The AV Surround Receiver is the heart of many hi-fi systems and NAD’s T 778 is a flagship entry into that genre. With 9.2 channels rated at 140 watts per, it supports nearly every audio format and passes 4K video through its six HDMI inputs. With Modular Design Construction, the user can swap out I/O cards when new technologies appear. Maintaining NAD’s reputation for neutral sound, it also includes Dirac Live room correction and BluOS which opens the T 778 up to a vast world of streamed content. With NAD’s build quality, this AVR can serve the user through many upgrades.
FULL DISCLOSURE POWER (9 CHANNELS DRIVEN):
140W @ 8 ohms, 170W @ 4 ohms
IHF DYNAMIC POWER:
165W @ 8 ohms, 280W @ 4 ohms
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION AT RATED POWER:
<300 (20Hz-1kHz, 8 ohms)
INPUT SENSITIVITY AND IMPEDANCE:
1.12V (ref. 8 ohms, volume at 0dB)
±0.3dB/-0.8dB (ref. 1kHz, 20Hz-20kHz)
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:
<100dB (rated power @ 8 ohms, A-WTD), <82dB (1W @ 8 ohms, A-WTD)
17 3/16” x 5 9/16” x 16 14/16”
NAD T 778 AV SURROUND SOUND RECEIVER MSRP:
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As we move deeper into the 21st Century, the way music is distributed and enjoyed continues to evolve away from physical media to streaming. It also has moved away from analog to digital. The C 658 has incorporated these fundamental truths to create an entirely new type of component that combines a Network Streamer, a state-of-the art DAC, and many aspects of the traditional Preamplifier into a single highly cost effective package. And thanks to NAD’s exclusive Modular Design Construction, it will keep pace with the latest technology, not yet introduced, but inevitably coming in the future. In fact, an optional HDMI 4k switcher module is available now allowing the best sound from any of the many HDMI sources available (like game consoles and video STBs). While the C 658 immediately replaces (or adds) your Streamer, DAC, and Preamp, it also adds many new features you may not be aware of, like a Bluetooth aptX HD transmitter to use with your wireless headphones. The highly flexible outputs allow for a true balanced connection to powered speakers or amplifiers. Single-ended connections for amplifiers and subwoofers are also provided and include an adjustable subwoofer crossover executed perfectly in the digital domain. A highly sophisticated MM Phono input is also included along with line inputs for legacy analog components.
The NAD C 588 is a turntable that will provide rich and reliable analog playback for many years. It is attractive and offers quite a few features not usually found at its price point. While it can be easily enjoyed with its out-of-the-box settings, it is also fully configurable, which is sure to be attractive to those of us who enjoy fine-tuning and tweaking turntables.The C 588 features a custom designed carbon fiber tonearm shaft with a fixed metal head shell and features a decoupled counterweight and magnetic anti-skate compensation. An Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is factory installed and offers superb tracking and a delicately nuanced full range sound. The C 588 uses a longer than usual 9” tonearm to optimize overhang and reduce the tracking angle error. To perfectly align the stylus we include adjustments for azimuth and vertical tracking angle, and include a gauge to calibrate the alignment. A specialized, high precision, synchronous clock motor is both very smooth and accurate, especially when driven from a stable AC voltage. To ensure a clean and stable AC voltage we isolate the AC Mains by first converting it to a clean DC voltage, and then electronically generating the precise AC frequency to regulate the synchronous motor. Using a specially formulated belt to drive the platter further filters and isolates any remaining vibration. All rotating parts are made from aluminum alloy machined to very tight tolerances to eliminate any eccentricity or vibration in the drive system.
The D 3045 Hybrid Digital Amplifier may look like a desktop amp, but it can easily drive the most demanding speakers to high volumes without difficulty. A cool-running design delivers a continuous 60 watts-per-channel into 8Ω with dynamic peaks of up to 200 watts into 2Ω. A large input complement includes analog, moving-magnet phono, coax, optical, HDMI with ARC, and USB. Two-way Bluetooth means you can stream from your phone to the D 3045, then out to a pair of wireless headphones. Wrapped in a diminutive chassis, it can be installed out of the way on a bookshelf, or on the back corner of your desk. It provides amazing two-channel performance for the price.
Welcome to the age of the streaming amplifier. In the M10, NAD includes pretty much everything you can imagine and likely more. There is a fully digital integrated amplifier, an MQA-capable DAC, streaming and multi-room functionality, room correction, voice-control capability, AV integration via HDMI ARC, and a full-function, full-color touch screen display. By packing all of this and more into a small, lightweight, and elegantly finished enclosure, the M10 has the look and feel of a high-end, modern lifestyle product, but with serious credentials under the hood. With Industrial Design by award winning design firm DF-ID, the M10 takes a minimalist theme to new levels of elegance. The slender proportions are enhanced by authentic materials including solid brushed aluminum and smooth glass. Completely operable by Wi-Fi connection to the BluOS App, one need never touch the M10 in order to listen to your favourite songs.