Processors

NAD T 187 7.1 A/V Processor & T 975 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier

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Introduction to the NAD T 187 Surround Processor & T 975 7-channel Power Amplifier

NAD, which stands for New Acoustic Dimension, was founded in 1972 with one simple goal: to reproduce sound as faithfully as possible. Eschewing bells and whistles, NAD products are all about simplicity, value and performance. From their earliest components, like the legendary 3020 integrated amplifier, to today’s multi-channel amps and preamps, they have never wavered from this mantra.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • NAD T 187 7.1 Processor
  • Design: Seven-Channel Surround Sound Processor
  • Codecs: All, Including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.5 dB
  • THD+N: 0.01%
  • Input Sensitivity: 330 mV (@ 2V)
  • Output Impedance: <150 Ohms
  • Maximum Output Level: >3.5V
  • Dimensions: 5.9" H x 17.1" W x 15.2" D
  • Weight: 17.6 Pounds
  • MSRP: $3,000 USD
  • T 975 Seven-Channel Power Amplifier
  • Power Output: 7 x 140W (4/8 Ohms, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, at Rated Distortion)
  • Maximum Continuous Power (FTC): 7 x 250W
  • MFR: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, - 0.2 dB
  • THD+N: 0.03%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dimensions: 7.1" H x 17.1" W x 17.7" D
  • Weight: 68 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,800 USD
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I had a 3020 myself during my college days at the New England Conservatory. It was the first really good piece of gear I ever owned. I remember its clean pure sound and excellent dynamics, and how it wrung the most out of my record collection. Fast-forward to today and we welcome their latest entry, the T 187 processor and T 975 7-channel power amp. Surround sound is certainly more than a passing fad and NAD has risen to the challenge of providing a solution for reproducing movie soundtracks as well as a superb music system that will fit a wide variety of needs; and budgets.