Please help: Rotel 1056 or NAD T763

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  1. SteveJSR

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    I am a few weeks away from buying a receiver for my Paradigm Studio 40's; room size: 10 X 14 X 7. It's beween the NAD and the Rotel. Any recommendations? Can't decide. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jeff D.

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    In my opinion, the sonic qualities of the NAD are better suited to the Paradigm speakers than the Rotel, though both are solid products.

    If you can, try auditioning both for yourself and trust your ears. After all, whatever you think sounds best IS best. [​IMG]


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    I agree with Jeff, these two receivers are definitely solid and if you are looking for great sound from your CD's then the NAD is the way to go. I don't think you will go wrong with either. Like Jeff said, if you can audition them both do so, it's your EARS not ours that count.
     
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    I prefer the Rotel's sound with my Martin Logans. Many people have mated this receiver with Paradigm with great results. Suggest you check out Club Rotel's web site for such opinions. BTW, IMO the NAD is very ugly and does not match much of any other equipment due to their odd color choice. Your opinon may differ.[​IMG]
     
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    That is really the only knock on NAD. Personally in the dark it doesn't make a difference to me [​IMG]
     
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    I've heard bad things about NAD and their surround channels going out. Great for stereo but unreliable for movies? Anyone else heard of this?
     
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    NAD had a problem with audio drop outs from digital sources in some of their older models. But the current models do not have this problem and most of the owners I know are very happy with their NAD components. I'm giving serious consideration to the T163 processor for my own system.
     
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    I've heard some negative things towards their fans but I've also heard they have corrected that issue as of late.
     
  9. Carlo Medina

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    Had not heard about surrounds going out. The audio dropout was a problem on older models, I had a T762 for months that I traded in for a T763. Dropout issue has been resolved. Never had a surround channel go out on me though.

    I can say I absolutely love the sound. Let your ears do the buying, though. Good luck!
     

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