NAD T 748V2

7.1-channel home theater receiver

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More than just a traffic cop for your sources, speakers, and screen

If you've invested in high-quality speakers for your living room or home theater, don't be content to drive them with any old receiver. Let NAD introduce you to the benefits of clean, low-distortion sound. Their T 748V2 is a 7.1-channel receiver made to do much more than simply get your music and movie soundtracks from point A to point B. This well-built receiver is designed not only to reveal every little detail in audio and video sources, but also to make sure nothing interferes with your ability to hear them.

One mission: pristine sound

Other receivers might boast higher power ratings than the T 748V2's 80 watts per channel in stereo mode. But NAD has long been more conservative with their specs, focusing on the quality of their amplifier power rather than going for big numbers. You can bet this receiver packs enough punch to drive even power-hungry speakers to room-filling volume without breaking a sweat. Plus, NAD designs their components to remain as faithful as possible to the original recording, eschewing rarely used features to preserve a clean signal path with ultra-low distortion levels. Less distortion means more clarity, so you hear more of your music and movies and less of what isn't supposed to be there.

Two assignable channels for a second room

With seven channels to play with, NAD has added one important feature over the previous version of this receiver. The "surround back" channels are reassignable. So if, like many people, you have five speakers in your home theater, you can power two additional speakers in a second room with the T 748V2. Or if you'd like to get more clarity from your front speakers, you can use those two extra channels to bi-amp your compatible fronts.

Customized presets for movies and music

All receivers are designed to perform double-duty for movies and music. This NAD receiver makes it easy to switch between a CD and a Blu-ray disc without having to reconfigure all your settings. The T 748V2 features five A/V presets which let you customize different functions for optimal playback. For instance, you may want to play movies from your Blu-ray player in 7.1-channel surround sound using your subwoofer for plenty of deep, rumbling bass. But perhaps you want to use only your front speakers and the sub for pop music. However, you'd prefer acoustic music to play only through your stereo speakers without the sub, though with a little bit of extra bass response courtesy of the receiver's built-in tone controls. With the T 748V2, you could create three presets to handle all of these situations with easy one-button selection.


    Power and processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 480p)
    • auto speaker calibration for precise surround sound tailored to your room and setup (microphone included)
    Multi-room Audio
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • "surround back" channels can be reassigned as powered Zone 2 outputs (allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • line-level Zone 2 stereo outputs for use with a separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    Audio Performance Features:
    • bi-amp compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels
    • streamlined design eliminates unnecessary features to prevent interference and degradation of sound quality
    • 7.1-channel preamp outputs for connection to a separate power amplifier
    • HDMI 1.4 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • 1 set of component video inputs
    • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • 2 S-video inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 3 optical (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 pair of front-panel inputs)
    • front-panel minijack input for connecting a portable music player or included setup microphone
    • rear-panel input for optional iPod dock (not included)
    • 7.1-channel preamp outputs includes output for a powered subwoofer
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • full-sized (1/4-inch) headphone jack
    • RS-232C port for automated control systems
    • remote control (IR) input
    • detachable power cord
    General Features:
    • 5 A/V presets for customizing sources, speakers, and settings for easy one-touch recall
    • HDMI standby pass-through
    • 3D pass-through
    • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
    • AM/FM tuner with 60 presets and RDS for displaying station info
    • 2 remote controls (Main and Zone 2)
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 16-1/2"D
    • weight: 25.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

    Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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    Very Pleased with NAD

    Written By Audio Lover, Kentucky on Thursday, July 30, 2015

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    Very pleased with NAD receiver. Love the simplicity of controls as well as the great audio. No issues with video switching. I have a 25 year old NAD 7000 receiver that still sounds wonderful for music. Highly recommend this receiver. Suggest spending the time to understand the features. Had the option to purchase at different places but chose Crutchfield because of the super service. I have been a long time customer.

    Pros: Sound. Simplicity. Function.

    Cons: Some might complain about the low tech graphic interface but I could care less about that.

    5 Star Service

    Written By UncleLou, Colorado on Tuesday, July 07, 2015

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    Can't review the receiver yet as I had a problem with a reconditioned model. But the service person was great and a replacement was shipped that day. Sweet!

