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NAD CI 8-120 DSP Multi-Channel Amplifier

SKU
POS-137681
Ships in 4 to 7 Days
$4,799

The CI 8-120 DSP delivers a conservative 8 x 120 watts per channel @ 8 ohm and is bridgeable to 4 x 200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability all in a slim 1U rack space.

NAD CI 8-120 DSP Multi-Channel Amplifier

The CI 8-120 DSP delivers a conservative 8 x 120 watts per channel @ 8 ohm and is bridgeable to 4 x 300 watts per channel @ 8 ohm. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability all in a slim 1U rack space. The CI 8-120 DSP uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. It is capable of delivering massive power with extremely low distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully executed to wring out every last drop of performance. Designed to deal with the demands of the CI world, it was made to handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.

The CI 8-120 DSP is a network controlled amplifier which allows the installer to configure and calibrate via a web-based user interface. The user interface offers access to multi-channel digital signal processing (DSP) providing detailed equalisation control. In addition, the UI offers insight into temperature and power status, as well as basic troubleshooting functions like power cycling, factory resetting and updating.

At the heart of this state-of-the-art multi-channel amplifier is the legendary NAD performance.

Key Features:
- 8 Channels X 120 Watts @ 8 Ohms
- Bridgeable to 4 Channels X 200 Watts @ 8 Ohms
- Renowned NAD sonic signature
- 1U Rack Height- saves valuable rack space
- Platform accessed through IP control
- Custom web app manages DSP calibration, IP control and more
- Effectively handles long cable runs and difficult speaker loads
- Dual global Inputs/Outputs
- 5W Standby Mode, 3W Network Standby
- 12V Trigger In; IR In/Out
- Auto Sense Turn-on
- Universal AC Power Supply

Owner's Manual (PDF)

Smart CI Solution with Audiophile Performance for Distributed Audio

Our eight-channel powerhouse promises NAD’s legendary performance with reliability and stability with lots of installer-friendly features. The NAD CI 8-120 is an advanced amplifier targeted squarely at high performance distributed audio systems. Delivering a conservative 8 x 120 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, it is also bridgeable to 4 x 200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm. IHF Dynamic Power in bridged mode is 4 x 350 watts per channel @ 4 ohm. To put it simply, the CI 8-120 will drive most anything you need in your multi-room audio system.

The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability, all in a slim 1U rack space. To make this level of performance possible, the CI 8-120 DSP uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage. This allows for massive power with extremely low distortion and noise in the audible range. Every detail of this design has been carefully executed to wring out every last drop of performance. Designed to deal with the demands of the CI world, it was made to 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 8-120 amplifier is stable at 4 ohm impedance. A variety of power methods are available as well as an Eco mode setting for minimal power consumption.

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 CI8-120 DSP
RRP 4,799.00
Specs

LINE INPUT, SPEAKER OUT

Continuous Output Power into 8 Ohms
>120 W (all channels driven)
>130 W (two channels driven)

Continuous output power into 4 ohms
>135 W (all channels driven)
>230 W (two channels driven)

Continuous output power into 8 ohms at Bridged mode
>200 W (all channels driven)
>320 W (two channels driven)

THD (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
<0.05 % (1 W to 100 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
>88 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)

Clipping power (all channels driven)
>130 W (1 kHz 8 ohms 0.1 % THD)
>150 W (1 kHz 4 ohms 0.1 % THD)

Clipping power into 8 ohms at Bridged mode
>300 W (1 kHz 0.1 % THD – all channels driven)
>400 W (1 kHz 0.1 % THD – two channels driven)

IHF dynamic power (all channels driven)
8 ohms: 125 W
4 ohms: 200 W
2 ohms: 180 W

IHF dynamic power (two channels driven)
8 ohms: 145 W
4 ohms: 260 W
2 ohms: 300 W

IHF dynamic power (Bridged mode, all channels driven)
8 ohms: 440 W
4 ohms: 350 W
2 ohms: 230 W

IHF dynamic power (Bridged mode, two channels driven)
8 ohms: 480 W
4 ohms: 380 W
2 ohms: 300 W

Peak output current
>20 A (1 ohm, 1 ms)

Damping Factor
>110 (ref. 8 ohms, 20 Hz to 6.5 kHz)

Frequency Response
±0.5 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)

Channel separation
>70 dB (1 kHz)
>65 dB (10 kHz)

Maximum undistorted input level
2900 mV

Input sensitivity (for 120 W in 8 ohms, maximum volume)
1150 mV

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
0.5W

 

DIMENSION AND WEIGHT


Dimensions (W x H x D)*
483 x 45 x 435 mm

Shipping Weight
10 kg (22 lbs)

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