NAD Electronics, manufacturer of high-performance AV components, unveiled its NAD 4K Ready AVR modular design construction (MDC) upgrade program for its AVRs and PrePros, assuring its customers can incorporate new technologies when they introduced. All new T 758, T 777, T 787, and T 187 models shipped will include an upgrade video MDC module certificate. HDMI 2.0 features including 4K video and HDCP 2.2 encryption—required for viewing 4K movies—will be fully supported in the new video module, future-proofing the customer’s investment and providing peace of mind.
Sample MDC modules.
Since 2006, NAD has incorporated MDC into many of its high performance AVRs and AV PrePros. MDC places all input circuitry on easily removable plug-in cards. When new technologies come along and are fully developed, these units can be upgraded practically and affordably.
4K video has been gaining increasing popularity, yet many details of this new format are not settled and compatibility testing between various components has not even begun. To address this, NAD is offering the upgrade program, effective now for the 4K Upgrade Video MDC Module ($599 MSRP) when it’s available later in 2015.
Customers purchasing NAD T 777, T 787 and T 187 are eligible for a free future upgrade 4K MDC video module when it becomes available later in 2015. Customers purchasing the T 758 AVR are eligible for the upgrade for the price of $199. Customer upgrades will be fulfilled through their NAD dealer by presenting the 4K Video MDC Certificate supplied along with their proof of purchase.
“Technology is changing at an ever-increasing pace and largely due to that, consumers and dealers have become gun shy about jumping on board too early,” said Dean Miller, president of Lenbrook America. “Our 4K AVR MDC upgrade program protects customers from buying a technology that is half-baked and becoming disappointed. MDC is a perfect solution, as it allows someone to enjoy their new AVR or PrePro now and then upgrade when the time is right and they are ready.”