Summary: Now that I've had the T 758 for three weeks and have got it all dialed in I can tell it's a great choice. I use it mainly for listening to music. It's easy on the ears and crystal clear with no distortion even at higher volumes. Several listening modes and tone controls offer enough versatility to adjust for preferences from any source. Highs from trumpets or Hammond B3s are warm and not blaring. It also excels in its secondary role as home theater.
Pros: Versatile and powerful. Upgradeable. Crystal clear sound reproduction. Plenty of DSP options.
Cons: Weighs as much as a Buick Skylark. Audyssey took several attempts to get right. Does require some know-how to operate, but not too hard.
Summary: Love it sound is very good abandoned a recent Denon due to the sound just didn't cut it in my opinion now I get powerful bass and clear true to life sounds pretty awesome this thing is a beast 33.9 lb weight means I can use it to work out if I want... I've had NADs for years they're the best.
Pros: Like the lack of tons of buttons on front of unit looks clean and simple. No frills just power and great sound. It has listening mode options which allow for changes to the sound tho haven't experimented too much with them yet. Main problem I'm having is it may blow the walls off my place when I crank it up I'll not make that a con.... Still building my system I don't even have a sub yet but it's still powerful enough sans sub I've had to tone down the bass in control...
Cons: Only con is Audyssey. I'm 100% sure I was in phase with the speakers. Audyssey claimed I wasn't. This is same problem I had with Denon Audyssey setup. Audyssey seems to not have a handle on determining who's in phase so technically not solely an NAD issue but since NAD has chosen to include the Audyssey I'll list it as a negative.
Summary: I purchased this receiver several months ago, and I'm 100% pleased. I had never heard of NAD beforehand, but I became aware through various av forums and Crutchfield's website. Sound: Very clear. It made a vast improvement to my crappy speakers. I listen to rock, classical and jazz. Lots of detail that was previously missing. I haven't scratched the surface of what this thing can do. I need better speakers.
Pros: Sound, power, simplicity and price.
Cons: None really. If you are trying to get a good system and are starting with this receiver, just know that it will cost a lot more to achieve the sound you desire. You'll want good speakers next, so think about your overall budget. Maybe you end up with a less expensive receiver that's perfectly fine and much better than what you currently have.
Summary: Replaced a recently purchased T-748V2. The sound was better due to better build, higher wattage and, of course, higher price. Awesome receiver in every respect. Audyssey did not work after 4 attempts. Got results like 'Check Type' and 'Check Polarity'. It gave me the Check Polarity on four different speakers. One at each attempt. Checked polarity. Positive to positive, negative to negative. Not sure about 'Type'. Gave up.
Summary: NAD T 758 : Magnificent preformance to price point. Much easier to use and install than my last NAD. Paid a small premium for Cruchfield service and got every penny of it! Super fast, friendly and dependable service.
Pros: The NAD T 758 technology is greatly imporoved. Set up is easy and the technology much more streamlined. The footprint is smaller than my previous NAD and doesn't seem to get as hot. Sound is superior to all off the shelf Asian brands found at the box stores.
Cons: I would prefer a little more driving power for my room as I operate the NAD T 758 at the higher end of the volume though it is sufficient with a little room left over. No other cons. . .I look forward to the audio enjoyment this NAD T 758 will give me and my family in the years ahead.
Best A/V for the $$ / Crystal Clear Sound / Powerfull
7 October 2013
Summary: I've had many top end Bose surround systems over the past 15 years, and the NAD sound is soooo much clearer. Well, that is, NAD with Definitive Technology DI series speakers all around. I'm hearing distinct background sounds I've never heard before in movies I've seen many times. Set-up and calibration was very easy. I don't miss or even know what bells and whistles weren't included - Who needs them?
Pros: Crystal clear sound, dialogue / voice is especially clear. Great surround sound effects. Clearest I've experienced in my home. More than enough power for my 14x21x8 home theater. I've not been able to see how loud it goes because the loudness is that painful - suffice to say....more than enough power. Automatically senses music or video and displays CODEC used, applies settings appropriately.
Cons: I really can't think of one Con. Well, an owner's manual could have been included. Downloaded from Crutchfield's website, and set-up and calibration was so easy it was hardly needed. Still - I just like to have a hard copy.