Bowers & Wilkins adds 16-channel distribution amplifier to range

Audio brand, Bowers & Wilkins has welcomed the CDA-16, a new 16-channel distribution amplifier to its portfolio of custom installation products for whole-home audio.

The new addition is designed to work with any existing Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speaker and has the ability to drive 16 channels or eight stereo zones for multiroom audio throughout the home.

Thanks to its compact form factor, the CDA-16 takes up just 1U rack space while providing maximum audio performance. Its configurable specification also allows users to bridge its Class D stereo amplifier channels to create even more powerful mono outputs, if required.

The new device offers 50W of power to each of its 16 channels in to 8ohm loads, rising to 100W with 4ohm speakers. Users can select the bridging function to raise it to 200W into 8ohms, ensuring ample control and authority whatever the installation requirements.

For easy connection of sources, the CDA-16 has eight pairs of RCA phono inputs for line-level analogue connection with the option of using one set of inputs as a ‘global’ connection that shares the same signal across all outputs.

The CDA-16 will be available from 15 April, priced at £1,800.

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