    Pros: Fast service with no hassle.

    great sound

    Written By gjgoods, Montana on Thursday, June 04, 2015

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    So far the unit has been excellent. I agree with the other reviewers the sound is superb. I thought the setup was relatively easy with the exception of the listening modes. The cd manual is confusing in that regard. If not for this I would have given 5 stars. I did have an issue that Crutchfield tech support could not help me resolve however they gave me the number for NAD tech support. I was connected immediately and the technician was able to solve my problem. It was an issue with a peripheral input not the receiver. As always Crutchfield service and support cannot be beaten. I was also very happy with the service and support of NAD.

    Pros: great sound, helpful easily reached tech support, clean look

    Cons: the manual in regard to listening modes

    Excellent unit, but you better know what you're doing...

    Written By RK, New York on Friday, December 26, 2014

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    I'll start by saying I've got about 10 hours into setting this unit up and paying with it. I wanted a unit known for it's sound, and not it's bells and whistles. Documentation is worth about as much as the paper it's printed on - BUT, in all the receivers I researched before I bought this, and in all fairness, none of the documentation for any of the new receivers were any good. That said, let's move on... This unit is excellent for my use - some home theater, and a LOT of music. The 748 drives 4 20 year old PhaseTech speakers, a PhaseTech center channel and a subwoofer. The sound is phenomenal. I hooked the NAD DAC2 to my laptop and into the 748, and now I have a "jukebox" that is absolutely ridiculous sounding. For the heck of it, I grabbed my old Realistic Mach2's and hooked them up. NICE rich sound. Now the "ugh" part of the review. You should know a little about home theater setup, etc., before setting this up. I didn't, so I was pretty much lost. Yes, I could call NAD, or Crutchfield support (which by the way I give 10 stars), but I didn't want to bother them with my inability to figure stuff out. I mean, I didn't even know that the HDMI cable had to go from HDMI/ARC to the TV! But, I got all that figured out, and this unit is proving itself to be better and better as time goes by. All in all, a great unit.

    Pros: Sounds awesome, looks "high end", and has everything one could want.

    Cons: Documentation is written just a little too advanced for someone who hasn't been around audio equipment that much. You'll figure it out, just keep reading!

    Excellent Receiver /Tough Setup

    Written By goward, Waco, TX on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    I have owned NAD products before. The hallmark of NAD is music first. I was thrilled to see Crutchfield handle NAD products. So I have forsaken my very nice Denon for this NAD. The unit itself is great- sound, simplicity, and style. I highly recommend it. But the set-up. I will not go into any detail other than remind buyers to have the Crutchfield number ready. One will need to call- several times.

    Pros: Great sound from a true high-end audio company.

    Cons: Set-up. The manual is a .pdf. The verbiage assumes you have worked with these kind of units before and unless you have, the opportunity to get lost arrives quickly. Have tech support handy!

    great sound but lacks functionality

    Written By shannon, hazen, nd on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    Amazing sound and simple setup however the digital optical audio inputs do not work. My old receiver works and this one doesn't. After long conversations with support the issue was never resolved. Decided to use the HDMI arc as a sound source for my smart TV however this technology does not work very well with this reciever. It takes upward of 2 to 3 minutes for this unit to switch to HDMI arc and i have to power the system of to get it to switch back to the TV. Sound quality is superb however for the setup I have I wish I would have went with a different unit

    Pros: Great sound easy setup

    Cons: Poor functionality

    NAD T 748V2 Tech Support Lacking

    Written By Jon, Nashville on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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    After much research on a sound source for my home theater, I decided the NAD 748V2 fit the bill. I saw it's potential as a fabulous unit, however that potential may never be realized. Why? I can only get 2 of it's 4 HDMI sources to recognize my equipment. I followed the on screen menu as instructed to no avail. I called Crutchfield's tech support (twice) only to be told my equipment must be defected. All equipment works fine independently of the NAD. So, I have resigned for the last several months to use just 2 of the HDMIs BUMMER!

    Pros: Steady power throughout viewing. Wonderful natural sound, and ample bass through sub-woofer. Unit does not over-heat when use for several hours of music or movie viewing.

