NAD’s modular approach to AV receiver design pays dividends in the form of timely updates to core functionality. At CEDIA 2017 the company is launching two AVRs that are updates to popular models. They new models are the T 758 V3 ($1299)and the T 777 V3 ($2499). The new models come equipped with Dolby Atmos, BluOS multiroom networked high-resolution audio, and support for for 4K UHD video with HDR. Plus, now these AVRs feature Dirac Live room correction.
In keeping with a design ethos that focuses on audio fidelity first and foremost, NAD has created a solid foundation implementing the latest AV technologies like 3D immersive audio and HDR video that are crucial to a state-of-the-art home entertainment experience. Its MDC (Modular Design Construction) replaceable modules contain components that are subject to technological obsolescence. So even if you don’t have a V3 AVR, you can upgrade an existing unit to that capability.
“NAD carefully evaluates how customers use our products and only includes the features that are essential for great audio and video performance,” commented Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning for NAD. “In addition, our Modular Design Construction feature offers the real benefit of being able to add new technologies as they become available, greatly enhancing the value proposition. With the T 758 V3, we are excited to add key features such as Dolby Atmos, 4K UHD Video and BluOS music streaming.”
The T758 V3 and T777 V3 both come with Dirac Live Lite built-in and it can be upgraded to the full version for $99. As a rule NAD refuses to add features that it considers frivolous for the sake of ease-of-use and maximizing performance where it counts. So it’s rather significant that the T 758 V3 and T 777 V3 are the first NAD AV receivers to feature Dirac Live room correction.
“Dirac Live is arguably the most sophisticated digital room correction system available today and is usually reserved for use in ultra-high end components costing several times as much as the NAD AVRs,” commented Niklas Thorin, Dirac’s GM of High Performance. “We are pleased that Dirac Live is made available to more audio enthusiasts with the introduction of the high-performance NAD T 758 V3 at a highly affordable price. The T 758 V3 and T 777 V3 are the first NAD products to adopt Dirac Live, and we are looking forward to delivering perfected sound to consumers through more NAD products in the future.”
These new AVRs also ship with BluOS high-resolution streaming built-in. This allows for flexible multiroom audio streaming, all controllable through a smartphone app, tablet app, or a PC. And with Auto Software Update, both these AV receivers will automatically update to the latest firmware and software. For example, Dirac Live will become available through an automatic update.
These new AVRs are available to preorder now.