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Bowers & Wilkins, is proud to announce the addition of its portfolio of custom installation products for the entire home.
Available in April, the new Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 multichannel amplifier is designed to work with any existing custom installation loudspeaker.
With 16-channel or 8 stereo-zone capability, the CDA-16 delivers maximum sound quality with minimal rack space in a compact 1RU design.
Its flexible design also allows the stereo channels of a Class D amplifier to be combined to create even more powerful mono outputs when needed. In its standard configuration, the CDA-16 delivers 50 watts in each of its 16 channels into 8 ohms, boosting power to 100 watts into 4 ohm speakers. When bridged mode is selected, the output power reaches a solid 200 watts into 8 ohms, providing ample speaker gain no matter what your installation needs.
Connecting sources is simplified with eight pairs of RCA line level inputs for analog connection, with the option of using one of them for “global” connection, allowing you to send the same signal to all outputs.
Designed for rack mounting, the ultra-compact CDA-16 utilizes efficient Class D amplification technology to deliver maximum power output with impressive energy efficiency. With a height of only 44.5 mm, it easily fits into an installation rack for equipment and on a shelf with a Hi-Fi system.
Key benefits of CDA-16:
16 channels of 100 watts into 4 ohms for eight stereo zones or 8 channels of 200 watts in bridged mode.
Eight analog RCA inputs for stereo sources in zones, plus the ability to connect a common source for all zones.
Three power-on modes for control – ON, auto-source detection, and power-on with a 12V trigger signal.
Reliable protection circuits against overload, overheating and short circuit.
Ultra-compact design with a standard 1RU height for easy installation and configuration.