    Cons: Not able to utilize all the inputs.

    NAD T748V2

    Written By John W, Baltimore, MD on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    If you desire pure sound quality, then this a home theater receiver for you. My primary focus is on Blu-Ray and satellite TV sound quality. The 748V2 delivers such sound quality and is very powerful. It is driving 8 speakers and subwoofer and there is plenty of volume. My speaker system consist of mirage floor, center and bookshelf speakers which are complimented by built-in ceiling speakers for the 7.1 experience. OPPO Blu-Ray player provides excellent HD sound, either DTS or Dolby. This was worth the upgrade from my Yamaha V663 which was state of the art at the time. There are no add-ons with this receiver. If you crave excellent movie sound and the surround sound experience (5.1 or 7.1), I highly recommend the 748V2.

    Pros: Excellent sound quality, especially HD sound and excellent video processing. I heard sounds when listening to a football game that I never heard before such as all the background noise that the microphones in the booth picks-up. Both amazing and annoying.

    Cons: Set-up manual and menu is cumbersome to navigate and I had to call Crutchfield a couple of times for assistance. Crutchfield was able to resolve my issues. Be prepared for center channel sound that has no bass as it direct without any enhancements; it may sound like too much treble at first.

    NAD is the best

    Written By Roger C., Olathe, Kansas on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    I have been a NAD fan since the 70's. It took me a couple of years to finally take the surround, home theater plunge. I replaced a NAD 2400 stereo reciever that I have loved for 40 years. I looked at several brands but knew I just couldn't go for anything other than NAD. Being budget restricted I chose to save my money until I could afford the T-748v2. I love the sound this reciever gives and it has plenty of power. It was easy to set up but as others have mentioned unless you have a computer handy printing out the manual might not be a bad idea. While I do wish it had a phono preamp built in, I will not take off any stars for it not having one. This is one wonderful piece of equipment. i would urge anyone looking to buy any sort of audio reciever or amp/preamp to look long and hard at NAD. Even if your budget is extensive NAD is the absolute top bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed if you buy NAD. Quality build, superb sound. what more could you ask for?

    Pros: Solid build quality. Wonderful sound. Plenty of clean power when needed. Can handle 2 ohm speaker loads if needed. Easy to set up.

    Cons: No built in phono preamp but I knew that going in so not much of a con. No printed manual.

    Sounds Sounds Sounds

    Written By rafi, Hackensack, NJ on Sunday, May 25, 2014

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    NAD did not pull down on any expectations that an audiophile waiting for on this entry level item . I could hear sounds that i was not able with a DENON AVR-E400 AV receiver The only one that matches to this product is the Old Yamaha RXV-2500 and this one was the flagship of Yamaha. So bottom line NAD fas an entry level equal to a flagship of a competitor .

    Pros: Sturdy body, Excellent sound no bells and whistles that most probably you would never use. Top choice of somebody who wants the best sound in Audio and Videos. It is incredible at two channel Stereo and the calibration is quite simple but not as good as the Yamaha RXV-2500 if you know that product.

    Cons: Manual is not very easy to follow and they could give some more information on the settings and what to expect, not everybody is very technical . No other Cons . Dont look for it you will not find

    great a/v reciever

    Written By dan, milaca mn on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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    updated 8 yr old yamaha reciever (no hdmi hook ups ) looked at onkyo denon and another yamaha but not really interested in all the bells and whistles , enter nad the sound is amazing simple to operate (even my 3 yo daughter can switch from cd-dvd or cable) much easer than the old yamaha . the old yamaha had 135 x 7 this says only 80 but it is the same out put levels so i think its under rated just love my new nad

