Originally Posted by drvrswntd
If this should move to a new forum, or its own thread, sorry and let me know.
Based upon good advice from this board about 8 years ago, I purchased a 5.1 setup of PSB Image (T6, C5, S5 and 5i SW), and paired it with a NAD T762.
Great sound, I mean room filling, warm and very listenable sound in stupidly small rooms, and huge brick and timber loft rooms.
So I just finished my basement man cave, and need to spec it out. I'd stick with the current set up but for two issues:
1. I need HDMI through the amp, and the 762 just doesn't contemplate it
2. About 3 years ago, the NAD started acting possessed; turning off shortly after turn on, or turning itself on at random times, or switching input selections. I figured it was either a bad ground or heat related, but have been resigned to living with it until I found an amp or receiver that I wanted to replace it with with.
So long story short, I need to pick a replacement.
The NAD 757 or 777 should offer the same quality of sound that I am used to. I fear it will also offer the same lack of longevity, and both of them are limited in functions, features and abilities compared to other mfrs in the same price point.
An Onkyo TX-NR1009 or 3009 offers more feature, and gets rave reviews, even pushing low ohm speakers. I just dont know if the sound quality will suffer vs what I am used to.
Has anyone listened to both the Onkyo higher end models and NAD of the 7x6 or 7x7 generations? If so, care to offer your opinions of each?