Originally Posted by Robert Whitehead
Well, maybe I'll wait for the new B&K after all. I can't believe they were actually designed this way by NAD. And I can't believe NAD's QC is so bad that it ships out so many defective units. I don't know what to believe, except that I have lost faith in NAD.
My dealer is calling his NAD rep. on Monday for info. I'll post it when I get it.
I really don't think these are "defective." I for one purchased the T775 assuming
that it would accept multichannel LPCM, but to be fair I never verified the information. One could say I should not have to verify this, that it was implied by the information available on the website, but for me this is water under the bridge. dan1010 has previously stated that he has already heard from NAD and they have told him that there is a warranty fix for this...Personally I'm still waiting to hear from them, but I received a message stating that "due to vacations" it would be longer than usual before they returned my email.
As for NAD QC, I really think this was the way they were designed. As others have stated, because all of the new AV line share modules, there is certainly reason to believe that the fix will be available in short order.
Also, make no mistake that the receiver is of the highest quality, in my opinion. As I've stated in my initial impressions of the unit, its build quality is second to none and the sound quality is really first rate. multichannel LPCM and post-processing (hereafter referred to as "the LPCM problem" because I'm tired of typing that phrase
) is all that this receiver is missing. My theater sounds better than it ever did with my B&K Reference 30 & separate amps, and it wasn't exactly a slouch back then, either. How is it better? It has smoother freq. response due to audyssey, more power, dynamic range, and intelligibility due to superior NAD amps and power supply, and better soundstaging due to superior DAC's. I'm sure that when I can sit back and listen to multichannel SACD and blu-ray movies in their full, uncompressed quality I will only be further impressed. I'd like to have this feature right now, of course, but if I can be assured that it is coming, I'll happily wait. To put it another way: I'd rather have the NAD T775 as it is and have to wait a few months for LPCM than have purchased the Onkyo 905 (will its host of features but, in my opinion, inferior performance.)
everyone has their own opinion, and I'm not trying to influence yours, but take this for what it is worth...