7 speakers in your main zone while still having an extra set of powered outputs for a second room. Two HDMI outputs lets you send video from a Blu-ray player or a cable box to two different TVs in two different rooms.

Take high-def even higher

Just as your movies and music will sound robust and detailed, movies and shows will look gorgeous in 1080p no matter the source thanks to the 'NR626's Marvell Qdeo™ processor. And with 4K pass-through and upscaling, this receiver is ready for the next generation of Ultra High Definition TVs.

Stream music from anywhere and everywhere

Wireless music streaming doesn't get any easier than it does with the TX-NR626. With both built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you've got plenty of options for enjoying music from the Internet, computers, and portable devices. There's built-in support for music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, and SiriusXM®, as well as free Internet radio with TuneIn. Or send music directly to the receiver from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone or tablet. Plus you can send music from your DLNA-compatible PC to the 'NR626 for playback over your Wi-Fi network. Onkyo's music optimizer helps make all your digital music sound its best, so you'll get the most out of the countless options for music discovery.

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones offers easy control of network music sources (subscription required for some services).

Easy setup and control

You won't be intimidated by this receiver's set-up and control functions. Onkyo makes it simple to get your system up and running. The Audyssey MultEQ® speaker calibration system automatically makes adjustments to account for room dimensions and speaker placement. All that's required from you is to plug in the included setup microphone, place it in your listening position and follow the on-screen prompts.

Onkyo has also added menu overlays, a great feature that allows you to view and tweak settings while watching a movie or show without having to toggle back and forth between screens. And for easy touchscreen control, Onkyo's free remote app for Apple® and Android™ lets you control the TX-NR626 from your smartphone or tablet.



    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby PLIIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® auto speaker calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Slacker, TuneIn, and Aupeo! (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (2.8 MHz .dsf files) from network and USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd-room output for use with a separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog, network or USB audio sources can be output to Zone 2
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 6 in (includes 1 MHL-compatible input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 1 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 5 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • preamp outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices; iPod®/iPhone® use requires the Onkyo DS-A4 or DS-A5 docks
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 9 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back/Front Presence/Bi-amp L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI (Main HDMI output only)
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • programmable remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-13/16"H x 13-7/16"D
    • weight: 21.6 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # TX-NR626

    What's in the box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RC-866M)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Audyssey microphone (w/ attached 19.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (w/ push-on "F" connector)
    • Instruction Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • WiFi/Bluetooth Troubleshoot Guide
    • Product registration card/Warranty information
    • RIHD-compatibility note
    • Safety Information
    • Disclaimer note
    • Important Notice Regarding Software
    • Sheet of adhesive labels
    • Onkyo brochure

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    Features & specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control Yes
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 2
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, ES, DTS-HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X ---
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections 1
    Removable Power Cord No
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 1.4
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling To 4K
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Specs
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote No
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 6.8125
    Depth (inches) 13.4375
    Weight (pounds) 21.6
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

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    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Section

    7 Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR626 AV receiver features a 7-channel amplifier rated at 95 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's amplifier employs WRAT, 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, H.C.P.S, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry for dynamic, detailed, clear sound.

    • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): WRAT is based around a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and distortion across the frequency range. A "closed ground-loop circuit" design is employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers to immediately cancel the speakers' reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
    • 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry: The AV receiver incorporates 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry into the front & center channels. This core Onkyo technology employs a low-NFB (negative feedback) design that makes the sound more natural.
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): Under the anti-resonant cover of any Onkyo receiver, you'll instantly notice the High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer. With its huge, isolated power supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors, it delivers the large amounts of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie soundtracks and the detail and clarity of your music.
    • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry adjusts the gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation is needed, ensuring the signal never comes close to the noise floor. This protects the signal against noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer sound.

    Amplifier Assignment: The 7-channel amplifier can be configured in three ways to match your type of speaker setup.

    • Normal (7.2ch): The Onkyo TX-NR626 provides 7.2ch surround in your main listening area. You can choose either Surround Back or Front Height speakers (but not both).
    • Front Bi-Amp (5.2ch): The Surround-Back/Front-High speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.2ch speaker system in the main room (no Surround Back or Front Height speakers)
    • Powered Zone 2 (7.2ch + Zone 2): In this configuration, you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back (or Front Height), and Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back (or front height) channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power.

    192kHz/24-bit DACs + 32-Bit DSP Processing: This Onkyo TX-NR626 is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The receiver also employs a powerful and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better surround sound reproduction.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR626 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
    • Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
    • Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
    • TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
    • Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
    • All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal for background music.
    • Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
    • Theater-Dimensional (T-D): 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.

    Direct Mode: In Direct mode, audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration.

