Receivers

NAD T785 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Introduction

Most stereo and home theater enthusiasts know NAD, and can almost certainly pick out a piece of NAD gear without seeing the label from it's distinctive, slate gray color scheme. While most people probably know NAD more for their CD players and integrated amplifiers, they have a whole line of home theater equipment, from receivers to processors, Blu-ray players and multi-channel amplifiers. Recently, NAD came out with a whole new line of receivers and processors featuring their Modular Design Construction. I think everyone is well aware of how fast things like HDMI are changing, and how people can become paralyzed before buying something, worried that a new revision of HDMI will out-date it before you even bring it home. By placing the inputs and outputs, as well as the processing hardware for the inputs, on upgradable cards, NAD hopes to have a receiver that will update as needed for the end user. I took a look at their top-of-the-line T785 receiver to see how this worked.

Specifications

  • Design: 7.1 A/V Receiver
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Power Output: 7 x 120 Watts RMS into 8 Ohms
  • THD+N: 0.08%
  • Video Inputs: 6 Composite and S-Video (1 on Front), 3 Component, 4 HDM
  • Video Outputs: 4 Composite (1 for Zone 2), 3 S-Video, 1 Component, 1 HDMI
  • Audio Inputs: 7 RCA L/R (1 on Front), 1 7.1 RCA input, 3 Coaxial Digital, 3 Toslink Optical
  • Audio Outputs: 4 RCA L/R (1 for Zone 2), 1 7.2 RCA Pre-out, 1 Coaxial Digital, 1 Toslink Optical
  • Dimensions: 7.5" H x 17.1" W x 17" D
  • Weight: 45.9 Pounds
  • MSRP: 3,999 USA
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