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NAD T 187 (with VM300 and AM230 modules installed)

Home theater 7-channel A/V preamp/processor with 11.2-channel processing, 4K HDMI switching, and Dolby Atmos®

Item # 745T187VA

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About the NAD T 187 (with VM300 and AM230 modules installed)

The latest tech, now and later

Audio/video technology moves at breakneck speed. Those of us who have had to part with a beloved but outdated receiver or pre/pro know this all too well. That's what's so cool about NAD's approach to their A/V gear, like the T 187 preamp/processor. The connections are built into modular circuit boards that can be upgraded when the technology takes another step forward.

The latest tech, now and later

Audio/video technology moves at breakneck speed. Those of us who have had to part with a beloved but outdated receiver or pre/pro know this all too well. That's what's so cool about NAD's approach to their A/V gear, like the T 187 preamp/processor. The connections are built into modular circuit boards that can be upgraded when the technology takes another step forward.

This model comes with the latest 4K video and Dolby Atmos modules pre-installed, so it's ready to take control of a high-octane home theater.

The NAD T 187 V3 will handle almost any entertainment source you can throw at it, and hand it back to you polished and ready for impeccable performance. 4K video from Netflix? Old school AM/FM radio? Streamed music from an Apple TV? Yes, yes, and yes, with quite a few more options besides.

Important note: This receiver has no analog video capability. Because NAD's VM300 4K HDMI MDC module is pre-installed, all of the T187's analog composite, S-video, and component video connections are disabled.

The sound is the thing

Whenever I see an NAD component, I know I'm looking at gear designed and built for top-notch sound quality. Here are a few nice features that help contribute to the T 187's exquisite audio performance:

  • Burr-Brown DAC –The T 187's digital-to-analog converter will catch the attention of audiophiles, as will the 24-bit/192kHz decoding.
  • Dirac Live Room Correction – Dirac's equalization is among the very best in the industry. This version uses your PC or Mac® to precisely dial in the sound to account for room anomalies.
  • EARS (Enhanced Ambient Recovery System) – This is a unique NAD technology that gives a little extra life to acoustic recordings by extracting the natural ambience present in well-produced stereo recordings. It's great for folk, Americana, and jazz lovers.

4K and HDR video

NAD wants to ensure that the picture on your screen looks as pristine as possible. That's why all six HDMI inputs are 4K and HDR compatible, as well as the main HDMI output. 

Add wireless music and multi-room features

Bluesound is the wireless multi-room audio choice of many audiophiles. And you can add it to the T 187 with the optional BluOS Kit. It plugs into the rear USB port and opens you up to a world of audio streaming, including TIDAL, Spotify®, and other services. Plus you can add other Bluesound products in more rooms for a whole-house audio system.

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Product highlights:

  • audio/video surround sound preamplifier processor
  • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping surround sound
    • supports 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1.2, and 7.1.4 Atmos setups
    • DTS:X™ available via future firmware upgrade
  • Dirac Live Room Correction Suite™ uses the supplied microphone and your PC or Mac to optimize the sound for your room (compatible with Windows® Vista, 7, 8,10, as well as Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.11)
  • audio and video input circuits are on individual modules that can be upgraded as new technologies emerge
  • add the optional NAD BluOS Kit for compatibility with Bluesound multi-room audio systems
  • 4-zone/4-source audio output:
    • line-level stereo audio outputs with independent source and volume selection
    • only tuner and analog audio sources can be sent to Zones 2, 3, and 4
    • Zone 2 remote included
  • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter
  • AM/FM tuner
  • learning/multibrand, macro-programmable remote with illuminated buttons for dark rooms
  • programmable 12-volt triggers, IR input/output, and RS-232 and Ethernet ports for advanced control systems
Connections and Dimensions:
  • HDMI audio/video switching: 6 in (includes 1 front-panel), 2 out (parallel outputs)
    • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs (all HDMI inputs and main output)
    • HDMI signal at source is passed through in original format to HDMI output with no alterations for high-fidelity video
    • supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision™ (available firmware update is required)
  • no analog video capability Because NAD's VM300 4K MDC module is pre-installed, all of the T187's analog video input decoding from composite, S-video, and component video connections are disabled
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 7 audio-only RCA inputs (includes 1 front-panel)
  • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input (RCA)
  • 11.2-channel analog audio output (RCA)
  • 1-in, 3-out IR repeater minijacks
  • 1-in, 3-out 12-volt trigger minijacks
  • RS-232C port (for control via PC or automated system)
  • Ethernet port allows network control for sophisticated automation systems
  • USB port
  • detachable power cord
  • 17-1/8"W x 5-7/8"H x 16-13/16"D
  • 17.6 pounds
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # T187-VA

