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Offline naks

NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:01:24 AM »
Renowned Brand Combines Legendary Amplifier Technology with Full Suite of Latest Digital Technologies in User-Friendly Format.

CEDIA Expo, Denver Colorado, September 9, 2019 – NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, previewed their new 9 channel flagship AVR here, the T 778. Well known for their high value/high-performance reputation in the AVR category, NAD’s newest reference model builds on that legacy with an expansion of their unwavering philosophy of real-world performance, simplicity of operation, and future upgradeability. The T 778 will be available this November at an MSRP of $2999 U.S.

NAD T 778 Receiver
The T 778 features the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology to create 9 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 add lifelike realism, drama and excitement to all your music and movies.

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 perfect choice for advanced custom home theatres. The T 778 is second-to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.

NAD T 778 Rear Panel
Only NAD offers Modular Design Construction (MDC), the company’s proven 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. Add bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through and the T 778 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. Musical performance is outstanding with High Res Multi-room streaming via BluOS.

As with all NAD components, the company’s latest offering continues their ‘simple is better’ design philosophy. This sensible approach contributes to ease of use and maximizes performance where it counts. A perfect example is the striking new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation and ease of access. The T 778 features NAD’s legendary sound quality along with complete compatibility with all the latest features and formats to ensure lifelike music and movie enjoyment.

Most A/V 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, and Dirac Live in a user-friendly format,” commented 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






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Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 09:08:08 PM »
It's an interesting option, I'm looking forward to reviews. I have my eye on this and Denon's X8500, for when I eventually upgrade my TV.

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 07:39:01 AM »
Let me know if you guys need pricing.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 08:58:21 AM »
Let me know if you guys need pricing.


Depending on pricing, I might look to get one and then use my CXR200 at the beach house.
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Offline Morgan Irwin

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 06:08:46 PM »

Depending on pricing, I might look to get one and then use my CXR200 at the beach house.

Where is your beach house?
I just met with Francois regarding the new AVR's and their imminent release for shipping.
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Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2019, 06:55:45 PM »
Yes they should be out soon also waiting on pricing.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2019, 07:03:23 PM »
Where is your beach house?
I just met with Francois regarding the new AVR's and their imminent release for shipping.
Porto, so not quite a beach house, more of a river house

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Offline kamikazi

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 07:04:52 PM »
Lets hope these use the better Ncore Class D and not the lesser UCD class D modules. Also not that hopeful to see the fan, hopefully that is just there for insurance when the going gets tough and not on all the time. When I see fans in Hi-Fi products I always feel like the thermals are suspect. Modularity has always been their strength though.
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Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 06:59:37 AM »
^ what are the differences, if you don't mind?

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Offline kamikazi

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 04:49:55 PM »
^ what are the differences, if you don't mind?

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Shoving your fingers up your ear canals as far as possible vs a pretty clean and authoritative sound. The Primare i15 had UCD100 modules and I couldn't stand a minute of it, it sounded completely off tonally in the mids. It was quite mediocre compared to their UFPD counterparts, though those tended to be a little bit bright with my speakers and ancillaries. Ncore based amplifiers typically feature different input buffers into the amplification section so they do sound a little bit different from one amplifier to another, but the NAD based one's I've heard were pretty decent.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2019, 07:28:04 PM »
Indicative pricing: R70K

may not my Xmas present then.

T758 or T777?
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Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 04:15:10 PM »
some feedback on the T778 release:

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They are awaiting Apple Airplay2 certification before the units will be released. Not sure when the first units will be released yet.
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Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 04:59:21 PM »
feedback from a local retailer:

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NAD is still waiting on certification from Apple for wireless protocol. Should release later this month and then 10 days to get into South Africa.
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Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 10:33:34 AM »
yes will be here month end.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2019, 01:52:47 PM »
yes will be here month end.
Lekker, looking forward to seeing a demo somewhere

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