NAD T 758

7.1-channel home theater receiver

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When it comes to receivers, choose wisely

Think your home theater receiver doesn't really affect how your speakers sound? Then NAD has something to show you. Connect your stereo or surround sound speakers to the T 758 and hear just how much better they can sound when driven by this powerhouse. Conservatively rated at 110 watts per channel in stereo mode, this receiver packs a wallop, bringing more punch and dynamics to music and movies than you may be accustomed to hearing outside of a movie theater. If you want a clearer idea of how your favorite musicians and movie directors intended for you to experience their work, fire up this receiver, sit back, and lose yourself for a couple of hours. You may rethink the importance of a receiver to your system's sound.

No frills, just thrills

While other A/V receivers may offer more features, NAD focused the T 758 on one mission: performance. This receiver is designed to deliver the very best sound and picture from all your audio and video sources. By eliminating signal-degrading and space-eating processing and seldom-used features, the T 758 achieves vanishingly low distortion. This is the music lover's A/V receiver, backed by NAD's decades of audiophile expertise, to deliver music and movie soundtracks with clarity and detail that lifts the "veil" off your speakers to reveal their full potential.

Designed with the future in mind

With rapidly changing developments in digital audio and video, it's sometimes hard to commit to new gear when something newer may be just over the horizon. That's why NAD developed Modular Design Construction. The T 758's digital inputs and outputs are built into a removable circuit board. So if something better comes along, you'll have the option to upgrade your connections without buying a whole new receiver. It's a smart way to future-proof your purchase with the benefits of clean, powerful amplification that will never go out of style.

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 758. 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 758 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 758, you could create three presets to handle all of these situations with easy one-button selection.


    Power and processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 110 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)
    • Audyssey 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
    • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • S-video input
    • digital audio inputs: 4 optical (includes 1 front-panel input), 3 coaxial
    • digital audio outputs: 1 optical, 1 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
    • 7.1-channel preamp inputs
    • 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
    • 12-volt trigger output
    • remote control (IR) input
    • detachable power cord
    General Features:
    • Modular Design Construction — digital inputs/outputs are installed on a removable circuit board, allowing a future upgrade
    • 5 A/V presets for customizing sources, speakers, and settings for easy one-touch recall
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • 3D pass-through
    • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
    • AM/FM tuner with 60 presets and RDS for displaying station info
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 16-11/16"D
    • weight: 33.9 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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    Best Receiver, amazing sound

    Written By Toddsters, San Antonio on Monday, November 09, 2015

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    Just get this receiver; stop overthinking it and get it.

    Pros: Sound, ease of manually setting up.

    Cons: None

    Outstanding Customer Service

    Written By Dan, New York on Friday, July 24, 2015

    This receiver replaced a Pioneer Elite VSX-32 AV receiver. I went with NAD because of their attention to sound quality, their FDP (Full Disclosure Power), and their MDC (Modular Design Construction) capability. I am very pleased with the sound quality of this receiver and would highly recommend it to all.

    Pros: Sound quality. Power. MDC.

    Cons: The only con I had was the Audyssey setup. When I first ran the setup it set my left front speakers distance at 0 feet. I later moved my sub and attempted to run the Audyssey setup again and had no success. I ran it five times and kept getting "Check Type" on the screen. I wrote NAD and they sent me the attached link: Tech-Tip Bulletin - TXX7-SB2013-04 (2).pdf. If you follow these instruction it will correct the problem. The factory reset for the T758 is the same as the T757.

    Still learning

    Written By TomK, Texas on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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    I like the clean power, the sound is very good so (I am still adding speakers to make a 5.0 setup in the living room, plus Zone B patio speakers). I don't like the menu system, I was hoping there would be some simplicity here, since it isn't a networked product. I like how the volume gets turned down when signal sources are changed. But people need to remember to turn it up to over -40 dB to hear what they're doing after they set it up. HDMI pass-through to listen to TV-originated programming is a bit dodgy still for me. Blu Ray and Media Center are fine, since they go through the NAD. Probably a learning curve thing for me.

    Pros: True DC power supply, not switching. I am soon to learn what details it lends to sound, have already heard some neat sound stage effects that I never heard in the same manner before.

    Cons: Takes some figuring out. I have compared the manual to Denon AVRX-3000, and they seem to have much better cross-referencing and links to help increase understanding and complete a task. The cover for Audyssey mic and front panel inputs is pretty cheesy for something in this price range. It is plastic, and gets pivoted out by pushing on one end. It is merely perched back into place when needed there.

    NAD t 758

    Written By Tracy D, nv on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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    I finally can hear my CD's the way they were meant to be heard. I have this going into 2 Emotiva monoblock amps into a set of B&W 683's and it sounds awesome at very high levels! ( I like it loud). I've only set up the front and center channels and movies already sound really good. Can't wait to get the sub and surrounds hooked up.

