TX-NR636

7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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Bringing Next-Generation Entertainment to Your Home

The TX-NR636 wins prime position on your gear rack for three reasons. Firstly, it’s among one of the few A/V receivers to support Dolby Atmos® multidimensional sound following a quick firmware update. Dolby Atmos very accurately places and moves sound around the theater, including overhead, for a breathtakingly realistic movie experience. This receiver is also ready for Ultra HD streaming and 4K gaming at 60 fps with the latest 4K/60 Hz HDMI® 2.0 inputs and HDCP 2.2 compatibility. Qdeo™ upscaling technology is included to convert low-res video into pin-sharp Full HD or Ultra HD. Secondly, it sounds incredible, with high-current Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry on the L/R/C channels for all-enveloping surround sound and musical two-channel audio. Thirdly, it’s simple to use with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth for universal audio streaming via PC, NAS, and mobiles, plus there’s a huge selection of music streaming services waiting for you to explore. Overlaid menus with InstaPrevue™ technology make loading content quick and easy. Throw in a phono equalizer and Powered Zone 2 and you’ve got a value-packed powerhouse ready for the next wave of high-resolution entertainment.

Dolby Atmos® Multidimensional Sound

Onkyo is among the first to introduce Dolby Atmos sound to home theaters. Dolby Atmos uses object-based mixing techniques to layer independent audio elements through discrete channels, placing and moving sound effects above and around the listener with astonishing realism. The format adapts to any home theater layout augmented by two or more in-ceiling height speakers or Dolby Atmos-enabled front speakers to bring sound alive from all directions.


Future-Ready with HDMI® 2.0

Imagine playing the latest RPG blockbuster on your Ultra HDTV at a breathtaking 60 frames per second. Now add thunderous 7.2-channel surround sound from Onkyo. With HDMI terminals on your TX-NR636 receiver supporting 4K/60 Hz, this dream can be your reality. Even if you’re not planning on upgrading your current display right away, it’s good to know your receiver is ready for the future.


Supports HDCP 2.2 for 4K Streaming and TV

With Hollywood studios, satellite TV broadcasters, and video streaming services announcing a move to HDCP 2.2 copy protection for future 4K and Full HD releases, it’s important that your A/V receiver can handle this new standard. The TX-NR636 is one of the first A/V receivers to support HDCP 2.2, making it ready for next-generation Ultra HD streaming and broadcasting.

Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth Inside

The TX-NR636 has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology built in. Complete the setup, download our control app, and you’ve got a graphic remote control and range of streaming features in the palm of your hand. Or pair your Bluetooth-capable device and stream almost any audio to your home theater. With Advanced Music Optimizer enhancement, music via Bluetooth has never sounded so good.


Engineered for High Fidelity

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) is all about high current. You need it to stay in control when speaker impedance fluctuates, and to grip without clipping as the soundtrack explodes into action. We use a massive high-power transformer driving ultra-low-distortion Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry*. Combined with high-resolution processing, the TX-NR636 packs a colossal punch for movies while retaining musicality for two-channel playback.

* Front and center channels only.

Stream Network-Attached Hi-Res Audio

Onkyo A/V receivers are engineered for universal hi-res compatibility and ease of use. Use the remote app to locate your 192/24 and 96/24 albums (including 5.6 MHz DSD playback) on PC or NAS and bask in the clarity, depth, and detail of high-resolution music.


AccuEQ Calibration for Pure Audio Performance

As part of our Emotion, Delivered audio concept, which brings together technologies that significantly improve both stereo and multichannel sound quality, Onkyo introduces the powerful AccuEQ room calibration system. AccuEQ measures and corrects speaker distances, levels, crossovers, and frequency response from one convenient listening position to ensure clear and cohesive surround-sound while enabling playback of 7.1-channel formats at 96 kHz (no down-sampling). For the ultimate in pure stereo performance, AccuEQ bypasses the front channels so the unique characteristics of your loudspeakers can be enjoyed without DSP correction to potentially alter the sound.

