Originally Posted by GunterYa
No doubt the NADT787 is a fine audio machine, however, after months of tweaking and working with the NAD rep, NAD engineers, PSB speaker engineers, and the Audyssey engineers, I gave up trying to "fix" the clarity issues with dialogue. Several people have posted that this system colors the dialogue, making it difficult to understand when watching videos...let me tell you...it does.
My dealer was kind enough to exchange the T787 for the SC79 Elite and I couldn't be happier!
What? Pioneer? Really??
Yeah, really! The SC79 is unbelievably crisp! Everything about it is so advanced in every way. I no longer have to constantly tweak the audio settings during a video.
If you are looking for a "warmer" sound, audio only, then the T787 is for you.
However, if you require a system that will mainly be used for video content, then by all means, seriously look into the SC79.
(Both units were connected to an OPPO BDP-105 Blu-ray player).
The SC79 has a selectable setting to "warm" the sound or make it "crisp". (The NAD is a tad warmer...but not much).
The SC79 also boasts an amazing menu of THX selectable effects that really adds a true surround cinematic experience.
The SC79 MCACC calibration (and the means to tweak the calibrated results/settings) is superb! All in a nice GUI.
Also, with my 7.1 setup I am able to BI-AMP the SC79...not possible with the T787. You will notice the difference!
Although not required, it even has an equalizer and dialogue enhancement feature...(maybe for real old videos??)
The SC79 features Virtual Height and Virtual Width and selectable placement/location settings for your surrounds.
The SC79 help menu is far superior in depth and detail.
All video and audio settings are available on an APP for your phone making it easier to tweak in the dark instead of fumbling for a remote. (By the way, the backlit remote of the T787 is much better than the SC79 remote so download the APP if you get the SC79).
Again, I am not bashing the T787. Both units deliver exceptional quality and a true home theater experience.
You need to evaluate your requirements.