    Pros: Music sounds great. Pretty easy to set up.

    Cons: For 1K a better manual would be nice but like I said it was easy to figure out with out one.

    Awesome AV receiver

    Written By wwvierg, California on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    love this receiver-great sound, plenty of connections, no unwanted gadgets ... BUT ... there was no Users Guide ?!?! very weird

    NAD t758

    Written By mn, Wylie on Monday, May 18, 2015

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    Performs better than my Marantz and Denon. Quiet scenes are completely quiet. Full body sound when paired with my Klipsch ref prems.

    Pros: Fast source switching. No temporal and cluttering apps.

    Cons: App control would be nice.

    So Far So Good

    Written By Mc, Illinois on Friday, March 27, 2015

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    Coming from a vintage Integra, the receiver is much less complex. It was easy to set up. It is all horsepower and no frills. Other reviews have complained about a lack of volume but mine will go painfully loud. The set up device was a failure in my case, but my situation is difficult Zone 2 is controllable only through the remote unless I am missing something. the Integra was much easier in that regard with controls on the front of the unit.

    Pros: Solidly built Easy to set up

    Cons: Set up device was a failure

    Great amp but upgrades costly

    Written By Dtbach, Wisconsin on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Great sounding amp with spectacular 5.1 sound. I scored a great deal on some Paradigm Cinema speakers and the spatial sound playing Pink Floyd "Wish you were here" Blue Ray 5.1 remaster was absolutely Devine. It has a secondary amp that can be used in a 7.1 system or as a "B" speaker system which I use in our Master bedroom. It has the ability to play a different source than the primary. It also can be upgraded with a new module for future spec changes. This is nice but a new 4K module costs $$$!!! That is 60% of of the list price which is NOT cool.

    Pros: Good power, modular changes.

    Cons: High cost of new mods.

    NAD T758

    Written By claese, Monroe, NC on Wednesday, January 07, 2015

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    Absolutely impressed and loving it! Setup was easy and painless. I had to reluctantly replace my Cambridge Audio Azur 640R. I knew I would be sacrificing power and probably sound quality, but felt NAD would offer me the closest imaging and sound stage at a reasonable price. Boy was I surprised! I am highly recommending this unit to anyone who loves both music and movies.

    Best A/V for the $$ / Crystal Clear Sound / Powerfull

    Written By Brian, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, November 17, 2014

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    I've had many top end Bose surround systems over the past 15 years, and the NAD sound is soooo much clearer. Well, that is, NAD with Definitive Technology DI series speakers all around. I'm hearing distinct background sounds I've never heard before in movies I've seen many times. Set-up and calibration was very easy. I don't miss or even know what bells and whistles weren't included - Who needs them? My blue-ray and TV connects to the internet, I do't need my A/V receiver to - I just want the best possible sound which NAD overdelivers on. Unexpected bonus - turns on and off when my TV turns on / off (senses through HDMI cable I think). Also controls blue ray player on / off through a switched receptacle outlet.

    Pros: Crystal clear sound, dialogue / voice is especially clear. Great surround sound effects. Clearest I've experienced in my home. More than enough power for my 14x21x8 home theater. I've not been able to see how loud it goes because the loudness is that painful - suffice to say....more than enough power. Automatically senses music or video and displays CODEC used, applies settings appropriately.

    Cons: I really can't think of one Con. Well, an owner's manual could have been included. Downloaded from Crutchfield's website, and set-up and calibration was so easy it was hardly needed. Still - I just like to have a hard copy.

    NAD T 758

    Written By TrueColours, Tampa, Florida on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    NAD T 758 : Magnificent preformance to price point. Much easier to use and install than my last NAD. Paid a small premium for Cruchfield service and got every penny of it! Super fast, friendly and dependable service.

    Pros: The NAD T 758 technology is greatly imporoved. Set up is easy and the technology much more streamlined. The footprint is smaller than my previous NAD and doesn't seem to get as hot. Sound is superior to all off the shelf Asian brands found at the box stores.

    Cons: I would prefer a little more driving power for my room as I operate the NAD T 758 at the higher end of the volume though it is sufficient with a little room left over. No other cons. . .I look forward to the audio enjoyment this NAD T 758 will give me and my family in the years ahead.

    Great Receiver

    Written By Kyle W., Richmond, Virginia on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    I purchased this receiver several months ago, and I'm 100% pleased. I had never heard of NAD beforehand, but I became aware through various av forums and Crutchfield's website.

    Sound: Very clear. It made a vast improvement to my crappy speakers. I listen to rock, classical and jazz. Lots of detail that was previously missing. I haven't scratched the surface of what this thing can do. I need better speakers.

