Originally Posted by rana_kirti
has anyone had the chance to compare the SC-68/67 vs. NAD T757.....? As far as sound quality goes which is better...? i'm confused between these two. no chance to demo together.
no but a key factor will be Pioneer MCACC vs Audyssey. NAD does not use the most advanced version of Audyssey, they have used MultiEQXT instead of paying the cost to go to Multi32XT. NAD is a good name & known for excellent gear & conservatively rated amps. I can't help you with a direct ears 1:1 comparison sorry...I can give you my own thoughts on the 2, not including actual listening auditions.
to be honest, I have considered NAD as an alternative to Pioneer but the fact that Denon has used the best form of Audyssey while NAD stays with older & less advanced versions keeps NAD off my own list. but that is only my own opinion.
and even if you can't directly compare them, you could
1. audition each one at respective dealers, hopefully in similar room layouts, and ideally with same speakers
2. download each one's manual and familiarize yourself with each one's features
I admit to personal bias in what I'm about to tell you but for my tastes & what the 2 companies offer, I'd take the SC-68 any day of the week over the NAD due to several unique features the 68 has, and NAD not having the best form of Audyssey room correction. for me the only reason to consider an alternative to Pioneer is to get Audyssey and if I was going to do that, I might as well get the best flavor of Audyssey
If I were looking at options to the SC-68, I'd consider a Denon 4520 or Marantz 8801 prepro long before a NAD, just because of the Audyssey version. you may have totally different needs & desired features than me
if you haven't done so yet, downloading product sheets & manuals will help on what each offers in features & functionality. that is something owners can help you with if you have questions.
good luck, let us know how your shopping goes