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Great sound. Easy to operate.
Pros: Easy to operate. Good selection of features at a reasonable price.
Cons: None so far.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Great sound. Easy to operate.
DALE, Victoria, TX
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Great sound. Easy to operate.
Pros: Easy to operate. Good selection of features at a reasonable price.
Cons: None so far.
I purchased the NAD 748 (v1) in 2014 and only 3 years later the receiver's audio output section has failed outside of the 2-year warranty. For those buying the "V2" (2nd version) of the NAD 748 - beware if your receiver begins shutting off as this is what our receiver did over 2-3 months before crapping out for good. I'm 53 years old and a long-time audiofile from the 1970's and remembered NAD making pretty good gear. I have sets of ADS speakers from the 1980's that still sound beautiful, yet I can't get more than 3 years from a home receiver? I'm very upset with throwing money down the drain and will never buy NAD again. I just purchased the Yamaha RX-V683 to replace the NAD and couldn't be happier, so I bought a Yamaha RX-V383 for a second TV listening room. I keep coming back to Crutchfield (including buying a 65" Sony XBR 4K TV) because I like their service - but NAD, nah.
Pros: Clean design and easy-to-use front panel controls
Cons: Poor reliability: started shutting off unexpectedly then died after only 3 years
NAD T 748V2 is (for me) PERFECT. The T 748V2 delivers ample home theater capacity, but NAD's roots are in music, so it sounds BEAUTIFUL (clean, pure, precise). My favorite thing is it doesn't have bells and whistles bloat or complex features. It does have what I need at a great price occupying that sweet spot of maximum value. As far as Crutchfield service goes, it came damaged and they sent a replacement out that day, and a prepaid return shipping label! They have always been awesome, but in the face of today's "race to the bottom" -- their service is a profound standout.
This is an outstanding receiver for the price paid. I needed a receiver that is reasonably priced, provides a high fidelity amplification from sources like CD player, and also be used as an AV receiver to watch movies. This receiver met these criteria. One thing I need to emphasize is that the major strength of this receiver is the quality of the analog bypass (when an analog signal enters the receiver and is not changed by any digital conversion but simply amplified and passed on to the speakers). When coupled with high fidelity sources of the analog signal, this receiver offers crystal clear, accurate, dynamic and natural amplification of sound. Thanks to this receiver I rediscovered what it means to listen to a very high quality music reproduction. Again, this is true if it is coupled with a high quality source of analog signal and set to the analog bypass - in my case it is an outstanding CD player, also from NAD, the C516BEE. Of course the speakers are equally important - I am using the Klipsch KG 3.5 speakers as main pair and the result is fantastic - I can only imagine with better speakers the effect could be even better. If high fidelity music is most important to you and a decent sound of movies and very good surround effects are sufficient for you then this receiver is a perfect choice. On the other hand if you wish to have a very high fidelity sound amplification when using surround sound then you may need to spend more cash.
Pros: 1. Phenomenal sound reproduction when coupled with sources of high quality analog signal and set to the analog bypass. 2. Very good surround sound and set up for watching movies
Cons: 1. The sound quality when the digital signal is amplified is not as high as with the analog bypass. One thing to remember though is that most likely, in this price range, better digital amplification cannot be found in any receiver on the market. 2. Source switching issue occasionally
I wanted to replace my aging Pioneer and have been a big fan of NAD since I purchased one their amps in the Pleistocene age of 1980's stereo. The first thing I noticed was a step function improvement in picture quality, which must have meant my Pioneer receiver was actually much older than I'd realized. The brittle sound of the Pioneer amp is gone and I can now find separation and a sound stage, even on MP3's, that wasn't there before. The included microphone does a pretty good job of setting sound levels, although perfection is based on where you're sitting - so a little editing was needed to average things out across our sofa. The on screen display is Atari circa 1982, and even my wife commented on that. But, frankly, who cares? At least I can read it from across the room. Once the receiver is burnt in a bit more I'll update the review. Oh, and I'm having the same issue as another reviewer, that of the signals not picking up and having to momentarily switch sources. Perhaps it's a feature - not a bug. NAD - any thoughts?
