A Music First Surround Receiver
NAD Electronics today announced the launch of the T 758 V3i, a performance update to the award-winning T 758 V3 (without the ‘i’) Audio/Video Surround Sound Receiver. The new 2020 model adds Apple AirPlay 2 to complement Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS® high-res multi-room audio, Dirac Live® and 4K video support. Also, the North American model adds a RJ45 ethernet port on the dongle that provides BluOS.
The NAD T 758 V3i is a 7.1-channel (7 x 60-watts) surround sound receiver that continues the company’s ‘simple is better’ design philosophy offering remarkable sound quality at a sensible price point for audiophiles, just $1,499. What sets the T 758 V3i apart is its focus on sound quality and future-proof Modular Design Construction (MDC).
MDC: Future-Proof Designs
Performance-minded enthusiasts want to embrace the ever-changing world of AV technology without destroying their original investment. So, NAD devised the most important innovation in a decade: Modular Design Construction, an uncommon answer to technology obsolescence. Digital audio and video circuits are on replaceable modules. With MDC, the ability to easily upgrade the T 758 V3i to include future digital formats is totally unique and unprecedented.
‘Music First’ Audio
Popular surround sound formats, including HD formats Dolby Atmos and DTS Master Audio, are decoded using the latest generation of high-speed multi-core DSP. Stereo source material can be converted to surround sound using our exclusive EARS surround mode, praised by reviewers for its natural sound quality. With full support for High Res Audio formats like MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) included in the BluOS® Player, the T 758 V3i is unique. Add to this NAD’s exclusive PowerDrive™ amplifier featuring high current combined with high Dynamic Power to bring out the very best in any speaker. With both music and movies, the T 758 V3i’s award-winning heritage reveals its power with immense depth, clarity, and incredible detail. NAD claims ordinary A/V receivers simply sound flat in comparison.
Pure and Simple Video
The T 758 V3i supports 4K video (3840×2160) at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 color gamut and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. Analogue video sources are also supported on HDMI for simple ‘one wire’ connection to a 4K TV or projector. NAD leaves the video processing where it belongs, in the display, avoiding multiple format conversions that plague lesser AVRs. It also includes popular HDMI features, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Consumer Electronic Control (CEC).
The new receiver offers a very simple user interface that is both flexible and easy to use. Each source component retains the same custom settings every time it is selected for viewing, and there are no ’empty inputs’ to clutter or confuse. In addition, powerful AV Presets allow custom setups for different types of program material (drama, action, musical, etc.) tailoring the performance to the listener’s taste. Inputs can even be renamed to match specific components. The T 758 V3i is more flexible than ever, with Apple AirPlay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem.
NAD Speaker iQ
The automated setup of surround speakers, NAD Speaker IQ is both accurate and easy with the supplied microphone and NAD remote control. A second independent zone is included and can be powered by the internal back channel amplifiers. Advanced multi-room systems are easily accommodated thanks to its full suite of connections for home automation systems.
Digital Room Correction System
The T 758 V3i employs Dirac Live® Room Correction software that delivers optimized sound quality for your home theatre system. The built-in Dirac Live® software measures the acoustic performance of the system within the listening room and optimizes playback performance to provide the most transparent music reproduction possible. Setup process is automated and very simple, giving users the control they need to precisely tune for the best results. With Dirac Live® you can build the perfect listening environment that corrects for both the timing and colourations in sound using the supplied microphone and its powerful software.
BluOS Streaming High-Res Audio Included
The T 758 V3i features built-in BluOS wireless streaming technology, enabling users to stream lossless music to their home theatre system from local libraries, tune in to Internet radio stations, and access popular music streaming services. You can control the music from anywhere in the house using the BluOS Controller app for smartphone, tablet and desktop, including the ability to group the receiver to other BluOS enabled components from NAD, Bluesound, DALI or Monitor Audio to create a whole home music delivery ecosystem.
“Our Modular Design Construction feature offers the real benefit of being able to add new technologies as they become available, greatly enhancing the value proposition. So, with the T 758 V3i, we are excited to add AirPlay 2 to complement other key technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video and BluOS music streaming.” Joe de Jesus, NAD AV and Custom Installation Product Manager.
- 7 x 60W into 8 Ohms, all channels driven simultaneously
- FTC 110W (8 Ohms within rated distortion)
- Modular Design Construction (MDC)* and includes:
- AM 230 Audio Module
- VM 130i Video Module
- HDMI® (3 in / 1 out) 4K Ultra HD Full Support with 4K/60p / 4:4:4 / HDCP 2.2
- AirPlay 2 Integration
- Supports Siri Voice Assistant via AirPlay 2
- Dolby Atmos® and DTS HD™ Master Audio support
- BluOS Enabled for wireless multi-room music streaming (upgrade kit included)
- Hi-Res Audio playback including 24-bit/192kHz FLAC / WAV / AIFF
- 5 Custom A/V Presets
- Independent source and volume controls for Zone 2
- RS-232 Port Interface for Advanced Control Systems
- Eco-friendly operation with <0.5W standby power consumption
- Complete with Dirac Live® Software and Calibrated Microphone
- NAD Speaker iQ for easy accurate speaker setup and auto software updates
*Note: MDC has allowed MDC compatible AV processors to be upgraded to the latest standards in video processing, surround and streaming audio and more since 2006. Although NAD strives to continue to keep updating the current MDC platforms, it cannot guarantee compatibility with future formats or requirements.
Price & Availability
The NAD T 758 V3i A/V Receiver will start shipping this month (August 2020) for $1,499.