NAD Electronics has announced the immediate availability of three new home theater products.
NAD’s T 187 AV Surround Sound Processor.
The NAD T 187 AV Surround Sound Processor ($3000 MSRP), T 787 ($4000), and T 777 ($3000) AV Receivers all feature the company’s exclusive Modular Design Construction (MDC) to help prevent early technology obsolescence, instill confidence and protect the buyer’s investment.
“Most AV receivers today focus predominantly on the Video and Surround Sound aspects, leaving audio circuitry almost as an afterthought. At NAD, we believe that there are many people for whom sound quality will always come first,” said Greg Stidsen, director of technology and product planning. “Rather than over-complicating AV surround sound products by cramming every possible feature and buzz word into the box, NAD carefully evaluates how customers actually use our products and only include the features that are essential for great audio and video performance.”
MDC is an exclusive NAD feature that offers the owner an easy upgrade path to future technologies, protecting their investment from technology obsolescence. Modular Design Construction is now in its seventh year, with three generations of MDC Upgrade Modules. MDC Upgrade Modules are replaceable circuit modules that update the digital technology of the AV receiver or preamp processor to new standards and features. So instead of buying a completely new unit for the next version of HDMI or new surround modes, owners of an NAD T 787, T 777 or T 187, can simply purchase the required module, if and when needed, for a fraction of the cost of a new model.
NAD uses multiple high power DSPs in the T 787, T 777, and T 187 to implement lossless HD surround formats from Dolby and DTS. Each model also features NAD’s non-logic matrix surround mode called EARS (Enhanced Ambience Retrieval System), which gives stereo recordings a natural and spacious ambience. Premium 24/192 analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue converters are employed to retain the full detail and resolution of high definition material for maximum musicality and incredible surround effects. Audyssey MultEQ XT is also provided for easy speaker setup and state-of-the-art digital room correction.
To underscore NAD’s commitment to high performance audio, all three models offer decoding for all the latest surround formats including Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Master Audio. Also included is a top level, 24-bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC carefully selected for ultimate audiophile performance.
The T 787, T 777, and T 187 all sport 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs to handle the most ambitious system architectures. With full support for HD and 3D Video at resolutions up to 1080p at frame rates of 24, 50 and 60FPS, the new AV collection can handle all present HD formats. Opposed to adding or subtracting anything from the video signal, these models follow the resolution of the source component up to the limit of the display device with zero processing.
NAD rates its receivers with a 4-Ohm load, with all channels driven simultaneously, over the full frequency bandwidth (20Hz – 20kHz), and at rated distortion. This is the Full-Disclosure rating method on which all of the brand’s amplifier and receiver specs are based and a far cry from the most often used FTC minimal requirement of using an 8 Ohm load, any channel (singular), at an easy 1 kHz frequency, with no distortion specified.
NAD’s Full Disclosure Power Rating is an attempt to bring a broader understanding to the power rating issue.
Building on their reputation for amazingly effective power, the T 787 and T 777 utilize NAD’s proprietary PowerDrive circuitry to maximize short term dynamic power and low impedance drive capability.
Powerful enough for a multi-seat theater, the 7 x 120W, T 787 includes two high-current Toroidal transformers for the most articulate and powerful performance available in an AVR. One power supply is dedicated exclusively to the front left and right channels for dedicated music listening with the inclusion of high performance loudspeakers.
The T 777 is a 7 x 80W AV receiver that can power high-end home theaters to lifelike listening levels with ease. Like its more powerful T 787 stablemate, the T 777 uses NAD’s exclusive PowerDrive circuit.