CES 2004 : NAD

9 janvier 2004


La société NAD qui est présente lors de ce CES présent pas moins de 17 nouveautés produits dédiées aux monde de la Haute Fidélité mais également du Home Cinéma. Exposant non pas dans l’un des trois halls mais dans l’une des suites de l’hôtel Hilton (C’est le cas d’un grand nombre de constructeurs), NAD
-Quatre intégrés T773 (7 canaux d’une puissance de 100 watts /canal), T763 (6 x 100 watts), T753 (6 x 70 watts), et le T 743 (5 x 50). Ils disposent tous des formats Surround disponible à ce jour (selon le nombre de canaux) et proposent une connectique permettant de gérer un certain nombre de sources audio et vidéo.
-Un processeur S170i qui bein qu’il soit disponible bénéficie d’une mise à jour. Ce processeur est désormais certifié THX Ultra 2 il gère un grand nombre de formats 7.1 (THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX et DTS ES).

Trois lecteurs de DVD le T 513, le T 533 et dans la série Silver Line le S 570.
Le T 533 est équipé de convertisseurs N/A de 24-bit/192kHz lui permettant d’être le premier lecteur de la marque à pouvoir lire le format DVD-Audio.

Le T 513 tout comme les deux autres modèles gère le Progressive Scan (mode 3:2 pull down). Il lit les DVD-R, JPEG, Kodak Picture CD, MP-3 et WMA C’est deux produits seront vendus 499 et 299$.
Concernant ce modèle Haute de gamme sachez qu’il est multi zones d’origine, qu’il est équipé d’un processeur vidéo Progressive scan et de convertisseurs vidéo 10 bit / 54MHz. Côté audio il intègre une série de convertisseurs cadencés à 24-bit/192kHz. Prix de ce lecteur de DVD 1199 $.

Communiqué de presse

CES 2004, LAS VEGAS, NV. Jan. 8, 2004 —NAD, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio components, displays seventeen new products: from high output multi-channel power amplifiers and state-of the art AV tuner preamplifier to high performance A/V Receivers, progressive-scan DVD players, premium Stereo components and CD players.

Separate components have always been the audio enthusiast's preference and occupy the highest tier of performance for consumer electronics products. This year NAD embraces this philosophy with six new component separates, the T 163 A/V Tuner Preamplifier, the T 973 Seven (7) Channel Power Amplifier, the S170i Surround Sound Preamp/Processor, the C 162 Stereo Preamplifier, the C 272 Power Amplifier, and the C422 FM/AM Tuner.

Expanding on their already popular line of Home Theater products, NAD introduces four new A/V Receivers [T 773, T 763, T753 and T 743 ], three DVD Players, the T 513 and T 533 plus the new top-of-the-line S 570 Progressive Scan DVD Player.

Since the world of two-channel audio will always have a place in whole-house entertainment installations, to compliment the highly successful, award winning C320BEE, NAD has two new Class A Integrated Stereo Amps (C 372 and C 352) and two new CD Players (C 542 and C 521BEE).

Instead of rating their amps with the more optimistic FTC power specs stated by most competitors, the new NAD power amplifiers and A/V Receivers adhere to the stricter and more conservative Full Disclosure Power rating. All channels are driven simultaneously, at full bandwidth of 20Hz to 20kHz, with less than 0.08% THD at 4 and 8 ohms. All amplified products in the new NAD line up (except the T 743 A/V Receiver) incorporate the exclusive NAD PowerDrive™ circuitry that automatically senses a loudspeaker’s impedance characteristics and adjusts its power supply settings to best cope with that specific load. This ensures remarkably dynamic and distortion-free performance.

For fast and efficient integration into the most demanding whole-house installations, all NAD products provide 12V triggers for remote on-off switching.


The T 973 Seven (7) Channel Power Amplifier employs monoblock construction, delivering a tremendously powerful 140wpc of continuous power with all seven (7) channels driven simultaneously. It features the new, proprietary “Holmgren” transformer, which uses a special core design and materials to enhance efficiency and make the transformer less sensitive to DC offsets. The T 973 Power Amplifier sells for $1999.

The T163 A/V Tuner Preamplifier combines all the control, flexibility and decoding functionality for the most demanding home theater enthusiast. Offering the latest 7.1, 6.1 and 5.1 digital surround formats with conversion of the decoded digital bitstream using high performance 24-bit /192 kHz DACs on all channels, the T 163 has all the features required to serve as command center for the most sophisticated Home Theater systems. Multi-zone features, three 12-volt triggers and a supplied learning remote, the T 163 is perfectly suited for custom installation applications and the perfect companion to the new T 973 Seven-channel amplifier. The T 163 is set to retail for $1499.

Offering even more power and features than any of their previous A/V Receivers, NAD introduces four brand new models, the T 773, T763, T753, and T 743. The T 773 is NAD’s first full seven-channel receiver, delivering 110 wpc. The T 763 is rated at 100 wpc (x6), the T 753 pumps out 70 wpc (x6), and the T 743 delivers a respectable 50wpc (x5). The T 773 and T 763 come with an RS-232 port for controllability and future software upgrades. The T773, T763 and T753 all have built-in 2nd zone capability with independent source and volume and a separate ZR-2 mini remote control. They also have pre-out/main in for all channels. IR sensors and 12-volt triggers are supplied for simplified integration into complex custom installations. All four receivers come with the illuminated HTR-2 learning remote that controls up to eight devices. The T 773, T763, T753, T743 sell for a suggested list price of $1799, $1399, $999 and $699 respectively.

The newly upgraded S170i A/V Surround Sound Preamp/Processor is now THX Ultra 2 Certified, offering a plethora of digital formats including 7.1 channel decoding schemes, THX Surround EX, Dolby Digital EX and DTS ES. The S170i combines ultra-high-speed DSP processing employing the latest generation Motorola DSP with fully 24-bit, 24/96-capable D/A converters for all eight channels. The bass management crossover frequency can be adjusted in 10 Hz increments from 40 Hz to 200 Hz (except in THX mode where 80 Hz is specified). Fully upgradeable with a solid chassis made of heavy-gauge, sandblasted aluminum, the S170i comes with a learning remote to control up to eight devices and will retail for $3499.

With playback capability for all DVD Region discs, MP3 and HDCD decoded discs, the S 570 Progressive-Scan DVD Player uses 10 bit Video DACs running at 54MHz for the finest detail in picture reproduction. Like all NAD video products, audio is still a critical element and the S 570 exploits this potential to the fullest with a true24-bit/192kHz DAC. Part of the S570’s allure is the beautiful styling and solid chassis built of extruded aluminum panels, a perfect match to the new S170i Preamp/Processor. The S570 DVD Player will sell for $1,199.

The highly versatile T 533 DVD Player is the first NAD component to feature DVD-Audio, providing comprehensive bass management facilities for both DVD-A and Dolby Digital programs and supports up to five channels capable of reproducing 24-bit, 192kHz resolution. Both the T 533 and T 513 feature progressive scan with 3:2 pull down and provide state-of-the-art video performance with 4x10-bit, 54MHz Video DACs and capable of reproducing the finest picture details, as well as true blacks and vivid colors. Each support most popular disc formats, including DVD-R, JPEG, Kodak Picture CD, MP-3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio). They sell for $499 and $299 MSRP, respectively.


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