Although the home theater world is populated by Home Theater Receivers, there are also those that prefer to use separate AV Preamp/Processors and Power Amplifiers. To satisfy those that prefer this option, NAD has announced a new entry into Power Amplifier product line, the T977 that will be showcased at the upcoming 2013 International CES
Under the hood, the T977 houses seven discrete amplifiers each having 140 watts of output power (rated with all channels driven at 4 and 8 ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz). Other features being touted are Soft Clipping (which limits speaker overload at high frequencies), an innovative cooling system, very low .5 watt standby power consumption (however, keep in mind that when on and running, the T977 can draw as much as 800 watts), and the inclusion of a 12 volt trigger and individual gain controls for each channel, making connection and setup in a custom installation much easier.
The listed price for the TV977 is $2,799, and will be exhibited at the Venetian Hotel venue in Las Vegas during CES 2013 in suites 29-321 and 29-323.
For full details, check out the Official NAD T977 Product Page. Photos Provided by NAD Electronics.
NOTE: For those not familiar with power amplifiers, their sole purpose is to receive an incoming audio signal and provide clean power to drive loudspeakers. It must be paired with a preamp or AV processor that can provide input switching, audio decoding and processing, equalization. One example would be the NAD T187.