NAD Launches Modular T 758 V3i Surround Sound Receiver with BluOS, AirPlay2 and Dirac Live

August 13 2020, 00:50
NAD Electronics announced the launch of the T 758 V3i, a performance update to the T 758 A/V Surround Sound Receiver. The affordable surround sound receiver will now come ready with Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, BluOS high-res multi-room audio, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video and Apple AirPlay 2 all built-in. The T 758 V3i ($1,499 U.S. MSRP) begins shipping in August 2020. As with all NAD components, the company’s latest offering expands on the 'Simple is Better' design philosophy, which contributes to ease of use and maximizes performance where it counts. 

The new T 758 V3i features NAD’s sound quality and complete compatibility with all the latest features and formats to ensure lifelike music and movie enjoyment. Most AV receivers available on the market today focus predominantly on the Video and Surround Sound aspects, leaving audio circuitry almost as an afterthought. NAD firmly believes that there are many people for whom music will always come first. With NAD’s reputation for high value/high performance, it was obvious that the T 758 V3i would have to please audiophiles and home theatre enthusiasts alike.

"NAD carefully evaluates how customers use our products and only includes the features that are essential for great audio and video performance," comments Joe de Jesus, NAD AV and Custom Installation Product Manager. “In addition, our Modular Design Construction feature offers the real benefit of being able to add new technologies as they become available, greatly enhancing the value proposition. So, with the T 758 V3i, we are excited to add AirPlay 2 to complement other key technologies such as Dolby Atmos, Dirac Live, 4K UHD Video and BluOS music streaming." 

Performance-minded enthusiasts want to embrace the ever-changing world of AV technology without destroying their original investment. So, NAD devised Modular Design Construction (MDC), an answer to technology obsolescence. Digital audio and video circuits are on replaceable modules offering owners the ability to easily upgrade the T 758 V3i to include future digital formats.

Popular surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos and DTS Master Audio, are decoded using the latest generation of high-speed multi-core DSP. Stereo source material can be converted to surround sound using NAD's exclusive EARS surround mode, praised for its natural sound quality. With full support for High Res Audio formats like MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) included in the BluOS Player, and the T 758 V3i is unique.

But the T 758 V3i is a fully integrated solution, featuring NAD’s exclusive PowerDrive amplifier offering high current combined with high Dynamic Power to bring out the very best in any speaker with both music and movies. With built-in BluOS wireless streaming technology, users are able to stream lossless music to their home theater system from local libraries, tune in to Internet radio stations, and access popular music streaming services. They can control the music from anywhere in the house using the BluOS Controller app for smartphone, tablet and desktop, including the ability to group the receiver to other BluOS enabled components from NAD, Bluesound, DALI or Monitor Audio to create a whole home music delivery ecosystem. And with Apple AirPlay 2 built-in for easy integration into the Apple ecosystem, the T 758 V3i is more flexible than ever.

The T 758 V3i also offers exceptional performance with the latest digital video technology, including Ultra HD video with resolutions up to 3840x2160 pixels at 60 frames per second with 4:4:4 color gamut and High Dynamic Range support. Analog video sources are also supported on HDMI for simple 'one wire' connection to a flat screen or projector. And NAD leaves the video processing where it belongs, in the display, avoiding multiple format conversions that plague lesser AVRs. It also includes popular HDMI features, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and Consumer Electronic Control (CEC).

"We have created a very simple user interface that is both flexible and easy to use. Each source component retains the same custom settings every time it is selected for viewing, and there are no 'empty inputs' to clutter or confuse. In addition, powerful AV Presets allow custom setups for different types of program material (drama, action, musical, etc.) tailoring the performance to the listener’s taste. Inputs can even be renamed to match specific components," adds Joe de Jesus.

A second independent zone is included and can be powered by the internal back channel amplifiers. Advanced multi-room systems are easily accommodated thanks to its full suite of connections for home automation systems.

Users of the T 758 V3i will appreciate the fact they can use Dirac Live Room Correction software to optimize sound quality for their home theatre system. The built-in Dirac Live software measures the acoustic performance of the system within the listening room and optimizes playback performance to provide the most transparent music reproduction possible. Setup process is automated and very simple, giving users the control they need to precisely tune for the best results. Dirac Live corrects for both the timing and colorations in sound using the supplied microphone and its powerful software.
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