NAD Debuts T 778 Reference AV receiver

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by Andy Bassett
Hi-Fi electronics specialists, New Acoustic Dimension - better known the world over as NAD Electronics - has previewed their new 9 channel flagship T 778 AVR at the CEDIA Expo in Denver Colorado.
With a reputation for high value and high performance amongst their audio/video components, the company has combined its renowned amplifier technology with a host of the latest digital technologies in a user friendly format. The T 778 will be available for £2,499 from November.

Using the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology, the T 778 sports 9 high current/high power channels featuring improved efficiency that conservatively deliver 9 X 100W FTC, with all channels driven at rated distortion. These amp channels are configurable for use in a 7.1.4 setup and can also be used for a second zone audio. NAD claims that the lack of background noise and extended dynamics adds a sense of realism and excitement to music and movies.
NAD Debuts T 778 Reference AV receiver
Combining a TFT touch display and certified driver support for all major control systems in a 3U rack-mountable chassis makes the T 778 the perfect choice for advanced custom home theatres requiring flexibility and the latest digital technology. Control is available via a CI- friendly RS232 Serial Control Port, Trigger In/Out and IR In with learning function.

Addressing the ever-present spectre of premature obsolescence, NAD employs their Modular Design Construction which offers the ability to upgrade to future digital formats as they become available - two MDC slots provided.

The T 778 utilises the NAD’s 'simple is better’ design philosophy to ensure ease of use and maximum performance where it counts. This is typified by the brand new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation and ease of access.
NAD Debuts T 778 Reference AV receiver
Other features include Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio support and Dirac Live room correction software to ensure the best possible audio performance from your setup. In addition, there’s bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through, two way Bluetooth aptx HD, and Hi-Res music support courtesy of ESS Saber DACs with MQA Decoding available on all digital inputs.

NAD is also in a position to use the BluOS, the advanced operating system and music management software that allows you to access and stream lossless music up to 24-bit/192kHz. Developed by NAD’s sister company, Bluesound, the platform allows connection to any BluOS device to facilitate music to every room using your home network.

Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Chief Technology Officer, commented, “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.” He added, “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 T 778 will be on display at the CEDIA show from Sep 12-14th and will then go on sale in November in the UK at a MSRP of £2499.00.

Source: Press release,
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