The CI 8-120 DSP will deliver a conservative 8x 120watts per channel @ 8ohm, it is also bridgeable to 4x 200watts per channel @ 8ohm. IHF Dynamic Power in bridged mode is 4x 350watts per channel @ 4ohm. 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 is made to handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.
As well as audiophile performance there are a host of technological features. For example, the CI 8-120 DSP allows installers to program and control a variety of functions that can be accessed through a web browser. The custom web UI can manage DSP calibration and IP control as well as offer several helpful diagnostic features. Once the installer has accessed the unit from within the network, the amplifier can be set up, calibrated, rebooted, factory reset, restored to custom settings, and firmware updated.
Reliability is paramount importance, 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 4ohm impedance. A variety of power methods are available as well as an Eco mode setting for minimal power consumption.
The CI 8-120 DSP is an exciting addition to NAD’s range of AVR’s, rack-mounted amplifiers and BluOS streamers. An IP-addressable distribution amplifier, which performs with classic NAD amplification, power and quality is great news – as is its ability to integrate through its array of CI drivers.