    Audyssey Technology: The TX-NR626 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics.

    • Audyssey MultEQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ determines the number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to 6 listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system manually.
    • 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 to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies, flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround sound content.

    Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR626 lets you tweak and fine tune specific surround sound modes to suit your preference.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust; Panorama: (broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect), Dimension (allows you to move the sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the width of the center channel).
    • Center Image: In the 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 half).
    • Pro Logic IIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the listener to select how much gain is applied to the front high speakers. There are three settings, "Low", "Mid" and "High", and the front high speakers are accentuated in that order. While "Mid" is the default listening setting, the listener may adjust the Height Gain Control to their personal preference.
    • Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if listening angle is 40°) or Narrow (if listening angle is 20°).

    Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR626 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • 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.
    • 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 input signals.
    • 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. This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.

    Bass Management: The Onkyo AV receiver offers Tone Control and Phase Matching Bass technology to get the most bass impact out of your system.

    • Tone Controls: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR626 from -10 to +10 dB.
    • Phase Matching Bass: Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.
    • Double Bass: You can also activate the Double Bass function in order to boost bass output even more by feeding bass sounds to the front left/right speakers, center-channel, and powered subwoofer.

    Volume Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following volume settings.

    • IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This function does not work in Zone 2.
    • Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 30-79 (max), or Off (disabled).
    • Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Last (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Min (0), or 1-79.
    • Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the headphone volume (+/-12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Onkyo AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with one optical digital input and two coaxial digital inputs. All three digital inputs are assignable. You can choose auto decoding , PCM, or DTS for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel, while DTS decodes only DTS formatted sources.
    • Phono Input: The Onkyo AV receiver is fitted with a Phono input and ground terminal for connection of a turntable (MM).
    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded binding-post terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Front Height, and Zone 2. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). Use 6- to 16-ohm speakers.
    • Dual Subwoofer Outputs: The receiver is fitted with two subwoofer outputs to connect dual powered subs for extra bass.
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the main speakers are automatically muted. However, the Zone 2 speakers remain on.

    Video Section

    HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR626 has six assignable HDMI v1.4 inputs and two HDMI v1.4 outputs for connecting Blu-ray/DVD players, Satellite/Cable boxes, Game Consoles, and other video components to your TV. The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two TVs (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs). The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K video signals to a HDTV. The HDMI jacks will also support uncompressed standard or high definition digital video along with the following audio signals; 2-channel linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM (up to 7.1ch), and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS, etc.). In addition, the HDMI jacks are 3D, ARC, HDMI-CEC, Deep/x.v.Color, and Auto Lip-Sync compatible.

    • 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Onkyo TX-NR626 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats. 4K pass through is supported by the receiver's HDMI 1-4 inputs and both HDMI outputs.
    • 3D-Ready: The TX-NR626 's HDMI v.1.4 connections will accept 3D video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready flat-panel television.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Onkyo receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The receiver's main HDMI monitor output supports the ARC function, while the sub HDMI monitor output does not.
    • 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.

    Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR626 utilizes a Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K upscaling and video processing. The Marvel Qdeo Video Chip produces quiet and natural video, free from noise and artifacts. Analog component/composite video signals are converted to HDMI, so you only need one cable to connect the receiver to your TV. 480i video from the receiver's component/composite video inputs and any HDMI video signal can be scaled to a higher resolution set in the menu. You can set the AV receiver to upscale analog and HDMI video to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K, Auto (automatically scaled to the highest resolution supported by the display), or Through (no scaling). Upconversion and upscaling is only supported by the main HDMI video output.

    HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "on" or in "standby" both audio and video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 3 HDMI Through functions modes.

    • Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input sources.
    • Source: Selects the input source (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game, PC, Aux, TV/CD) for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "standby" mode.

    MHL-Compatible HDMI Port: The HDMI 1 input is MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.

    InstaPrevue: InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver via HDMI. As a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to five HDMI inputs previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV. Even with multiple components connected to receiver through HDMI, you can easily switch between inputs as their previews are displayed on a single screen on your television. You can even use the InstaPrevue feature for Picture-in-Picture. You can specify the number of preview thumbnails, as well as their positioning on-screen.

    Note: If no video signal are present, the thumbnails will be filled in black. With 3D video signals, the image may not be properly rendered on the preview thumbnails of InstaPrevue.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features five composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is a single component video input and one component video output.

    Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.

    • Wide Mode: Auto, Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, or 4:3.
    • Picture Mode: Custom (Brightness/Contrast/Hue/Saturation/Color Temp), Cinema (for movies), Game (for gaming), Through (changes resolution), Direct (no adjustment).
    • Picture Settings: Film Mode (video or film), Edge Enhancement (sharpens image), Noise Reduction (reduce noise).

