T 755 A/V Surround Sound Receiver

T 755 A/V Surround Sound Receiver
T 755 A/V Surround Sound Receiver
• 5 x 80W Simultaneous Full Disclosure Power
• 5 x 100W Minimum Continuous Power (FTC)
• PowerDrive™ amplifier technology
• Audyssey Auto Setup and Calibration of all speaker settings using
supplied microphone
• Data Port for use with optional NAD IPD 1 Dock for iPod®
• Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, ProLogic II, ProLogic IIx, DTS,
DTS ES, DTS 24/96, DTS NEO:6, EARS and Stereo Enhanced
Surround Modes
• 5 A/V Custom Presets store unique listening modes, DSP
options, tone, speaker and display settings
• Direct access speaker level adjustment for surround, center and
• NAD Soft Clipping™
• Burr-Brown 24 bit 96kHz A/D converter
• Burr-Brown 24 bit 192kHz D/A converter
• Texas Instruments Aureus™ 7.1 DSP (32 bit dual core floating
point design)
• 3 1080p HDMI Video Inputs switch to 1 Output, freely assignable
• Cross Conversion of all analog video formats
• 7 Analog Stereo Audio Inputs (1 front panel)
• Media Player MP front panel input
6 Analog Video Inputs, all S-Video and Composite (1 front panel),
3 Component Video
• 7 Digital Audio Inputs, 3 Coax and 4 Optical (1 front panel)
• 3 Analog Stereo Audio outputs
• 3 Video Monitor Outputs, Component, S-Video and Composite
• 3 Analog Video Outputs, 2 Tape (Composite and S-Video) and 1
Zone (Composite)
• 2 Digital Outputs, 1 Coaxial, 1 TOSLINK
• 7.1 Analog Input (for DVD Audio/SACD/ETC.)
• Speaker A + B switching (Speakers B stereo only)
• Zone 2 A/V Line Level Output with independent source and
volume selection
• ZR-4 Second Zone Remote included with discrete codes for
independent zone
• IR Input
• 3 x IR Outputs
• RS-232 port interface for advanced control systems
• 3 x 12V Output Triggers, 1 x 12V input
• Preamp Outputs for all 7.2 channels (2 Subwoofers)
• RDS FM/AM Tuner with 30 direct access presets
• XM Ready – XM subscription and optional XM module required
• HTR 3 Illuminated Learning Remote Control
The NAD T755 is heir to many generations of award winning NAD designs. This exceptional pedigree is
evident in both the look and the feel of the T755, and it is unmistakable the moment you listen. It is NAD’s
insistence on creating products with remarkable sound quality at sensible prices that has made NAD the
first choice among the most knowledgeable listeners from around the world. NAD’s “Music First” philosophy
dictates that we endow our Surround Sound products with the same warm involving sound quality that
makes music listening so rewarding with our stereo components. This stands in stark contrast to our
competitors who view Surround Sound components primarily from a “content” point of view, with sound
quality far down the list of priorities. Yet the T755 is second to none in terms of flexibility and up-to-theminute digital technology.
Full Disclosure Power Ratings
Inflated power specifications have been used to “sell” receivers as long as there have been receivers to sell.
But not at NAD. Instead, we encourage our customers take a clear-eyed look at the real issues.
Receivers don’t make music and filmsound by driving laboratory test-loads, they do it by driving loudspeakers.
And loudspeakers, whether labeled 8Ω or 4Ω in “nominal impedance,” are far more challenging. A speaker
that “looks like” an 8Ω resistor at some frequencies will show 4Ω
at others, and often, 3Ω or even 2Ω at still others. Furthermore,
actual loudspeaker loads are far more complex than simple test
resistors. What does all this mean? Simply, that power on paper is
but a poor predictor of “how loud,” “how dynamic,” “how musical.”
Nevertheless, in a competitive market comparisons will be made.
But when you make them, read the fine print—all of it. At NAD
we test under the most demanding, “worst-case” conditions,
reporting the minimum power output we achieve at any frequency
within human audibility (full audible bandwidth of 20Hz-20kHz),
and with all channels driven and fully stressed simultaneously at
clearly specified, vanishingly low distortion. Many competitors do
not: they often quote single-frequency power (1 kHz) reflecting at
most one “associated channel” (maximum 2 channels) dominating
the receiver’s power supply—often under a variety of deceptive
power headings. And if distortion is stated at all it’s usually at quite
high levels: 0.5 percent, 1 percent—in one case, 10 percent!—it’s
easy to print big numbers that simply do not tell the true story. The
bottom line: don’t be fooled by specs; let your ears be the judge.
This keystone of the NAD receivers’ amp-section design underpins
the unique dynamic potential of every model. PowerDrive’s
foundation is a “dual-rail” power supply that delivers optimized
internal voltage levels especially during the most demanding
conditions: dynamic peaks, big musical transients, deep-bass
excursions that drive a loudspeaker into its most power-hungry
impedance range. It’s a little like the “kickdown” of a sophisticated
automatic transmission - providing distortion-free current on
PowerDrive is one big reason why NAD AV receivers do not exhibit
the dynamic compression, flattened imaging, and even tinges of
harshness audiophiles so often decry as “receiver sound.” And
PowerDrive not only makes NAD receivers sound better, it makes
them cooler running, more efficient, and more reliable as well.
