NAD T 777
7.2-channel home theater receiver
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NAD understands the audio connoisseur, as the T 777 home theater receiver demonstrates. Unlike most manufacturers, NAD tests their amplifiers with all channels driven simultaneously, not just one or two. So you can rest assured that the performance you pay for is the performance you get with all seven channels. This "real-world" rating means that the T 777's 80 watts per channel is the equivalent of other receivers' 140 watts per channel. With that power comes finesse -— you'll experience surround sound with room-filling intensity that doesn't overwhelm the subtle details. Whether it's a guitar wailing or a cello weeping, the sound will engage you with its clarity and presence.
Like a flywheel for juice, a beefy toroidal transformer lies at the heart of the T 777. No matter how high the peaks are or how deep the troughs in your multichannel soundtracks, the T 777 delivers unwavering power to all seven channels. You'll enjoy lifelike, low-distortion sound that typical receivers can only aspire to.
The T 777 keeps setup clean and simple. Seven 3D-ready HDMI inputs let you hook up the latest high-def components for easy switching. Analog-to-HDMI conversion sends all of your video sources to an HDMI-capable TV via a single-cable digital connection. Plus, this precision-built receiver includes decoding for the superior high-resolution surround sound formats available with today's HD video sources. The NAD T 777 is XM® Satellite Radio Ready. Add an XM subscription and optional XM tuner kit and you'll open your world to tons of entertainment, from Beethoven to basketball. Or if you'd just prefer to kick back and listen to a few thousand tunes from your iPod® library, just add the optional NAD IPD 2 dock.
Some home theater receivers come cluttered with more badges on their chest than a puppet dictator. The T 777 has a ton of important features but doesn't gum up the works with the superfluous. The back surround channels are re-assignable for use with biamp-capable speakers, so you'll get outstanding performance from them. Or you can use those same back surround channels to drive a pair of secondary speakers in one of three additional listening rooms. Line-level outputs let you pass audio signals to optional amplifiers in the other two additional rooms. So the kids can enjoy a movie in the home theater room, while you enjoy some grown-up time around the rest of the house. And if you prefer to use your Blu-ray player's multichannel analog audio output, the T 777 will give it a warm welcome with its 7.1-channel preamp input. A full set of 7.1-channel preamp output jacks lets you feed any additional amplifiers you want to incorporate into your system.
We all know technology doesn't stand still. New home theater technologies — new surround sound formats or new types of A/V connections — used to mean you'd have to get a new receiver to replace one that might otherwise be functioning perfectly. Thanks to NAD's Modular Design Construction, the T 777 is future-proof. As new technologies evolve, you'll be able to add or replace modules in your receiver without having to start from square one.
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.
The NAD t777 I just received is everything I hoped for. Powerful with low distortion, the t777 reminds me of the McIntosh receiver I had years ago. The t777 gives me same commanding "oily clean" sound. I am completely satisfied with the NAD t777. I recommend it for the true audiophile.
Pros: Just great music/sound without all the "bells and whistles" I do not need. NAD's focus is definitely on the sound.
Cons: Price maybe, but I got what paid for, totally worth it.
I traded up from a T757 to get the standby pass-through,understanding that there was more to pay and some extra horse power for that cost. Initial set up was relatively easy. Audyssey was not very well explained but after getting a NAD rep on the phone and a just released tech-tip I was doing my speaker configuration. I ran the calibration a couple of times rolling Hz off of the sub and found a sweet spot. My fronts and center are Meadowlark Kestrals and Petral with PSB Image 2B for surround and PSB sub. The calibration turned my room into a concert hall! My best description is a very pure smooth sound with frequency control far beyond my expectations! You hear everything from high, mid to tight bass. I highly recommend the NAD T777 to those that want to improve over the Japanese product lines.
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||140|
|THD in Stereo||0.08 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||9 dBf|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru All monitor outs|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Audyssey MultEQ XT|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||From Composite to HDMI|
|Component Video Conversion||From Component Video to HDMI|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|App Remote Control||No|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||No|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||Yes|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HDMA, Neo6|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||3|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||3|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||3|
|Optical Digital Outputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||1|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||2|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||Yes|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||2|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|Ethernet Port||IP control|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 3-prong|
80W x 7ch Amplifier (all channels driven): The power rating of 80 watts (continuous) x 7 is taken with all channels driven simultaneously into a 4Ω or 8Ω load, from 20Hz to 20kHz, at the rated distortion of 0.03% THD. The T 777 provides a dynamic power of 160W/ch into 8Ω and 260W/ch into 4Ω.
