Announced back in September 2019, the anticipated 9-channel T 778 AV receiver from NAD, the respected manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, is now available.
The T 778 deals up a combination of established amplifier technology with a suite of the latest digital technologies in a user friendly format to provide real-world performance, simplicity of operation and future upgradeability.
Housed in a low profile 3U rack-mount chassis with a TFT touch display, the company applies its latest HybridDigital technology which allows the T 778 to provide 9 high current/high power channels of amplification which conservatively deliver 9 X 80W FDP (Full Disclosure Power) and 9 x 160W FTC (Federal Trade Commission) with all channels driven at rated distortion.
The amp channels are configurable for use as surround channels or second zone audio for full flexibility which extends to certified driver support for all major control systems so the T 778 can sit at the heart of advanced custom home theatres.
Employing NAD’s Modular Design Construction (MDC), the T 778 is protected from premature obsolescence while at the same time bringing the most up to date features including 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, plus Dirac Live room correction along with bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through.
Some A/V receivers available on the market today leave audio circuitry almost as an afterthought, instead concentrating solely on video and surround functionality. For music lovers however, NAD ensures that musical performance is given prominence too with Hi Res Multi-room streaming via BluOS.
BluOS is a proprietary operating system shared by high-end audio brands Bluesound and NAD Electronics that allows for interoperability among enabled devices and provides connectivity to numerous cloud and network music sources. It fully supports high resolution audio, as well as all popular lossless and lossy codecs. Control is via a free app available for smartphones, tablets and desktop computers and there’s support for smart home controls like Control4, Crestron and others.
Greg Stidsen, NAD’s Chief Technology Officer, commented, “The T 778 packages that sound quality with the most compelling digital technologies such as BluOS, MQA, and Dirac Live in a user-friendly format,”
He continued, “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.”
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
• Dirac Live Room Correction
• 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
• Rack ears included
The NAD T 778 will be on display at ISE Amsterdam February 11th - 14th 2020 and is shipping this month with an MSRP of $2999 U.S and a UK MSRP of £2499.00.
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Source: Press release
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