Today’s advanced Surround Sound receivers require quality in the
digital decoding stages, the video processing section, and in the
power amplifier design for the best overall performance. The T755
is an excellent example of the NAD Design Team’s expertise in all
three areas. Not only that, but we have made many ergonomic
refinements to simplify operation and make it more enjoyable to
get all the performance this magnificent receiver is capable of
Using the latest 32 bit Dual Core Floating Point DSP technology,
NAD was able to include the most popular surround formats from
Dolby and DTS, as well as including NAD’s own highly regarded
music surround mode; EARS. Unlike, the typical artificially enhanced
DSP modes like “Club”, “Stadium”, and “Church”, EARS uses DSP
technology to extract the natural ambience of the recording. This
is redirected to the surround channels to create natural surround
sound from any 2 channel source. This induces a warm natural
reverberant effect without the artificial “BOING” of artificial reverb.
The surround mode of the source material is automatically
detected via the digital inputs of the T755, and the “highest” or
most advanced form of decoding is switched in. Conversion of the
encoded digital bitstream is performed with high resolution and
extremely linear Burr-Brown 24 bit/192kHz 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 T755.
Boasting a minimum of 80 watts continuous power per channel,
the T755 can easily fill a room with lifelike sound levels.
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.
The T755 has all the flexibility required to serve as the command
center for even the most sophisticated Home Theater and multiroom systems. A full suite of video switching caters to all the
popular video formats (HDMI, Component Video, S-Video, and
Composite Video). Digital inputs (including a handy front panel
input) and outputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats
to make it easy to attach all your digital sources for playback and
With the T755, NAD has made it easy to add more speakers for
listening to music in additional rooms or “zones”. 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.
More elaborate systems can also be created using the Zone 2
outputs to add additional amplifiers and speakers with the added
benefit of independent source selection and volume control. A
separate second zone remote is included.
There are also 12 volt triggers to automatically switch remote
zone amplifiers on and off, and even an RS-232 data port for
connection to highly advanced automated control systems.
Thoughtful features like discrete On and Off codes, direct access
to inputs and FM station presets facilitate the integration of the
T755 into elaborate remote control systems.
An analog 7.1 input is also provided for attaching a DVD-Audio
player or any other yet to be developed surround decoder, making
sure the T755 does not become obsolete anytime soon. Preamp
outputs allow the addition of more powerful amplifier channels.
The T755 includes a data port specifically designed to control an iPod
with the addition of NAD’s optional iPod Dock accessory. This allows
the iPod’s meta-data to be displayed on the OSD and be controlled
using the NAD remote control. Audio and Video connections and
iPod recharging are also featured in the iPod Dock.
T 755 A/V Surround Sound Receiver
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 T755 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 T755 is informed of your
specific system set-up, all settings are stored in a non-volatile
memory making this a one time task. The informative front panel
display indicates complete information about the source being
listened to or watched including selected surround mode and
volume setting. The front panel display can be easily customized
by renaming inputs and even determining what information you
prefer to have displayed and when to display it.
Automatic Audio Setup is available using the supplied calibrated
microphone. Simply place the microphone in the listening position
and select Audyssey auto-calibration and the system automatically
detects which speaker is connected, chooses the ideal crossover
point to the subwoofer, checks speaker phasing, and adjusts
the levels and delays. These adjustments are made to a level of
accuracy that it would be difficult to duplicate by ear alone.
The tuner includes 40 favorite station presets in any mix of AM
or FM stations. FM stations that don’t automatically display their
name in addition to their broadcast frequency (RDS function),
can instead be given a custom name. We also include a “Digital
Broadcast Ready” socket on the rear panel for adding an outboard
XM module. All the control software is included, just plug in the
module and start enjoying the clear sound and expansive content
selection available with Digital Radio Broadcast.
Five independent “Audio Video Custom Presets” can store unique
listening modes, DSP options, tone, speakers and display 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. The T755
also remembers your last used settings when switched in and out
of Standby mode.
The included HTR 3 remote handset is itself an engineering tour-deforce. Able to control up to 8 different components, the device key
illuminates to clearly shows what device is being controlled. It has
illuminated buttons for easy operation in low light environments,
and the length of time the illumination is on can easily be adjusted.
Remote commands for products not already included in the HTR
3’s memory can be easily “taught” to the HTR 3. And the HTR
3’s Macro function allows up to 64 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 3’s Macro function.
The T755 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.
Amplifier Section
Simultaneous Full Disclosure Power
5 x 80W (19dBW)
(4/8 Ohms, 20Hz - 20kHz, at rated distortion)
Harmonic Distortion; FM Mono
Harmonic Distortion; FM Stereo
Minimum Continuous Power (FTC)
5 x 100W (20dbW)
Signal/noise; Mono
Power Output Stereo Mode
(8 Ohms within rated distortion)
2 x 90W (19.5dBW)
Signal/noise; Stereo
IHF dynamic power; 8 Ohms
2 x 100W (20dBW)
IHF dynamic power; 4 Ohms
2 x 120W (20.8dBW)
IHF dynamic power; 2 Ohms
2 x 140W (21.5dBW)
Stereo separation at 1kHz
Frequency response; + 1.5dB
XM Ready
30Hz - 15kHz
Total harmonic distortion at rated power
Video Section
IM distortion at rated power
Input and output impedance
75 Ohms
Component Video Bandwidth
Damping factor 8 Ohms
Input sensitivity and impedance
Frequency response
200mV / 50k Ohms
5 to 20,000 Hz
Signal/noise ratio; ref rated power 8 Ohms
Signal/noise ratio; ref 1W / 8 Ohms
Remote Controls
HTR-3 (main) / ZR-4 (2nd zone)
HDMI – Video
Physical Specifications
Net Dimensions (W x H x D)
17 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 13 3/4”
Gross Dimensions (W x H x D)*
17 1/8 x 6 1/4 x 15 5/16
(435 x 146 x 349mm)
Tuner Section
(435 x 159 x 389mm)
Input sensitivity Mono
Net Weight
35 lbs (15.9kg)
50dB Stereo:
Shipping Weight
37 lbs (16.80kg)
* 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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