Amplifier Assignment: The T 777 supports up to 7.2 channels (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, and Dual SW) for surround playback defined by the Blu-ray disc format. 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:
NAD's Full Disclosure Power Ratings: 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.
PowerDrive Amplifier Technology: The T 777 uses NAD's proprietary PowerDrive amplifier technology that provides high dynamic power and low impedance drive capability. By adding a second high-voltage rail to the amp's well regulated high-current power supply, the amplifier can nearly double its continuous power on a short term dynamic power basis. This uniquely efficient power supply topology provides the real world benefits of high dynamic power that remains uncompromised by low impedance speakers. The PowerDrive topology allows the T 777 to deliver maximum performance under virtually any circumstance, independent of the loudspeakers it is driving. The circuitry automatically senses the impedance characteristics of the loudspeaker and will then adjust its power supply settings to best cope with that specific load. PowerDrive topology is a practical approach to enable an amplifier to easily deal with musical dynamics and difficult speaker loads. PowerDrive not only makes NAD amplifiers sound better, it makes them cooler running, with improved efficiency, leading to greater reliability as well
24-Bit/192kHz Burr-Brown DAC: The NAD T 777 AV Surround Sound Receiver employs a carefully selected, top-level 24-bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC for the ultimate audiophile performance.
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 777 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.
NAD Soft Clipping: The T 777 incorporates NAD's unique Soft-Clipping circuitry in all seven channels. Any amplifier can be overdriven if it is played too loud, exceeding the maximum output power. Under such circumstances, amplifiers produce extreme high levels of distortion which, besides sounding very unpleasant, can damage your loudspeakers. The Soft Clipping circuit suppresses such distortion and minimizes the risk of damage to speakers. This is particularly important with movie soundtracks which often contain very dynamic outbursts in which, unlike music, it is difficult to hear this potentially damaging distortion. The Soft Clipping LED on the front panel illuminates when the Soft Clipping circuit is engaged. Soft Clipping can be defeated with a rear panel switch.
Audyssey Technology: The NAD T 777 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality.
Dual Core Floating Point DSP Technology: The T 777 uses the latest high-speed Dual Core Floating Point DSP technology for popular surround formats including Dolby Digital, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
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 777 provides the following Listening Mode Parameter adjustments for Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS NEO:6.
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 777 also provides two-channel stereo and multi-channel stereo playback, as well as an analog bypass stereo mode.
Direct Mode: Analog or digital sources are automatically played in their native formats. All the source's audio channels are reproduced directly. This mode recreates the original sound most faithfully, thereby producing outstandingly high-quality audio.
Tone Controls: The T 777 has three Tone Control levels; Treble, Bass, Center Dialog. Bass and Treble controls only affect the low bass and high treble leaving the critical midrange frequencies free of coloration. The Center Dialog control boosts the 'presence' of the midrange region improving intelligibility of speech.
Note: Tone Defeat gives one the choice of varying or completely bypassing the tone control section of the T 777.
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.
Note: Please note that due to acoustic cancellation effects, the bass response may be uneven when using this setting.
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.
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.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The NAD T 777 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
Video Inputs/Outputs: The NAD T 777 is fitted with seven HDMI inputs/two HDMI outputs, three component video inputs/one component video output, four composite video inputs and four S-video inputs. All video inputs are assignable.
Analog to HDMI Video Conversion: Analog video sources (such as composite, component, and S-video) are converted to HDMI for simple one 'one-wire' connection to HDMI equipped TVs. The T 777 does not offer video upscaling; all video processing will be done via your connected television.
3D Ready: The NAD T 777 supports 3D HDMI pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI 1.4). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.
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.
Audio Return Channel (ARC): If the connected TV has HDMI version 1.4 and supports ARC, the audio signal can be transferred from the TV (when its internal tuner is used) to the T 777 through a single HDMI cable, so a second cable isn't needed.
HDMI Pass-through: When the T 777 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.
AM/FM Tuner: The NAD T 777 features an internal AM/FM tuner that offers high-quality sound from your local radio broadcasts. The unit includes an external AM loop antenna, and external ribbon-wire FM antenna.
RDS: 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.
XM: The optional XM Direct 2 Home Tuner (item number 220XHD2H1, sold separately) lets you enjoy XM Satellite Radio through the XM-ready receiver. Simply connect the XM direct 2 Home Tuner to the XM jack on back of the receiver, place and aim the antenna included with the tuner for optimum reception, and you are ready to start enjoying commercial-free music, plus live sports, new, talk, and exclusive entertainment. A subscription is required in order to receive XM Satellite Radio.
Direct Tuning: If you know your desired station's frequency allocation, you can tune directly to the station using the included IR remote control.