Pros: Sound quality for the price
Cons: Source switching issue
My review would be 5 stars if it only related to how it works once it's set up and your source is selected properly. Unfortunately, almost every time I use the receiver I have to switch to another source and then switch back. After about a 5 second delay, I finally hear what I'm supposed to. If you turn on your DVD player, it immediately switches sources, even if you're still listening to music from the AppleTV. I will continue to look for a way to turn off these "smart" features.
Pros: sound, price
Cons: unit does not detect signal without switching briefly to another source
This is a great sounding a/v amp which gives all that is needed for a great A/V setup. Also cudos to Brent the Crutchfield tech advisor who helped me complete the setup. This is a no frills unit and sometimes requires a little help to get it to its full potential.The sound is high grade and very musical.
Pros: Functionality and Great Sound
Cons: A little hard at times to setup
I've always been a two channel guy but wanted to add a subwoofer and eventually dive into a home theater set up. I bought this unit because of sound quality reviews and it's simplicity, but mainly for it's pre-outs so I could run my tube monoblocks for stereo. The sound is very good overall. I like the sparce look of the unit too. However, the preamp section isn't as nice as the two channel preamp I sold to purchase this unit, but offers a huge soundstage and a pleasing presentation. What's lacking is the precise imaging. Everything isn't as focused and sounds a little blurred. Oh well. Jjust using the internal amps currently and the tubes amps are on hold for now. I'm nitpicking a little as this was only $500 (I bought the refurbed model). I also sold my external DAC, as I found the internal DAC sufficient for streaming music from Spotify through AppleTV/Airplay over HDMI from my Ipad. With the money, I was able to buy a center channel and surrounds. With a subwoofer added, home theater is awesome! The wife totally digs it. The auto setup program is useless though. It set all my speakers to large and turned my sub level -12 db. I set it up manually with a SPL meter and the sound is very good on movies. Another gripe is that the cross over points are only 60/80/100/120...would have been nice to have more choices. Either way, I'm extremely pleased with it, just bummed the preamp section isn't as precise as I had hoped. Asking too much for the money I guess.
Pros: Decent power, very good sound quality for movies and tv, simple design and good looks. pre outs for external amplification, despite a horrible calibration program, manually set up the sound on movies is very good.
Cons: limited crossover options for speakers, auto set up/calibration program is useless, but isn't necessary anyways. Set it up manually. AV presets are confusing to setup, but I don't use them anyways as I don't find them necessary.
I've owned the T748V2 for only a short while but the set up of it and operation of it so far has been great and light years ahead of my prior receiver, though admittedly it was quite dated. I want to comment on the manual since that was listed as a negative or difficult from several other reviewers. Basically if you are used to the standard consumer style receiver where you, for example, plug the DVD into the jack labeled DVD and then select DVD on the receiver and you're off and running this is going to be different. The T748V2 allows you to route any ins/outs to whatever you want and to customize groups of ins/outs and label them accordingly. When you read the manual this might be a little much to absorb initially, but if you'll read about the first half of it a day or two before you start setting up the receiver it will sink in. When I set up my receiver it literally took me maybe 10 minutes to assign the ins/outs the way I wanted, rename them, set default digital processing for each and then about 10 minutes to set up the microphone for auto-calibration of the speakers. It really is quite easy but again is a bit more like a piece of pro audio gear than consumer hifi gear. The other confusing part perhaps is the use of A/V Presets as the T748V2 manual calls them. All that is a, for example, treble/bass adjustments, speaker configuration adjustments, etc, that are saved and you can then assign them to a given Source as the T748V2 calls it.
I did considerable researching before deciding on the NAD and after having it for a couple weeks I think it was a great choice. I was a little leery of the initial set up after reading other reviews but it was really quite easy once My brother and I started into it. Running a JBL center and 2 Martin Logan Motion 15 fronts and Martin Logan LX16 rears and this sounds awesome! I liked the receiver so well I ordered the NAD C516BEE CD player and it sounds amazing as well. This is my first higher end sound system and it is well worth it! You do get what you pay for. Crutchfields people and service are top notch also. Highly recommend this to those looking for exceptionally clean sound without spending a fortune!
