New owner and new forum member Jun 7, 2016 20:11:08 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by MusicHead on Jun 7, 2016 20:11:08 GMT -5
I still love NAD, but I see the company moving in a direction that I can't afford to follow. That and their more midrange equipment just doesn't seem to up to quality standards any more.
Finally, if I'm being perfectly honest, I really wanted to move away from the major brands for something simpler, higher quality and with a lower marketing budget. Emotiva has a really cool aesthetic, are well reviewed and sounded great to me in previous auditions. With my amp crapping out and the BASX line hitting the streets, the timing seemed right. I'm super excited about this.
Now I have to wait until August for my PT-100.... :-(
Your considerations about NAD mirror mine. When NAD started they were a revolutionary company, now not so much. I still remember how as a teenager I dreamed about the day I could afford a NAD amp :-)
I paid $450 for the Fusion 8100 just before it went out of production. For comparison, I had spent $800 for the T-752 over ten years before. In many ways the 8100 is better than the T-752, even comparing only the pre and amp sections and the power supply (the digital stuff is really not a fair comparison, 10+ years is an eternity for digital electronics).
Just like you, I do not see myself going back to NAD any time soon.
On the other hand, I still have my broken T-752 on my workbench in the basement. Someday I am going to fix it, if nothing else to make happy my old teenage self.