NAD 710 Receivers

NAD 710 Receivers 

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[May 19, 2020]
jeff89


Strength:

I shall use it the amplifier 4 years. Me it(he) very much to like! Äæàç and chamber classics sound superb! To it can there is no dynamics, but it is possible to forgive it, allowing its price and series of other advantages.

Purchased:
Used  
OVERALL
RATING
4
[Oct 19, 2000]
Steve Ater
Audiophile

Strength:

Audiophile sound, good current - can do justice with B&W, KEF and other high quality speakers

Weakness:

tuner navigation

This is a great sounding amp. Similar to the Rotel as far as dynamics and bass depth, but richer in the mids and highs (the Rotel is more like a Bryston amp and the NAD is more like Audio Research). The NAD skunks the Denon (which is quite a good piece compared to others like it from Yamaha, JVC or Sony). Highly recomended!

Similar Products Used:

Rotel RX950, Denon DRA-275

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 05, 2000]
Johan
Audiophile

Strength:

Sound quality is superb.

Weakness:

Tuner navigation: who can think of a method like this?

Very smooth and warm sound; perfect for listening to ballads. Enough power (although rated at 2x20W) to drive my Mission 702's or even my B&W CDM1's!

Similar Products Used:

Yamaha RX-930 (wow); Denon receivers (disappoiting).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 14, 2000]
Ricky
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

- great price
- very clear, relaxed sound
- nice dynamics

Weakness:

- annoying thump on power up (I keep it powered on at all times instead)
- poor navigation of Tuner

I bought this amp for my bedroom to power some simple bookshelf speakers and for this they've worked great. Never felt the need for more power or bass. Often I am struck by their resolution and clarity, especially on small combo jazz such as Miles, Evans and Coltrane. For this money ($400 CAN) I can't think of anything that sounds as nice. It gives you all the features you need in a system that still sounds remarkably refined and not heavily veiled and cloudy like 'super-market' brands Sony, Technics, etc etc.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 02, 2001]
Sergy E
Audiophile

I shall use it the amplifier 4 years. Me it(he) very much to like! Äæàç and chamber classics sound superb!
To it can there is no dynamics, but it is possible to forgive it, allowing its price and series of other advantages.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 02, 1998]
Bruce Beckner
an Audio Enthusiast

I bought this receiver to be part of a modest system for my oldest daughter. In that job, it does fine. Here are my gripes, admittedly small: (1) there's a nice "thump" at turn-on, which is independent of the volume control setting; (2) there's no balance control, just L + R volume controls that are ganged together; (3) cycling through the various tuning modes (preset, tune, seek) is a little tedious. Most impressive feataures: the tuner is excellent. In an A/B comparison with the tuner section of my old top-of-the line Luxman receiver from 1979, the NAD received more stations cleanly from my DC location. The Luxman was connected to a BIC "Beam Box" tunable antenna; the NAD just used the twin lead antenna that came with it, wadded up on the floor. (Yes, the Lux has been aligned since 1979.) The sound is smooth and non-fatiguing but not anything sparkling. It runs a pair of Paradigm Mini-monitors (89 dB sensitivity) to room-filling, but not concert-level, volumes. The effect of the tone controls is modest (good); and they can be switched out of the circuit. No phono input for vinyl fans.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 15, 1998]
Jim Da Bomb
an Audiophile

I use the 710 as the center of my computer audio setup. It is running a pair of Definitive Technology ProMonitor 100's and does a damn good job although not as good as my Harman/Kardon AVI200 II, it was also able to power my BP8's but sounded slightly harsh at louder volumes, which does not happen with my H/K. If you are going to use this for a computer or small stereo it is perfect. The tuner is also worthy of mention.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 07, 1999]
Doug Campbell
a Casual Listener

I bought my first NAD receiver in 1987. It was the original 25watt model that had made quite a stir. I loved it and was hoping for an equal replacement with the 710. How did the 710 compare? Eh... Decidedly underwhelming. I never thought the original (7225, if I remember correctly) was underpowered. This one...jeesh. I have two Energy Take 2 mini-speakers and an Energy ES-10 self-amplified subwoofer connected to it. I suppose its ok. The sound is clean. Yet, something is definitely lacking. The first chance I have I'm selling it and buying something else. It doesn't even have a headphone jack. A fatal ommission in my book. I give it two stars. I bet there higher powered models are more like the NAD that I used to love.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 30, 1999]
jon
an Audiophile

I purchased this discountined model last week for a nice discount and was moderately pleased. I have an all BAT system with Vienna Acoustic speakers in my main system and just wanted something "cheap-but-decent" for the bedroom. After a few days of "burn-in" I'm pleasantly surprised. I'm using them in conjuction with a old pair of Rodgers LS2 speakers and plan on purchasing a NAD, Denon, or Rotel cd player to compliment. I had the NAD 1600, 5000, and 2400THX a few years ago and I think this little rcvr sounds just as nice as the older (and much more expensive) pre-amp/tuner and amp combo I owned previously. There are a couple of things I'd like, but can live without, at this price point. No remote, and having to scan though the presets. However, my one issue with this piece is a nasty turn on thump. I swear I though my little Rodgers were going to have the cones pop right out of the cabnets the first time I turned it on. After more time spent with the unit, I don't think that this will harm the speakers, though i do think it is a design error. Overall, for the money, I'd be hard pressed to find somehting better.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 25, 2000]
Jeff Jacobsen
Audio Enthusiast

Strength:

ease of use, front panel clarity, surprising output power, front panel mini-jacks

Weakness:

power-on thump, no headphone jack, ganged balance, now discontinued by NAD

Needing a small versitile receiver, I chose the NAD 710 after owning a NAD Integrated amp (3240PE I believe?)10 years ago. I was glad for the 710's features, and front panel mini-jacks (input) which allowed me to hook in everything from a portable DAT to scanner, to SW Radio through that front panel input.
Power output hasn't been a problem, even when driving my Boston Acoustics T830's to wall shaking volume.
Tuner performance has been adequate and getting use to the ganged volume control to adjust balance is still a shortcoming.
The 710 is a little jewel that while has some short-comings, is "up to the task at hand".

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
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