NAD announces new affordable separates!!

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  1. Nick V

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    Announced at CEDIA. The pre/pro looks to be a direct competitor to the Outlaw 950+clones and Rotel RSP-1066. Looks very interesteing.

    Here's the link
     
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    Great to hear a company like NAD is finally entering the pre/pro market that Rotel and Outlaw have already entered. I for one welcome this entry and look forward to reading more about the T163, I'm in the market for a pre-pro, so this just adds to my short list.
     
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    I'll be super curious as to if the NAD pre/pro is based on somebody else's design... [​IMG]
     
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    They seemed to have had an awful lot of problems with their T762 receiver, hope that doesn't carry over.
     
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    I like how some folks can call $1499 "affordable." :b
    For some of your fellow HT enthusiasts, that is two times more than we can afford to spend on an amp/preamp.

    But for those of you with funds, more power to ya.
     
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    I was a HUGE fan of NAD. I still own and use the 7175 reciever, a tape deck (6340?) and a CD player (5325?). I seem to remember Peter Tribeman moving on to Atlantic Technology (and to Outlaw Audio also) and Onkyo taking over the NAD brand. Since then it has been all downhill. Gone is the fantastic Schotz tuner, great AM tuning, useful rumble (subsonic) filter, power envelope amps, extra quiet preamp sections, built in moving coil phono preamp sections, DynEQ and Dolby HX pro. All that is left is the name.
     
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    very interesting.
     
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  9. Nick V

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    Well, they're affordable as far as separates are concerned. It's all relative, but I think the only pre/pro that's cheaper than the new NAD unit is the Outlaw 950, and possibly the new Sherwood Newcastle unit.

    Looks promising anyways and I hope the trend towards more affordable separates continues.
     
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    $1500 for a prepro is in the cheap realm (along with Rotel and Outlaw). It will probably go for ~$1300 on the street.

    I'd hope the bugs that were in the 762 (which were all fixed) are still 'fixed' in the new 763 and preamp. Otherwise they are shooting themselves in the foot.
     
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    Check it out HERE
     
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    I don't think there is any connection between NAD and Onkyo. NAD is still an independent US company. Now if they get the pre/pro subcontracted out in terms of manufacturing, that might be a different story... [​IMG]

    But the feature set is different enough from the new Integra pre/pro that I don't think they are based on the same unit either.
     
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    I know the Lenbrook Group owns NAD and PSB now, and I may be wrong, but my brother bought an NAD AV 716 and both the shipping carton and the loose papers inside made reference to Onkyo. This was 10 or 12 years ago. NAD was always a designer, maybe Onkyo did the OEM work. Maybe I am just wrong, but I do remember being quite surprised when I saw it. For what it is worth, after reading Kevin's post I looked on the internet and could find nothing on a partnership between the two. I do know that Outlaw reminds me very much of the old NAD classics and the Proton 900 series. Those 2, along with the Atlantic Technology speakers from the late 80's and early 90's is what piqued my interest with Outlaw.

    I do wish Outlaw would pay the royalties or whatever it takes to get the Schotz tuner up and running again. Fantastic FM and AM performance.
     
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    This new NAD gear looks quite tempting ... however, if I even think anymore of it at this point, my wife will have my NADs. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    My first home stereo back in 1984 was NAD. The Power Tracker 2200 Amp, 1100 Pre-amp, and I still have the tuner. It was a plain and simple system but it would sure jam.
     
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    Oops: not independent any more, but "North American" still covers it. [​IMG]

    Bill: Schotz & Outlaw ?? (I have a Nakamichi ST-7 Schotz tuner that you would have to pry from my dead, cold hands... [​IMG] )
     
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    Isn't NAD a Canadian owned British Company? And doesn't NAD stand for NEW ACOUSTIC DESIGNS? I think I read this info in "What Hi-Fi" a reputable British audio magazine.

    Reg
     
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    It is Canadian owned. I believe their headquarters is in Pickering, Ontario.
     

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