    A/V Sync Control: Occasionally, you may need to manually adjust the audio/video signals that are not properly synchronized manually. Typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 400 milliseconds, in 10 millisecond steps.

    Separate Audio/Video Sources: You can listen to the audio of one input source while watching the video of another. This function takes advantage of the fact that when an audio-only input source (TV/CD, Phono, Tuner) is selected, the video input source remains unchanged.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-NR626 AV receiver supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the AV receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online services.

    • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo AV receiver is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
    • Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

    Media Server Playback: Because the TX-NR626 is DLNA certified, you can play back music files stored on your computer or media server through the AV receiver. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps; 8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Each folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. The following media servers are compatible:

    • Windows Media Player 11
    • Windows Media Player 12
    • DLNA (ver.1.5)-Compatible Media Server
    Note: If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows 7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. If the operating system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already installed.

    Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR626 lets you access various Internet Radio stations and on-line music providers through its network connection. The TX-NR626 will display station name and program-related information such as artist name, song title, and elapsed playing time. You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite" Internet radio and online-music stations for easy recall.

    Music Service Description

    TuneIn offers over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs. You can search TuneIn's content by Local Radio, Recent, Music, Talk, Sports, By Location, By Language, Podcasts, or Keyword Search.

    Pandora Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.
    Rhapsody Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, and more.
    Slacker Slacker is a free, personalized Internet radio service that lets you choose the music you want to listen to. You can choose Internet radio stations by genre, or create custom station by Artist name or Song title.
    AUPEO! AUPEO! Personal Radio is a music streaming service based in Berlin that is available worldwide. With AUPEO! Personal Radio, you can listen to free music on the web. AUPEO! lets you play lots of music and choose the playlist based on your personal taste. The basic concept is based on personal music DNA, which allows you to 'love' or 'ban' songs. The highly advanced software then remembers this and adjusts as necessary. As a result, we offer over 100 compilation genre channels, as well as thousands of artist channels. Listen to music online based on your tastes and preferences or use our one-of-a-kind 'Mood Tuner' to fit how you're feeling.
    MP3tunes Secure online storage for your music with 2GB of space for free. Fees apply for larger storage capacity - 50GB ($4.95/month), 100GB ($7.95/month), 200GB ($12.95/month).
    Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network must have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are supported: PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of data or audio format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able to listen to some stations.

    AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested TX-NR626 contained firmware version 1010-3110-0100 (as of 5/2/2013). Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory device can be connected to the receiver's front-pane USB (type-A) port, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Your USB MSC device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps; 8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Up to 20,000 folders can be displayed, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. You can control basic playback functions of your connected USB device's music from the included remote control, such as - Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip (next/previous), and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port; even in standby mode (the front-panel USB port is rated at 5V/1A, while the rear-panel USB port is rated at 5V/0.5A).

    Note: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported. Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices are not supported via USB.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-NR626 features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Onkyo receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.

    iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock (optional): The Onkyo DS-A5 Apple 30-pin dock with AirPlay (580DSA5, sold separately) allows playback of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad through Onkyo AV receiver. The DS-A5 is fitted with a 30-pin Apple dock and offers AirPlay wireless technology. The DS-A5 connects to your home audio system via analog (RCA) or digital (optical) output. In addition, a composite video output enables movie and photo playback from your compatible Apple device on your connected TV. It even offers Onkyo's RI connection to allow control from the Onkyo receiver's remote.

    • AirPlay Wireless Technology: The DS-A5 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi (802.11b/g), so that you can enjoy music wirelessly from your Apple iOS device (4.3.3+) and iTunes library (10.2.2+) by using AirPlay technology. AirPlay lets you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad with no wires, cable, or clutter. In addition to streaming audio from your portable iOS device over your home network, you can also wirelessly play tracks from your PC or Mac-based iTunes library. Download Apple's free Remote app to stream your entire iTunes library from your compatible Apple AirPlay-enabled device to the Onkyo AV receiver. The DS-A5 and your Apple iOS device or Windows/Mac computer must be connected to the same home network.
    • 30-pin Apple Dock: The Onkyo DS-A5 features an Apple 30-pin connector to dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The DS-A5 supports audio/video playback, remote control, and charging of your compatible Apple device. You can playback music and video files stored on your Apple device, or music and video apps downloaded on your Apple iOS device. The Onkyo DS-A5 will also charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad's battery through is 30-pin dock connector. You will continue to view song/artist information and album art from your Apple device's LCD screen. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad (4th gen), or iPad mini; the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable is required (both sold separately).
    Note: Click here for an iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility chart and further details.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance: The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Multi-Zone: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Multi-Zone function (Zone 2). The receiver features Zone 2 line-outputs, as well as Zone 2 speaker terminals. By using the line-level outputs on the TX-NR626 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. By using the speaker-level outputs on the TX-NR626, you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled from the receiver when using the speaker outputs and from your add-on integrated amp when using the line-level outputs.