Pros: Great sound and easy to use
Cons: No complaints at all
Well, Im on the fence here with the NAD T748v2 that I purchased for Christmas 4 weeks ago. It has everything that I want for the price I wanted which was: A Quality Unit with no-frills and great 5.1 Quality surround sound. However, (here in lies the kicker), Im having issues with the sound switching between sources. I have a Oppo Blue Ray player into Source 1, TV channel Box into Source 2 and Roku into Source 3 with #4 left open. I want 5.1 for the Oppo and Roku and pass through sound for the TV which was actually easy to program into the Menu of the NAD. But, whenever I switch between these sources the sound will just switch off completely or stay in which ever setting it was before switching. I then have to go into the Menu and reprogram everything, switch back and forth between sources multiple times or even power the unit off completely and then restart for the sound to come back on. This defies the whole aspect of No-Frills Plug and Play which I bought this unit for. In Fairness to Crutchfield I havnt contacted them to see if this can be resolved yet. If I can get the time to i will update this review accordingly. Thanks for reading.
Pros: No-Frills, Easy Menu to follow and trouble shoot, great 5.1 Surround
Cons: Manual comes in CD which is unusual, (I ended up reprinting the whole thing on paper.) Sound switching between Sources isnt working correctlyCrutchfield response on 1/5/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our customer service or tech support teams right away. They can help you solve the problem and get the receiver working correctly! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Very pleased with NAD receiver. Love the simplicity of controls as well as the great audio. No issues with video switching. I have a 25 year old NAD 7000 receiver that still sounds wonderful for music. Highly recommend this receiver. Suggest spending the time to understand the features. Had the option to purchase at different places but chose Crutchfield because of the super service. I have been a long time customer.
Pros: Sound. Simplicity. Function.
Cons: Some might complain about the low tech graphic interface but I could care less about that.
Can't review the receiver yet as I had a problem with a reconditioned model. But the service person was great and a replacement was shipped that day. Sweet!
Pros: Fast service with no hassle.
So far the unit has been excellent. I agree with the other reviewers the sound is superb. I thought the setup was relatively easy with the exception of the listening modes. The cd manual is confusing in that regard. If not for this I would have given 5 stars. I did have an issue that Crutchfield tech support could not help me resolve however they gave me the number for NAD tech support. I was connected immediately and the technician was able to solve my problem. It was an issue with a peripheral input not the receiver. As always Crutchfield service and support cannot be beaten. I was also very happy with the service and support of NAD.
Pros: great sound, helpful easily reached tech support, clean look
Cons: the manual in regard to listening modes
I'll start by saying I've got about 10 hours into setting this unit up and paying with it. I wanted a unit known for it's sound, and not it's bells and whistles. Documentation is worth about as much as the paper it's printed on - BUT, in all the receivers I researched before I bought this, and in all fairness, none of the documentation for any of the new receivers were any good. That said, let's move on... This unit is excellent for my use - some home theater, and a LOT of music. The 748 drives 4 20 year old PhaseTech speakers, a PhaseTech center channel and a subwoofer. The sound is phenomenal. I hooked the NAD DAC2 to my laptop and into the 748, and now I have a "jukebox" that is absolutely ridiculous sounding. For the heck of it, I grabbed my old Realistic Mach2's and hooked them up. NICE rich sound. Now the "ugh" part of the review. You should know a little about home theater setup, etc., before setting this up. I didn't, so I was pretty much lost. Yes, I could call NAD, or Crutchfield support (which by the way I give 10 stars), but I didn't want to bother them with my inability to figure stuff out. I mean, I didn't even know that the HDMI cable had to go from HDMI/ARC to the TV! But, I got all that figured out, and this unit is proving itself to be better and better as time goes by. All in all, a great unit.
Pros: Sounds awesome, looks "high end", and has everything one could want.
Cons: Documentation is written just a little too advanced for someone who hasn't been around audio equipment that much. You'll figure it out, just keep reading!
I have owned NAD products before. The hallmark of NAD is music first. I was thrilled to see Crutchfield handle NAD products. So I have forsaken my very nice Denon for this NAD. The unit itself is great- sound, simplicity, and style. I highly recommend it. But the set-up. I will not go into any detail other than remind buyers to have the Crutchfield number ready. One will need to call- several times.
Pros: Great sound from a true high-end audio company.
Cons: Set-up. The manual is a .pdf. The verbiage assumes you have worked with these kind of units before and unless you have, the opportunity to get lost arrives quickly. Have tech support handy!
