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Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Distribution Amplifier

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CDA-16 has been engineered to work with any existing Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speaker. With the ability to drive 16 channels or 8 zones in a compact 1U design, CDA-16 gives you the maximum performance with the minimum rack space.

The power to impress
Ensure the best possible sound from your in-wall or in-ceiling Custom Installation loudspeakers with our powerful yet compact distribution amplifier.

Compact powerhouse
Offering 16 channels of power, the CDA-16 can enable your whole home with sound yet takes up minimal space thanks to its compact 1U design.

Mighty flexible
CDA-16 has a configurable specification supporting bridging of its Class D stereo channels into even more powerful mono outputs when needed.

TECHNICAL SPECS

  • Audio Specifications
    • Load impedance range: >3Ω per channel (>6Ω in bridge mode)
    • Output Power per channel, non-clipped: >50W into 8Ω, >100W into 4Ω
    • Output Power bridge mode, non-clipped: >200W into 8Ω
    • Output Power total, all channels: >400W short term, >200W continuous average
    • DC offset voltage: <50mV
    • Frequency Response (-3dB): <10Hz to >50kHz, any load impedance
    • Frequency response accuracy 20Hz-20kHz: ±0.5dB
    • Signal to Noise ratio (Ref. 50W/8Ω): > 100dB A-Weighted
    • THD+N (1kHz, 12.5W, 4Ω): typically 0.05%
    • Voltage Gain: 34.9dB to - infinity, adjustable
    • Input impedance: 15KΩ
    • Maximum input voltage: 6.8V peak (4.8V rms sine wave)
    • Signal sense threshold: 2.5mV (independent of Gain setting)
    • Wake-up time: <0.2s (If other zones active) <2s (From all zones inactive)
    • Turn-off time: 15 minutes from last signal detected
    • 12V trigger input threshold: typically 3V (recommended input is 5-15V)
  • Controls & Indicators
    • Front panel
      • 1 x Power LED (unit active – White, Fault – Red)
      • 8 x Zone status LEDs (Signal present – White, Fault – Red)
    • Rear panel
      • 8 x 2-position DIP switches (link to global input)
      • 1 x 3-position switch (power mode: on, auto detect, 12V trigger)
      • 8 x input gain control with Clip indicator LEDs
    • Connectors
      • Input: 8 x RCA (pair) Phono socket, line in (global in shared with Zone 8)
      • Output
        • 1 x RCA (pair) Phono socket (global out)
        • 8 x 5.08mm Pitch 4-way Phoenix Combicon style
    • 12V trigger control
      • 1 x 3.5 mm jack - 12V trigger IN
      • 1 x 3.5 mm jack - 12V trigger OUT (Maximum 100mA pass-through)
  • Power consumption
    • <0.5W All zones inactive
    • <45W All zones idling
    • 300W maximum average
    • 1,000W peak
  • AC supply: 100-240V 50/60Hz
  • AC inlet: IEC C14, switched
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 44.5 mm (1.8in) 1U [55.5 mm (2.2in) plus feet]
    • Width: 437 mm (17.2in)
    • Depth: 310 mm (12.2in)
    • Net weight: 4.5kg (9.9lb)

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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