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NAD CI 16-60 DSP 16 Ch Multi-Channel Amplifier

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Like every NAD product, legendary high performance is at the heart of this 16 channel amplifier. Promising reliability, stability and a variety of installer-friendly features, this amplifier will redefine the way you view high performance distributed audio systems.

Smart CI Solution with Audiophile Performance for Distributed Audio

Highly versatile and robust, the CI 16-60 is built for the demands of professional installations. This amplifier delivers a conservative 60 watts per channel at 8 ohms into all of its 16 channels with each pair of channels bridgeable to 140 watts per channel if more power is desired. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability all in a compact 2U rack space.

Key Features:
- 16 Channels X 60 Watts @ 8 Ohms
- Any consecutive channel pair bridgeable to 2 x 140 Watts @ 8 ohm
- Renowned NAD sonic signature
- 2U Rack Height saves valuable rack space
- Platform accessed through IP control
- Custom web app manages DSP calibration, Input assignments and more
- Effectively handles long cable runs and difficult speaker loads
- Global Input/Output and Individual Channel Input and Output
- 0.5W Standby Mode, 3W Network Standby
- 12V Trigger In; IR In/Out
- Multiple power-up options and Eco Mode
- Universal AC Power Supply

“NAD’s CI 16-60 DSP amplifier joins the CI 8-120 DSP and CI 8-150 DSP distribution amplifiers highlighting one of the brand’s strongest features which of course is our amplifier platforms. The brand has a reputation for rock-solid amplification and a tonal balance that seems to shake hands with virtually any speaker it powers. Our clients can expect the same exacting standard. For example, this new CI 16-60 DSP adheres to the same stringent sonic tests as our best traditional amplifiers. Quite simply, that sonic signature and rock-solid reliability is what separates NAD from the rest.”
- Joe de Jesus, Product Manager for CI, Lenbrook


Clean, Reliable Power

The CI 16-60 DSP uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage to deliver great load invariant power with extremely low distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully executed to bring out the best possible performance. Meticulously designed and built to deal with the demands of the custom installation market, the CI 16-60 can effortlessly handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.

NAD is keenly aware that reliability is paramount for a professional installer so all models will be based on tried and true amplification platforms delivering stable and reliable performance. The CI 16-60 amplifier is stable at 4-ohm impedance. A variety of power on methods are available as well as an Eco mode setting for minimal power consumption.

Clever Networking and Connections

The CI 16-60 DSP is a network-controlled amplifier which allows the installer to configure and calibrate via a web-based user interface. This user interface offers access to multi-channel digital signal processing (DSP) providing detailed equalisation control. A virtual patch bay permits any input to be routed to any, or multiple outputs without the need to create physical connections. In addition, the UI offers insight into temperature and power status, as well as basic troubleshooting functions like power cycling, factory resetting and updating. Rounding out the CI 16-60’s impressive feature set are loop through jacks on all the inputs making it easy to daisy chain sources to multiple amplifiers for larger installations.

About NAD

In 1972, a new kind of audio company was born. NAD took form when a large group of audio-industry importers in Europe, all music lovers, set out to develop products that cut through the industry hype. The goal of NAD was to prove that excellent sound quality and excellent value could exist together. It was a formidable goal – some of the most reputable electronics brands of the time were unaffordable to most, while the affordable spectrum of the market was dominated by poor quality imports from global electronics giants. NAD’s founders remained undeterred and their original vision led to an inspiring story of how a group of specialty audio mavericks took on the Goliaths of the audio industry to carve out a unique place of their own.

Like NAD's home-theatre and Hi-Fi products, the focus of the Custom Integration (CI) range is on performance with DACs, OPAmps, and passive circuit components selected for musical sound quality. NAD is dedicated to innovation, performance, value, and simplicity in all their products.

More Information
Model Number CI16-60DSP
RRP 3,999.00

Continuous output power

Into 8 ohms
>60 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
>65 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD

Into 4 ohms
>65 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
>105 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD

Into 8 ohms (Bridged mode)
>140 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
>240 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD

THD (1 W to 50 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms)

<0.05 % (20 Hz – 3 kHz)
<0.2 % (3kHz – 20 kHz)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

>80 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)

Clipping power (all channels driven)

>60 W (1 kHz 8 ohms 1 % THD)
>80 W (1 kHz 4 ohms 1 % THD)

Clipping power into 8 ohms at Bridged mode

>150 W (1 kHz 1 % THD - all channels driven)
>250 W (1 kHz 1 % THD - two channels driven)

IHF dynamic power (all channels driven)

8 ohms: 65 W
4 ohms: 125 W

IHF dynamic power (two channels driven)

8 ohms: 70 W
4 ohms: 125 W

IHF dynamic power (Bridged mode, all channels driven)

8 ohms: 270 W

IHF dynamic power (Bridged mode, two channels driven)

8 ohms: 280 W

Peak output current

>15 A (1 ohm, 1 ms)

Damping factor

>110 (20 Hz to 1 kHz 8 ohms)

Frequency response

±1dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Channel separation

>60 dB (1 kHz)
>55 dB (10 kHz)

Maximum undistorted input level

2900 mV

Input sensitivity (for 50 W in 8 ohms, maximum volume)

760 mV

Input impedance

20 kohms//220pF

Analog input audio sense threshold (one channel with signal)

3 ± 0.5 mVrms (ref. 100 Hz - 10 kHz)

Trigger IN level

3 - 30 Vdc

Standby power


Gross dimensions (W x H x D)

483 x 100 x 435 mm

Net weight

10.3 kg

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2 Years
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