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner, analog, USB, and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2.
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video signal to Zone 2.
    Note: You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or listen to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time. To playback Bluetooth audio in Zone 2, you must also have Bluetooth selected as your source in the main zone.

    Preset Input Names: You can enter a preset name for each individual input source for easy identification. When selected, the preset name will be displayed. This feature cannot be used for AM/FM tuner, Network, or USB.

    Display Dimmer + Screen Saver: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal. If there is no video signal on the current input source and no operation for a specific time, a screen saver automatically comes on. You can set the time (3min/5min/10min/off) until the screen saver activates itself. Once active, the screen saver will go off and the screen will return to its previous state if the AV receiver is operated in any way.

    Timers: The receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Standby function.

    • Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal input.
    • Sleep Timer: 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 increments.

    Remote Control

    Multi-brand Remote: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC). In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to control popular brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.

    HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components (Toshiba REGZA-LINK TV/Sharp TV) or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-NR626 . The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.

    • The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is turned to Standby.
    • You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
    • It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
    • Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of the TV.
    • Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can be performed from the remote controller of the TV.

    RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.

    Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote App (from iTunes Apps & Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo Remote App lets you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo AV receiver and lets you control audio output for up to 2 Zones. The Onkyo AV receiver and your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network.

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    Customer Q&A

    21 questions already asked

    Can I use my tv without having to turn on the receiver?
    [ thom  Jun 25, 2015 ]
    6 answers
    Yes, just call Crutchfield support. They will talk you through it. One time setting..
    [ MATTHEW M  Jun 29, 2015 ]
    Yes you can. But you have to make a seperatel connection from your TV and your dish reciever directly using the Red, white and yellow cables.
    [ SANJAY  Jun 28, 2015 ]
    You can turn the TV on but you can't watch cable if you have it running through the receiver.
    [ SCOTT  Jun 28, 2015 ]
    Yes. On another note I now have 4 broke Onkyos.... All with same issue bad HDMI boards. The other 2 I had they fixed they had the same issues..... Buy Denon!
    [ JASON K  Jun 28, 2015 ]
    Yes you can
    [ DAVE  Jun 28, 2015 ]
    No its connected to the cable box and the sound. If i turn mine off my tv screen goes black.
    [ SHELBY  Jun 28, 2015 ]
    Should I look at getting an nr727 or would this suffice? My room dimensions are - 15ftx13ft and my primary use would be movies, games & music (in that very order of priority!)
    [ Sandeep  May 15, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  May 16, 2014 ]  Staff
    purchased the whole show of onkyo components at the same time, probably15 years ago. turntable, dual cassette, cd player and tuner. the receiver was the 100 watt 210 model. it just went south on me. I understand the 616 and 626 are compatible. can I unplug everything from the 210 and plug it all into a 616 or 626? thanks, dave
    [ dave  Mar 17, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current gear. They will be able to pull up the receivers and make sure that all your current gear will be able to connect easily. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Mar 18, 2014 ]  Staff
    Does this receiver support Dolby Digital 5.1 Plus via HDMI from streaming sources such as PlayStation 4, ROKU ect. I am looking to replace my current receiver which has proven to be a problem with these sources?
    [ Bill T  Mar 15, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    The receiver's listening mode preset should provide what you want: "? Dolby D/Dolby D Plus/TrueHD With this setting, you can specify the listening mode used when Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus format digital audio signals are played (DVD, etc.). Specifies the default listening mode for Dolby TrueHD sources, such as Blu-ray or HD DVD (input via HDMI)."
    [ EDWARD  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    I have mine hooked up to Apple TV via HDMI and if works great.
    [ SCOTT  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Hey Bill I do not use Roku or Play station but I have been streaming blue tooth source in dolby digital with no issues at all. I also run Net flix through the reciever and the picture and sound are perfect.
    [ RALPH  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Does this receiver support Dolby Digital 5.1 Plus via HDMI from streaming sources such as ROKU 3, Playstation 4 this is a problem with my current receiver that I am replacing? Bill T
