Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Distribution Amplifier

Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Rack Mount 16-Channel Power Amplifier
Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Rack Mount 16-Channel Power Amplifier

Bowers & Wilkins CDA-16 Distribution Amplifier

Regular price £1,799.00
  • More than 10 In stock
  • Available to order

Normally available in 2-3 working days

  • Free next working day delivery over £69
  • DPD 1-hour delivery timeslot
  • Expert aftersales support

The CDA-16 has been engineered to work with any existing Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speakers. With the ability to drive 16 channels or 8 zones in a compact 1U design, the CDA-16 gives you the maximum performance with the minimum rack space.

The power to impress

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

Compact powerhouse

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.

Mighty flexible

CDA-16 has a configurable specification supporting bridging of its Class D stereo channels into even more powerful mono outputs when 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 Gain 34.9dB to - infinity, adjustable
Input impedance 15KΩ
Maximum input voltage 6.8V peak (4.8V rms sine wave)
Signal sense threshold 2.5mV (independent of Gain setting)
Wake-up time <0.2s (If other zones active)
<2s (From all zones inactive)
Turn-off time 15 minutes from last signal detected
12V trigger input threshold typically 3V (recommended input is 5-15V)
Controls & Indicators
Front panel 1 x Power LED (unit active – White, Fault – Red)
8 x Zone status LEDs (Signal present – White, Fault – Red)
Rear panel 8 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
Input 8 x RCA (pair) Phono socket, line in (global in shared with Zone 8)
Output 1 x RCA (pair) Phono socket (global out)
8 x 5.08mm Pitch 4-way Phoenix Combicon style
12V trigger control 1 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 supply 100-240V 50/60Hz
AC inlet IEC C14, switched
Thermal dissipation 1.7 BTU/hr (standby)
150 BTU/hr (idle)
400 BTU/hr (max)
Height 44.5 mm (1.8in) 1U [55.5 mm (2.2in) plus feet]
Width 437 mm (17.2in)
Depth 310 mm (12.2in)
Net weight 4.5kg (9.9lb)
Finish Black

Here at Ceiling Speakers we want to make sure that you receive your order as quickly as possible. Whether you need products last minute for a project, or you're simply itching to start enjoying your purchase! As a result we hold excellent stock, and the majority of our catalogue is available for freenext working day delivery (when ordered by 12pm Mon-Fri excluding public holidays).

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*The following delivery charges apply. The majority of UK Mainland orders are delivered on the next working day (when ordered by 12pm Mon-Fri excluding public holidays). DPD tracking information will be provided along with a 1-hour delivery timeslot.

UK Mainland
Orders of £49.00 and over (inc. VAT) are carriage free
For orders under £49.00 carriage is charged at £10.00 (inc. VAT)

Northern Ireland
Orders of £149.00 and over (inc. VAT) are carriage free
For orders under £149.00 carriage is charged at £20.00 (inc. VAT)

Isle of Man
Orders of £299.00 and over (inc. VAT) are carriage free
For orders under £299.00 carriage is charged at £30.00 (inc. VAT)

Channel Islands
All orders are subject to a carriage charge of £50

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