Supplied Accessories

Firmware Updates

Onkyo Remote App

  • Onkyo Remote App

ADVANCED FEATURES

Supports Dolby Atmos® Format for Exciting Multidimensional Sound

4K/60 Hz-Capable HDMI® 2.0 Terminals for Ultra HD Entertainment*1

Supports HDCP 2.2 for Future 4K/Full HD Video Streaming and Broadcast*2

Built-in Wi-Fi® Certified Wireless LAN Capability

Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Capability (Compatible Profile: A2DP v1.2, AVRCP v1.3) with Advanced Music Optimizer DSP Technology

Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry for Front and Center Channels

HDMI® Video Upscaling to 4K with Qdeo™ Processing Technology by Marvell

Internet Radio and Music Streaming Subscription Services Included (TuneIn Radio, Pandora®, Spotify, AUPEO!, and Deezer)*3

Playback Compressed, Lossless, and Hi-Res Audio via Local Network (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM*4, and Dolby® TrueHD)

Proprietary AccuEQ Room Calibration with Mic Included

Advanced Music Optimizer to Improve Compressed Digital Audio Quality (Bluetooth Included)

Control and Stream with Free Onkyo Remote Streaming Apps for iPod touch/iPhone*5 and Android Devices*6

Frontside MHL™ for 1080p Video and Stills from Smartphone and Tablet

Input Source Preview with InstaPrevue™ Technology

PM Bass Boost for Deep Bass and Clear Mid-Range

Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room

Bi-Amping Capability for Front Channels

*1 4K/60 Hz video is supported on HDMI inputs 1/2/3/4, the frontside input, Main Out, and Sub Out.

*2 HDCP 2.2 is supported on HDMI Input 3 and Main Out only.

*3 Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a paid subscription and firmware update. Availability of third-party services advertised here is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without notice.

*4 LPCM is supported via DLNA only.

*5 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later.

*6 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.

AMPLIFIER FEATURES

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer

Discrete Output Stage Circuitry

Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry

PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology for S/PDIF Audio

PROCESSING FEATURES

HDMI Support for 4K/60 Hz, 3D, Audio Return Channel, DeepColor™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC

Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ Decoding

TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DAC (8 Channels x 1)

Dual 32-Bit Digital Signal Processing Engines

4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG

Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function

CinemaFILTER™

Direct Mode

Pure Audio Mode

Double Bass Function

Non-Scaling Configuration

A-Form Listening Mode Memory

CONNECTION FEATURES

7 HDMI Inputs (1 Front/6 Rear) and 2 Outputs

USB Port (Front)

Mass Storage Class USB Memory Playback Capability

HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (1 Input and 1 Output)

3 Composite Video Inputs and 1 Output

3 Digital Audio Inputs (1 Optical and 2 Coaxial)

6 Analog Audio Inputs

Phono Input for Turntable Connection

2 Parallel Subwoofer Pre-Outs

Color-Coded, Banana Plug-Compatible Speaker Posts

OTHER FEATURES

Crossover Adjustment for Each Channel (40 ⁄ 50 ⁄ 60 ⁄ 70 ⁄ 80 ⁄ 90 ⁄ 100 ⁄ 120 ⁄ 150 ⁄ 200 Hz)

A/V Sync Control (Up to 400 ms in 10 ms Steps at 48 kHz)

Graphical Overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) via HDMI with Quick Set-Up and Home Menu

Hybrid Standby Function with HDMI Passthrough

Smart Grid-Ready

Tone Control (Bass/Treble) for Front L/R Channels

3-Mode Display Dimmer (Normal/Dim/Dimmer)

40 FM/AM Random Presets

Certified with DLNA Version 1.5

Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB

RIHD (Remote Interactive Over HDMI) for System Control

Compatible with RI Dock for iPod/iPhone and AirPlay (DS-A5)

Preprogrammed RI (Remote Interactive) Remote Control

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

Power Output: 160 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 Channel Driven, IEC);
175 W/Ch (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1 Channel Driven, JEITA)

Frequency Response: 5 Hz–100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 173.5 x 329 mm

Weight: 10.5 kg

Due to a policy of continuous product improvement, Onkyo reserves the right to change specifications and appearance without notice.

Product Information

Basic Manual

Dolby Atmos Compatible Version

Advanced Manual (html)

Dolby Atmos Compatible Version

Advanced Manual (PDF)

Dolby Atmos Compatible Version