Harman K AVR7200 vs. NAD T763?

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  1. Mark Bee

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    Does anyone have a comparison or opinion between these two surround receivers? I think the HK as an automatic speaker setup via a mike in the remote as opposed to the NAD with manual speaker setup.

    Wondering about power comparison, quality, and etc.

    Thanks
     
  2. ChrisLazarko

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    Yes the HK has "EZSet" which has the mic in the remote. It's not the best but it does a decent job.

    Other than that they are both quality units I think, but the HK AVR-7200 is the flagship for HK so it is gonna give you just a tad more than the NAD I think.

    I also know HK is great customer support, not sure on NAD but i'm sure they are good with it too..
     
  3. Mike.K

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    Hi. I bought the NAD T763 receiver last December. I absolutely love it.
    It has plenty of power and was easy to set up, although i haven't used an SPL metre to calibrate channel levels yet. Plenty of inputs/outputs, a very intuitive OSD. One thing i really like is that it has preouts for 7 channels. The only downside so far is one of the cooling fans is a little on the noisy side, which to me, is a minor annoyance.

    100w X 6, 130w X 2. I can't speak to the power of the Marantz but NAD ratings are always conservative. I have an older NAD 2200pe 2 channel amp rated at 100w/channel, however, testing showed 135w left channel and 133w right so i would assume that the T763's ratings are also listed conservatively as well.

    It may be a personal bias, but i'd go with the NAD.

    Have fun! [​IMG]
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    I'm about to trade up to an NAD T763 after owning a T762 for a little while. The only problem has been the documented "digital signal lock" issue - do a search with T762 and signal lock and you'll probably find it (do it here and at www.avsforum.com in the audio/amps section).

    Doesn't really bother me though because I use the DACs in my CD player and my DVD/DVD-Audio player (and when I get a combo SACD/DVD/DVD-A player I'll have to use those DACs). But if you're going to use the DACs in the T763 for CDs it might be an issue. I tested out using the DACs for movies (optical out from my RP91 to the T762) and the signal lock issue isn't an issue.

    I'm upgrading simply because I have a good deal from my dealer since I recently bought the T762 and the T763 just came out right after my purchase.

    I have 4 ohm speakers (MB Quarts) which choked and nearly overheated my old Sony STR-DA555ES. I was so surprised to hear how the T762 drove them. I re-discovered CD music. It's amazing how much of a difference that real power (vs. manufacturer's ratings) makes. I'm sure the H/K (which is well respected here in HTF) provides real power too, but not having owned one I cannot give you a head-to-head evaluation.
     
  5. kumar

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    I bouht HK7200 in DEC. AWESOME it is! Their power ratings are good and accurate. It drives my stereo setup very well. Cooling Fan does not make any noticeable noise.
    Ofcourse I cannot compare with NAD since I have not heard them. But when I compared with Denon 3803, Ifelt HK better.
    my two cents..... [​IMG]
     
  6. Rich Wenzel

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    The only thing that I can say with confidence, is that the H&K has more features...It is not H&K's flagship anymore, the 7300 is....You can get the H&K for $800 online, I dont think you can get the NAD for that little.

    The rest is subjective. Some will like NAD some will like H&K, listen to both...

    Rich
     
  7. kumar

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    Where is 7300 ? I don't see it on HK website either.
     
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    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    Carlo Medina just sent you a pm
     
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    Got it Mike, sent you one back! [​IMG]
     

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