NAD’s T 775 is a premium-priced A/V receiver that puts its primary emphasis on sound quality—taking what NAD would characterize as a “music first” approach. The receiver is rich in those feature that matter most, but at the end of the day it is a product that is more about delivering sonic power and refinement than providing the latest features, functions, or technical gimmicks du jour. The receiver’s ingenious MDC architecture does, however, offer a welcome measure of future proofing that should help preserve your investment.
For the price of the T 775, the fact is that you could buy an AVR that offered more channels, (ostensibly) more power, or more expansive feature sets. But that said, I think you would be very hard pressed to find a receiver that sounds better than—or even as good as—this NAD, which to my way of thinking makes the T 775 the smarter buy in the long run.
NAD T 775 7.1 channel A/V receiver
Power output: 7 x 100 Wpc @ 8 ohms, or 2 x 130 Wpc @ 8 ohms, with channels driven from 10 Hz – 20kHz ± 0.3 dB at less than 0.05% distortion.
Decoding formats:Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic IIx, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS Digital Surround 96/24, DTS Neo:6, proprietary EARS mode, Enhanced Stereo, and Enhanced Bass mode, multichannel PCM (up to 7.1 channels at up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution).
Video inputs/outputs:six analog video inputs (all S-Video and composite, 1 front panel); three component video inputs (HDTV compatible); three analog video outputs—two tape (composite and S-Video) and one Zone (composite); four v1.3 1080p HDMI digital audio/video inputs; four video monitor outputs (HDMI, component, S-Video and composite formats).
Audio inputs/outputs:seven stereo analog audio inputs (one front panel); three stereo analog audio outputs (two assignable as Tape Out, or as Zone 3 and Zone 4 Outputs with independent source and volume control); one 7.1-channel analog audio input (for DVD Audio/SACD/etc.); seven digital audio inputs, (3 coax and 4 optical, 1 front panel); two digital audio outputs (1 coax and 1 optical); preamp outputs for all 7.2 channels (2 Subwoofers); four v1.3 1080p HDMI digital audio/video inputs; one XM satellite radio antenna module input; AM/FM Radio tuner; one headphone output.
Other: RS-232 port (1 in), 3 x IR Outputs, 1 x IR Input; 3 x 12V Output Triggers, 1 x 12V input; auto calibration mic (1)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 6.125" x 17.125" x 16.56"
Weight: 50 pounds
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