Originally Posted by mcmlxviii
You previously wrote in the Onkyo TX-SR875 forum the following:
"I ended up with the NAD T-785 and have a "real AVR" now. It has true power ratings unlike the FTC power ratings of the 875 and can drive my home theater speakers to 120 db with ease and I have plenty of headroom to go." and
"...I purchased the NAD as my main AVR and it sounds and performs great."
So, what changed your mind regarding the T785? "...120 db with ease and I have plenty of headroom..." implies that you were more than satisfied with the power amp section of the receiver. Just curious what changed your mind, if in fact it was changed.
BTW, I've replaced the 905 with a T775 for a wickedly good price. And customer service is beyond reproach.
After making that post, I remembered that when I ran the dB test, it was with the Rotel 1065. I should have updated that statement. My mistake!
I'm only getting about 110-112 tops with the NAD. I can turn the NAD up to its maximum gain for minutes at a time, and I wouldn't dare do that with the 100 watt Rotel.
After I made the post, I listened to a lot more music DVDs and the more I listened to them, the more I could realize that my mains weren't putting out what they used to and I was missing something. I don't know if it is because I'm now driving 7 channels vs the 5 of the RSX 1065 Rotel.
Anywho....I'm very pleased with the NAD regardless of it's output, and for the average and better home theater systems, it's amplifiers should be more than adequate for 99% of the people. Unfortunantly, I like cranking it up and have built some speakers that can stand up to that kind of spl.
They drive the Martin Logans very well and they are hard speakers to drive as many ML owners will tell you.
Congrats on your good deal....I got my T-785 for $1,960 or close. I called Bob Moran and went through the display menu and it has the latest of the upgrades and HDMI board. I'm very happy with my purchase too.