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CI8-150 DSP

NAD CI8-150 DSP - Multi-Channel Amplifier
CI8-150 DSP
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Our eight-channel powerhouse promises NAD’s legendary performance with reliability and stability with lots of installer-friendly Features. The all-new CI 8-150 DSP is an advanced amplifier targeted squarely at audiophile-grade distributed audio systems. Delivering a conservative 8 x 150 Watts per channel @ 8 Ohms, it is also bridgeable to 4 x 280 Watts per channel @ 8 Ohms with all channels driven. To put it simply, the CI 8-150 will drive most anything you need in your multi-room audio system, and will do so with remarkable sound quality.

Smart CI Solution with Audiophile Performance for Distributed Audio

The Ncore 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 8-150 DSP uses a customised version of the proven Ncore 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.

For additional flexibility for the system designer, the CI 8-150 offers multiple inputs including an additional two coax inputs and two optical inputs.

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 8-150 amplifier is robust and stable at 4 Ohm impedance. A variety of power methods are available as well as an Eco mode setting for minimal power consumption.

Product highlights:

  • Eight channels of clean, low-distortion power
  • Custom web app manages digital signal processing (DSP), IP control and more
  • Phoenix speaker connection blocks
  • Front panel indicator lamps for each zone for protection/clip status
  • Compact 2U rack height with rack ears
  • Detachable power cable for easy service and upgrades
  • <0.02% THD
  • >90dB signal to noise ratio
  • 3W network standby standby consumption
  • Line-level RCA inputs (dual global options, or dedicated input per zone)
  • Line-level RCA outputs (dual global options)
  • 2x Coax digital audio inputs
  • 2x Toslink optical digital audio inputs
  • +12V trigger input
  • IR In/Out
  • Auto Sense power on
  • Bridgeable channel pairs

Professional installation recommended
8x 150 Watts into 8 ohms
8x 180 Watts into 4 ohms
280W into 8 ohms bridged mode (switchable per zone pair)

Weight - 17.6kg
Width - 483mm
Height - 90mm
Depth - 435mm

Professional installation recommended
CI8-150 DSP 
Data Sheet

CI8-150 DSP 

CI8-150 DSP 
Quick Start Guide

CI8-150 DSP 
Control Protocol



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Control Integration drivers are available here for most major Automation and Smart Home Control Systems:   
NAD Control Integration Drivers 

  • URC
  • RTI
  • PUSH
  • ELAN
  • BluOS Integration Utility
  • BluOS Simple API Document
  • NAD to Pronto
  • PC Interface Software
  • RS232 Test Program
  • HTR Remote Interface

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