Since its launch, the T 778 A/V Surround Amplifier has a gained reputation in the AVR category as a powerhouse of a reference A/V receiver. Known by movie lovers and custom installers for its robust build and ability to deliver, the T 778 was designed with real-world performance, simple operation and future upgradeability in mind. Below we discuss the vision behind this crowd-favourite A/V Surround Sound Receiver.
The T 778 boasts 9 high current and high-power channels of amplification thanks to the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technologies. Trumping most other amplifiers of its price point in power delivery, the T 778 delivers 85 watts per channel, and in accordance with NAD’s Full Disclosure Power ratings, that means 85 watts with all channels driven at rated distortion into 8 ohms. Other AVR brands may declare a higher wattage per channel, but in reality they deliver much less, since their power ratings are measured with only 2 channels running and higher distortion. The amplification lets dynamics shine through a silent black background, setting a breathtaking, hyper-realistic soundstage to pair with a stunning visual display.
Feature-Rich, Flexible and Futureproof
The T 778 is nothing short of being packed with a plethora of NAD’s most recognised digital advancements. Modular Design Construction (MDC) has been the mainstay of NAD AVRs since 2007. With MDC, the T 778 has the ability to adapt to ever-changing digital formats such as the anticipated HDMI 2.1. Furthermore, Dolby® Atmos™, DTS® Master Audio, Dirac Live™ room correction and bit-perfect 4K UHD video pass-through are also built-in, letting the unit deliver stunning musicality, hyper-real graphics and a gripping sound and image experience. High-resolution, multi-room streaming is also possible with the in-built BluOS platform for music listening and sharing.
The touchscreen on the T 778 takes many steps up from the traditional push button or remote. Aside from showing album art and displaying the optional a retro-inspired VU metres when music listening, it also allows full set up of the receiver through the touch panel as it has the full, on-screen display (OSD) available. This makes setting up the receiver much easier than having to scroll through OSDs on the TV, then using an IR remote, go through settings, name every source, and so forth. These ergonomic refinements and operational design elements on the T 778 maximise its ease of use and hold to NAD’s core principles of designing electronics with performance, value and simplicity.