Bowers & Wilkins has announced an exciting new addition to its custom installation product portfolio for whole-home audio, the CDA-16 distribution amplifier.
Engineered to work with any existing B&W custom installation speaker, the CDA-16 has the ability to drive 16 channels or 8 stereo zones. It gives you the maximum performance with the minimum rack space thanks to its compact 1U design. Its configurable specification also allows users to bridge its Class D stereo amplifier channels to create even more powerful mono outputs, if required.
As standard, CDA-16 offers 50W to each of its 16 channels in to 8ohm loads, rising to 100W with 4ohm speakers. Select the bridging function, and that rises to a mighty 200W into 8ohms, ensuring ample control and authority whatever the installation requirements. Connecting sources is simple, with 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.
It also boasts three power mode options for control – on, auto-source detect and 12v trigger.