What's in the box:

  • AV surround preamplifier
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Main remote control (HTR 8)
  • Zone 2 remote control (ZR 7)
  • 4 "AA" batteries
  • 3V CR2025 battery
  • Front-panel cover (installed)
  • Setup microphone (w/ USB dongle)
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna
  • 75-ohm to 300-ohm antenna adapter
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
  • General Quick Start Guide
  • Dirac Live Quick Start Guide Warranty Card
  • MDC Installation and Software Upgrade Guidelines

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Audio Section
Video Section
Radio & Multiroom Audio
Remote Control
Convenience Features

Audio Section

AV Surround Preamplifier: The NAD T 187 AV Surround Preamplifier is the perfect separate surround processor accompaniment to any high performance multi-channel power amplifier (sold separately). You'll find support for all the latest video formats (including 4K/HDR) and surround sound formats (including Dolby Atmos). The T 187 also includes NAD's proprietary Modular Design Construction (MDC) for the added convenience and flexibility of future upgrades.

High Quality DAC & DSP: The NAD T 187 AV Surround Preamplifier employs a carefully selected, top-level 24-bit/192kHz Burr Brown DAC for the ultimate audiophile performance. The T 1875 also uses the latest high-speed Dual Core Floating Point DSP technology for popular surround formats including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, and DTS-HD Master Audio.

Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The NAD T 187 AV Surround Preamplifier supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI (1-6) jacks and optical (1-2)/coax (1-2) digital inputs.

Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
HDMI (6 in/2 out)
Multichannel Linear PCM 2ch-8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
Bitstream Audio Dolby Atmos, DTS:X (firmware update),  DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Digital EX, DTS ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Express
Optical (2 in)/Coaxial (2 in)
Multichannel Linear PCM 2ch-6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
Bitstream Audio Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

Immersive Surround Sound: The NAD T 187 AV Surround Preamplifier goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats - like Dolby Atmos & DTS:X (future firmware update).

  • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos surround sound technology dispenses with channel-based coding in favor of more advanced object-based coding, giving the soundtrack designer the ability to precisely place sounds anywhere in the 3-dimensional space. Now you can enjoy this same award-winning technology at home with the T 187 that lets you to connect a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 or 4 additional height speakers for a 5.1.2ch to 7.1.4ch home theater experience.
  • DTS:X (future firmware update required): The latest immersive surround sound system, DTS:X features object-based audio coding that lets the soundtrack designer place sonic elements anywhere in the 3D acoustic soundspace, and provides for overhead speakers to deliver a stunning surround sound experience. Along with DTS:X decoding, the T 187 features DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and other DTS audio technologies.

Post Decoding Formats: The NAD T 187 supports Dolby Surround & DTS Neo:6 (Music/Cinema) to enhance 2-channel and multichannel decoding formats.

  • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch and multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
  • DTS Neo:6: DTS Neo:6 is an advanced matrix decoder that takes any two-channel source (including television broadcasts, CDs and DVDs) and expands it into five or six channels. It also provides separate, optimized modes for stereo music materials and matrix surround motion picture soundtracks. DTS Neo:6 brings you a more revealing sound from ordinary stereo and a more expansive home cinema experience.

Dirac Live Room Correction Technology: Proprietary Dirac Live patented room correction technology is integrated into the T 187. With Dirac Live you can easily measure the acoustic characteristics of your loudspeakers and room, plus calibrate the sound system to reproduce sound as intended. Whether you use a PC or MAC computer, the Dirac Live Room Correction Suite software offers a clear improvement of your audio system by analyzing your speakers and room acoustics with the help of a measurement microphone that plugs into your computer or the T 187. The software then uses this data to build an acoustic model of the listening environment and detects the deficiencies. After careful analysis, Dirac Live corrects for both the timing and amplitude aspects of the colorations in sound to deliver a uniquely pristine listening experience. Dirac Live's digital room correction will help your loudspeakers reach their full potential in any listening room. Dirac Live helps create a natural, realistic and transparent sound with tighter bass and reduced room modes, in a way previously not possible.