    [ Bill T  Mar 15, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    Sorry, I'm guessing that it does but I really don't know.
    [ RON M  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Don't have those devices but it does from my xbox 360
    [ DERREL  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Can you play Serius Xm through this system?
    [ Tex  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    Yes, the receiver provides a means for connection to SiriusXM radio with your subscription and wireless network.
    [ EDWARD  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    Yes you can. I have only done it once though. It appeared not to have the pause and replay features that you get on the app or computer though.
    [ PETER J  Mar 11, 2014 ]
    If your cable provider has Serius XM like Dish does you can play it through your TV
    [ STEPHEN  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    Can I use the 2nd channel for video to room 2 and use sound from the TV in room 2 and run speakers from the second channel to room 3 for listening to music as long as I am not trying to do both at the same time? Also, if I am connected to a network will I be able to stream Pandora from my phone to listen to the music in room 3?
    [ jmacc  Mar 07, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    The Second Channel is audio only.
    [ EDWARD  Mar 16, 2014 ]
    I've never done the things you're asking about, but the gambit for sending audio and video for the remote channel to different rooms sounds doable. You MIGHT need to run HTMI cable to Room 2 to carry the audio. If you use a cable box, I'd sooner connect Room 2 to the cable box directly (these also have extra outputs, like mine does, and I use that). As for streaming Pandora from your phone (I've never subscribed to Pandora, but I subscribe to Spotify), yes, you COULD jack output from your phone to the Onkyo and then remote that to wherever the wires go (see above), but I'd sooner add the Onkyo as an additional device to your Pandora account (MIGHT cost you a small amount monthly) and leave your phone out of the matter entirely - just stream Pandora through the Onkyo. Good luck!
    [ NORBERT  Mar 14, 2014 ]
    I have no experience using multiple zones, my receiver is set up as a 7.1 surround system . What you are proposing sounds feasible as long as you are not trying to do it at the same time. I would ask an installer about that scenario .
    [ CLYDE  Mar 07, 2014 ]
    No. First of all there is only an extra output for zone 2. So theres the main zone and a zone 2. It does connect well to the internet via wifi. If you want to play off your phone then connect through blue tooth, which it also has. Either zone will work it. No video for zone two.
    [ JONATHAN  Mar 07, 2014 ]
    An answer to another question stated that this was not compatible with DirecTv... is that true? Anyone using it with DirecTV? Second question. I have a set of headphones that connects via red/white rca plugs. Could I use Zone 2 to connect them? General use is to watch tv while others need quiet.
    [ Dorothy  Feb 27, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    Just get a decent pair of headphones with 1/4 inch jacks. they have better fidelity and they are quieter. RCA plugs?...Yo!
    [ DANIEL M  Mar 04, 2014 ]
    Yes, but you must be very careful by keeping the volume low!
    [ WILLIAM  Feb 28, 2014 ]
    want a receiver to mainly drive my polk tsi400 to bi-amp which is suppose to be the way to go?I don't know which is best but want mainly for music but wood watch movies what would a person do
    [ ronan  Feb 23, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best receiver for your speakers I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the receiver models and help you make the best choice for your system.
    [ Jeff  Feb 24, 2014 ]  Staff
    I am building a house right now and am gonna install in wall surround sound speakers in the main living room (5.1) using this receiver. Since this reciever supports 7.1 i am thinking about installing 2 in ceiling speakers in the kitchen/dining room. My question is: is it possible to only listen to the main surround, 5.1, while watching tv/movies and turn off the other 2 speakers in kitchen? and then when i host a partry or want all 7.1 speakers on, can i use all speakers? basically, i dont want the tv/movie sound in the kitchen speakers, but only to use them for music.
    [ Kyle  Feb 01, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    It is possible to only have the 5.1 on and leave off the other two speakers. Do this using zone 2. If you are only using the kitchen speakers for music I would consider SONOS for that zone. SONOS is a music system that will give you much more flexibility. You can do this amp and a Connect for the family room or you can do a SONOS Playbar for the main area. In the second zone (kitchen) you can do a Connect Amp.
    [ BRUCE  Feb 02, 2014 ]
    Yes, you would connect the kitchen speakers to the Zone 2 output. With Zone 2 you can have one source play at two different volumes (Main volume and Zone 2 volume). Zone 2 can also have a different media source than your TV. I use this for my business. Hope this helps.
    [ GUY  Feb 02, 2014 ]
    Receiver is equipped with two zones so you will be able to accomplish what you want to. I would suggest Apple TV as well as Apple Airport Express and a Universal Remote
    [ PETER J  Feb 01, 2014 ]
    Can zone one (surround speakers) and zone 2 speakers play the same music at the same time and off so how many speaker pairs will zone 2 support ?
    [ Jim R  Jan 24, 2014 ]
    5 answers
