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CDA-16 Channel Distribution Amplifier

CDA-16 Channel Distribution Amplifier

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Mighty Flexible the CDA-16

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. Its configurable specification supports bridging of its Class D stereo channels into even more powerful mono outputs, if needed.

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.

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.

Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Distribution Amplifier User's Manual

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, Con-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

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

Thermal

Thermal Dissipation 1.7 BTU/hr (standby), 150 BTU/hr (Idle), 400 BTU/hr (max)

Dimensions

Height: 1.8" 1U 2.2" plus feet
Width: 17.2"
Depth: 12.2"

Net weight: 9.9 lbs
Finish: Black