NAD’s new generation of distribution amplifiers offer the signature NAD sonic performance with a host of technological features demanded by today’s custom integration market. These new amplifiers, launched this week at CEDIA Expo 2019, will allow installers to program and control a variety of functions which can be accessed through a web browser.
The custom web app can manage DSP calibration and IP control as well as offer several diagnostic features. Once the installer has accessed the unit from within the network, the amplifier can be set up, calibrated, as well as reboot, factory reset, restore custom settings, and update firmware.
All models are based on tried and true amplification platforms delivering stable and reliable performance. A variety of power methods are available as well as an Eco mode setting for minimal power consumption. The first of the new NAD Distribution Amplifiers is the CI 8-120DSP, available in October.
The CI 8-120 (MSRP: $2,990 U.S.) delivers 8 x 120watts per channel @ 8ohm and is bridgeable to 4 x 240watts per channel @8ohm. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability in a 1 U rack space. The CI 8-120DSP 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.