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NAD T 748V2

7.1-channel home theater receiver

Item # 745T748V2

If you've invested in high-quality speakers for your living room or home theater, don't be content to drive...

If you've invested in high-quality speakers for your living room or home theater, don't be content to drive...

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

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

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

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

One mission: pristine sound

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

Two assignable channels for a second room

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

Customized presets for movies and music

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


Product highlights:

    Power and processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 480p)
    • auto speaker calibration for precise surround sound tailored to your room and setup (microphone included)
    Multi-room Audio
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • "surround back" channels can be reassigned as powered Zone 2 outputs (allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
      • line-level Zone 2 stereo outputs for use with a separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources cannot be output to Zone 2
    Audio Performance Features:
    • bi-amp compatible front speakers by reassigning "surround back" channels
    • streamlined design eliminates unnecessary features to prevent interference and degradation of sound quality
    • 7.1-channel preamp outputs for connection to a separate power amplifier
    • HDMI 1.4 audio/video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • 1 set of component video inputs
    • composite video switching: 3 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • 2 S-video inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • digital audio inputs: 3 optical (includes 1 front-panel input), 2 coaxial
    • 4 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 pair of front-panel inputs)
    • front-panel minijack input for connecting a portable music player or included setup microphone
    • rear-panel input for optional iPod dock (not included)
    • 7.1-channel preamp outputs includes output for a powered subwoofer
    • outputs for 7 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R)
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • full-sized (1/4-inch) headphone jack
    • RS-232C port for automated control systems
    • remote control (IR) input
    • detachable power cord
    General Features:
    • 5 A/V presets for customizing sources, speakers, and settings for easy one-touch recall
    • HDMI standby pass-through
    • 3D pass-through
    • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
    • AM/FM tuner with 60 presets and RDS for displaying station info
    • 2 remote controls (Main and Zone 2)
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/8"H x 16-1/2"D
    • weight: 25.3 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # T748v2

    What's in the box:

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

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    Stacey B.

    Features & specs

    Number Of Channels ---
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 8 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 8 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 8 ohms
    Amplifier Class ---
    General Features
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Assistant-compatible No
    Chromecast built-in No
    DTS Play-Fi No
    App Remote Control No
    Built-in Radio Tuner None
    On-Screen Display Thru All monitor outs
    Auto Speaker Calibration Auto Calibration
    Multi-room Audio/Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Total Number of Zones 2
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital TrueHD, DD+, DD, EX
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6
    DTS:X No
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Number of HDMI Inputs 4
    Component Video Inputs 1
    Audio-only Inputs None
    Phono Input No
    Optical Digital Inputs 3
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections None
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Speaker Terminals Binding Posts
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 1.4
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling No
    HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
    HDR10 No
    HDR10+ No
    HLG No
    Dolby Vision No
    Other Info
    DAC Bit Depth 24-bit
    DAC Sample Rate 192 kHz
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 6.575
    Depth (inches) 16.5
    Weight (pounds) 25.3
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

    Product Research

    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Remote Control
    Convenience Features

    Audio Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Video Features

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

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

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

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

    Convenience Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Remote Control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    15 questions already asked