  • System Requirements: Download the Dirac Live Calibration Tool installer onto your Windows or Mac computer. Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8,10; as well as Mac OS X 10.7 - 10.11.  Both your computer (Windows or Mac) and the T 187 must be connected to the same network. Make sure the T 187 has the latest firmware/software update installed.
  • How It Works: It takes approximately 15 minutes to calibrate your room with the Dirac Live Calibration Tool software. Test signals are sent out from the Dirac Live Calibration Tool through your audio system and loudspeakers. These signals allow the software to check the sound's behavior across the entire audio spectrum. Measurements are taken in 9 different positions to provide the best results over the entire listening area. The speakers and room are optimized in terms of the frequency response and the impulse response, both vital aspects of sound reproduction. Dirac's auto-target function will automatically suggest an appropriate target response.

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 187 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.

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.

Audio Enhancements: The NAD T 187 provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

  • Tone Controls: The T 187 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. Tone Defeat gives one the choice of varying or completely bypassing the tone control section of the T 187.
  • 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. 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.

Dolby & DTS Setup: The T 187 offers the following audio settings specifically relating to Dolby Digital & DTS soundtracks. 

  • Dynamic Range Control: You can select the effective dynamic range (subjective range from soft to loud) for playback of Dolby Digital & DTS 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.
  • Center Spread: The Center image is spread into the Left and Right speakers. It is designed to complement musical content or to spread the dialogue of a Dolby Digital soundtrack. It can be turned On or Off.
  • Center Gain: The Center Gain adjusts for better center image in relation to the surround sound channels of a DTS soundtrack. Adjustable from 0-5.

7.1Ch Input: The T 187 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.

Digital Inputs: There are two coaxial digital inputs and two optical digital inputs. 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.

Front-Panel Inputs: The NAD T187 AV preamplifier includes a 3.5mm Aux input and a stereo RCA input on the front-panel, as well as a HDMI input.

11.2ch Pre-Outs: The T 187 features Front left, Front right, Center, Surround left, Surround right, Surround Back left, Surround Back right, Height 1 left, Height 1 right, Height 2 left, Height 2 right, and discrete dual Subwoofer preamp outputs to connect the preamplifier to external power amplifiers.

Headphone Output: The preamp 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 Section

HDMI 2.0b: The NAD T 187 has six HDMI 2.0b inputs (5 rear/1 front), one HDMI 2.0b output, and one HDMI 1.4 output. The inputs are assignable using the AV surround sound pre-amplifier's on-screen menu. The two HDMI outputs are parallel so the same video signal is output through both and can be used simultaneously.

  • 4K/60Hz: All of the HDMI inputs and the HDMI 1 Output support up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and output (pass-through only - no upscaling). It will also pass a 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI. The HDMI 2 output is only 1080p/HDCP 1.4 compatible.
  • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: All of the preamplifier's HDMI inputs and the HDMI 1 output support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. The HDMI 2 output only supports YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling.
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR): All of the preamplifier's HDMI inputs and the HDMI 1 output support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video. High Dynamic Range (HDR) provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. The preamplifier supports HDR 10 & Dolby Vision. The HDMI 2 output does not support any HDR format.
Note: All of the preamplifier's HDMI jacks support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

Audio Return Channel (ARC): This feature of the AV preamplifier's HDMI 1output allows audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the  preamplifier through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

HDMI Pass-through: When the T 187 is in standby mode (power off), the HDMI source signals will continuously pass through the preamplifier 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.

3D Ready: The NAD T 187 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. 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.

No Analog Video Decoding: Because NAD's VM300 4K MDC module is pre-installed, all of the T 187's analog video input decoding from Composite, S-Video, and Component Video sources is disabled.

Radio & Multiroom Audio

AM/FM Tuner: The NAD T 187 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 187 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.
  • 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 187 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.

