Bowers & Wilkins has announced its new CDA-16 distribution power amplifier, which can power up to eight individual rooms in the home with stereo sound, all from one compact component.
The CDA-16 has been engineered to work with any existing Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speaker. It can drive 16 channels or eight stereo zones while taking up minimal space thanks to its compact 1U design. Its configurable specification also allows users to bridge its Class D stereo amplifier channels to create mono outputs if required.
As standard, the CDA-16 offers 50W to each of its 16 channels into 8ohm loads, rising to 100W with 4ohm speakers. Select the bridging function and that rises to 200W into 8ohms, ensuring ample control and authority, regardless of installation requirements.
Connect sources using the 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 CDA-16 uses cool-running Class D amplification to ensure maximum power output coupled with energy efficiency. At just 44.5mm high, it can fit both within a hifi and installation rack systems.
The Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 is available in Canada for $2,600.