The new Onkyo TX-NR646 comes with some great features that will certainly gain some attraction on the market. This new receiver offers some greater connectivity and improved streaming features. To be said that this company, during the years, has made some great home cinema receivers that gained a lot of success.
Well, we hope that the new TX-NR646 will not disappoint either. Looking at it, this receiver is not probably the best good-looking receiver on the market. Onkyo TX-NR646 comes with a user’s interface that is probably taken from the 1980s models, but it is perfect for those who appreciate this design.
However, what is inside is more important. Onkyo TX-NR646 has some incredible features that will probably even challenge strong companies, like Sony STR-DN1060. To be mentioned that customers who are looking for an impressive AV hub for their system, instead of proprietary multiroom audio, the new Onkyo TX-NR646 may be the perfect choice.
Unfortunately, the usability and the design is the weak point of this receiver. However, none of the receivers that we found on the market comes with an incredible design. This is because every receiver will be placed at the bottom of AV racks and all they must do is to adjust volume and switch inputs.
Onkyo TX-NR646 is probably a little bigger, measuring 17-inch tall. On the front of the receiver, users will find a green LED color scheme that looks pretty good. As for the remote, Onkyo’s comes with a huge array of buttons that will make users pretty confused. It is weird because this remote has the most used buttons, Volume +/- and Menu, much smaller than any other buttons that are not so used.
As for the menu system, this feature looks like it wasn’t changed at all, meaning that it is similar to the previous menus that Onkyo offered. The menu system features a simple white text on a black background. Probably, Onkyo is the last company that offers such simple menu design.
The new Onkyo TX-NR646 offers some significant tweaks, compared with last year’s model. The most obvious change is the addition of DTS:X.