Zones 2-3-4: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in other rooms of your home using the T 187's Multi-Zone function. The T 187 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 sources in other rooms of  your home. Each Zone allows independent source and volume control, with a simplified second-zone remote (ZR 7).

  • Compatible Zone Sources: Only tuner and analog audio sources can be sent to Zone 2, 3, and 4.
  • Incompatible Zone Sources: HDMI, optical, and coaxial digital audio cannot be passed through Zone 2, 3, or 4.
Note: Because NAD's VM300 4K MDC module is pre-installed, all of the T 187's analog video input decoding from Composite, S-Video, and Component Video sources is disabled.

BluOS-Ready: The NAD T 187 offers the option of integrating BluOS Hi-Res multiroom audio into your NAD system through the addition of the BluOS kit (745BSUK, sold separately). Make sure the AV preamplifier has the latest firmware/software update installed.

Remote Control

Dual IR Remotes: The NAD T 187 AV Surround Preamplifier comes with two IR remote controls - one for the Main Zone and one for Zone 2.

  • Main Remote: The HTR 8 IR remote controls the T 187 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 187; 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 187).

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 187'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.

  • Power: The T 187 will automatically go to standby mode if it receives a CEC standby command. On the other hand, if the T 187 receives a CEC power up command, the T 187 will correspondingly switch ON from standby mode.
  • Source Switch: The T 187 will automatically switch sources if another CEC device requests a Source change. For example, if Play is pressed on a BD Player with CEC, the T 187 and TV with CEC will automatically switch to their respective input connections; the T 187 switching to the HDMI input where the BD Player is connected while the TV will switch to its input where the T 187's HDMI Monitor Out is connected.
  • Audio System: The T 187 will broadcast a CEC message indicating it is an active audio system. A CEC compatible TV will usually mute its audio output when this happens. When this option is enabled, the T 187 will also respond to CEC volume and mute commands. For example, a CEC TV may forward the volume commands from its remote to the T 187.

NAD AV Remote App: Download the NAD AV Remote App on your your Apple iOS 8.1+ device to control the T 187 from your your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. 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 presets, adjust tone controls and trim levels, and tune radio stations from anywhere in the house.

Note: The NAD AV Remote App is not supported by Android.

Remote Connections: The NAD T 187 is fitted with the following custom remote input & outputs.

  • +12V Trigger Input/Outputs: The three +12V trigger outputs (3.5mm) let you turn on/off other devices along with the T 187. The +12V trigger input lets you turn on/off the T 187 from another device.
  • IR Input/Outputs: There is an IR input (3.5mm), used to control this unit using an optional infrared repeater or the IR output of another component. There are also three IR output (3.5mm) used to control another compatible component.
  • RS-232 Port: The rear-panel RS-232 port allows connection to a compatible PC or external whole-house control system from companies such as AMX or Crestron. NAD is a certified partner of AMX and Crestron and fully supports these external devices.
  • Ethernet Port: The T 187 is fitted with a Ethernet Port (RJ-45) to connect to your home network for IP control. With your PC and the T 187 on the same network, it allows remote control of the T 187 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.

Convenience Features

MDC (Modular Design Construction): MDC ends the frustration of having to replace your entire AV preamp processor 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 187 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 preamplifier, can be replaced when a new format is introduced.

Note: The NAD T 187 comes with a pre-installed AM230 and VM300 module adding a 24-bit/192kHz high resolution audio DAC, Dirac Live Room Correction, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X (requires future firmware update), plus 4K Video with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support.

OSD (On-Screen Display): In addition to the unit's front-panel display, the T 187 employs a simple, self-explanatory on-screen display menus system which will appear on your connected television. The OSD is available through the unit's HDMI output only.

Source Configuration: The T 187 is equipped with ten configurable Sources. A particular Source can be enabled or disabled, renamed, assigned analog and digital audio sources, video sources, AV Presets, Trigger settings, among other settings.

AV Preset: The T 187's 'AV 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 AV Preset. You may create one AV Preset optimized for pop music and another for classical. One more AV 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 AV Preset fine-tuned to a particular scenario or preference.

Sleep Mode: The Sleep Mode timer will switch the T 187 to Standby mode automatically after a preset number of minutes (15-90 min.).

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