Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: 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.
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
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: 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 .
Pros: ease of use. sound ,sound, sound,clean looks not clutterd face
Summary: 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.
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)
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Summary: 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.
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!
Summary: 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.