16 channels of NAD Hypex power


One box, 16 channels of NAD power — that’s the rack-mount NAD CI 16-60 DSP, priced at $3999 and delivering 16 × 60W, divided into eight zones intended for distribute­d audio applicatio­ns primarily in the custom installati­on arena. While NAD’s power ratings are in any case famously conservati­vely quoted, any pair of channels can be bridged to deliver 140W.

The power is NAD’s customised version of the proven Hypex UcD modules, also used in some of the company’s hi-fi amplifiers, and NAD says these adhere to the same stringent sonic tests.

Each of the eight zones has its own stereo RCA inputs and chained outputs (see below), making it easy for multiple zones to run from the same input device, while the speaker connection­s are made using terminal blocks which plug into each zone at the rear, taking bare wire under a screw clamp. There are similar IR in/out and 12V trigger connection­s, while an Ethernet connection allows control via the CI 16-60 DSP’s web-based user interface, which allows simple gain adjustment or full DSP of each individual channel including gain, slope, Q, frequency and master gain settings. All these can be saved as presets for later recall. Built-in test signals are also available.

Built to fit a standard 2U rack height, the CI 16-60 joins two higherpowe­red 8-channel NAD models, the CI 8-120 DSP (8 × 120W) and CI 8-150 (8 × 150W). More info: www.nadelectro­

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