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NAD 743 alternatives

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by tram-man, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. tram-man

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    Hello,

    I would be greatful for some advice on a new AV amplifier. One of my requirements which is making a decision difficult is that I need independant A, B speaker switching. To clarify I need 3 possibilities A only, B only and A+B. My current non-AV NAD (320) amp gives only A or A+B and to drive my remote speakers I've resorted to running a second non-AV amp.

    What I'm looking for now is a new AV Amplifier/Receiver which will indepently drive remote speakers B (for my kitchen). It should be much smaller than my current 2 amp set up and ideally not much bigger than my non-AV NAD amp (+/- 10cm high). It should have a 5.1 and DTS decoder and I need to downmix the 6 channels into 2 front and 2 rear speakers. My priority is 2 channel music output. Radio quality and facilities are not important as I listen to UK radio through a Sky Digibox. My source equipment is CD, DVD, 2xSAT, Playstation, Ipod, PC. Conventional RCA inputs are OK, maybe 1or 2 optical inputs. Output can be quite modest 30RMS per channel is enough for my room. I would choose quality above power. No unnecessary flashing lights or sound processing gimmicks.

    I have been looking at the NAD 743 but have been put off by some reports of faults/failures and the price is a bit over budget. Budget is between 200-300 pounds.

    Would appreciate feedback from forum users running an AV-amp meeting above requirements.

    Thanks, Stuart
     
  2. Dankeech

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    Hi there,
    The best price I've seen on the NAD T743 is £350.

    I have no idea of failures, but I own a T753 myself and am happy with it (only had it 2 or 3 weeks though.

    Great quality piece of kit. ****Must buy from an authorised Dealer to get warranty**** (unless your retailer supply a guarantee with the item).


    See nad's website for resellers
     

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