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. 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
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 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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: 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.
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. 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.
Summary: 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.
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. 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!