NAD T744 AV RECEIVER
The NAD T744 is heir to many generations of award winning NAD designs. This exceptional pedigree is evident in both the look and the feel of the T744, and it is unmistakable the moment you listen. Based on the highly successful NAD T743, the T744 boasts improvements in virtually every area of the receiver, for a cumulative effect that is fully deserving of the new model number. Starting with a revised internal layout and connectors, selected DACs and other key components further reduces noise and distortion. Finally, we have converted to lead-free solder and components for a cleaner environment.
Today's advanced Surround Sound receivers require quality in both the digital decoding stages and the analogue amplifying stages for the best overall performance. The NAD T744 is an excellent example of the NAD Design Team's expertise in both areas. Using the latest high speed DSP technology, NAD was able to include the newest surround formats from Dolby and DTS, as well as including NAD's own highly regarded music surround mode, the EARS (Enhanced Ambient Recovery Circuit) circuit. Unlike, the typical artificially enhanced DSP modes like "Club", "Stadium", and "Church", EARS uses DSP technology to extract the natural ambience to create surround sound from any 2 channel source inducing a warm natural reverberant effect without the artificial "BOING". Surround processing is automatically detected via the digital inputs of the NAD T744, and the "highest" or most advanced form of decoding is switched in. Conversion of the decoded digital bitstream is performed with high resolution and extremely linear D/A Converters carefully selected for their performance capabilities.
NAD's reputation for producing power amplifiers that are both potent and musical is upheld in fine manner with the NAD T744. Boasting a minimum of 50 watts continuous power per channel, the NAD T744 can fill even large rooms to lifelike sound levels. With NAD's typical attention to detail in the all important power supply design, the T744 can easily meet its power spec with all channels operating simultaneously even demanding 4 ohm designs. Many less advanced receivers resort to performance robbing protection resistors to allow the use of 4 ohm speakers.
The NAD T744 has all the flexibility required to serve as the command center for a sophisticated Home Theatre systems. A full suite of video switching caters to all the popular video formats (Component Video, S-Video, and Composite Video). Digital inputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats to make it easy to attach all your digital sources for playback and recording.
With the T744, NAD has made it easy to add more speakers for listening to music in additional rooms. A second pair of speakers can simply be added to the front channel amplifiers and switched on or off from the remote control or front panel switch. There are also 12 volt triggers to automatically switch similarly equipped source components on and off. Thoughtful features like discrete On and Off codes, direct access to inputs and FM station presets facilitates the integration of the T744 into elaborate remote control systems.
An analogue 7.1 input is also provided for attaching a DVD-Audio player or any other yet to be developed surround decoder, making sure the NAD T744 does not become obsolete anytime soon. Preamp outputs and main amp inputs, a long standing NAD feature, allow the addition of more powerful amplifier channels and/or the reconfiguring of amplifier channels. (for example adding a more powerful external amplifier to the front channels.)
The FM tuner includes 30 favourite station presets that can be custom named, or if the station supports the Radio Data System (RDS), it will automatically stream information about the station and music being played.
Five independent "A/V Presets" can store speaker level and tone control settings for instant recall, making it easy to custom tailor your system for different types of program material. Encoded surround modes like Dolby Digital and DTS are automatically selected if the program is so encoded. The T744 also remembers your last used settings when switched in and out of Standby mode.
The included HTR-2 remote handset is a model type that is replacing the typical remotes found for TVs, VCR's DVD players etc... . It has illuminated buttons for easy operation in low light environments. Remote commands for products not already included in the HTR-2's memory can be easily "taught" to the HTR-2. And the HTR-2's Macro function allows up to eight individual commands to be triggered by the pressing just two keys. With this feature, all of the commands required for watching a DVD, for example, are executed automatically by the HTR-2's Macro function.
- 5 x 50W Minimum Continuous Power into 4/8O, all channels driven simultaneously (20Hz - 20kHz, with <0.08% THD)
- 105W, 145W, 165W IHF Dynamic Power into 8, 4 and 2 ohms
- Dolby Digital, DTS, ProLogic II (Movies and music), EARS and Stereo Enhanced Surround Modes
- 5 A/V Custom Presets store unique speaker level and tone control settings
- Direct speaker level adjustment for surround, centre and sub.
- NAD Soft Clipping™
- 6 x A/V Inputs, 3 with S-Video, 2 full tape loops Plus Component Video on 2 Inputs and 1 Output, HDTV Compatible
- 2 Audio inputs, 1 tape out Plus 6 Digital Inputs, 4 Coaxial, 2 TOS Link freely assignable
- 5.1 Analogue Input (for DVD Audio)
- Speaker A + B switching (Speakers B stereo only)
- IR input Plus 2 x IR outputs Plus 2 x 12V output triggers, 1 x 12V input
- Preamp Outputs for all 5.1 channels (2 Subwoofers) Plus Amplifier Input for 3 amplifier channels
- RDS FM/AM Tuner with 30 direct access presets
- HTR-2 Illuminated Learning Remote Control
5 - 20000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion
Sound Output Mode
DTS decoder, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II
Surround Sound Effects
EARS (Enhanced Ambient Recovery Circuit)
Surround System Class
Digital Sound Processor (DSP)
A/B/A+B speaker switch, on-screen display, source direct
Total Harmonic Distortion
mono: 0.25%, stereo: 0.5%
AMPLIFIER OUTPUT DETAILS
Output Power / Channel
50 Watt, 70 Watt
Output Impedance / Channel
4/8 Ohm, 8 Ohm
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Preset Station Qty
Antenna Form Factor
loop AM / wire FM
Supported RDS Functions
FM stereo/mono switch
INPUTS & OUTPUTS
Coaxial Digital Input
Optical Digital Input
universal remote control
Remote Control Technology
backlit buttons, learning, macro function
5 - 20000 Hz
BATTERY / POWER
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
5.1 channel audio line-in, S-Video input, S-Video output, SPDIF input, audio line-in, audio line-out, component video input, component video output, composite video input, composite video output, composite video/audio input, headphones, speakers output, subwoofer output, trigger
4 pin mini-DIN, RCA, RCA x 2, RCA x 3, RCA x 6, TOSLINK, banana/spade x 2, phone stereo 6.3 mm
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT