Bowers & Wilkins Announce A New 16-Channel Distribution Amplifier

New CDA-16 distribution power amplifier can power up to eight individual rooms in your home with high-quality stereo sound, all from one elegant, compact component.

April 1, 2021

Press Release

Bowers & Wilkins, the leading global premium audio brand, is proud to announce an exciting new addition to its Custom Installation product portfolio for whole-home audio.

Available April 1, the new Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 has been engineered to work with any existing Bowers &  Wilkins custom installation loudspeaker. With the ability to drive 16 channels or 8 stereo zones, the CDA-16 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 50 Watts to each of its 16 channels in to 8-Ohm loads, rising to 100 Watts with 4-Ohm loudspeakers. Select the bridging function, and that rises to a mighty 200 Watts into 8 Ohms, ensuring ample control and authority whatever the installation requirements. Connecting sources is simplicity itself, 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.

Suitable for rack-mounting, the ultra-compact CDA-16 uses cool-running Class D amplification to ensure maximum power output coupled to impressive energy efficiency. At just 44.5-mm high, it’s easily accommodated in both hi-fi and installation rack systems.

CDA-16 key features:
? 16 x 100 Watts into 4ohms giving eight stereo zones, or 8 x 200 Watts in 8 Ohms in bridged mode.
? Eight RCA analog inputs for stereo sources per zone, plus the option of a global source for all zones.
? Three power mode options for control – on, auto-source detect and 12v trigger.
? Robust, reliable protection features to prevent damage due to overload, short-circuit or heat.
? Ultra-compact 1U rack-mount design for easy installation and configuration.

Available April 1 st 2021 at $1,999.99 

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