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NAD T778 AV Surround Amplifier


NAD T778 AV Surround Sound Receiver
Nad’s State of the art home cinema amplifier with 9 x 160W FTC, touch screen, 4K UHD, HDR, Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio, Dirac Live, MDC, MQA Decoding, Bluesound Streaming (BluOS), Bluetooth and Airplay 2.


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NAD T 778 A/V Surround Amplifier

Surround yourself with perfection. The T 778 represents NAD’s unwavering philosophy of real-world performance, simplicity of operation, and future upgradability. Only NAD offers Modular Design Construction (MDC), our proven method for preventing premature obsolescence. Dolby® AtmosTM and DTS® Master Audio combine with Dirac LiveTM room correction to deliver hyper-realism that captures every dimension of a performance. Add bit-perfect UHD 4K video pass-through and the T 778 delivers the most accurate sound and image experience you’ve ever had. Musical performance is outstanding with High Res Multi-room streaming via BluOS and nine channels of high current amplification capable of powering any loudspeaker to its maximum potential. The T 778 is second- to-none in terms of flexibility and up-to-the-minute digital technology.

StereoNET Applause Award

The new NAD T778 distinguishes itself with a refined sonic character, one that’s equally at home dishing out the sonic goodies as it is with more subtle fare. It has more than enough dynamics to create an expansive home theatre experience.

NAD T778 Features

  • 9 x 160W FTC channel Hybrid Digital Amplifier Technology
  • User-friendly touch screen with improved ergonomics
  • 4K Ultra HD video pass-through
  • 6x HDMI with HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color resolution, High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision video support
  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • Dolby Atmos and DTS Master Audio
  • High-Res BluOS enabled with Network Streaming
  • Music streaming, MQA, Bluetooth and AirPlay2
  • 2x MDC Slot (Modular Design Construction) offers the ability to upgrade to future AV formats when available.
  • IR In with learning function
  • CI friendly- RS232 Serial Control Port. Trigger In/Out.
  • Multiroom Expansion
  • Enjoy music throughout your home

NAD T778 - BluOS Hi-Res Audio Streaming

Use the Free App BluOS App (by Bluesound) to control your music playback on a wide range of computer devices  including; Desktop Computers, Tablets and Smartphones. The BluOS is available for Apple (iOS iPad, iPhone  & OSX Apple Mac), Google (Android) and Mircosoft (Windows 7,8 &10). BluOS enables your devices inputs to play music from: Network shares, Mobile devices, Bluetooth 5.0 HD (aptX), Apple Airplay 2, USB, Streaming services, Internet radio, Podcasts and more.

Listen from Streaming Services

  • Streaming services: Spotify (Connect), Amazon Music, TIDAL, Deezer , Qobuz, HighResAudio, Murfie, Napster, KKBox, Bugs, Nugs, Slacker, Wimp, Taihe Music ZONE, SoundMachine and more.
  • Audio File Formats: MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, WMA-L, ALAC, OPUS. Hi-Res Formats: FLAC, MQA, WAV, AIFF.
  • Internet Radio: TuneIn Radio, iHeartRadio, Radio Paradise, CALM Radio.

BluOS Multiroom Expansion

The BluOS controller is able to  wirelessly connect and stream to multiple BluOS enabled players all over your home. Create an intuitive multi-room music system for your home and enjoy Hi-res music, internet radio, podcasts and more synced throughout your home.
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Dirac Live Room Correction

With Dirac Live you can easily measure the acoustic characteristics of your loudspeakers and room, and calibrate the sound system to reproduce sound as intended. The Dirac Live calibration process can either be carried out using a Windows or Mac via the Dirac Live software, or using the Dirac Live app available for Android or iOS (Apple iPhone/iPad).


Unmatched Performance

The T778 uses 9x channels of NAD’s most sophisticated technology to create a sonic performance that is second to none. HybridDigital amplification featuring the remarkable Hypex nCore amplification stage offers state-of-the-art performance along with the ability to drive any loudspeaker. Highly efficient and remarkably powerful, the T778 can render even the subtlest of musical details with vivid realism. Effortless dynamics and a complete absence of electronic noise are hallmarks of this advanced technology.

Modular Design Construction (MDC)

With MDC all major digital circuits can be upgraded and replaced to keep the T 778 forever young and capable. This NAD innovation is a unique architecture that keeps pace with the fast-changing world of digital formats by allowing connectivity and feature upgrades as new technology becomes available. MDC defies premature obsolescence, so you can keep pace with the latest developments in high performance AV through dealer-installed modules. Your T 778 can be upgraded as your needs and tastes develop, and you only need to replace the module you want to upgrade, not the entire AV Amplifier.

Easy Smart Home Integration

Considerable effort has been made to make the T778 fully compatible with todays leading smart home systems from companies such as Apple, Crestron, Control4, Lutron, and many others. This means that along with your lighting, shades, HVAC, and security, you can seamlessly control your BluOS multi-room music system from a common interface. All of our integrations are certified for reliable operation. We also have custom BluOS apps for iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets, as well as desktop control from Windows and Apple OS.

Award Winner

The 2020 Top New Technology Awards recognise the best in commercial and residential equipment exhibited at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) in Amsterdam.

2020 Top New Technology (TNT) Awards Winner

NAD T778 Inputs and Outputs

  • 6x HDMI (1x Front 5x Back).
  • 2x HDMI OUT (HDMI 1 supports 4K@60 4:4:4 and HDCP 2.2 compliant).
  • 2x USB (1x Front & 1x Back) Note: USB back connector is for the supplied BluOS/USB dongle.
  • 2x Optical Digital inputs
  • 2x Coax Digital inputs
  • 2x Analogue Inputs
  • 1x Phono (Moving Magnet) Input
  • 1x Ground Terminal
  • 1x LAN (ethernet)
  • 1x Wi-Fi (Dongle via Back USB)
  • 1x RS 232 (for integration partners see above)
  • 1x IR(infra red) In
  • 1x Trigger 12V In
  • Outputs
  • 9x Speaker Outs (FRONT L, FRONT R, CENTER, SURR R, SURR L, SURR-BL, SURR-BR, HT 1R and HT 1L)
  • 9x Channel pre out (to external power amplifiers)
  • 4x Surround Pre out. For audio input to external power amplifier hooked up with up to 4 Height speakers.
  • 1x Zone 2 output
  • 3x IR (infra red) Out
  • 3x Trigger 12V Out


  • Amplifier Power (FTC): 8 ohm 140W (21.5dBW), 4 ohm 170W (22.3dBW)
  • Full Disclosure Power: (all channels driven simultaneously at full bandwidth at rated distortion) 9 x 80W
  • IHF Dynamic Power: 8 ohm 160W (22.2dBW), 4 ohm 280W (24.5dBW)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at rated power): <0.08%
  • IM distortion at 1/3 rated power: <0.03%
  • Damping factor: >300 (20Hz-1kHz, 8 ohm)
  • Frequency response: +0.3/-0.8dB (ref. 1kHz, 20Hz-20kHz)
  • Signal/noise ratio: >100dB (ref. rated power at 8 ohm, A-Weighted)
  • Signal/noise ratio: >85dB (ref. 1W at 8 ohm, A-Weighted)
  • Power Consumption (Standby): <0.5W (full standby), <8W (network standby)
  • Unit Dimensions (H x W x D) 140 x 435 x 430mm (Gross)*
  • Net Weight: 12.1kg
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5kg