    Power: I thought about buying the NAD receiver that is one level down, but I wanted to give myself flexibility when I buy speakers without having to purchase a separate amplifier. NAD has a reputation for actually providing greater wattage than what is listed, while many other companies provide less than what is listed.

    Simplicity: The NAD does not have many bells and whistles. I did not want this anyhow because technology will change over time, and I wanted something simple for wife, kids and grandparents to operate. NAD has a reputation for putting your dollars into the best quality sound, not features. I run my NAD through Apple Airplay, which allows me to control through my phone or computer.

    Price: it's expensive compared to your run of the mill receiver, but not nearly as expensive as what most audiophiles put into their system. I wanted the best I could get without going overboard. I hope to keep the receiver for many years (bought my last one in 1992), so for what it cost, it didn't seem so bad.

    Pros: Sound, power, simplicity and price.

    Cons: None really. If you are trying to get a good system and are starting with this receiver, just know that it will cost a lot more to achieve the sound you desire. You'll want good speakers next, so think about your overall budget. Maybe you end up with a less expensive receiver that's perfectly fine and much better than what you currently have.

    Great unit

    Written By James I., Mt. Pleasant SC on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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    Love it sound is very good abandoned a recent Denon due to the sound just didn't cut it in my opinion now I get powerful bass and clear true to life sounds pretty awesome this thing is a beast 33.9 lb weight means I can use it to work out if I want... I've had NADs for years they're the best. If you love good sound

    Pros: Like the lack of tons of buttons on front of unit looks clean and simple. No frills just power and great sound. It has listening mode options which allow for changes to the sound tho haven't experimented too much with them yet. Main problem I'm having is it may blow the walls off my place when I crank it up I'll not make that a con.... Still building my system I don't even have a sub yet but it's still powerful enough sans sub I've had to tone down the bass in controls. Great unit

    Cons: Only con is Audyssey. I'm 100% sure I was in phase with the speakers. Audyssey claimed I wasn't. This is same problem I had with Denon Audyssey setup. Audyssey seems to not have a handle on determining who's in phase so technically not solely an NAD issue but since NAD has chosen to include the Audyssey I'll list it as a negative.


    Written By El Gib, Sacramento, CA on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

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    Now that I've had the T 758 for three weeks and have got it all dialed in I can tell it's a great choice. I use it mainly for listening to music. It's easy on the ears and crystal clear with no distortion even at higher volumes. Several listening modes and tone controls offer enough versatility to adjust for preferences from any source. Highs from trumpets or Hammond B3s are warm and not blaring. It also excels in its secondary role as home theater. With the 7.1 surround I find having some control over the dynamic range helps to brighten up dialogue and tone down some of the less essential extraneous noise present in a lot of films. The modular design construction was a big factor in my final decision. Knowing that the current HDMI format will one day give way to some other connection and all I have to do is switch out a circuit board is a kind of insurance against obsolescence.

    Pros: Versatile and powerful. Upgradeable. Crystal clear sound reproduction. Plenty of DSP options.

    Cons: Weighs as much as a Buick Skylark. Audyssey took several attempts to get right. Does require some know-how to operate, but not too hard.

    Really good so far !!

    Written By Anonymous, Stevensville. Michigan on Friday, March 14, 2014

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    Good unit

    Pros: Easy to operate

    Cons: Wish they would come up with a better way to hook up speakers. Hard to access on back of unit in cabinet

    Great Receiver

    Written By Brian, Clovis, NM on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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    Great receiver - very clear. The silents are silent, and sound amplifies without distortion.

    Pros: Great sound quality

    Cons: The menu-interface could be better designed, and the default settings on setup seemed a bit weird.

    Great Receiver

    Written By CC, NJ on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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    NAD T758 receiver was very easy to setup and sounds great. I have it hooked up with cable tv box, Apple TV, DVD player, and a computer for music. Everything works and it sounds great.

    Pros: Ease of setup and great sound.

    Cons: Auto speaker setup doesn't work correctly.

    5 stars, if Audyssey worked!

    Written By Rey, North Charleston, SC on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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    Replaced a recently purchased T-748V2. The sound was better due to better build, higher wattage and, of course, higher price. Awesome receiver in every respect. Audyssey did not work after 4 attempts. Got results like 'Check Type' and 'Check Polarity'. It gave me the Check Polarity on four different speakers. One at each attempt. Checked polarity. Positive to positive, negative to negative. Not sure about 'Type'. Gave up. Set my Polks manually based on the settings on my T748. Sounds spectacular. I'm curious to see if Audyssey can do better. I will contact Crutchfield and NAD about my issue (seems I'm not the only one). As always, kudos to Crutchfield. The best.

    Pros: Superb NAD sound!

