Receivers

NAD T785 7.1 A/V Receiver

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Conclusions

I really enjoyed my time with the NAD T785 in my system. It sounded fantastic, it had a very flexible input system that let you configure it however you wanted, and it offers a feature in expansion that no other current manufacturer can provide. The one question that people might have with NAD's modular system is about their future support. Previously we have seen other manufacturers attempt such a system, only to abandon it down the road. Talking to NAD about this, they knew this worry and designed the system to be as flexible as possible. With most of the future moving to digital inputs and outputs, they have moved as much of that control onto the cards themselves as possible, so that it is easy to upgrade down the road with new advances and they aren't held back by the main control unit. They have already introduced four new MDC modules that added HDMI 1.3, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA, Audyssey MultEQ and the Sigma Designs VXP that demonstrate how flexible the system is and they plan to introduce four more this year, including an HDMI 1.4 module.

The NAD T785 is a well designed receiver with fantastic performance and an amplifier section that puts most modern receivers to shame. Throw in the ability to keep the digital sections of the receiver up-to-date with the latest advancements in HDMI, Audio, and Video processing, and you have a fully featured receiver that can remain the centerpiece of your home theater for the foreseeable future.