Amazing sound and simple setup however the digital optical audio inputs do not work. My old receiver works and this one doesn't. After long conversations with support the issue was never resolved. Decided to use the HDMI arc as a sound source for my smart TV however this technology does not work very well with this reciever. It takes upward of 2 to 3 minutes for this unit to switch to HDMI arc and i have to power the system of to get it to switch back to the TV. Sound quality is superb however for the setup I have I wish I would have went with a different unit
Pros: Great sound easy setup
Cons: Poor functionality
After much research on a sound source for my home theater, I decided the NAD 748V2 fit the bill. I saw it's potential as a fabulous unit, however that potential may never be realized. Why? I can only get 2 of it's 4 HDMI sources to recognize my equipment. I followed the on screen menu as instructed to no avail. I called Crutchfield's tech support (twice) only to be told my equipment must be defected. All equipment works fine independently of the NAD. So, I have resigned for the last several months to use just 2 of the HDMIs BUMMER!
Pros: Steady power throughout viewing. Wonderful natural sound, and ample bass through sub-woofer. Unit does not over-heat when use for several hours of music or movie viewing.
Cons: Not able to utilize all the inputs.
If you desire pure sound quality, then this a home theater receiver for you. My primary focus is on Blu-Ray and satellite TV sound quality. The 748V2 delivers such sound quality and is very powerful. It is driving 8 speakers and subwoofer and there is plenty of volume. My speaker system consist of mirage floor, center and bookshelf speakers which are complimented by built-in ceiling speakers for the 7.1 experience. OPPO Blu-Ray player provides excellent HD sound, either DTS or Dolby. This was worth the upgrade from my Yamaha V663 which was state of the art at the time. There are no add-ons with this receiver. If you crave excellent movie sound and the surround sound experience (5.1 or 7.1), I highly recommend the 748V2.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, especially HD sound and excellent video processing. I heard sounds when listening to a football game that I never heard before such as all the background noise that the microphones in the booth picks-up. Both amazing and annoying.
Cons: Set-up manual and menu is cumbersome to navigate and I had to call Crutchfield a couple of times for assistance. Crutchfield was able to resolve my issues. Be prepared for center channel sound that has no bass as it direct without any enhancements; it may sound like too much treble at first.
I have been a NAD fan since the 70's. It took me a couple of years to finally take the surround, home theater plunge. I replaced a NAD 2400 stereo reciever that I have loved for 40 years. I looked at several brands but knew I just couldn't go for anything other than NAD. Being budget restricted I chose to save my money until I could afford the T-748v2. I love the sound this reciever gives and it has plenty of power. It was easy to set up but as others have mentioned unless you have a computer handy printing out the manual might not be a bad idea. While I do wish it had a phono preamp built in, I will not take off any stars for it not having one. This is one wonderful piece of equipment. i would urge anyone looking to buy any sort of audio reciever or amp/preamp to look long and hard at NAD. Even if your budget is extensive NAD is the absolute top bang for your buck. You will not be disappointed if you buy NAD. Quality build, superb sound. what more could you ask for?
Pros: Solid build quality. Wonderful sound. Plenty of clean power when needed. Can handle 2 ohm speaker loads if needed. Easy to set up.
Cons: No built in phono preamp but I knew that going in so not much of a con. No printed manual.
NAD did not pull down on any expectations that an audiophile waiting for on this entry level item . I could hear sounds that i was not able with a DENON AVR-E400 AV receiver The only one that matches to this product is the Old Yamaha RXV-2500 and this one was the flagship of Yamaha. So bottom line NAD fas an entry level equal to a flagship of a competitor .
Pros: Sturdy body, Excellent sound no bells and whistles that most probably you would never use. Top choice of somebody who wants the best sound in Audio and Videos. It is incredible at two channel Stereo and the calibration is quite simple but not as good as the Yamaha RXV-2500 if you know that product.