Presets: The T 777 can store a mix of your 40 favorite AM, FM and XM radio stations for immediate recall. A twelve character name can be assigned to each AM/FM station preset.
OSD (On-Screen Display): In addition to the unit's front-panel display, the T 777 employs a simple, self-explanatory on-screen display menus system which will appear on your connected television.
Zone 2/3/4: The T 777 has three configurable Zones; Zone 2, Zone 3, and Zone 4. Each Zone consists of stereo RCA line-level output to connect an external receiver or integrated amp in other rooms of your home, allowing you to listen to 7.2ch surround in the Main Zone and 2ch stereo of a different audio source in other rooms of your home. The AV receivers surround back channels can also be configured to power a pair of speakers in either Zone 2, Zone 3, or Zone 4 (only one Zone can be powered). By powering an additional zone, the main zone will be limited to 5.2ch surround. The volume of Zone 2/3/4 can be controlled by the NAD receiver using either configuration or from your add-on integrated amplifier when using the line-output.
Note: Each Zone allows independent source and volume control, with a simplified second-zone remote (ZR 7).
Source Configuration: The T 777 is equipped with ten configurable Sources. A particular Source can be enabled or disabled, renamed, assigned analog and digital audio sources, video sources, A/V Presets, Trigger settings, among other settings.
A/V Preset: The T 777's 'A/V Presets' allow you to customize your audio-video playback, and recall them with a single key-press. The parameters 'Listening Mode', 'DSP Options' and 'Tone Controls', together with 'Speaker Setup' and 'Display Setup' are stored together as a single A/V Preset. You may create one A/V Preset optimized for pop music and another for classical. One more A/V Preset can be set up to recall each family member's favorite setting or one for fully cinematic home-theater playback, and yet another one for late-night movies; with each A/V Preset fine-tuned to a particular scenario or preference.
Sleep Mode: The Sleep Mode timer will switch the T 777 to Standby mode automatically after a preset number of minutes (15-90 min.).
Protection Circuits: This AV receiver utilizes a combination of fuse and electronic nonintrusive protection. Each channel is fully protected against excess temperature, DC fault, and, loudspeaker short-circuit.
Main Remote: The HTR 8 IR remote controls the T 777 and is pre-coded with controls for other NAD components. The IR remote also features a "learning function" which allows you to teach commands to the HTR 8 from another remote controller, regardless of brand. The HTR 8's key-illumination can be set to remain lit for 0-9 seconds. A 'macro' command is a series of two or more remote codes issued automatically from a single key-press. The HTR 8 can store one macro on each of its function keys.
Zone 2 Remote: The included ZR 7 is a discrete compact IR remote for controlling the Zone 2 features of the T 777; it allows control of the Zone 2 volume and source selection, as well as other applicable functions. The ZR 7 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 777).
Note: The ZR 7 remote control will only control Zone 2 applications. Zone 3 and Zone 4 can be configured and managed at the appropriate Zone OSD menu using the T 777's front-panel navigations buttons, as well as the corresponding keys on the HTR 8 remote control.
HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronic Control): Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is a set of commands that utilizes HDMI's two-way communication to allow for single remote control of any CEC-enabled devices connected with HDMI. A CEC command will trigger the necessary commands over HDMI for an entire system to auto-configure itself to respond to the command.
Remote Connections: The NAD T 777 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.
Ethernet Port: The T 777 is fitted with a Ethernet Port (RJ-45) to connect to your home network for IP control. With your PC and the T 777 on the same network, it allows remote control of the T 777 via compatible external controllers.
Switched AC Outlet: This convenient 3-prong outlet can supply switched AC power to another component or accessory. The total draw off all devices connected to this outlet must not exceed 120 watts.
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.
iPod Dock: The optional IPD 2 iPod dock (745IPD2, sold separately) plugs into the MP Dock jack, S-Video 3, and Audio 5 (default iPod inputs) on the rear panel and allows audio, video, and pictures stored on your iPod to be played directly on your home Theater. The IPD 2 also charges your iPod's battery. The IPD 2 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and provides the following audio/video playback, control, display, and charging options for select iPods and iPhones (as of 5/17/2012).
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video Out||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until an newer software update is available.
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We'll run the audio outputs from RCA connections on the Karaoke machine into the 1/4" line inputs on the MG06X using item #852DC6CP. We'll use a second pair of the exact same item (#852DC6CP) to run out of the 1/4" stereo outputs into a set of RCA inputs on the NAD 777. The video output from the Karaoke machine will connect directly into the video input on the NAD. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Dec 21, 2014 ] Staff