NAD reveals 16-channel distribution amplifier

NAD Electronics has launched the CI 16-60 DSP, a new advanced amplifier which targets high-performance distributed audio systems.

The new amplifier delivers 60W per channel at 8 ohms into all its 16 channels, with each pair of channels being bridgeable to 140W per channel if more power is required.

Designed to fit in a 2U rack space, the hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability. It uses a customised version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage to deliver great load invariant power with extremely low distortion and noise in the audible range.

Integrator-friendly, the CI 16-60 DSP is an IP-controlled amplifier, allowing the installer to configure and calibrate via a web-based user interface, which offers access to multi-channel digital signal processing providing detailed equalisation control.

Eliminating the need to create physical connections, a virtual patch bay enables any input to be routed to any, or multiple outputs. The user interface also offers insight into temperature and power status, as well as basic troubleshooting functions like power cycling, factory resetting and updating.

The CI 16-60 DSP also features loop through jacks on all inputs, making it easy to daisy chain sources to multiple amplifiers for larger installations.

Available in mid-February, the CI 16-60 DSP will be priced at £1,999 / €2,749 / $2,499 MSRP. 

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