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NAD previews its flagship T 778 AV receiver at CEDIA Expo

NAD previews its flagship T 778 AV receiver at CEDIA Expo
(Image credit: NAD)

New from NAD here at CEDIA Expo in Denver is its nine-channel flagship AVR, the $2999/£2499 T 778, which goes on sale from November. 

An impressive tech spec list includes support for the BluOS operating system, Bluetooth aptX HD, 4K video pass-through and MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) hi-res audio decoding. The unit can handle 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos soundtracks, DTS Master Audio and has Dirac Live room correction for optimum performance. Oh, and there's a nifty new touchscreen as well.

The multiple amp channels are configurable so they can be used for multichannel sound in one room or to drive audio in a second zone. Under the hood you get NAD's Hybrid Digital technology to create nine channels each delivering 100W.

NAD previews its flagship T 778 AV receiver at CEDIA Expo

No shortage of connectivity options on the back (Image credit: NAD)

Greg Stidsen, NAD's chief technology officer, says the T 778 has been designed "to please the most demanding audiophiles and videophiles. We firmly believe that there are many people for whom music will always come first."

Future upgradeability is ensured through NAD's Modular Design Construction (MDC) architecture, intended to prevent premature obsolescence.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.