NAD Electronics T778 7.2.4 Channel Home Theater AV Receiver

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Model: T 778 UPC: 786357000114 Item: 174219

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NAD Electronics T778 7.2.4 Channel Home Theater AV Receiver Overview

Now this is what we're talking about! It's now back on pre-order since every time we receive new stock, it sells out instantly. The next round of units will be received in April. NAD's new flagship AV receiver combines an impressive array of technologies into one hybrid chassis, ready to deliver pristine hi-res music and serious home theater sound.

This unit includes support for the BluOS operating system, Bluetooth aptX HD, 4K video pass-through and MQA hi-res audio decoding. The unit can handle 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, DTS Master Audio and has Dirac Live room correction while the hybrid digital amp technology powers 9 channels for a complete home theater experience. And the list goes on... did you see the cool new touchscreen?

Product Information


  • 140 Watts FTC power at 8 Ohms and 170 Watts at 4 Ohms
  • 9 x 85 Watts FDP (Full Disclosure Power), all channels driven simultaneously at full bandwidth at rated distortion
  • 165 Watts IHF Dynamic Power at 8 Ohms and 280 Watts at 4 Ohms
  • Hybrid Digital Amplifier Technology
  • TFT touch screen and improved ergonomics for user-friendly operation
  • UHD 4K video pass-through
  • High-Res BluOS enabled Network Streaming
  • Dirac Live Room Correction
  • MQA decoding available on all digital inputs
  • AirPlay2
  • MDC (Modular Design Construction) offers ability to upgrade to future digital formats as they become available. Two MDC slots provided.
  • CI friendly- RS232 Serial Control Port. 12V Trigger In/Out
  • IR In with learning function
  • 3U Low profile rack-mount chassis
  • Gross Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8 x 6 13/16 x 16 3/4 ”

Introducing the T 778 A/V Surround Sound Receiver

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 Atmos and DTS Master Audio combine with Dirac Live 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.

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.

Fully Featured Surround

The T 778 carries on the enviable task of representing NAD’s finest surround sound performance. It offers full HDMI video switching and surround sound decoding to 7.2.4 channels. Brimming with a full array of sophisticated features like the high resolution lossless surround formats from Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio decoding, and now object-based audio with Dolby Atmos, the T 778 provides the highest levels of performance. The surround mode of the source material is automatically detected via the digital inputs of the T 778, and the most advanced form of decoding, based on your setup, is switched in. Conversion of the encoded digital bitstream is performed with high resolution and extremely linear D/A converters carefully selected for their performance capabilities.

Efficient Distortion-free Amplification

The T 778 features the latest developments in NAD’s Hybrid Digital technology to create nine high current and high power channels of amplification. These amplifiers exhibit no ‘crossover distortion,’ sonically the most annoying form of distortion, and are able to provide very high peak current for dramatic crescendos and impactful action scenes. The silent black background and explosive dynamics afforded by this amplifier technology adds drama and excitement to your music and movies.

Undistort Your Listening Room

DIRAC Live room correction is now featured and offers a remarkable increase in fidelity by correcting both frequency response and time domain impulse response. When properly calibrated, DIRAC Live improves clarity, naturalness, and pinpoint imaging.

Multi-room Network Music Streaming

BluOS, the high resolution audio multi-room music player shared with NAD’s sister brand Bluesound, is included in the T 778 making it unique among high end AV Amplifiers. When connected to the Internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi the T 778 has access to thousands of Internet radio stations and over a dozen high quality music services including Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, and many more. With full support for MQA the T 778 has the highest resolution audio performance available combined with the highest definition video performance.

Flexible Setup

The latest HDMI features, including HDCP 2.2, 4:4:4 color resolution, High Dynamic Range and Dolby Vision video support, plus CEC/ARC, are all included. Digital inputs and outputs are available in both coaxial and optical formats to make it easy to attach all your digital sources.  Digital inputs are converted to analog for use in Zone 2 with independent source selection and volume control. With BluOS™ we have also made it easy to add more speakers for listening to music in additional rooms. IR repeaters, 12V triggers to automatically switch amplifiers on and off, and an RS-232 data port makes it easy to connect to highly advanced automated control systems, such as Crestron and Control4. Thoughtful features like discrete On and Off codes, direct access to inputs and music presets facilitates the integration of the T 778 into elaborate
remote-control systems.

Customize with AV Presets

The T 778’s sleek TFT touch panel display makes setup and control easier than ever before. Unique features like AV presets and a completely flexible input setup allow unprecedented flexibility and ease of use. The T 778 offers five independent AV presets that store speaker level and  tone control 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 if the program is so encoded. The T 778 also remembers your last used settings when switched in and out of Standby mode.

