NAD T 778 AV Receiver Review & Comments

Bman

Active Member
Thanks for that, Bman. Does this mean that units that had the popping 'preinstalled' can't be fixed?
Everything can be fixed, but I would assume that from now on, dealers will sell only units from the new production batch and will return the old ones.
 

Skyrider

Well-known Member
Everything can be fixed, but I would assume that from now on, dealers will sell only units from the new production batch and will return the old ones.

So what's the remedy for those who have older units with the issue: replacement?
 

Skyrider

Well-known Member
Contact your dealer/NAD Support

Have contacted NAD Support, will talk to the dealer shortly.

Has anyone with the issue actually had it remedied?
 

steviedr

Distinguished Member
Yep, I had first power on pops that could clearly be heard from seating position, newer unit sorted it. There are still codec/source change ticks, but I can only hear them with headphones on, can’t be heard from sitting 4m away.
Firmware also updated a few of my other niggles. Happy to report no issues (well, that annoy me).
I have changed auto eArc to have a source, auto does work the majority of the time, but having a dedicated eArc source for it works every time.
 

Skyrider

Well-known Member
Yep, I had first power on pops that could clearly be heard from seating position, newer unit sorted it. There are still codec/source change ticks, but I can only hear them with headphones on, can’t be heard from sitting 4m away.
Firmware also updated a few of my other niggles. Happy to report no issues (well, that annoy me).
I have changed auto eArc to have a source, auto does work the majority of the time, but having a dedicated eArc source for it works every time.

Thanks steviedr, that's good to know. Enjoy!
 

Skyrider

Well-known Member
I also get the pop when I turn it on. I've had it for months but my dealer will get me a new one when available. To be honest it doesn't really bother me.

Thanks, Trophy hunter. I assume that you are otherwise happy with the amp...
 

donaldm2k

Novice Member
Hi everyone. I'm a HiFi noob who's thinking of upgrading from my Pioneer SC-07 AV receiver with B&W 201 speakers.
Does anyone know if the NAD T 778 would have enough oomph to feed B&W 603 S2 or B&W 704 S2 speakers ("unlock their potential") ? My musical taste is mainly pop / rock, accoustics, and classical. And I don't play really loud.
 

xafier

Active Member
Hi everyone. I'm a HiFi noob who's thinking of upgrading from my Pioneer SC-07 AV receiver with B&W 201 speakers.
Does anyone know if the NAD T 778 would have enough oomph to feed B&W 603 S2 or B&W 704 S2 speakers ("unlock their potential") ? My musical taste is mainly pop / rock, accoustics, and classical. And I don't play really loud.

It drives my Kef R500's perfectly fine which are probably of a similar calibre to those B&W models you have suggested. Sounds great with rock and metal which is my go to as well as classical acoustic/piano which I dabble in also :)
 

donaldm2k

Novice Member
It drives my Kef R500's perfectly fine which are probably of a similar calibre to those B&W models you have suggested. Sounds great with rock and metal which is my go to as well as classical acoustic/piano which I dabble in also :)
Thanks for your feedback, xafier !
 

KWB1

Well-known Member
Interested in this to replace my Onkyo - has all the issues been fixed with the latest updates - is there a V2 around the corner?
 

moominter

Active Member
Interested in this to replace my Onkyo - has all the issues been fixed with the latest updates - is there a V2 around the corner?
I have had one for just over a month now , obviously a newer unit and from day one it's been awesome , i love the sound and so far fault free , i do get a slight click on power up through front speakers & there is a slight fan noise but i really have to listen for it , i dont get pops or bangs or any noise when switching input sources .
HDMI switching has been faultless on my unit so far and even eARC from my TV and Xbox X has been spot on .
The Dirac looked very complicated to me so i got a AV installer to do it , im not very happy with the result and i much prefer the sound without the correction , it looks like when i get time i will have to learn how to use Dirac myself and tweek it to a sound curve i like .
 

KWB1

Well-known Member
I have had one for just over a month now , obviously a newer unit and from day one it's been awesome , i love the sound and so far fault free , i do get a slight click on power up through front speakers & there is a slight fan noise but i really have to listen for it , i dont get pops or bangs or any noise when switching input sources .
HDMI switching has been faultless on my unit so far and even eARC from my TV and Xbox X has been spot on .
The Dirac looked very complicated to me so i got a AV installer to do it , im not very happy with the result and i much prefer the sound without the correction , it looks like when i get time i will have to learn how to use Dirac myself and tweek it to a sound curve i like .
Its certainly on my list although the required bluesound accessory card as well as the atmos height balanced outs look a bit messy.. hence wandering if they can eradicate both with a v2?
 

KWB1

Well-known Member
Its certainly on my list although the required bluesound accessory card as well as the atmos height balanced outs look a bit messy.. hence wandering if they can eradicate both with a v2?

Regards to the Balanced outs, Im Getting mixed up with the Nad M17 processor that im also looking at..

Try and demo one .
Yes definitely
 

marshc900

Active Member
If you have the popping noise, when switched on will the dealer replace for new?

I'm using a power amp so the noise it louder than most I think
 

KWB1

Well-known Member
If you have the popping noise, when switched on will the dealer replace for new?

I'm using a power amp so the noise it louder than most I think
Repair job if under warranty unless it’s pretty new - I never had a single issue with mine although it was one of the later builds - DEC 2021 - Great unit but moved on to the Big Denon A110
 

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