    Pros: ease of use. sound ,sound, sound,clean looks not clutterd face

    Cons: none so far

    Great receiver

    Written By Keith K., Shreveport, La. on Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great receiver. I wanted to audition it for a couple of weeks before leaving a review. It is dead quiet at idle. When the power is needed, it is up to the task. Don't let the conservative power ratings fool you. The rear assignable channel is a big plus. I biamped my B&W 685 speakers with great results, although you could use that channel for another room also. Once set up, it is a joy to use. Not too many bells and whistles, just good design and sound. Do yourself a favor and print out the owners manual. It is on a CD in PDF format and is hard to page back and forth. You will need the manual for setup. I used double sided printing because the manual is 40 pages. For you turntable users, you will need an external phono preamp. Crutchfield has many good ones. Don't skimp here. When you set up your phono on the onscreen source menu, you must disable HDMI and digital audio. Plug your phono analog coax inputs into the analog audio 1 or 2 in the back and you're good to go. I also bought a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable (highly recommended). I can't comment on the surround sound since I am running a 2.1 setup. If you have good source material, this receiver can handle it well. Very clean and musical. Now a word on Crutchfield customer service. Simply the best. I purchased and auditioned one other receiver, but it didn't meet my needs. No hassle return. Just be careful with the equipment and save the box and all of the accessories.

    Pros: Crutchfield customer service. Great receiver for the price. Easy to use remote.

    Cons: Owners manual a bit sketchy. No paper manual. NAD iPod dock has gotten bad reviews and appears to be unavailable currently. Just use a mini plug. Some users will find this receiver limited in features at this price point. You are paying for quality sound here.

    Fantastic Receiver

    Written By GJ, Nebraska on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Terrific amp that is under rated. I am hearing subtle sounds I never heard before on my previous (more powerful) amp. Power is more than adequate and crystal clear at any volume. I have owned many amps in my life and NAD has always given me the most bang for the buck. This amp is no exception. I thought I needed a more powerful amp for our great room and that is why I had the more powerful amp. I was wrong. The NAD sounds more powerful and musical. Action film soundtracks come to life and now make me feel like I am part of the action.

    Pros: Pure, clean, powerful sound

    Cons: None

    Great receiver with poor instructions

    Written By Terry, Tulsa,OK on Friday, December 27, 2013

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    Unit is great but the instructions are lacking. Several languages are included on the disc but it is difficult to follow on your screen since you have to have the units menu on the screen to configure it. You can print a copy, but it still lacks the full instruction and one must anticipate many of the steps.

    Pros: System flexibility to set different inputs and name them yourself.

    Cons: Must purchase separate pre-amp for phono. Guess that type equipment is deemed old fashioned, even though many new vinyl discs are being issued.

    Good box

    Written By YMe, Acton, MA on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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    I had a two years old Onkyo in my living room that never met my expectations. I was looking at replacing it with a new Marantz. I have an 4 year old Marantz in a downstairs family room that I thought was a second to best A/V box i ever owned. Then i asked my daughter, who has professionaly selected and installed A/V systems in her house, what does she have for A/V boxes selected by a profeesional installer. The answer was NAD. I trusted the audio engineer and also knew that NAD is a very good and expensive brand. The rest of it is history, we purchased T748 and it certainly surpassed Onkyo's performance by far. I still think that my old Marantz gives a better sound, but i can be wrong because the speakers in my family room are better speakers than in my living room. T748 produes excelent sound quality, the sound presets gives a nice garden variety of choices. I have difficulties operating theT748 with my Logitech universal remote control and it is very irritating. Sometimes when the modes are switched there is no sound and I have to take NAD remote to reset the the unit. But it can be a problem with the Logitech remote.

    Pros: Excelent sound quality. Large variety of preset equalization choices. I find the fact that the unit doesn't have additional "bells and whistles" choices as a very positive dvelopment.

    Cons: The unit has only 4 HDMI connections that reduces options of connecting external devices.

    NAD delivers an amazing sound experience

    Written By hermitage67, Seattle, WA on Sunday, November 17, 2013

    I spent about a month obsessing about replacing a 7 year old basic Onkyo. Was interested in Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, etc. and tempted by the siren song of add-on features like airplay, DLNA, internet radio, etc. But I already have an AppleTV and the new receiver would go into a TV room and not a living room. I ultimately realized I didn't need all that, just great sound and at least 4 HDMI ports (my Onkyo only had 2). I had some concern that this would be frivolous purchase if I didn't hear any difference and pay big money for 2 extra HDMI ports(I also purchased a DT ProCinema600). The sound is incredible and substantially better than what I had before, particularly the lows. The sounds of leaves rustling and other ambient noises are amazing. What a great decision ;-)

    I did have some initial trouble, however, that was thankfully resolved with some help. Trying to program a new remote, as I turned off my Panasonic Plasma, the NAD went mute and brain dead and couldn't be brought back. I called Crutchfield support (a smart guy answered on the 2nd ring - amazing!) and was told to reset the device by putting the AM turner on and pressing the listening mode button until it came back. It worked but then same thing happened. NAD support told me to turn off the CEC feature on the plasma (Vieralink).

