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Offline RaWKiS_CT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2020, 05:55:45 AM »
Ja ok it will be with me on Friday if you want to be technically correct. My reference will be directly with the 777 that im using in my cinema now. I still love the Denon dont get me wrong it just does not sound the same as the Nad. Allot of that can also be down to Dirac :nfi:

Hi Bizkit, did the unit arrive and what has the experiance been thus far?

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2020, 08:14:11 AM »
Delayed by another week with the whole China mess. Should be here on the 10th

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2020, 06:59:01 AM »
The NAD website says it's now shipping: https://nadelectronics.com/nad-announces-highly-anticipated-t-778-flagship-avr-is-now-shipping/

"ISE 2020, Amsterdam, NL February 10, 2020 -Ė NAD Electronics, the highly-regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced that their highly anticipated 9 channel flagship AVR, the T 778, is now available. Well known for their high value/high-performance reputation in the AVR category, NADís 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 is shipping this month with an MSRP of $2999 U.S."
LG OLED55C7, Oppo UDP-203, Cambridge Audio CXR200, PSB Imagine T2 towers (bi-amped), PSB Image C5 centre, Monitor Audio Bronze FX surrounds (bipole), SVS PB-1000 sub

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2020, 07:37:42 AM »
The NAD website says it's now shipping: https://nadelectronics.com/nad-announces-highly-anticipated-t-778-flagship-avr-is-now-shipping/

"ISE 2020, Amsterdam, NL February 10, 2020 -Ė NAD Electronics, the highly-regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced that their highly anticipated 9 channel flagship AVR, the T 778, is now available. Well known for their high value/high-performance reputation in the AVR category, NADís 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 is shipping this month with an MSRP of $2999 U.S."

Some places should have them already like the states. But we are waiting for China to sort out this virus before anything comes this side and i dont see this happening soon. So Nad south Africa are trying to get stock from Amsterdam now and if they can should be here around 10 March.

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2020, 06:04:53 AM »
Ok so we are at the mercy of China to reopen. But as soon as this happens HCK will be one of the first to get this unit for demo. We all believe that this is the unit to change the AV industry for years to come. Everyone will need to rethink there product.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #35 on: February 22, 2020, 09:18:13 AM »
first review/impressions is out: https://blog.son-video.com/2020/02/test-nad-t778/

it's a French site, use Google translate if you need to translate
LG OLED55C7, Oppo UDP-203, Cambridge Audio CXR200, PSB Imagine T2 towers (bi-amped), PSB Image C5 centre, Monitor Audio Bronze FX surrounds (bipole), SVS PB-1000 sub

Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2020, 10:09:53 AM »
first review/impressions is out: https://blog.son-video.com/2020/02/test-nad-t778/

it's a French site, use Google translate if you need to translate

The review suggests both HDMI outputs are Ultra HD, but that only one is ARC, so maybe that's what the 4K labelling is meant to indicate? Unfortunately still HDMI 2.0, so not currently a viable upgrade. I wonder when NAD will have an HDMI 2.1 module available?

Denon's HDMI 2.1 upgraded X8500HA is due out towards the end of the year, but they also have a new flagship X8800H coming next year - so it's the waiting game for me I guess.

Offline naks

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2020, 11:10:18 AM »
@Ken with NAD, you can at least upgrade the board with their MDC when it becomes available
LG OLED55C7, Oppo UDP-203, Cambridge Audio CXR200, PSB Imagine T2 towers (bi-amped), PSB Image C5 centre, Monitor Audio Bronze FX surrounds (bipole), SVS PB-1000 sub

Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2020, 11:55:05 AM »
@Ken with NAD, you can at least upgrade the board with their MDC when it becomes available

Sure, but the only reason I have to upgrade is for HDMI 2.1, so no point until that's made available. Also both outputs need to be 2.1, so I would want to see the module beforehand rather than take it on faith.

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2020, 02:00:21 PM »
Reason for 2.1 atm?

Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2020, 02:34:59 PM »
Reason for 2.1 atm?

PS5 and a 2.1 Apple TV are coming out this year. My TV's already 2.1 so just need a new AVR.

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2020, 05:43:56 PM »
Interesting. Still not sure what this will unlock but lets see. My new Denons are also 2.1 but cant see any advance apart from 8k when it comes one day. Cards will be made available when really needed im sure.

Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2020, 07:31:34 PM »
Interesting. Still not sure what this will unlock but lets see. My new Denons are also 2.1 but cant see any advance apart from 8k when it comes one day. Cards will be made available when really needed im sure.

No AVR has 2.1 as of yet, including Denon's.

When it comes to 4K displays, most 2.1 features are more relevant to gamers, things like extended VRR support (up to 120Hz at 4K), full chroma support and decreased latency through QFT (Quick Frame Transport). A nicety for regular viewing is QMS (Quick Media Switching), which will mean no more black screen when switching between content with differing frame rates or formats.

Offline BiZKiT

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2020, 08:40:25 PM »
Denon 3600H

Other popular formats supported by the loaded receiver include support most of the high dynamic range (HDR) profiles including: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and 4K Ultra HD. It also supports a number of new features available in the HDMI 2.1 input specification including: high-bandwidth Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and of note to video gamers Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

Offline KenMasters

Re: NAD Previews T778 Reference AVR
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2020, 09:42:07 PM »
Denon 3600H

No, it's HDMI 2.0b

Other popular formats supported by the loaded receiver include support most of the high dynamic range (HDR) profiles including: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and 4K Ultra HD. It also supports a number of new features available in the HDMI 2.1 input specification including: high-bandwidth Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) and of note to video gamers Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM).

The fundamental issue is it doesn't have the bandwidth to support the upcoming features needed to take full advantage of a PS5.
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