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NAD Announces CI 16-60 DSP Amplifier for Distributed Audio

The CI 16-60 DSP delivers 16 x 60 watts per channel at 8 ohms.

NAD CI 16-60

NAD Electronics has announced an all-new amplifier targeted squarely at high-performance distributed audio systems. The CI 16-60 DSP ($2499 U.S. MSRP) delivers 16 x 60 watts per channel and will be available in mid-February.

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Delivering a conservative 60 watts per channel at 8 ohms into all of its 16 channels, each pair of channels is with bridgeable to 140 watts per channel if more power is desired. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers efficient power with high current capability all in a 2U rack space. The CI 16-60 DSP uses a customized version of the Hypex UcD output stage to deliver great load invariant power with low distortion and noise in the audible range. Designed to deal with the demands of the custom installation world, the CI 16-60 can handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.

NAD CI 16-60 rear

The CI 16-60 DSP is an IP-controlled amplifier, which allows the installer to configure and calibrate via a web-based user interface. The user interface offers access to multi-channel digital signal processing (DSP), providing detailed equalization control. A virtual patch bay permits any input to be routed to any, or multiple, outputs without the need to create physical connections. In addition, the UI offers insight into temperature and power status, as well as basic troubleshooting functions like power cycling, factory resetting, and updating. Rounding out the CI 16-60’s feature set are loop through jacks on all the inputs, allowing it to daisy chain sources to multiple amplifiers for larger installations.

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