    That fixed it and I've been ecstatic ever since. I can't believe 80w delivers such sound. The t758 would have been overkill for my tv room

    Pros: $599 is great value for such amazing sound quality Amazing sound paired with Definitive Technology ProCinema600 Programmable LCD to label other devices Easy speaker set up Support

    Cons: Lack of CEC compatibility with Panasonic Vieralink (but not relevant in my case)

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    What's in the box?

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    • 7.1ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Auto calibration microphone
    • Main IR remote control (AVR 4)
    • Zone 2 IR remote control (ZR7) 2 "AA" batteries
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM antenna
    • Owner's manual CD-ROM
    • Quick start guide
    • Warranty information

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
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    Audio Features

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The T 748 is rated using NAD's Full Disclosure Power; 40 watts continuous output x 7 channels with all channels running simultaneously from 20-20,000 Hz into 8Ω loads with no more than 0.08% THD. The stereo output is 80 watts continuous x 2 channels under the same conditions. The seven amplifier channels built into the receiver are typically used for 7.2 channel surround in the main room, but there are various amplifier configurations to accommodate your home theater setup.

    • 7.1ch: Provides 7.1ch surround (with front left/right, center-channel, surround left/right, and surround back left/right channels along with a preamp subwoofer output) in your main zone.
    • Bi-Amp: You can configure the amplifier for front bi-amp operation to achieve a higher-quality 2-channel sound by connecting the receiver's front and surround back channels to your main front speakers (if compatible). In this configuration, the receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround.
    • Zone 2: The surround back channel amplifier can be reassigned to power stereo speakers in Zone 2. The receiver will be limited to 5.2ch surround in the main zone.
    Note: NAD uses Full Disclosure Power (FDP), the most demanding criterion for performance measurement. FDP specifies distortion under the most extreme conditions of low impedance loads and frequency extremes, rather than the simple and easy 1kHz @ 8 ohms test quoted by many of other manufactures. NAD uses this stricter performance criterion because it more closely matches the demands of real music and real loudspeakers. Maintaining specified distortion at 4/8Ω and at 20-20kHz is a much more difficult achievement. The benefit of NAD's Full Disclosure Power is the total elimination of audible distortion at any listening level. This provides pinpoint imaging and realism with music and movies alike.

    Auto Calibration: The auto setup and calibration feature uses the included microphone, along with sophisticated digital electronics to automatically setup and calibrate the T 748 to the exact speakers and speaker placement of your unique home theater. The receiver automatically checks what speakers are connected, measures and adjusts each speaker's distance (delay time), relative level (volume), and size (crossover point). The speakers can also be adjusted manually if you prefer.

    Listening Modes: The T 748 offers decoding for all the latest surround formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio; as well as Dolby Pro Logic surround processing.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Listening Mode Parameters: The T 748 provides the following Listening Mode Parameter adjustments for Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS NEO:6.

    • Center Width (DPL IIx): Modifies the "hard-centeredness" of the center image, by gradually mixing mono center content to the Front left/right speakers as well. A setting of 0 retains the center-channel-only default while a setting of 7 yields a fully phantom center channel.
    • Dimension (DPL IIx): Adjusts front-rear emphasis of the surround effect independently from the relative channel levels.
    • Panorama (DPL IIx): Adds a "wraparound" effect by extending some stereo content into the surround channels.
    • Center Gain (DTS NEO:6): Adjust for better center image in relation to the surround sound channels.

