Previously I had a high-end Onkyo from 2006 and a NAD C 275 BEE to beef up the stereo and drive my big Klipsch speakers.What do you guys think of the stereo music performance of this one, compared to stereo equipment in the same Price range
Thanks for your response. Did you test without the NAD for the fronts? I was planning to just use the output stage of the T778 for my front speakers. It's not surprising that you don't hear a different when using the same power amp as before :-DPreviously I had a high-end Onkyo from 2006 and a NAD C 275 BEE to beef up the stereo and drive my big Klipsch speakers.
now with the NAD 778 and also the 275 for the Front Speakers, I can honestly see no real difference.. even with MQA files from Tidal..
There is also a huge difference for me between Dirac on and off.. off being better for me in Stereo..
Don’t get me wrong, the sound is as good as what i had before in stereo, but i thought MQA would nudge the quality up a bit..
i also cannot use my pc to TV unless the NAD is on(Edit that issue is solved now byT778 is a nightmare(For the daft).
This is turning into a nightmare after hours of work.This surround game is not for the daft
On my T778 and Hegel this is how i have it all setup.Hegel H360 is only to drive my front Dynaudios
This is how i have everything setup
First HDMI cable goes from PC to to HDMI 1 of NAD
Second HDMI cable goes from NAD HDMI out to TV's HDMI 1
The Hegel's "home theater" inputs connect to the NAD's "front out" using an RCA Cable
My front dynaudios speakers are connected to the Hegel, all the other speakers are connected to the NAD
4 ceilings =2 front 2 behind and rear Tannoys and centre are connected on on the NAD as follows
Center = center speaker
Surround L Surround R = pair of Tannoy
Surround B L, Surround B R = The pair of Monitor Audios closest to the ceiling behind me
HT L, HT R = The pair of Monitor Audios closest to the ceiling to the front of you
On page 15 speaker set-up: set all the speakers to large, except the 4 Monitor Audio height speakers should be set to small and crossover to 80 hz
BUT as my luck will have it these are the results.i have a feeling i have somehow just selected the wrong source on NAD? But i have no idea where that is.
Below mute on remote is SURR MODE.i use that to get these results
In dolby surround all i get is centre channel(Source 1)
Neural X centre only and gets louder
EARS still only centre channel
Enhanced stereo all come on but my Front Dyns connected to my Hegel
Stereo i get no sound
Tho my Hegel is on i get NO sound from my Dyns at all
I took the plunge and picked up my T 778 on Friday. The only issue I have is the popping sound on input changes and sometimes startup, but it's not terrible. I have noticed that Dirac reverts to OFF when I change inputs or start the unit vs. last used - but I assume that's as expected.That’s really unfortunate to hear. Mine arrived at my local Best Buy today, after waiting since March. I’ve been looking forward to Dirac and a next level up AVR.
However, after reading all of the issue people are reporting (over heating, popping on input changes, Dirac slot issues, etc), I’m contemplating waiting another year to upgrade from my Denon x5200, which I dislike because it doesn’t support HDCP 2.2.
Agreed. But what’s wrong with the puck mic? Mine seemed to work fine...I don't think running Dirac itself is that hard. It's integrating subwoofers and optimizing bass response that makes things more complicated.... I recommend starting with a UMIK-1 right off and not wasting any time with the included puck mic.
I just ordered the T778 to replace an ageing Denon reciver. In my current setup I already have the NAD C275BEE for my fronts and I was planning on using this together with the T778. Are you saying that you would rather rely on the T778 also for the fronts? (If I didn't already have the 275 i would not have invested in it at this stage without first thoroughly testing the capabilities of the T778 alone, but as I already have the 275 I figuerd combining them will be the optimal setup...)Thanks for your response. Did you test without the NAD for the fronts? I was planning to just use the output stage of the T778 for my front speakers. It's not surprising that you don't hear a different when using the same power amp as before :-D
I've heard others also talking about that they prefer to switch Dirac off - in opposition to RoomPerfect, which people generally prefer to have on. To make my own conclusion, I think that it means that RoomPerfect is superior to Dirac and makes a real positive difference.
Regarding MQA, I don't really see the point in that format. It's just a 96/24 bit format, where everything above 48khz/17bits is lossy compressed - but it takes up space as a 48/24 stream. I'd prefer just the real deal, a 96/24 FLAC stream if I wanted to listen to things above CD quality.
I have be looking at the NAD T 778 to upgrade my system and use Dirac with Bass Control Multi Sub. I dislike Audyssey it never sounds good.
My current system consist of 5.1 (Integra DTR 40.3, Monitor Audio Gold 60 LCR and Bronze 6T rear and Klipsch 12 Sub ) to 7.2.4 (Monitor Audio Gold 60 LCR, Bronze 6T rear, Side Surrounds Monitor Audio CP-CT380, Height Speakers 4 Monitor Audio CP-CT260 and Dual Subs SVS SB-3000. Room Size is (12ft H X 16ft W and 18.5ft L).
Should I steer clear of this unit? If so what would you recommend even if it is a different brand?