B&W CDA-16 Power Amplifier

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B&W CDA-16 Overview

The CDA-16 is the ideal solution for anyone looking to improve their home theatre system, with its ability to drive a mix of in-ceiling and in-wall speakers to create high-quality stereo sound, all from one compact component. It’s the perfect partner for any Bowers & Wilkins custom installation loudspeaker and will make sure you can get the best out of your system from the outset.

It’s also a great choice for multi-room systems because it can be configured with different power sources for each room. It can be bridged for even more power if needed and has the option of sharing a global source with all zones in your home.

B&W CDA-16 Features

The new CDA-16 is the latest in our Custom Installation product range and is designed to work with any Bowers & Wilkins custom installation speaker. It offers 16 channels and can power a mix of in-ceiling or in-wall speakers in up to eight rooms for high-quality stereo sound from one compact component.

In its standard configuration, the CDA-16 delivers 50 W into each of its 16 channels – or 100W with 4-ohm speakers in bridged mode – delivering generous control and authority to ensure you can get the best from any custom installation. In addition, the CDA-16 can be configured to bridge all 16 channels to provide 200W into 8 ohms for driving larger speakers.

Its 1U rack-mountable design is ready to fit into any Hi-Fi cabinet or rack for professional installations, while its low operating temperature Class D amplification ensures maximum power output and energy efficiency. It can be placed on a shelf with supplied feet, or used in a rack using the included rack ears for easy configuration and installation.

Connecting sources is simple, with eight pairs of RCA inputs offering the choice of connecting a single set of inputs as a ‘global’ connection which sends a single source signal across all its outputs. There are three power mode options for control – on, automatic detection, and 12v trigger, while robust and reliable protection features prevent damage due to overloads, short circuits, or overheating.

This 1U rack-mountable design is perfect for professional installation and is easily configured using its built-in web interface. It can be connected to the internet through WiFi or a network switch and can use all available audio streaming services via USB, Bluetooth, or the latest HDMI technology.

The CDA-16 also features two low-noise fans and optimized airflow to maintain thermal stability. It can be controlled from any room in your home or office using the included remote control.

Featuring a stylish design that’s suited to modern living, the CDA-16 is the perfect addition to any home entertainment system. At just 44.5 mm tall, it fits perfectly into both Hi-Fi cabinets and racks for professional installations and is easy to install and configure.

B&W CDA-16 Specifications

Audio Specifications

  • Load impedance range: >3Ω per channel (>6Ω in bridge mode)
  • Output Power perchannel, 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
Drive units
  • 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)

  • Black

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It depends on where you are and what you are ordering. All types of speakers will take minimum 4-5 business days as per the delivery location. Products that are not magnetic can be delivered faster if customer agrees to bear air-freight cost.

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Why Choose AV Kart?

There are many online stores nowadays who are selling Hi-Fi equipment. Some of them even displays lucrative disounts but here's how AV Kart is different from them - 

  1. Authorization - We are authorised dealers of each and every brand listed on our store. You will get proper service support and warranty on all the purchased products. You can always ask us for proof of dealerships for all of the listed brands.
  2. Expertise - We are among the only few online stores having years of experience with Hi-Fi equipment. You can ask us anything about your Hi-Fi home theater setup and you will get the right answer then and there. We have years of hands on experience working with top high-fidelity AV brands.
  3. On-Site Installation - We offer on-site installation in all the metro cities within 48 hours with the help of our channel partners which are spread across the country. From a single projector to complete home cinema setup, our team can service you at your doorstep. 
  4. After Sales Support - The only issue with Hi-Fi equipment is that you will not find local service centers in every city. Most of the brands have their service centers only in the metro cities and hence it becomes difficult for the customers who are living far away places to claim warranty. At AV Kart, we solve this problem by arranging pikcup and drop facility from the nearest service center with the help of our logistic partners.
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