Onkyo TX-NR626 specs

By Danny Phillips


Key Features

  • 7.2-channel AV receiver with 160W per channel
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • DLNA music streaming
  • Spotify, AUPEO!, Last.fm, Simfy and TuneIn radio
  • Six HDMI inputs with support for 4K, 3D, MHL and ARC
  • Manufacturer: Onkyo
  • Review Price: £499.99
Quick Glance
3D Ready Yes
HDMI Input 6
HDMI Output 2
Microphone 0
Composite Video In 5
Component Video In 1
Component Video Out 1
S/PDIF Optical In 1
S/PDIF Coax In 2
Subwoofer Out 2
Stereo Line In 6
Stereo Line Out 0
iPod Dock No
Power 160W per channel
Physical Specifications
Height 173.5
Width 435
Depth 328
Weight 10000
3D Ready Yes
Supported Channels 7.2
DVD Player No
Blu-ray player No
Audio Processing 32-bit DSP chip
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Pro Logic II Yes
Dolby TrueHD Yes
DTS Master Audio HD Yes


January 9, 2014, 11:47 pm

The sound is certainly good on mine, but I found it complicated and confusing to set up, and the Zone 2 feature is worthless.

When setting it up, I wanted to send my Mac's digital out to the PC channel on the amp, but it didn't work until I found both places where I needed to specify this. It gave me a great deal of flexibility, but at the cost of a very confusing setup.

As for Zone 2, I was very disappointed to discover that it only works with analog or "on board" sources. This means it doesn't work with any of my inputs, all of which are digital. So it's worthless. It works with "on board" sources, like the built-in Pandora support, but that's about it. Zone 2 is also very complicated to use. There's a complicated sequence of button presses to make changes to anything in zone 2, and the different sequences are inconsistent with each other. I even have to follow a specific sequence to change the volume in Zone 2 from my remote, even though the remote has 2 volume buttons! The instructions often tell you to hit the volume button on the remote, but never tells you which one. As far as I can figure out, one of them isn't used for anything.

On top of all that, the buttons on the exterior are labeled with very faint text that's impossible to read without a strong light. They probably wanted the text to be unobtrusive visually, but they took it a bit too far. I'm very disappointed.

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