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NAD Previews T 778 Reference AVR at CEDIA 2019
Full press release:
Renowned Brand Combines Legendary Amplifier Technology with Full Suite of Latest Digital Technologies in User-Friendly Format
CEDIA Expo, Denver Colorado, September 9, 2019 – NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, previewed their new 9 channel flagship AVR here, the T 778. Well known for their high value/ high performance reputation in the AVR category, NAD’s newest reference model builds on that legacy with an expansion of their unwavering philosophy of real-world performance, simplicity of operation, and future upgradeability. The T 778 will be available this November at a MSRP of $2999 U.S.
The T 778 features the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology to create 9 high current/high power channels of amplification with improved efficiency. Designed with NAD’s full disclosure approach to power ratings, the NAD AVR conservatively delivers 9 X 100W FTC and 9 x 80W FDP, all channels driven at rated distortion. For flexibility, the amp channels are configurable to be used for surround or second zone audio. The silent black background and explosive dynamics afforded by this amplifier technology adds lifelike realism, drama and excitement to all your music and movies.
A low profile 3U rack-mount chassis and TFT touch display combine with certified driver support for all major control systems to make the T 778 the perfect choice for advanced custom home theatres. The T 778 is second-to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.
Only NAD offers Modular Design Construction (MDC), the company’s proven method for preventing premature obsolescence. 7.1.4 Dolby® Atmos™, DTS® Master Audio combine with Dirac Live™ room correction to deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of a performance. Add bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through and the T 778 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. Musical performance is outstanding with High Res Multi-room streaming via BluOS.
As with all NAD components, the company’s latest offering continues their 'simple is better' design philosophy. This sensible approach contributes to ease of use and maximizes performance where it counts. A perfect example is the striking new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation and ease of access. The T 778 features NAD’s legendary sound quality along with complete compatibility with all the latest features and formats to ensure lifelike music and movie enjoyment.
Most A/V receivers available on the market today focus predominantly on the Video and Surround Sound aspects, leaving audio circuitry almost as an afterthought. NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first. With NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance, it was apparent that the T 778 would have to please the most demanding Audiophiles and Videophiles.
“The T 778 packages that sound quality with the most compelling digital technologies such as BluOS, MQA, Bluetooth aptX HD, AirPlay2 and Dirac Live in a user-friendly format.” commented Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Chief Technology Officer. “NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first. With NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance, it was apparent that the T 778 would have to please the most demanding Audiophiles and Videophiles. MDC then helps protect their investment for years to come.”
The new NAD T 778 will be on display at CEDIA Expo, September 12-14, in the Lenbrook Booth 2520, Hall F at the Colorado Convention Center. Lenbrook’s other fine brands, PSB Speakers and Bluesound, as well as DALI, will also be on display with company personnel on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions.
Key Features of the NAD T 778:
• 9 channels of NAD’s latest Hybrid Digital Amplifier Technology
• New touch screen and improved ergonomics for user-friendly operation
• 4K UHD video pass-through
• High-Res BluOS enabled Network Streaming
• Two-Way Bluetooth aptX HD
• Dirac Live Room Correction
• DirectDigital DAC- ESS Saber DAC with MQA Decoding MQA decoding available on all digital inputs
• MDC (Modular Design Construction) offers ability to upgrade to future digital formats as they become available. Two MDC slots provided.
• CI friendly- RS232 Serial Control Port. Trigger In/Out.
• IR In with learning function
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