NAD T758 V3i
NAD Electronics announced the launch of the T758 V3i, a performance update to the award-winning T758 A/V Surround Sound Receiver. The affordable surround sound receiver will now come ready with Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS high-res multi-room audio, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video, and Apple AirPlay 2 all built-in.
Most A/V receivers available on the market today focus predominantly on the Video and Surround Sound aspects, leaving audio circuitry almost as an afterthought. NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first. With NAD's reputation for high value/high performance, it was obvious that the T758 V3i would have to please audiophiles and home theatre enthusiasts alike. "NAD carefully evaluates how customers use our products and only includes the features that are essential for great audio and video performance. In addition, our Modular Design Construction feature offers the real benefit of being able to add new technologies as they become available, greatly enhancing the value proposition. So, with the T758 V3i, we are excited to add AirPlay 2 to complement other key technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video, and BluOS music streaming." - commented Joe de Jesus, NAD AV, and Custom Installation Product Manager.
Performance-minded enthusiasts want to embrace the ever-changing world of AV technology without destroying their original investment. So, NAD devised the most important innovation in a decade: Modular Design Construction, an uncommon answer to technology obsolescence. Digital audio and video circuits are on replaceable modules. With MDC, the ability to easily upgrade the T758 V3i to include future digital formats is totally unique and unprecedented. Popular surround sound formats, including HD formats Dolby Atmos and DTS Master Audio, are decoded using the latest generation of high-speed multi-core DSP. Stereo source material can be converted to surround sound using our exclusive EARS surround mode, praised by reviewers for its natural sound quality. With full support for High Res Audio formats like MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) included in the BluOS Player, the T758 V3i is unique. Add to this NAD's exclusive PowerDrive amplifier featuring high current combined with high Dynamic Power to bring out the very best in any speaker. With both music and movies, the T758 V3i's award-winning heritage reveals its power with immense depth, clarity, and incredible detail. Ordinary AV receivers simply sound flat in comparison.
The T758 V3i offers exceptional performance with the latest digital video technology, including Ultra video at resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 color gamut and High Dynamic Range support. Analog video sources are also supported on HDMI for a simple 'one wire' connection to a flat screen or projector. NAD leaves the video processing where it belongs, in the display, avoiding multiple format conversions that plague lesser AVRs. It also includes popular HDMI features, Audio Return Channel (ARC), and Consumer Electronic Control (CEC). Each source component retains the same custom settings every time it is selected for viewing, and there are no 'empty inputs' to clutter or confuse. In addition, powerful AV Presets allow custom setups for different types of program material (drama, action, musical, etc.) tailoring the performance to the listener's taste. Inputs can even be renamed to match specific components. The T758 V3i is more flexible than ever, with Apple AirPlay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem. The automated setup of surround speakers, NAD Speaker IQ is both accurate and easy with the supplied microphone and NAD remote control. A second independent zone is included and can be powered by the internal back channel amplifiers. Advanced multi-room systems are easily accommodated thanks to its full suite of connections for home automation systems.
The T758 V3i employs Dirac Live Room Correction software that delivers optimized sound quality for your home theatre system. The built-in Dirac Live software measures the acoustic performance of the system within the listening room and optimizes playback performance to provide the most transparent music reproduction possible. The setup process is automated and very simple, giving users the control they need to precisely tune for the best results. With Dirac Live you can build the perfect listening environment that corrects for both the timing and colorations in sound using the supplied microphone and its powerful software. The T758 V3i features built-in BluOS wireless streaming technology, enabling users to stream lossless music to their home theatre system from local libraries, tune in to Internet radio stations, and access popular music streaming services. You can control the music from anywhere in the house using the BluOS Controller app for smartphone, tablet and desktop, including the ability to group the receiver to other BluOS enabled components from NAD, Bluesound, DALI, or Monitor Audio to create a whole-home music delivery ecosystem. The T758 V3i ($1499 U.S. MSRP) begins shipping in August. Info and photos by NAD via Hummingbird Media.