i just bought Psb Image B6 + C5 for my HT.
I was at my dealer and he played movie demo on the psb speakers via Nad T 747. And i instantly fell in love with the 747. Smooth sound, easy on the ears yet a ton of detail with tremendous clarity with a large soundstage and excellent surround sound effect on the surround effect of avatar.
Then i wanted to check out the Stereo Performance of the 747.
i have always read that an AVR's stereo performance is never as good as Stereo amp. I inquired this to my dealer.
I wanted to compare t 747 vs nad 326bee and t 747 vs. nad 356bee.
He told me there was no point in doing t 747 vs nad 326bee because the t 747 will trounce the nad 326bee.
He encouraged me to compare the t 747 vs. the more expensive nad 356bee. He also told me that i might find that the t 747 will perform close to 80-90% performance of the nad 356bee.
the speakers used were the psb B6.
- The nad t 747 sounded excellent and close to 90% of the nad 356bee. I was astonished. Infact i kind of liked the t 747's stereo performance better than the nad 356 bee in some ways.
I was planning to buy a nad 356bee for a separate stereo setup in my bedroom. but my dealer told not to waste money. ( i mean here i was ready to buy a T 747 and a 356BEE but he's telling me not to do it )
He said buy a T 747 and setup a 5.1 setup in your living hall and use the speakers B ( reaming 2 channels ) to connect speakers wire leading to my bedroom where i will have the stereo speakers on my computer desk.
I wanted to ask T 747 owners about its stereo performance. Do you guys also feels it trounces 2 channel stereo amps ? Have you compared the T 747 vs. a stereo amplifier. I just have this thing in my head that an avr can never sound as good as a stereo amp and i need to clear this....