Complete and Compact

The T 778 combines all the control, decoding functions, and nine channels of amplification in one compact chassis that offers many options for installation in the home. Because of its highly efficient design the T 778 is compact and operates without fans that can add noise and is rack mountable for integration into complex home entertainment systems. The T 778 is an excellent example of the NAD Design Team’s expertise in digital decoding stages, video engineering, and analog amplification to offer the best overall performance. Along with the new touch screen and ergonomic refinements that simplify operation, the T 778 can be the dream command center of your home entertainment system.



  • FTC 140W (21.5 dBW) (1% THD, two channels driven, 8 ohms)
  • 170W (22.3 dBW) (1% THD, two channels driven, 4 ohms)
  • Full Disclosure Power (all channels driven simultaneously 9x85W (19.3dBW) (20Hz-20kHz, all channels driven, 4 ohms and 8 ohms) at full bandwidth at rated distortion)
  • IHF dynamic power;
    • 8 Ohms 165W (22.2 dBW)
    • 4 Ohms 280W (24.5 dBW)
  • Total harmonic distortion at rated power <0.08% (20Hz-20kHz)
  • IM distortion at 1/3 rated power <0.03% (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Damping factor >300 (20Hz-1kHz, 8 ohms)
  • Input sensitivity and impedance 1.12V (ref. 8 Ohms, VOL at 0dB for 85W)
  • Frequency response ±0.3 dB/-0.8 dB (ref. 1kHz, 20Hz-20kHz)
  • Signal/noise ratio >100 dB (ref. rated power at 8 Ohms, A-WTD) >85 dB (ref. 1W at 8 Ohms, A-WTD)
  • Frequency response ±0.5dB (ref. 20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio >100dB (ref. 2V, A-WTD)
  • Total harmonic distortion <0.01%
  • Input sensitivity 245 mVrms (ref. 2V)
  • Maximum output level >4.5Vrms
  • Phono Input
    • Input Sensitivity 6.2 mVrms (2V output)
    • Signal/noise ratio >80 dB (2Vrms, A-WTD)
    • Maximum input level >90 mVrms (1 kHz)
  • BluOS Section
    • Supported audio file format MP3, AAC, WMA, OGG, FLAC, ALAC, WMA-L, MQA, WAV, AIFF
    • Supported cloud services Spotify, Amazon Music, WiMP, Qobuz, IDAGIO, Deezer, Murfie,, TIDAL, Napster, Bugs, KKBOX, Taihe Music ZONE, SOUNDMACHINE
    • Supported Operating Systems Music playback from network shares on the following desktop operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, Vista, 7, 8 to current Windows Operating Systems and macOS versions
    • Free internet radio* TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Calm Radio, Radio Paradise, Slacker Radio
    • User interface Free BluOS Controller App available for download from the respective App stores of Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod), Android devices, Kindle Fire and Windows or macOS desktops
    • Integration partners Control4, RTI, Crestron, URC, push, iPort, ELAN, Lutron, Roon, AirPlay2
    • Voice control integrations Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant Skills
  • Standby power <0.5W (full standby) <8W (network standby)
  • Idle Power >70W (120V version only) >63W (230V version only)
  • Unit Dimensions (W x H x D) 17 3/16 x 5 9/16 x 16 15/16 inches
  • Net Weight 12.1 kg (26.7 lbs)

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • T 778 AV Receiver
  • Remote control
  • Power Cable
  • Startup Guide


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NAD electronic receivers are simply outstanding....
Lawrence W on Dec 20, 2020
NAD electronic receivers are simply outstanding....
Lawrence W on Dec 20, 2020
Optimal amplifier for achieving auro 3d plus voice of god effect?
Mr. Sanchez on Apr 1, 2020
  Thanks for your question. NAD does not support Auro 3d at the present time and voice of god effect is unknown
Does this work with 3d video?
Josh P on Feb 22, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The NAD T778 has UHD 4K video pass-through which will support 3D video.
Will there be an update for 8k ?
kabmab6759 on May 12, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. We are not aware of any imminent upgrades but NAD has an ongoing process of integrating new technologies as it relates to the Modular Design Construction (MDC) feature.
Does this support bluetooth?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The NAD T778 supports Two-Way Bluetooth aptX HD
Has the HDMI been upgraded to 2.1 yet?
A shopper on Sep 29, 2022
  Thanks for your inquiry. We have received the following from NAD regarding HDMI 2.1: An HDMI 2.1 MDC Module for the T758 is under development. We are currently working with the HDMI 2.1 standard and hope to introduce it in the near future.
Hi - does this has Zone 2 output - such as, I can play TV in the main zone while playing Tidal via BluOS on Zone 2?
A shopper on Feb 8, 2021
  Thanks for your inquiry. The NAD T778 has a second zone capability which could play TV in main zone and another audio source in zone 2. Given the numerous set up and programming options we can suggest you download NAD T778 manual to fully acquaint yourself with its capabilities.
Does this work with 220v and 110V?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2020
  Thanks for your question. NAD products sold in the USA are 110v AC only.