Cons: Manual is not very easy to follow and they could give some more information on the settings and what to expect, not everybody is very technical . No other Cons . Dont look for it you will not find
updated 8 yr old yamaha reciever (no hdmi hook ups ) looked at onkyo denon and another yamaha but not really interested in all the bells and whistles , enter nad the sound is amazing simple to operate (even my 3 yo daughter can switch from cd-dvd or cable) much easer than the old yamaha . the old yamaha had 135 x 7 this says only 80 but it is the same out put levels so i think its under rated just love my new nad
Pros: ease of use. sound ,sound, sound,clean looks not clutterd face
Cons: none so far
This is a great receiver. I wanted to audition it for a couple of weeks before leaving a review. It is dead quiet at idle. When the power is needed, it is up to the task. Don't let the conservative power ratings fool you. The rear assignable channel is a big plus. I biamped my B&W 685 speakers with great results, although you could use that channel for another room also. Once set up, it is a joy to use. Not too many bells and whistles, just good design and sound. Do yourself a favor and print out the owners manual. It is on a CD in PDF format and is hard to page back and forth. You will need the manual for setup. I used double sided printing because the manual is 40 pages. For you turntable users, you will need an external phono preamp. Crutchfield has many good ones. Don't skimp here. When you set up your phono on the onscreen source menu, you must disable HDMI and digital audio. Plug your phono analog coax inputs into the analog audio 1 or 2 in the back and you're good to go. I also bought a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable (highly recommended). I can't comment on the surround sound since I am running a 2.1 setup. If you have good source material, this receiver can handle it well. Very clean and musical. Now a word on Crutchfield customer service. Simply the best. I purchased and auditioned one other receiver, but it didn't meet my needs. No hassle return. Just be careful with the equipment and save the box and all of the accessories.
Pros: Crutchfield customer service. Great receiver for the price. Easy to use remote.
Cons: Owners manual a bit sketchy. No paper manual. NAD iPod dock has gotten bad reviews and appears to be unavailable currently. Just use a mini plug. Some users will find this receiver limited in features at this price point. You are paying for quality sound here.
Terrific amp that is under rated. I am hearing subtle sounds I never heard before on my previous (more powerful) amp. Power is more than adequate and crystal clear at any volume. I have owned many amps in my life and NAD has always given me the most bang for the buck. This amp is no exception. I thought I needed a more powerful amp for our great room and that is why I had the more powerful amp. I was wrong. The NAD sounds more powerful and musical. Action film soundtracks come to life and now make me feel like I am part of the action.
Pros: Pure, clean, powerful sound
Unit is great but the instructions are lacking. Several languages are included on the disc but it is difficult to follow on your screen since you have to have the units menu on the screen to configure it. You can print a copy, but it still lacks the full instruction and one must anticipate many of the steps.
Pros: System flexibility to set different inputs and name them yourself.
Cons: Must purchase separate pre-amp for phono. Guess that type equipment is deemed old fashioned, even though many new vinyl discs are being issued.
I had a two years old Onkyo in my living room that never met my expectations. I was looking at replacing it with a new Marantz. I have an 4 year old Marantz in a downstairs family room that I thought was a second to best A/V box i ever owned. Then i asked my daughter, who has professionaly selected and installed A/V systems in her house, what does she have for A/V boxes selected by a profeesional installer. The answer was NAD. I trusted the audio engineer and also knew that NAD is a very good and expensive brand. The rest of it is history, we purchased T748 and it certainly surpassed Onkyo's performance by far. I still think that my old Marantz gives a better sound, but i can be wrong because the speakers in my family room are better speakers than in my living room. T748 produes excelent sound quality, the sound presets gives a nice garden variety of choices. I have difficulties operating theT748 with my Logitech universal remote control and it is very irritating. Sometimes when the modes are switched there is no sound and I have to take NAD remote to reset the the unit. But it can be a problem with the Logitech remote.
Pros: Excelent sound quality. Large variety of preset equalization choices. I find the fact that the unit doesn't have additional "bells and whistles" choices as a very positive dvelopment.
Cons: The unit has only 4 HDMI connections that reduces options of connecting external devices.
