NAD Electronics, manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, will previewed its new nine-channel flagship AVR the T 778 at CEDIA Expo. NAD’s newest reference model builds on the company’s philosophy of real-world performance, simplicity of operation, and future upgradeability and will be available this November at a MSRP of £2499.00.
The T 778 features the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology to create nine high current/high power channels of amplification with improved efficiency. Designed with NAD’s full disclosure approach to power ratings, the NAD AVR conservatively delivers 9 X 100W FTC and 9 x 80W FDP, all channels driven at rated distortion.
For flexibility, the amp channels are configurable to be used for surround or second zone audio. The silent black background and explosive dynamics afforded by this amplifier technology adds lifelike realism, drama and excitement to all your music and movies, says its creator.
A low profile 3U rack-mount chassis and TFT touch display combine with certified driver support for all major control systems to make the T 778 the a strong choice for advanced custom home cinemas.
NAD T 778 Rear Panel
NAD also offers Modular Design Construction (MDC), the company’s method for preventing premature obsolescence. 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio combine with Dirac Live room correction to deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of a performance, says the maker.
Add bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through and NAD says the T 778 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. Musical performance is also high-quality with High Res Multi-room streaming via BluOS.
As with all NAD components, the company’s latest offering continues the ‘simple is better’ design philosophy. This approach contributes to ease of use and maximises performance where it counts. An example is the striking new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation and ease of access.
The T 778 features NAD’s sound quality along with compatibility with all the latest features and formats to ensure lifelike music and movie enjoyment.
The manufacturer argues that many AV receivers available on the market today focus predominantly on the Video and Surround Sound aspects, leaving audio circuitry almost as an afterthought. NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first.
With NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance, it was apparent that the T 778 would have to please the most demanding Audiophiles and Videophiles.
“The T 778 packages that sound quality with the most compelling digital technologies such as BluOS, MQA, Bluetooth aptX HD Dirac Live in a user-friendly format.” comments Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Chief Technology Officer. “NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first. With NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance, it was apparent that the T 778 would have to please the most demanding Audiophiles and Videophiles. MDC then helps protect their investment for years to come.”
The new NAD T 778 will be on display at CEDIA Expo, September 12-14, in the Lenbrook Booth 2520, Hall F at the Colorado Convention Center. Lenbrook’s other fine brands, PSB Speakers and Bluesound, as well as DALI, will also be on display with company personnel on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions.
Key Features of the NAD T 778
- 9 channels of NAD’s latest Hybrid Digital Amplifier Technology
- New touch screen and improved ergonomics for user-friendly operation
- 4K UHD video pass-through
- High-Res BluOS enabled Network Streaming
- Two-Way Bluetooth aptX HD
- Dirac Live Room Correction
- DirectDigital DAC- ESS Saber DAC with MQA Decoding MQA decoding available on all digital inputs
- MDC (Modular Design Construction) offers ability to upgrade to future digital formats as they become available. Two MDC slots provided.
- CI friendly- RS232 Serial Control Port. Trigger In/Out.
- IR In with learning function