    I would like to use the audio pre-out section on the T748 to power a 2-channel power amp for use with my front speakers. Will the other 5 speakers in my 7.1 system still be able to be powered by the T748, or by using the pre-out circuitry, does that turn off the T748 internal amp to all the speakers because the circuitry is on a bus?
    [ terry  Jan 28, 2018 ]
    3 answers
    The pre out is for the sub woofer.this ampcan easilt power all your speakers, why do you need an additional amp.
    [ Kenneth  Feb 03, 2018 ]
    I use a separate amp to power my front speakers and currently only drive my center channel from the T748, but have just purchased Monitor Bronze 6's for fronts and will move my Bronze 2's to the back. Crutchfield said that would be fine to drive the 3 speakers. I use the zone 2 option for exterior speakers and not the 7.1.
    [ David  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    Yes! Separate amp will power the front and the NAD will power the others!
    [ RICK  Feb 02, 2018 ]
    On the back panel, I did not see a sub-out. Is that one of the coax? If it is just 7.1, then why two coax? Or am I completely missing something :)
    [ John  Jul 12, 2017 ]
    5 answers
    This unit definitely has a sub-out. I'm pulling from memory but think it's the RCA jack labeled Sub on the pre-out section, because the sub is self powered and normally is. The two orange jacks labeled coaxial are going to be for digital signals using something like the S/PDIF format (apologies for inaccuracies on the exact acronym). I'm using a relatively cheap speaker system - $500 for the kit -and am able to get pretty great sound. I did find after using the including microphone to set up sound levels I still needed a few slight adjustments on levels to get it sounding its best. Also, with my Panasonic tv that's a few years old there are some HDMI issues on occasion, just the units not talking nicely to each other, but have found pretty easy workarounds as needed and I can't say it's this device vs the panasonic, or just an HDMI issue altogether
    [ George  Jul 14, 2017 ]
    Use the SUBW out within the AUDIO PRE OUT section on the back. I actually am using this unit as an AV pre-pro, and out of the box connected it to a Parasound five-channel power amp. It was a lot cheaper than buying a standalone pre-pro. Never have used the built-in amps, I probably would be disappointed compared to what I am used to.
    [ Thomas  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    In the audio pre-out section, the sub channel is red directly beneath the center channel (white on top). Each is only one coax cable with an RCA connector as each is a single channel. They assume your sub is self powered as are most.
    [ JAMES  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    On the bottom left, you will see eight jacks in two rows of four. The bottom row, third from the left is marked "SUBW". Run a sub bass cable from that to a SELF POWERED sub speaker, not a passive unit. Also buy a small fan with fabric arms and let it run over the top of the unit. Any amp will thank you for that.
    [ HARRIS C  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    It has a dedicated subwoofer output.
    [ CLIFFORD  Jul 13, 2017 ]
    Does this receiver pass through 4K through HDMI?
    [ Shivaswamy  Jul 23, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    Yes it does
    [ DUANE  Jul 23, 2016 ]
    This unit was released before 4K was invented. So, to answer your question, it does not pass through 4K through HDMI.
    [ SIMON S  Jul 23, 2016 ]
    Does it run hot? Mine is hot!!! I can just barely keep my hand on the top panel. Even in standby mode, the top panel is very warm.
    [ Steven  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    Mine runs warm to hot.
    [ Joseph  Jul 30, 2021 ]
    Call customer service -- that sounds scary.
    [ Janice  Oct 28, 2015 ]
    We would like to use our T-748 as a stereo (2 Speaker) music only amplifier. Is i possible to set this up without a monitor?
    [ Broch  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    Yes indeed! I brought the T748 for my birthday, and I only had 2 speakers at the time. Don't use the set up program! Just connect the speakers, and then turn your system on. Your system will recognize and use the speakers automatically. If you use the setup program, it will ask for either of the 2 options it knows (7.1 or 5.1) and try to configure. It will surely notice (chuckle) that some of it's speakers are missing and ask you to add them. Only use the speaker setup when you actually have a 5.1 or 7.1 configuration. The 2 speakers I'm using are Klipschs'. I'm happily enjoying my music while awaiting the 5.1 speakers my son is purchasing for me.
    [ Janice  Oct 28, 2015 ]
    Is the fan in the back on all the time and is it loud?
    [ John  Oct 26, 2015 ]
    13 answers
    I've got this unit and have never noticed the fan being on. I just use the unit when I'm watching tv. I looked back and noticed the fan wasn't on. I don't know how loud it is when it is on. The unit does stay warm however, even when it is off it generates some heat.
    [ ROBERT  Nov 03, 2015 ]
    [ COLEMAN  Oct 31, 2015 ]
    I powered mine up, not under load, and the fan is idle. I assume it is silent when it does run as I have never taken note of it.
    [ BRAN  Oct 30, 2015 ]
    No I have not noticed a sound from a fan at all.
    [ KEVIN  Oct 29, 2015 ]
    John - I'm not sure how much of the time the fan is on, but I can assure you it is NOT loud. The sound is great for the money, I think you would like it. - Paul
    [ PAUL  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    It's never turns ON. I wish it would turn on, because it runs unusually warm/hot.
    [ Steven  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    if it is on all the time then it is silent...i have never heard any fan or other noise from this unit. Bill P.
    [ WILLIAM  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    I have never heard a fan running when operating the receiver.
    [ ALDO  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    I never hear the receiver while I am using it.
    [ MARC  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    It's very quiet. I've had this unit for about 2 years and I haven't noticed the fan once.
    [ REID  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    I never heard a fan on the back of this unit. Its a very quiet unit.
    [ JOHN  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    I have had an issue with the fan. It stays on to keep the components cool, but I never hear heard it.
    [ tajon  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    I'm not sure if it's on all the time, but if it is, it's certainly not loud. Until you mentioned it, I'm not sure the the fan has once crossed my mind in the several months I've owned this unit.