    I dont know,I have only one set of surround sound on zone one,never had any type of speaker on zone 2.miles
    [ MILES TENNANT  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Jim, Zone 1 and zone 2 speakers can play the same or different music. Zone 2 supports 1 pair of speakers (2 speakers). Ron T
    [ RON M  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Yes zone 1 and 2 can play the same music at the same time. Zone 2 is only cabled for 2 speakers (L&R). Page 70 of the instruction manual details the procedure. It is important to have your volume control low when switching on zone 2, then within 8 seconds tune your volume for zone 2.
    [ FRANCIS  Jan 25, 2014 ]
    If you set up zone 2 separately from the menu, rather than 7.1, then it plays any of the input choices at the same time zone 1 plays what it is using. So you can use the same as 1 or different. Zone 2, however is only two speaker outputs, leaving zone 1 as a 5.1 setup. I defeated this by adding a Polk system to zone 2 that includes a subwoofer for the second zone so it has a subwoofer and is a 2.1. Hope this helps.
    [ MARK  Jan 24, 2014 ]
    Hey Jim it should be ok as long as your playing a source like tuner or cd, it will not work on blue tooth or WiFi radio. Unfortunately I found out after purchasing I decided to run a monster cable speaker selector to the zone 1 speakers and ran a few additional pairs of speakers to the patio and den. Hope that helps.
    [ RALPH  Jan 24, 2014 ]
    does the onkyo tx-nr626 have a subwoofer load protection circuit ?
    [ Mike  Jan 24, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    Sorry but I'm not sure. I wasn't able to keep this receiver. It wasn't compatible with my TV and Direct TV.
    [ JOHN  Jan 30, 2014 ]
    No Mike it does not have a load protection circuit. Your subwoofer should have one.
    [ ALONZO J  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Can I stream music to this via bluetooth and have it play on zone 2? If so, can this done simultaneously while someone is playing a video game in the living room but i want music in another?
    [ Mohammed  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    I'm pretty sure that zone 2 can play any of the inputs that zone 1 can, as long as you make the choice on the remote. I used the Android app on my smartphone from Onkyo that makes it so much easier than the factory remote.
    [ MARK  Jan 24, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Jeff  Jan 20, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have a pair of Electro Voice Interface B Series II speakers that have the "active equalizer" box that is connected through the tape monitor on a stereo receiver (I know, old school). I would like to buy this A/V receiver and still use the EV speakers. How do I/can I connect the EV active equalizer box to this receiver? Thanks for helping.
    [ Jim  Jan 16, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, this receiver does not have a tape monitor loop to connect the EQ. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to check out the models we carry and see what will work with your speakers.
    [ Jeff  Jan 17, 2014 ]  Staff
    Onkyo nr626 reciever. How easy is the set up initially? I am not hooking this up to a tv so can I set it up easily without a tv? How easy is the app to use? Is it worth getting? Thx
    [ Chris  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    Very easy to set up. I have been very happy with the unit. I would recommend the unit.
    [ FLOYD S  Jan 20, 2014 ]
    I think setting up without a TV would be very difficult. The receive menus are designed for a video interface. The app works ok for volume but the other functions are a bit buggy...I would recommend a universal remote over the onkyo app. Hope this helps.
    [ EDWARD A  Jan 20, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I haven't finished setting up my system yet. Working too much.
    [ WESLEY  Jan 18, 2014 ]
    Chris, very easy to set up. I hooked up an entire AV system and new TV and components and was not an issue. The manual is online, so access to that is important. I called Crutchfield a couple of times to ask some questions and they were extremely helpful, but I had a complicated set up with many components. I have not tried the app so can't comment on that. Great receiver for the price and excellent for a full surround system.
    [ DAVID  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    My set up was with cable, blu-ray, PlayStation and pre installed home theatre speakers and I still did the install in 10 minutes with no help from crutchfield. The Bluetooth is easy and great feature for steaming music from cellphones. The onkyo app is very easy to use and gives you most of the remote options from your cellphone. Its so worth every penny. Sounds hundred times better than receiver replaced.
    [ JUAN  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    Of course you can set the unit up without a TV. The built in screen shows prompts that are really quite easy to understand.It's just a glorified stereo receiver with a lot more capability AND and a bass crossover for sub use that really makes these TX-NR??? units a real flexible piece of equipment.. Just be sure to read the section in the manual once to understand how the thought process flows. The app took a little getting used to but the latest revision was a help. Try it and if you don't like it you can use the supplied remote OR the Logitec One or Harmony Smart Control if you want to control a whole system.
    [ STACY H  Jan 15, 2014 ]
