NAD 705 Receivers

3.42/5 (26 Reviews) MSRP : $500.00


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex W a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2011

Bottom Line:   
I picked up two of these units when they first came out. I owned a custom install/retail A/V shop at the time. When these units first arrived we put them through their paces with a number of speakers systems. They frankly blew away everything at or near their price range in terms of sound quality and capacity to drive difficult loads such as multiple pairs of speakers w/impedance matching volume controls. We sold a lot of these units and I only recall one return, which was due to the customer shorting the speaker leads. That being said, I understand that there were quality control issues with units that were made later in the production run, so if you are looking for one of these in the secondary market, make sure you do your due diligence.

The tuners in these units are excellent in terms of sound quality and sensitivity. The phono preamps are the equal of many current stand alone units (despite being nearly 20 years old).

Both my units have been in constant service since new in a variety of applications. Currently one is powering two pair of in-ceiling speakers, and the other a Jamo sub/sat system (also 20 years old) and a pair of Wharfdale Diamond 8.1's. Both tuners are still sounding good and the phono sections are great (I use a Rega RP1 and a vintage B&O 4004).

I did have the common issue with the displays going dark (after about 8 years on one unit and about 12 years on the other), but the fix is easy and cheap if you can use a soldering iron and a screwdriver (20 minutes max. and about $3 in parts).

These units can be picked up for a song these days, and IMHO they are worth it just for the amplifier and phono preamp sections.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Philip Weber a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought this from a dubios female ebay seller out ot Florida. Received with a broken tuner, burned out lights. All the same things people have already said. I've owned Proton equipment for years with zero problems.It cost $275.00 to get the unit fixed. Rainbow Electronics in Sacramento, Ca.did the work. Wonderful sound in a small package. I hope this thing holds up. I wouldn't not recommend buying this unit without first testing it. The repair guy said bad solder jobs are also part of the NAD legacy. If you have to have one...check it out throughly!!!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rogers a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Whiners! My NAD 705 receiver has worked flawlessly since 1993 (?) and been used and abused in every possible way, including Grateful Dead bootlegs with very unpredictable sound and power levels. Still working fine this afternoon in 2009.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tripslipfall a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Wow, I don't know why people are giving this such bad reviews, I got mine for free off Craigslist, knowing that one of the bulbs was already dead, but other than that it was in PERFECT condition, it even came with the remote and the manual! After about 3 months the other bulb died, and I replaced the bulbs with 2 blue LEDs and 2 resistors, honestly I'm not sure about the ohm rating of the resistors, I just grabbed 2 I had laying around that matched and threw 2 blue LEDs in there, and it's been working great for months, the sound is unbelievable, it's very loud, TONS of bass, very nice mids and highs, and, according to the manual, it throws out 160 watts a channel at 2 ohms! It also has the clearest FM tuner I've ever had, with a single piece of wire, it gives me full bars on every station. I love this thing, and I'm going to be very sad if it ever dies, but to be honest I think it's as old as I am (1992), and I feel I've pushed it to the limits and beyond, and it seems like it loves every minute of it.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Purchased At:   Craigslist



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matthew_henson a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Just following up from the critisms of this amp. It was a poor offering from NAD but as suggested a pair of White or Blue LEDS and 6k ohm resistors will fix the bulb problem (get one with a wide beam angle or you end up with little blobs of light on the display like mine!)

The power transistor had burned on mine (If the fuses have blow then it is transistors on one channel) To find out if this is the case just take a resistance meter to the middle pin on the power transitors and any of the outer pins, low resistance on both pins = dead transistor. Replace with SKC3519 and SKA1386 and new fuses and it works a treat.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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