True, NAD isn’t the first name that you think of in connection with surround electronics. Its well-known two-channel pedigree is almost a liability in our neck of the woods. But the T 747 prioritizes what a home theater listener really needs. Chiefly, it delivers impeccable amplification that can tell a cinematic story and weave a musical spell. The NAD’s one serious omission, largely for movie listening, is one of the new low-volume listening modes. However, in practice, the sound was so sweet that I didn’t fiddle with the master volume except in extreme cases. For music, and with speakers of appropriate sensitivity, this product does the job like a master. Pull your socks up and give it a listen.