NAD announces the launch of the T 758 V3i surround sound receiver, with Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS Hi-Res multi-room audio, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video and Apple AirPlay 2 all built-in as standard.
The release of the seven channel T 758 V3i, which is in essence a performance update of the T 758 A/V surround sound receiver, sees the Canadian audio firm combine what it describes as class leading audio quality with its Simple is Better design approach.
This design philosophy essentially includes only genuinely useful features when compared to competitors' products. This contributes to ease of use, maximizes performance where it counts and delivers the latest features and formats.
This ability to convey the latest features is greatly enhanced by NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC), whereby digital audio and video circuits are on replaceable modules. This allows upgrades to future digital formats as an answer to the technological obsolescence that the rapidly developing world of AV tech brings with it.
The NAD philosophy to its AV products also includes a commitment not to short change the audio side of the hardware in favour of the video side. In the case of the T 758 V3i, this is satisfied by the inclusion of HD surround sound formats Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Master Audio which are decoded using the latest generation of high-speed multi-core DSP (digital signal processing). In addition, stereo sources can be converted to surround sound using the exclusive EARS surround mode and there’s full support for High Res Audio formats like MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) included in the BluOS Player.
The in-built BluOS wireless streaming technology allows for multiroom and whole home audio such that the receiver can be grouped with other BluOS enabled components (e.g from NAD, Bluesound, DALI or Monitor Audio) and lossless music from local libraries, internet radio stations and streaming services can be sent anywhere on the network. This is all easily controlled using the BluOS Controller app for smartphone, tablet and desktop.
The whole T 758 V3i experience is driven by NAD’s exclusive PowerDrive amplifier featuring high current combined with high Dynamic Power to bring out the very best in any speaker, meaning both music and movies benefit from clarity, depth and detail.
The acoustic performance of a setup in a particular environment can be analysed using the built-in Dirac Live Room Correction software, and playback is optimised so room induced timing and colouration issues are corrected for automatically, thus creating the most transparent experience.
Turning to the video side of the T 758 V3i and the latest digital video technology, including Ultra HD video at resolutions up to 3840x2160 pixels at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 colour gamut and High Dynamic Range, is supported. NAD favours using the display to oversee the video processing so as to reduce the likelihood of multiple format conversions that trouble some other AVRs. Popular HDMI features, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) are also included.
Operation is made simple via the user interface which is both easy and flexible. Each source component retains the same custom settings every time it is selected for viewing. Plus, AV presets and inputs can be set up using custom presets, tailored to the individual’s taste and then renamed to match specific source components.
Further flexibility is on offer using the Siri voice assistant via Apple AirPlay 2, which is built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem.
Joe de Jesus, NAD AV and Custom Installation Product Manager commented, “NAD carefully evaluates how customers use our products and only includes the features that are essential for great audio and video performance.
“In addition, our Modular Design Construction feature offers the real benefit of being able to add new technologies as they become available, greatly enhancing the value proposition. So, with the T 758 V3i, we are excited to add AirPlay 2 to complement other key technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video and BluOS music streaming.”
The NAD T 758 V3i (MRSP £1299 €1499 $1499) begins shipping in August.
Source: Press release
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