- Dec 9, 2019
I retailed NAD and Yamaha for some years and had the opportunity to be able to AB compare the various amps and receivers. Like about 40 amps in a sound room. There was no difference between a NAD, Yamaha, Luxman or most Harman Kardons. There was a HK that had a bit more bass but whether that was better was debatable. If you are not doing blind listening tests you are fooling yourself. Add in that Yamaha has the variable loudness control and is very good value for what the buyer receives. I think you are deluding yourself in labelling brands as having various sounds across all the models. Give blind testing a chance and it will be a eye opening experience.If the amplifier was a problem it would be brilliant and annoying on the whole range, even the musical one (see Yamaha which is very cold and annoying for my taste) while Nad is musically exceptional and also vocally unless there are certain conditions.