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Jake T

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I just noticed on the box of my Onkyo TX-DS696 that there ia "(B)" after the model number.
Does anyone know what that means?
Thanks
Jake T
 

Kelly Payne

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Many times this means that the face is Black. This differentiates it form a silver or champagne face.
Or it could mean something completely different. :)
 

Jake T

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Thanks,
I thought it probably meant black, but wanted to make sure it didn't mean B stock.
Jake
 

Greg S

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Well on the 989s when they are marked with a B it means they already have the DPL II upgrade in them. There was a topic over the spot about this on the 989s. Not sure what it means for yours though.
Greg
 

KeithH

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If the box says 'TX-DS696B', then the 'B' most certainly stands for black. I know that JVC often uses 'BK' at the end of somes model numbers to designate that the chassis is black and 'GD' to indicate gold.
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Kevin C Brown

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It could be that it's a slightly newer rev.
Def Tech speakers for example. BP-10 vs BP-10B. The B's have the newer Al tweeter vs the old fabric tweeter.
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Kevin_P

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it most likely means black.. but correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think the 696 comes in any other color...
maybe they just did it to be safe, in case they decided to add another color (i wish they would!).
however, i do know of some companies that label their b-stock items like that. i think i saw a sony receiver that had the model number followed by a (B).
just my .02
 

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