T 744 A/V Receiver
T 744 A/V Receiver
Features
• 5 x 50W Minimum Continuous Power into 4/8Ω, 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
• Audiophile grade ADC, DAC and Op Amps
• 5 A/V Custom Presets store unique speaker level and tone
control settings
• Direct speaker level adjustment for surround, center and sub.
• NAD Soft Clipping™
• 6 A/V Inputs, 3 with S-Video, 2 full tape loops
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Component Video on 2 Inputs and 1 Output, HDTV Compatible
2 Audio inputs, 1 tape out
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, 2 x IR outputs
2 x 12V output triggers, 1 x 12V input
Preamp Outputs for all 7.1 channels (2 Subwoofers)
Amplifier Input for 3 amplifier channels
RDS FM/AM Tuner with 30 direct access presets
HTR-2 Illuminated Learning Remote Control
Details
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 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, upgraded DACs and other key components further reduces noise and distortion. Finally, we
have converted to lead-free solder and components for a cleaner environment.
Performance
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 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 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 T744. Boasting a minimum of 50 watts continuous power per channel, the 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 FM tuner includes 30 favorite 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.
Credit for the sound of NAD’s components rests squarely with our
unique design approach and our experienced and very talented
design team. Most companies design their products to a technical
specification and a price point. While this sounds logical enough,
it does not address the way the product will actually be used by
the eventual owner. You don’t listen to specifications, you listen to
music and sound. While NAD products exhibit excellent technical
measurements, we have relied on our own ears and listening
experience to determine the final design of our products. Because
of our unique design approach , NAD’s sound is simply more “real”
sounding, adding enjoyment and excitement to your favorite films
and music recordings.
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.
Flexibility
The 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 5.1 input is also provided for attaching a DVD-Audio
player or any other yet to be developed surround decoder, making
sure the 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.)
Luxurious Simplicity
All the capability and flexibility in the world is quite useless if
the receiver becomes too complicated to be operated by every
member of the family. NAD has taken special measures to make
operation of the T744 as logical and straightforward as possible.
Initial system setup is best accomplished using your television
monitor and the clear and simple On Screen Display (OSD),
which can be configured to also give status updates as settings
are changed in everyday use. Once the T744 is informed of your
specific system set-up, all settings are stored in a non-volatile
memory making this a one time task. The front panel display
indicates complete information about the source being listened to
or watched including selected surround mode and volume setting.
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 HTR2’s memory can be easily “taught” to the HTR-2. And the HTR2’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.
Summary
The T744 offers remarkable performance and flexibility in a
compact and simple to operate package. This multi-channel
powerhouse will bring your favorite music and movies to life in your
home entertainment room with an absolute minimum of fuss and
a maximum of pure enjoyment.
CD
SOFT CLIPPING
ON
ANTENNA
MAIN
IN
COMPONENT
VIDEO IN
1
2
2
DIGITAL IN
IN
SURR
VIDEO 4
FRONT
OPTICAL
L
OFF
1
R
AM
VIDEO 5
IN
GND
FM
5.1 CH
INPUT
+
3
1
SUBW
CENTER
FRONT
4
L
IN
DISC
COAXIAL
SPEAKERS A
R
CENTER
L
SURROUND
L
R
SWITCHED
R
SPEAKERS B
POWER
ON
OFF
2
L
5
6
AC OUTLET
120V~60HZ 120W 1A MAX
L
IN
R
SUBW 1
IN
SUBW 2
© NAD T744
IN
R
TAPE
S-VIDEO
VIDEO
R AUDIO L
SWITCHED
AC OUTLET
230V~50HZ 120W 0.5A MAX
T 744 EUROPEAN VERSION
SPECIFICATIONS
Amplifier Section
70W (18.45dBW)
Harmonic Distortion; FM Mono
0.25%
IHF dynamic power; 8Ω
105W (20.2dBW)
Signal/noise; Mono
72dB
IHF dynamic power; 2Ω
165W (22.1dBW)
Power output Stereo Mode
(8Ω within rated distortion)
IHF dynamic power; 4Ω
Simultaneous power output surround mode
Total harmonic distortion at rated power
IM distortion at rated power
Damping factor 8Ω
Input sensitivity and impedance
Frequency response
Signal/noise ratio; ref rated power 8Ω
Signal/noise ratio; ref 1W / 8Ω
Remote Control
145W (21.6dBW)
5 x 50W (16.98dBW)
0.05%
0.05%
400mv / 50kΩ
>96dB
>80dB
HTR2
Tuner Section
Input sensitivity Mono
50dB Stereo:
16.1dBf
36.1dBf
Signal/noise; Stereo
Stereo separation at 1kHz
Frequency response; + 1.5dB
0.5%
66dB
40dB
30Hz - 15kHz
Video Section
60
5 to 20,000 Hz
Harmonic Distortion; FM Stereo
±0.8dB
Input and output impedance
Component Video Bandwidth
75Ω
50MHz
Physical Specifications
Net Dimensions (W x H x D)
Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)*
Net Weight
Shipping Weight
17 1/8 x 5 3/16 x 13 3/4”
(435 x 132 x 350mm)
17 1/8 x 5 15/16 x 15 3/8”
(435 x 150 x 390mm)
29.3 lbs (13.3 kg)
37.2 lbs (16.9 kg)
* Gross Dimensions include volume knob / speaker terminals / connectors / feet.
Note: Installers should allow a minimum clearance of 2 - 4 inches for wire management.
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