    EARS: Two-channel recordings, whether stereo or surround-encoded, are reproduced with proprietary NAD surround processing with signals output to the front left/right, center and discrete left/right surround channels, plus subwoofer. EARS extracts the natural ambience present in nearly all well-produced stereo recordings. It does not synthesize any ambience or other sonic elements and thus remains truer to the sound of the original musical performance than most other music-surround options. EARS offers realistic, stable "front-stage" sonic imaging and spacious but unexaggerated ambient "virtual acoustics" that remain faithful to the original recording. Select EARS for listening to stereo music recordings and broadcasts. EARS produces a subtle but highly natural and believable ambience from nearly all "natural-acoustic" stereo recordings. Typically, these include classical, jazz, and folk genre.

    Stereo Modes: The NAD T 748 also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well as an analog bypass stereo mode.

    • Stereo: All output is directed to the front left/right channels. Low frequencies are directed to the subwoofer if one is present in the Speaker settings. Select 'Stereo' when you wish to listen to a stereo (or monaural) production, such as music CD or FM broadcast, without surround enhancement. Stereo recordings whether in PCM/digital or analog form and whether surround-encoded or not encoded, are reproduced as recorded. Multi-channel digital recordings (Dolby Digital and DTS) are reproduced in "Stereo Downmix" mode via the front left/right channels.
    • Enhanced Stereo: All recordings are reproduced in stereo via the maximum speaker complement. Enhanced stereo can be useful for maximum volume from all channels or for multi-speaker background music (cocktail party) listening. For this mode, Front, Center, Surround and Back speakers can be turned ON/OFF as desired.
    • Analog Bypass: All analog signals remain in the analog domain without analog-to-digital conversions. At Analog Bypass, the DSP circuitry is bypassed but full tone control functions remain. 'Bass management' or Speaker settings are also not in effect as these are DSP functions.

    Audio Settings: The NAD T 748 offers a variety of audio adjustments to tailor the unit to your preference.

    • Tone Controls: Bass & Treble can be adjusted from -10dB to +10dB.
    • Enhanced Bass: When the subwoofer is set to 'On' and your front speakers set to 'Large', the option 'Enhanced Bass' becomes available. Normally, with speakers set to 'Large' the subwoofer is not active. The Enhanced Bass option allows full range operation of the speakers with the additional bass contribution of the subwoofer. This feature is particularly useful when one wants to experience maximum bass output.
    • Dynamic Range Control: You can select the effective dynamic range (subjective range from soft to loud) for playback of Dolby Digital soundtracks. For fully cinematic effect, always select 100% (the default). Settings of 75%, 50%, and 25% progressively reduce dynamic range, making soft sounds comparatively louder while limiting the peak loudness of loud ones.
    • Gain Adjustment: Gain adjustment allows all sources to play back at the same volume level so you don't need to adjust the volume every time a new source is selected. It is generally preferable to reduce the level of the loudest source rather than making louder the softer sources.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The NAD T 748 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Analog Inputs/Output: There are four analog audio inputs (3 rear/1 front) and one record output. There are three stereo RCA inputs and stereo RCA output on the rear-panel, plus a single 3.5mm stereo minijack input on the front panel.
    • Digital Inputs: There are two coaxial digital inputs and three optical digital inputs (2 rear/1 front)). The inputs accept digital audio signals from a digital TV, Set top box, Blu-ray player, compact disc, DVD, LD, or other digital source components; each can be assigned to a specific source using the on-screen menu.
    • 7.2ch Preamp Outputs: The T 748 features Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right and Subwoofer preamp outputs to connect the receiver to external power amplifiers. The Surround Back preamp outputs can also be used for Zone 2.
    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front, center, surround, and surround back channels. The surround back speaker channels can also be used for Zone 2 speakers. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs and a collar surrounding the terminals prevents the use of spade connectors.
    • Headphone Output: The receiver features a 1/4" stereo headphone jack on the front-panel for connecting an optional pair of headphones. The unit's speaker outputs are automatically muted when a set of headphones is connected.

    Video Features

    HDMI Inputs/Output: The NAD T 748 receiver is fitted with four HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and 1 HDMI (v.1.4) output to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p video signals; as well as 3D video, Auto Lyp-Sinc, and ARC functionality. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.