    [ HARRIS  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    I found the setup to be straight-forward, but it does take some time so be patient. I did use the TV display and it was very helpful so I worry about going through the full setup without a display. Also, I did recently do a firmware update (over the Internet) and this worked well, but I don't think I would have attempted it without having the prompts on the TV display. I will note that some of the prompts also appear on the the receiver display, but I did not do a comparison. It is possible that most, perhaps all, of the instructions also appear there. I don't use the App so can't comment on that. I have the 7.1 speaker setup, a blu-ray player, cable box, and a Roku. We also have an external antenna connected to the TV. Last, we do use the Blue-Tooth feature to connect to an iPod, but I do wish the use of the this was better isn't accessible via the remote at all-- you must push a button on the receiver itself to initiate blue-tooth (each and every time). Last, we don't use the remote much since we do control everything with Logitech Harmony One remote. In my mind, this may be the most important piece in the setup. I really like our whole setup, but I love the Harmony One remote. If it wasn't for that, I'd have to get involved every time someone wanted to watch a movie.
    [ PATRICK  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    have the onkyo tx-nr626 my question is how do you if you just want to hear the sound coming from the t.v. only and not the all channel stereo from the receiver? Thank You.
    [ Robert  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center:
    [ Jeff  Jan 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    Can I use this receiver with Bose Acoustimass 6 Series III? and do u see any issues with this?
    [ ram  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    3 answers
    [ JAMES T  Jan 03, 2014 ]
    I do not have any experience with the Bose Cubes. Only the Bookshelf which sounds excellent with a sub. The acoustimas should sound great as well.
    [ CLYDE  Jan 01, 2014 ]
    Sorry, but I have no experience with these speakers. Your best bet would be to speak to a Crutchfield rep. BAM
    [ BRUCE A  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Can I hook up my CD. Cassette Player, TV systems, (DVD) to this component?
    [ Kathleen  Dec 23, 2013 ]
    12 answers
    The only thing I'm not sure about is your cassette player, but everything else for sure.
    [ RANDALL  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Hello Kathleen, First let me state that I absolutely enjoy my TX-NR626! It replaced my 18 year old Onkyo TX-SV727. Now onto your question. The best answer I can give depends on how old your CD, Cassette Player, TV and DVD are...meaning they could have either analog (RCA Jacks) or digital (HDMI) connections to the TX-NRN626 or a combination of both. I will give you a rundown on how my components are connected to my TX-NR626. - Onkyo DX-C320 6 Disc Changer (18 years old): Red and White RCA Jacks to the TV/CD L and R connectors on the back of the TX-NR626. - LG BD390 Blu Ray Player (4 years old): HDMI to the HDMI Connector 2 BD/DVD on the back of the TX-NR626. - Pioneer PL-12D Turntable (38 years old): Red and White RCA Jacks to the Phono L and R connectors on the back of the TX-NR626. - HP LC3260N LCD TV (7 years old): HDMI to the HDMI Out Main connector on the back of the TX-NR626. -Comcast/Motorola Cable Box (3 years old): HDMI to the HDMI Connector 3 CBL/SAT on the back of the TX-NR626. I have a Nakamichi Casette Deck that is at least 30 years old which I do not currently have connected to the TX-NR626. If I did connect it the setup would be identical to the setup of my CD changer except that I would connect it to one of the remaining Red and White/L and R connectors in the Audio/Video In area in the back of the TX-NR626. So as you can see it all depends on how old your equipment is and what connectors each of them have. I hope that answers your question, at least to some degree. I could have gotten into more detail but I wanted to keep it as straight forward as possible. Take care, Harry M
    [ HARRY M  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    [ EAN N  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Absolutely! There are several inouts for all necessary components. You also have two different hook ups for your video outputs.
    [ ROBERT K  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    HDMI connections are available on this unit.
    [ CARLTON S  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Absolutely, and a phono!
    [ WILLIAM  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Yes, you can hook up all of these components, but the best part about this unit is its wireless internet capabilities,something I didnt think about when I upgraded from an older Onkyo reciever. I highly recommend the TX-NR626.
    [ RICHARD  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Yes you can. You can hook up a record player as well
    [ JK H.  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    Hi Kathleen. There is no cassette player hookup on this unit. It was a big sacrifice for me, but I've managed so far to live without it. That was a terrible medium regardless, and the advantages of this unit over my previous JVC RX815 are myriad.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    [ THOMAS  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    did all of that PLUS added a 4 speaker amp to it. LOVE the unit. Having the Bluetooth capability wasn't important to me initially...but am SO glad I have it.
    [ KIM  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    You can hook up all of your stereo equipment that you have everything is clearly marked on the back of this unit enjoy.
