NAD L75 A/V Receivers


  • Number of channels: 5
  • Power output: 40W
  • Dimensions: 11.25''W x 4.75''H x 12.25''D
  • Decoding formats: Dolby Digital

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OrpheusEchos   Audio Enthusiast [Apr 11, 2008]

The music and the music and the music.
Amazing receiver, particularly in FM.
Is well made, small and looks good.


Doesn't have S-video

Let me tell you what a GREAT surpise this receiver was (and still is)!

If you REALLY know and appreciate music, then you will really get a lot out of this receiver. Two reasons:
1) Musicality -- Turn it on, sit back and enjoy! The sound of each instrument is so natural, detailed and textured. The sound stage has pin-point precision in width and in depth. Close your eyes and you will be able to pin-point each instrument and the vocals, as if they were playing live for you.
My high-school friend who owns one of the premium Hi-Fi stores in Melbourne has equipment that sounds as good, some even a bit better, but he charges $10,000+ for it. Valve amps, huge toroids, Opera and Focal-JM Labs speakers, etc...
2) Receiver -- Now this was a huge surprise!!! The FM radio sounds just as musical as the CD/DVD; sometimes I think even more so, perhaps because the radio stations have top-end source equipment. I honestly can't tell the difference. I have heard FM on other A/V Receivers and there's a huge difference; one of the worst I've heard is the Yamaha V2200, which I also own. The radio is so important to me because I have a very diverse musical taste and now i can easily scan between the 20 or so stations that I have tuned for something different.

When I was buying the L75, my biggest concern was that it is rated at 40W per channel, running 5 channels and 60W per channel running in stereo, but as my house isn't too big I thought I'd give it a go. Fear not, there's plenty of power to get the most out of your music and your movies. The speakers I have connected are Aaron Octagon (91dB efficiency, Australian made) and these match beautifully with the L75 as they are easy to drive. So if you have low efficiency speakers and a large room, you may need to push the amp a little harder.
Another option is to use the L75 as a pre-amp and feed the signal into a more powerful amp, it has the connections for this.

As far as home theatre goes, it has the same great sound. The L75 does not have as many inputs as other larger receivers. It also lacks S-video. My Yam V2200 has more features and customised settings, but I find that I don't use most of these.

NAD is well know for making great sounding equipment that look very bland, but the L series seem to be the exception. The L75 is very attractive (my subjective opinion), is well built and quite heavy for its size. Also very simple to setup, but then again I've done this a couple of times before.

The remote is very easy to use and well layed out. The only thing that I don't like about it is that there is only one button for the surround modes, so you need to press it a number of times to go through Stereo/3-Channel/Hall/Pro Logic/Dolby.

Overall, being someone who uses the A/V Receiver for 90% music, 10 home theatre, I simply love this A/V Receiver and know I got great value for money.

P.S. I bought this from a well-known store in Melbourne that was closing down, the shelves were literally coming off the walls, so he wanted to get rid of it, but normally sold for ~Au$1600.

Customer Service

You won't get much of this as this device is no longer manufactured/sold.

Similar Products Used: Yamaha RX-V2200
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