Bowers & Wilkins Distribution Power Amplifier - CDA-16
Model #:CDA-16
$2,600.00 CAD
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The power to impress

Our 16-channel distribution power amplifier can drive a mix of in-ceiling or in-wall speakers in up to eight rooms simultaneously, all from one compact, efficient component.

Distribution Amplifier

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

Our CDA-16 distribution power amplifier can drive any Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speaker to new heights of performance. 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.

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 Gain34.9dB to - infinity, adjustable
Input impedance15KΩ
Maximum input voltage6.8V peak (4.8V rms sine wave)
Signal sense threshold2.5mV (independent of Gain setting)
Wake-up time<0.2s (If other zones active), <2s (From all zones inactive)
Turn-off time15 minutes from last signal detected
12V trigger input thresholdtypically 3V (recommended input is 5-15V)
Controls & Indicators
Front panel1 x Power LED (unit active – White, Fault – Red), 8 x Zone status LEDs (Signal present – White, Fault – Red)
Rear panel8 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
Input8 x RCA (pair) Phono socket, line in (global in shared with Zone 8)
Output1 x RCA (pair) Phono socket (global out), 8 x 5.08mm Pitch 4-way Phoenix Combicon style
12V trigger control1 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 supply100-240V 50/60Hz
AC inletIEC C14, switched
Thermal dissipation1.7 BTU/hr (standby), 150 BTU/hr (Idle), 400 BTU/hr (max)
Height44.5 mm (1.8in) 1U [55.5 mm (2.2in) plus feet]
Width437 mm (17.2in)
Depth310 mm (12.2in)
Net weight4.5kg (9.9lb)

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