Originally Posted by panasonicst60
I'll copy and paste what I wrote in the nad 758 forum.
I'll make this short and simple. I've been evaluating the Nad 758 v3, Nad 777 v3, and the Anthem MRX 710 for about a month in total. The following is my impression of the three. Dirac (full version) software is extremely impressive, but not without it's flaws. The main issue I had with Dirac is the software over corrects dips, which can cause distortion at extreme volume. Yes you can manually tune it so it doesn't by making your own custom curves. But even with custom curves, I was unable to get rid of the distortion completely(very high volume). If they had a place where you can just simply input the max db boost correction it would have been great. I found the sound with Dirac on to be extremely clear but it felt a tad thin, not enough meat on the bone. Out of the three, the 777 had the most dynamics for movies. As for the Anthem 710, the sound was the most balance and natural. After running ARC and testing it at extreme volumes there was simply no distortion, just clean sound. ARC is extremely easy to use, maybe a little too easy and simple for me. I did however ended up keeping the Anthem MRX 710. I don't and won't have Atmos in my current living room setup so that had no influence on me. With the money I saved, I may get the an amp to power my surrounds. I do miss bluOS and the customization on Dirac. I currently have Google Chromecast hooked up to my MRX 710 to replace that empty feeling. I have CD's and I don't stream hi res audio, so I guess it's good enough. Maybe in the MRX X30 Direc and Anthem will team up, just kidding.
You could add a Bluesound node or vault if you really miss BluOS. Just throwing it out there.
Man cave-Marantz 8012, Oppo 203, 4K ATV, Sony XBR-75X940E, Bluesound Vault 2, Harmony One, 2 Paradigm Monitor 9's, CC-390, 2ADP 390's/190's, 2 PDR 100's,
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