    Cons: Audyssey does not work correctly.

    NAD T 758

    Written By doug, elephant butte mn on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    nad was a awesome amp very easy to work with

    Cons: just wouldn't drop to 4 ohms

    Outstanding A/VR

    Written By GeorgeL, Ormond Beach, FL on Saturday, November 02, 2013

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    I purchased this as a replacement for a Yamaha RX-V3900 which died after only 4 years. WOW - What a difference !! The NAD T-758 has the cleanest sound I have heard. I listen to mostly classical and jazz and the quality is excellent, especially the mid-range. It also excels watching the TV through it. I love it. Great customer service, both from Crutchfield and NAD.

    Pros: Superb quality Easy set up Not loaded up with unneeded "bells & whistles"

    Cons: None

    Great A/V Receiver

    Written By Frank, Pitman, NJ on Friday, October 04, 2013

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    Great A/V receiver. Compared to my last two receivers, Onkyo and Denon, this unit is exceptional. Lows are more pronounced, the midrange, (vocals & movie dialog) is just superb and the highs sweet, not bright! The surround sound is so much more detailed and content rich. In fact I now hear detail in both movies and music CD's that I was missing perviously. Perfect fit with the Definitive Technology 8040ST floor standing speakers. Quality built and simple to set up and use. Well worth the money. I highly recommend to compliment any home theater system. The only negative comment I can make is when directed to the NAD website, per the enclosed documentation, the owner manual was not available. After calling, NAD emailed me a copy. Crutchfield customer service is the best. I had a question after my purchase and they promptly responded with helpful tips.

    Pros: Great, great sound, quality built, easy setup and priced right.

    Cons: The auto speaker set up doesn't work after several attempts. Not a big deal for me as Definitive Technology recommends a manual set up.

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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
    • Audyssey microphone (ACM1HB)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM antenna
    • Quick Start guide
    • Warranty information

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    Audio Features

    Assignable 7-Channel Amplifier: The T 758 is rated using NAD's Full Disclosure Power; 60 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 110 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.

    MDC (Modular Design Construction): MDC ends the frustration of having to replace your entire AV surround sound receiver just to keep pace with the ever-changing world of AV electronics. NAD's most important recent innovation, MDC battles technology obsolescence by allowing you to upgrade the T 758 with new connectivity and features as new technology becomes available. MDC places all the input circuitry on easily removable plug-in cards; your investment is protected because a single card, rather than the entire receiver, can be replaced when a new format is introduced.

    Audyssey Auto Calibration: The Audyssey auto setup and calibration feature uses the included microphone, along with sophisticated digital electronics to automatically setup and calibrate the T 758 to the exact speakers and speaker placement of your unique home theater. The receiver automatically checks what speakers are connected (5.1 vs 7.1) and their polarity, 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 758 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 758 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 758 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 758 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 758 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/Outputs: There are three coaxial digital inputs and four optical digital inputs (3 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. There are also digital outputs, one coaxial and one optical. The digital outputs can be connected to MD recorders, CD recorders, DAT decks, or other similar components.
    • 7.2ch Preamp Outputs: The T 758 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.
    • 7.1 Channel Input: The T 758 features a 7.1 Channel input (Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right, and Subwoofer) for connecting an outboard processor or multi-channel analog source. The 7.1 channel input can be assigned to eight of the nine inputs (source 5 is fixed).
    • 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 758 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 758 is able to pass 3D signals from your Blu-ray player to your TV via the HDMI connection.
    • HDMI Pass-through: When the T 758 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 758 offers Component, Composite, and S-Video inputs. These analog video inputs can be assigned to specific sources using the on-screen menu. There are three component video inputs and one component video output. There are three composite video inputs (2 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output. There is one S-video input.

    Video Conversion: The T 758 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 758 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 758 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 Controls

    Dual Remotes: The T 758 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 758; 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 758).

    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 758 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.

    • DC Trigger: The 3.5mm +12 volt output trigger is programmable and can engage when the receiver is turned on, when Zone 2 is turned on, or when a specific source is used. The output can also be delayed up to 15 seconds.
    • IR In/Out: These 3.5mm connectors (one input and two outputs) allow you to connect the T 758 to an infrared repeater and other components with IR inputs.
    • 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 3-prong switched AC outlet on the rear panel is 120 watts/1 amp.

    NAD A/V Remote App: This device can be controlled by your iPhone or iPad by the NAD A/V Remote App. Through the app, you can select and control basic functions such as power, volume, source, and listening mode for all zones. You can also name sources, tweak receiver presets, adjust tone controls and trim levels, tune radio stations, and activate Audyssey room equalization, from anywhere in the house. The NAD A/V Remote App is available from Apple iTunes, and works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 5.1.1 or later.

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