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    NAD continues to serve the 2-channel budget minded audiophile

    NAD showed new stereo gear at the 2009 CES. It's good to know this now nitch market hasn't been abandoned and enthusiasts can put together a decent stereo system without breaking the bank.

    http://enghddev.weblogsinc.com/2008/...nents-for-ces/

    Well, "budget" may still be open for interpretation.
    http://stereos.about.com/b/2009/01/0...o-receiver.htm

    Boy, nitch is the right word, are many looking for a stereo receiver that costs $799.00?
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    That's gotta be tough market segment to compete in, wonder what they think an $800 stereo receiver brings to the table vs the dozens of quality integrateds near that price point and even a few quality separates solutions available from av123, etc.?

    They're up againt the anti-receiver mentality that is likely to be present in places that carry this kind of gear and people who would be aware of it...

    Unless there's a slew of 20 year old NAD receivers due for upgrades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kexodusc
    That's gotta be tough market segment to compete in, wonder what they think an $800 stereo receiver brings to the table vs the dozens of quality integrateds near that price point and even a few quality separates solutions available from av123, etc.?

    They're up againt the anti-receiver mentality that is likely to be present in places that carry this kind of gear and people who would be aware of it...

    Unless there's a slew of 20 year old NAD receivers due for upgrades?
    Nope, I wouldn't look for a receiver but instead an intergrated. There are two reasons for that:
    1. I listen to almost no off-the-air radio today. Once CBC Radio 2 went from mostly classical and a little jazz, to "eclectic", I mostly gave up radio.
    2. I've already gat an FM/AM tuner that is better than I'm likely to get in any receiver today -- that's my Denon TU-767. Vintage tuners, whether analog or digital, are great a bargain, e.g. I paid US$70 plus shipping.

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