I spent about a month obsessing about replacing a 7 year old basic Onkyo. Was interested in Denon, Marantz, Yamaha, etc. and tempted by the siren song of add-on features like airplay, DLNA, internet radio, etc. But I already have an AppleTV and the new receiver would go into a TV room and not a living room. I ultimately realized I didn't need all that, just great sound and at least 4 HDMI ports (my Onkyo only had 2). I had some concern that this would be frivolous purchase if I didn't hear any difference and pay big money for 2 extra HDMI ports(I also purchased a DT ProCinema600). The sound is incredible and substantially better than what I had before, particularly the lows. The sounds of leaves rustling and other ambient noises are amazing. What a great decision ;-) I did have some initial trouble, however, that was thankfully resolved with some help. Trying to program a new remote, as I turned off my Panasonic Plasma, the NAD went mute and brain dead and couldn't be brought back. I called Crutchfield support (a smart guy answered on the 2nd ring - amazing!) and was told to reset the device by putting the AM turner on and pressing the listening mode button until it came back. It worked but then same thing happened. NAD support told me to turn off the CEC feature on the plasma (Vieralink). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#CEC That fixed it and I've been ecstatic ever since. I can't believe 80w delivers such sound. The t758 would have been overkill for my tv room
Pros: $599 is great value for such amazing sound quality Amazing sound paired with Definitive Technology ProCinema600 Programmable LCD to label other devices Easy speaker set up Support
Cons: Lack of CEC compatibility with Panasonic Vieralink (but not relevant in my case)
|Number Of Channels||7|
|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|
|App Remote Control||No|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||No|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru All monitor outs|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||Auto Calibration|
|HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video||No|
|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|
|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||TrueHD, DD+, DD, EX|
|DTS||DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, Neo6|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||None|
|Optical Digital Inputs||3|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||Yes|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|Removable Power Cord||IEC 2-prong|
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.
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.
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.
Audio Settings: The NAD T 748 offers a variety of audio adjustments to tailor the unit to your preference.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The NAD T 748 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
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.
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).
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.
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 777 supports two RDS modes; Program-Service Name (PS mode) and Radio-Text (RT mode). Not every FM station incorporates RDS in its broadcast signal. In most areas you will find from one to several RDS-enabled stations, but it is by no means impossible that your favorite stations will not be broadcasting RDS data.
A/V Presets: Five A/V presets can be stored with customized settings for listening mode, DSP options (lip sync delay), tone control, speaker setup, and front panel display.
Optional iPod Dock: The optional IPD 2 iPod dock is no longer available.
Auto Power Down: The T 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).
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.
Remote Connections: The NAD T 748 is fitted with the following custom remote inputs/outputs.
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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sound quality, price, aesthetics [ David Nov 19, 2017 ]
Brand reputation and simple control panel [ Stephen Aug 26, 2017 ]
I wanted an AV receiver that would play vinyl as well as blue ray. [ JOSEPH Aug 07, 2017 ]
The quality of sound is important. I can also expand to individual amplifiers with this unit. [ Eric May 01, 2017 ]
To use as a quality but inexpensive pre/pro for five-channel home theater amp. Replacing obsolete NAD M 15 pre pro. Prefer NAD EARS surround decoding and NEO:6. [ Thomas Mar 20, 2017 ]
Best combination of features, build quality and price. [ John Feb 22, 2017 ]
Looking to upgrade from out of date video technology. NAD has the reputation, and this receiver has the features that I was looking for, all at a very reasonable price. High hopes for this piece of equipment. [ eric Feb 01, 2017 ]
Great experience with NAD products! [ James Dec 29, 2016 ]
Emphasis on sound quality with customizable features. NAD reputation for conservative power ratings. [ T Nov 21, 2016 ]
No frills. [ Eric Sep 12, 2016 ]
It works with my Bose 901 speakers. [ Anthony May 11, 2016 ]
Reputation of excellent Quality. [ Kevin Apr 10, 2016 ]
Great company, same amp that is my powered subwoofer. [ Michael Mar 06, 2016 ]
Sound Quality [ Tom Mar 04, 2016 ]
I love the quality and sound of NAD. [ Clifford Feb 04, 2016 ]
NAD makes great Quality products. Unfortuanately I returned the T 748V2 because Atmos is the way to go and the unit doesnt have 2.2 for 4K, (thats the future) [ WAYNE Jan 07, 2016 ]
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 ]
Yes it does [ duane g. 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 ]
Call customer service -- that sounds scary. [ Janice Oct 28, 2015 ]
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 ]
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 ]
no [ 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. [ JANICE KAY 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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 May 12, 2015 ]
I'm afraid I don't know. I have an iPhone. Sorry. [ JESSE T May 12, 2015 ]
yes [ 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 [ DANIEL J 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. [ skipapple 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 ]
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. [ Krissy Aug 10, 2014 ] Staff
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. [ Krissy Jul 10, 2014 ] Staff
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 ]
The V-2 does mean that this is Version 2 of this receiver. [ Jeff Dec 03, 2013 ] Staff
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