    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): HDMI (1.4) also features an Audio Return Channel, which allows both audio and video content to be sent through a single HDMI cable. This eliminates the need for separate audio and video cables running from your TV to the receiver.
    • 3D Pass-Through: With the advent of 3D media, it is important to own a receiver that passes 3D video signals. The T 748 is able to pass 3D signals from your Blu-ray player to your TV via the HDMI connection.
    • HDMI Pass-through: When the T 748 is in standby mode (power off), the HDMI source signals will continuously pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI Control (CEC) feature must be enabled in order for HDMI Pass-through to work.
    • Lip Sync Delay: Video signals may take longer to process than audio signals, depending on the connected video equipment. The audio signal can be delayed up to 120ms to synchronize with the video signal.

    Analog Video Inputs: The T 748 offers Component, Composite, and S-Video inputs. These analog video inputs can be assigned to specific sources using the on-screen menu. There is one component video input. There are three composite video inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There are two S-video inputs (1 front/1 rear).

    Video Conversion: The T 748 takes each analog video input (composite video, S-video, and component video), digitizes it and sends it out through the HDMI monitor output (the S-Video input is also output through the composite video monitor output).

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The AV receiver's on-screen text-based menu provides quick information about your system's settings. You can easily make settings for your home theater system while viewing menus on the TV screen. These menu displays can be output to your TV via HDMI, Component, Composite, or S-video.

    Zone 2: The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this receiver to reproduce separate analog input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone 2). The receiver has dedicated stereo RCA outputs for Zone 2, or the receiver's Surround Back channels can be configured to power speakers in the second zone.  By using the RCA outputs on the AV receiver you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and play a different stereo audio source in another room of your home. By using the speaker-level outputs on the AV receiver you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different stereo audio source in the other room. When the receiver is powering speakers in Zone 2, the surround back speakers in the main room are turned off (limiting you to 5.1ch in the main room). The volume of Zone 2 can be controlled by the NAD receiver using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output. 

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Analog audio inputs, AM/FM Tuner (you cannot select different AM/FM radio stations for each zone)
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video signal to Zone 2.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The NAD T 748 features an internal AM/FM tuner that offers high-quality sound from your local radio broadcasts. You can store up to 30 FM and 30 AM station presets. The Radio Data System (RDS) permits sending small amounts of digital information using conventional FM radio broadcasts. The T 777 supports two RDS modes; Program-Service Name (PS mode) and Radio-Text (RT mode). Not every FM station incorporates RDS in its broadcast signal. In most areas you will find from one to several RDS-enabled stations, but it is by no means impossible that your favorite stations will not be broadcasting RDS data

    A/V Presets: Five A/V presets can be stored with customized settings for listening mode, DSP options (lip sync delay), tone control, speaker setup, and front panel display.

    Optional iPod Dock: The optional IPD 2 iPod dock is no longer available.

    Auto Power Down: The T 748 can be setup to automatically go to standby mode if there is no user interface interaction within the allocated time (4hrs, 8hrs, or 30 mins).

    Remote Control

    Dual Remotes: The T 748 includes an IR remote (AVR 4) for wireless operation of the AV receiver and other NAD audio/video components. The included Zone 2 IR remote (ZR 7) controls the Zone 2 features of the T 748; it allows control of the Zone 2 volume and source selection, as well as other applicable functions. The ZR 7 remote will work from a different room using an IR sensor and hub, or the IR sensor of a compatible NAD component in the second zone (either must be wired back to the location of the T 748).

    HDMI-CEC: The NAD AV receiver supports the HDMI control function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If your TV or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the remote controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and to synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI Control compatible devices.

    • Power synchronization (On/Standby)
    • Volume control, including Mute
    • Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or the receiver)

    Remote Connections: The NAD T 748 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.

    • IR In: The 3.5mm IR In allows you to connect the T 748 to an infrared repeater.
    • RS-232C: The RS-232C port is to be used in conjunction with an external controller; AMX, Crestron or a compatible PC using NAD's proprietary PC software.

    Switched AC: The maximum output on the 2-prong switched AC outlet on the rear panel is 100 watts/1 amp.

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    7-channel amplifier; 110 watts per channel with 2 channels driven

    modular construction so you can upgrade digital audio/video connections rather than replace the system

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