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CI8-120 DSP

NAD CI8-120 DSP - Multi-Channel Amplifier
CI8-120 DSP
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The CI 8-120 DSP delivers a conservative 8 x 120 watts per channel @ 8 ohm and is bridgeable to 4 x 200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm. The hybrid digital amplifier platform delivers stable and efficient power with high current capability all in a slim 1U rack space.

Smart CI Solution with Audiophile Performance for Distributed Audio

Our eight-channel powerhouse promises NAD’s legendary performance with reliability and stability with lots of  installer-friendly features. The NAD CI 8-120 is an advanced amplifier targeted squarely at high performance distributed audio systems. Delivering a conservative 8 x 120 watts per channel @ 8 ohm, it is also bridgeable to 4 x 200 watts per channel @ 8 ohm. IHF Dynamic Power in bridged mode is 4 x 350 watts per channel @ 4 ohm. To put it simply, the CI 8-120 will drive most anything you need in your multi-room audio system.

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 customised 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.

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 8-120 amplifier is 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 1U rack height with rack ears
  • Detachable power cable for easy service and upgrades
  • <0.05% THD
  • >88dB 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)
  • +12V trigger input
  • IR In/Out
  • Auto Sense power on
  • Bridgeable channel pairs

Professional installation recommended
8x 120 Watts into 8 ohms
8x 135 Watts into 4 ohms
200W into 8 ohms bridged mode (switchable per zone pair)

Weight - 10kg
Width - 483mm
Height - 45mm
Depth - 435mm

Professional installation recommended
CI8-120 DSP 
Data Sheet

CI8-120 DSP 

CI8-120 DSP 
Control Protocol



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