    [ JON  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    I know this receiver has Bluetooth for streaming music from devices, but can the Bluetooth be used to send audio to Bluetooth headphones as well? Has anyone tried that?
    [ James P.  Dec 17, 2013 ]
    2 answers
    Not sure
    [ THOMAS  Dec 24, 2013 ]
    I was unable to connect a JBL Flip for playback but I haven't tried a Bluetooth headphone.
    [ BRUCE C  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    Wondering if anyone has had an issue with the receiver setting the subwoofer too high and every time you watch a movie, etc... you will need to adjust it? I am contemplating getting this unit vs the Yamaha RXV475, which most say have better sound and am not sure which way to go. May need to lean towards one way over another due to depth dimensions of these receivers these days. I am looking to hook it up with a polk sub and polk MC80's and a polk center for music/movies basically.
    [ Dave  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    9 answers
    Dave, I had a similar problem with the subwoofer being set to high after the original setup through odyssey. I went into the settings of the Onkyo and set the volume of the sub to -12 and also set the the volume on the back of my sub. It took some time but I finally got it to a level that won't rock the entire house. Hope this helps. Bruce M.
    [ BRUCE A  Dec 04, 2013 ]
    Dave-- I haven't noticed any change in sub woofer setting when going between the various playback modes. I have Polk towers and a Polk center channel but I have a different brand sub woofer and I have to operate the sub at -3db with every other speaker at 0db. Hope this helps you. Jim H.
    [ JAMES T  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    Dave C - I have had my NR 626 since July and have never experienced that issue. In fact, I have never experienced anything other than great results.
    [ ROBERT E  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    Thanks a lot for the reply Edward, I really appreciate it.
    [ Dave  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    I have not had any issues regarding the subwoofer. I like my receiver and the options of pass through and Wi-Fi capability. I too have Polk speakers and sub connected and the sound great.
    [ EDWARD  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    Another wonderful product from Onkyo. I have not experienced this problem. The unit is terrific. I have it set up with Polk Sub and Polk speakers and I enjoyed the experience it provides. A real home run.
    [ PETER J  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    Yamaha probably better for this situation, but I'm happy w/ my Onkyo & sub, but it's on the low volume side
    [ GARY  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    No issue what so ever. I would highly recommend this unit.
    [ ENRICO J  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    I used the Audesy set up and have not had to adjust the sub. I do plan to tinker with the sound when I get some alone time... but I am satisfied with the receivers sound and features )lots of bang for the buck. Loving the 626 sonfar and have since purchased a TX-NR828 for my basement looking forward to setting it up! Note: I owned a NR706 and was satisfied however it Ran really Warm, that coupled with poor ventilation shortened the lifespan. The 626 does not run nearly as warm. Onkyo seems to have addressed this issue with a fan.
    [ CLYDE  Nov 30, 2013 ]
    I've been using an Onkyo TX-SR705 for about 6 years now and it's been a great receiver. I'm interested in upgrading to the TX-NR626 and I want to be sure I'm getting the best bang for my buck. Considering the 705 has 100 Watts per channel and the 626 has 95, will I still get great power to my speakers? I have the Mirage OS3 Satellites and a Mirage OS3CC for my center in a 5.1 config. Any input would be greatly appreciated before I make the purchase.
    [ Ed  Nov 22, 2013 ]
    5 answers
    EAN N C: I'm doing exactly that with the same Polk speakers and everything. We are building a house and wanted in-wall/ceiling speakers. My question is, I want to use zone 2 for a patio out side. Does it send 95 watts there too? Some people are saying that zone 2 is powered that well.
    [ Kelly 307  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Thanks, Ean. You and another Onkyo fan have responded to me on this and I'm convinced that I'm making the right decision now. I appreciate your time and I look forward to my purchase. Ed
    [ Ed  Nov 23, 2013 ]
    Thanks, William. I love the Onkyo product and you're right, it delivers beyond my expectation. I'm convinced now that I'll purchase the 626. I think I'll replace my Mirage speakers though. Since Mirage has stopped manufacturing the OMD-5 sats, I'm having a hard time finding them anywhere. I may jump to Definitive. Anyway, thanks again and I look forward to my new Onkyo purchase. I appreciate you taking time to give me some assurance on this decision. Ed
    [ Ed  Nov 23, 2013 ]
    95/ channel is plenty, I use all 7.2 channels and the receiver is awesome! This is all the receiver you will need for a very long time, and it's very smart with the audacity feature.More than I expected, Bill
    [ WILLIAM  Nov 23, 2013 ]
    I bought this receiver back in july 2013 and have been very pleased with it's performance! Delivers a nice punch, and deep bass. The set up is very easy. It comes with a Set Up Mic, that pin points the best sound for where you usually sit and watch tv. I also installed the Polk in ceiling Rc80i's and Polk in wall Rc85i's, Polk center speaker and sub woofer as well. The sound can't be beat for the price. Highly satisfied...
    [ EAN N  Nov 22, 2013 ]

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