    [ Chris  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    Are you able to switch between zones easily. Can you play zone 1 with zone 2 off and vice versa. The manual doesn't cover this function very well?.
    [ Norm  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    Not sure, never tried switching. Unfortunately the manual is lacking in several areas.
    [ tajon  Oct 27, 2015 ]
    Switching among zones will require you to toggle the remote from the Main Menu turning on or off Z2. It's pretty simple since you are powering another zone or not powering it. Yes you can select to play Z2 or not while you are playing Z1 and Z2 will be powered from the source you choose..whether it be the same or different source than Z1.
    [ ANDREW  Oct 09, 2015 ]
    Will this work with BOSE 901's?
    [ B  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    They will but you might want something with more power. I have some old Klipsch Forte which are quite efficient
    [ James  Sep 26, 2015 ]
    Theoretically, the NAD T748 V2 has the appropriate connections such as tape monitor out (audio 3 out per NAD unit) and front left/right preamp outputs to be able to physically connect the Bose 901 active equalizer, then the equalizer to the speakers. Keep in mind, HDMI connection to a video monitor seems to be required in order to access the A/V unit's system menu which is necessary for correct audio RCA (analog) input/output assignments. Once properly configured, the Bose 901 speakers should work; blissfully.
    [ JOEY  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    Can I use an Android doc for my NAD T-748v2 receiver?
    [ CATHY L  May 12, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    Sorry, I did not purchase this model receiver. I bought a Marantz
    [ DANIEL  May 12, 2015 ]
    I have not used a docking station fir mine sorry i dont know
    [ DUANE A  May 12, 2015 ]
    I'm afraid I don't know. I have an iPhone. Sorry.
    [ JESSE T  May 12, 2015 ]
    Does this receiver have any calibration like Audessey etc. ?
    [ ANIRUDDHA  Oct 03, 2014 ]
    9 answers
    [ COLEMAN  Oct 08, 2014 ]
    Receiver has a feature that does a calibration if all speakers via a supplied microphone. Works well. I adjusted from there.
    [ ANDREW  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    There is a calibration option in the set up menu. It functions like Audessey but is not as comprehensive in terms of options.
    [ Fred  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    Yes, it comes with a mic and has a very basic speaker calibration system. It does a decent job but not as good as Audyssey XT or Yamaha YPAO.
    [ ROBERT  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    yes it dose have a mic for auto calibration
    [ DAN  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    Sorry but I don't know the answer to that question. I know that it came with a microphone for setting up, but I never used it.
    [ WILBUR  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. They call it "Auto Calibration"--uses a mic placed in different locations just like Audyssey. Works very well--though you'll probably want to tweak it's settings to your individual tastes
    [ DEAN  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    Yes it has audessey. Can also be used as a pre amp to be powered by an outside source. Sounds great.
    [ ERNEST  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    I am not familiar with Audessey; however, the NAD does have calibration. It self calibrates, or you can manually calibrate. The sound of the NAD is awesome and second to none.
    [ GREG  Oct 04, 2014 ]
    Can I get a list of avr that u can hook up a amplifier,thanks ..:?
    [ EMERSON  Aug 09, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ KRISTINA  Aug 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    I don't have an HDMI input on my (old) TV. If my DVD feeds video to the receiver via its Component output, can I output it to the TV in SVideo or Composite? The DVD also outputs SVideo and Composite. Should I use one of them? Should I use the composite "Monitor Out" jack, to see the on screen setup menus on my TV? Where do I plug the TV's analog "Audio Out" into the Receiver? Will I get any surround effects from this analog signal?
    [ Mojo  Jul 08, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If the DVD player will output with composite video it is best to use that output when you connect the receiver to the television with composite video. The NAD will display the menu on the television through all the monitor outputs, including the composite video. You could connect the TV audio to any of the RCA inputs on the receiver, but you will only get a stereo signal. A single pair of RCA cables can't transmit a surround sound signal. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ KRISTINA  Jul 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    Does this receiver come with any speaker calibration, such audacity?
    [ Peter  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    It wasn't given a name but yes the receiver has a fully incorporated auto calibration setup that includes noise level, number of speakers, speaker distance, speaker level and size and equalization. The receiver comes with it's own microphone for the auto calibration and the setup provides the opportunity to manually override every parameter
    [ MARY  Jan 06, 2014 ]
    You can configure each speaker for small or large. If set to small only 60Hz up to 150Hz will be sent to those speakers. You can also adjust speaker levels for each speaker by adding or reducing gain to each. You can further fine tune by setting the distance each speaker is from the listener. Levels to the sub can also be adjusted. Hope this helps. This is a great amp.
    [ GREG  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Yes it does, it has the golf ball you can mount on a tri-pod. Place it where you sit and it will calibrate. This is a no frills unit, I was looking for clean sound and I'm very pleased at what this unit has delivered so far.
    [ ALAN S  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Yes it does. It's a very simple speaker calibration and EQ. Comes with the calibration mic and OSD so it's easy to run.
    [ ROBERT  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Howdy! Do you have an re-built? Thanks, Terry
    [ TERRY S  Nov 25, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    We do not. However, you can reach out to Advisor by phone or chat to discuss the best options for your system.
    [ Jeff  Nov 25, 2013 ]  Staff

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