MY NAD 1600 TUNER / PREAMP IS 10 YEARS OLD AND STILL HAS IT'S ORIGNAL LIGHT BULBS AND THE KNOBS AND SWITCHES HAVE NEVER SEEN TUNER CLEANER. IT GETS USED 8-10 HOURS A DAY, EVERYDAY. J.B.
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Hi. Let's see...I have a 20 year old 3020 integrated that powers the audio to my TV-it's on 24 hours a day and has never seen the inside of a repair shop. A 1020 pre-amp,21 years old is in my second system,also running 24 hours a day,also never a problem. Once upon a time,I also owned a 2140 power amp,it too was always reliable. Now keep in mind that all this stuff was from back when NAD was just getting started,but hey,it's the same company,right? ALL this stuff sounds great for the money,as you already now. Be cool,don't panic,Happy Listening! Bob
Well, I've sold NAD equipment over the last few year's, and the only real problems that I've encountered with my customers pieces have been with the CD players! Some may have had different experiences, but our running joke over the years was that NAD really stands for "Not Another Defective!"...Probably a little out of line!?!?
It only makes sense that a manufacturer's biggest reliability problems would be with a unit that has moving parts. Note that those who didn't have reliability problems all had machines without moving parts. Also, I believe that NAD uses a Sanyo drawer mechanism for its CD players. Not exactly a name I associate with (excuse the pun) "top-drawer" quality.