Our take on the NAD T 977
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Are you an action movie fan? Then you were probably pretty stoked when surround-sound started becoming a common feature. The ability to sit in an immersive soundfield and hear vehicles, steps, breath, off-screen yells, ordnance, and unexplainable alien technology in three vivid dimensions is addictive once you've experienced it. But did you know that reproducing modern-day movie-industry sound design is one of the most demanding things you can ask of a sound system? This is especially true if you're asking it to work with the high dynamic-range, lossless surround-sound available from today's better Blu-ray discs and players.
The NAD T 977 power amplifier has the ready power to respond instantly to any theatrical content demand — or musical demand too, and to keep doing it without complaint or a hint of distortion. With its massive toroidal power supply, the T 977 can provide 140 watts of clean, instantly available power to seven fully-independent channels. NAD's proprietary PowerDrive circuitry makes sure that your loudspeakers will be controlled with authority and nuance. And their exclusive Soft Clipping feature makes sure your speakers are protected from the effects of signal clipping well before any damage can be done.
The T 977 benefits from a uniquely designed forced air cooling system, borrowed from NAD's Masters Series M25 power amp. The circuit monitors internal temperature and the demands of the input signals, so the fan sound will never mar a quiet passage or whispered dialogue. And because heat is dealt with so efficiently, the T 977 can keep delivering thrills and musical enjoyment for hours on end without audible distortion. But if you've got to take a break, its automatic standby mode will ramp down the power consumption until your return.
The NAD T 977 is an ideal companion for the NAD T 187 preamp/processor. Its built-in 12V DC trigger will make it easy to integrate into your home theater system.
- 7-channel home-theater power amplifier
- 140 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20 kHz at 0.03% THD)
- NAD Soft Clipping technology, switchable at rear panel
- PowerDrive circuitry
- each channel operates fully independently to eliminate inter-channel interference and noise
- massive Holmgren toroidal power transformer
- signal-to-noise ratio: 96 dB
- gold-plated RCA inputs
- gold-plated binding post speaker terminals
- 12-volt DC trigger input
- detachable power cord
- 17-1/8"W x 7-11/16"H x 18-3/4"D
- weight: 71.2 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee