Summary: This NAD receiver replaced my NAD 3300 power envelope. Ive got to say Ive been extremely disappointed in this receiver. Every now and then the one channel only comes on when the musics loud enough. When you are trying to tune the amp or put radio stations into the memory it rarely works correctly. When you tune it the radio , it jumps all over the place, its frustrating. Anyways other than that its been ok. Never lived up to the standards of my first NAD..
Summary: I picked this AV amp up in 2001 for my surround system. I love the warm sound of this amp but have had numerous problems with channels cutting out and digital feeds. Too bad - I'm now using it as a 2 channel integrated for music only listening. I've read and heard that this is not an uncommon problem with NAD avr's (and some CD's as well). I've had my amp in to the plant in Pickering twice and had it repaired a 3rd time by an independent as NAD service sucks.
Summary: This unit had great sound quality, a nice design, lots of features, and was well priced. After about 5 years, it started to buzz and I had to replace output caps (about $150 from the manufacturer). A couple of years after that the display went dead, which was a power supply problem ($200). I sold it on eBay and the output stage blew up, so I had to refund the Buyer. Overall, a pretty nice unit, but build quality is nothing like the NADs of old.
Summary: I purchased this receiver 3 years ago. I have it mated up with Paradigm Atoms, CC170, ADP70s, and PDR8. The sound quality is wonderful. This receiver does a great job of not coloring the music. Some people prefer the warmer sound of Denon, HK, and Marantz, but I like to hear exactly what is recorded. Even at extreme volumes only a limited amount of distortion is heard. I also use the headphone jack with a pair of Grado Labs SR-125s.
Excerpt: I purchased this receiver to match my NAD T550 DVD player as part of my Home Cinema set-up. The first impression on removing it from the box was that it looked more like a piece of military equipment than hi-fi. The unit is quite heavy for it's size but is easily moved around on the hi-fi rack. The provided instructions take the form of a book. Extremely comprehensive! I spent hours reading them! This, in itself, could be a little off-putting for a complete novice.