Summary: Although it lacks some of the features and conveniences of
more expensive and/or elaborate A/V receivers, the NAD L73 is still a formidable component
when used in the context for which it was designed: as a one-box solution for smaller
rooms and/or simpler systems. And don’t be misled by that 45Wpc power rating -- the
L73 can rock. Its sound is superlative, and its picture quality is very good.
Excerpt: is best known in Ravel's transcription, but is presented here in alternative form. It has been said that Stowkowski wanted a more Russian reading. In fact, two of the paintings the work is based on are omitted because he felt they were perhaps not part of the original Mussorgsky composition, or at the very least they sounded too French. This Naxos-recorded performance is conducted here by Stowkowski’s close friend Jose Serebrier, and is a work of true art.
Conclusion: Compact, simple and all about performance is what NAD must have thought when designing the L73 DVD receiver. The L73 has musical abilities that reach far beyond a typical all-in-one receiver and a capability of achieving the sound performance closer to separate components. On the theatre side, it produced a powerful movie watching experience. Additionally, it is easier to set up than separate components and with price tag of $1300 it is also quite affordable.