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NAD CI 16-60 DSP 16 Channel Amplifier

Regular price $2,999.00 USD
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Like every NAD product, legendary high performance is at the heart of this 16 channel/8 zone amplifier. Promising reliability, stability and a variety of installer-friendly features, the CI16-60 is a versatile and economical smart distribution amplifier with Audiophile Performance for high performance audio. NAD CI amplifiers will redefine the way you view distributed audio systems.


NAD CI 16-60 DSP Multi channel network amplifier


The CI 16-60 is a versatile and economical option for a distributed audio system, that doesn’t compromise on quality. Offering 8 zones of the same Class D, Hybrid Digital amplification found in our Class Series NAD stereo products, and with parametric EQ for fine tuning each zone, the CI i16-60 is a great starting place for centralized multi-room audio.

Full Disclosure Power

The CI 16-60 DSP offers NAD’s world-renowned sonic performance at an unrivalled price per zone. As per NAD’s Full Disclosure Power (FDP) ratings, it’s capable of delivering a conservative 60 watts per channel at 8 ohms into all channels simultaneously, so no need to worry about a lack of power, or the amplifier becoming strained, when all zones are active in a multi-room system. The CI 16-60 DSP is also bridgeable to 140 watts per channel, and offers the necessary flexibility to handle most scenarios while remaining on budget.

Hybrid Digital Amplification

The CI 16-60 DSP uses a customized version of the proven Hypex UcD output stage to deliver great load invariant power with extremely low distortion and noise floor. Every detail of this design has been carefully executed to bring out the best possible performance. Meticulously designed and built to deal with the demands of the custom installation market, the robust nature of Hybrid Digital amplification makes it ideal for installations, having a high current output and being load invariant, it handles 4ohm loads as easily as it does 8ohm and can effortlessly handle long cable runs and difficult speaker loads.

Whether listening to background music at lower volumes or turning it up, NAD delivers a consistent, linear sound, which is clear, detailed and dynamic at all volume levels.

Rack Space Efficiency and Reliability

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, and since rack real estate is always at a premium NAD CI amps have been designed to take up as little as possible. Thermostatic fans draw in cool air from the front of the unit and out through the rear vents, meaning you don’t need to leave ventilation gaps between each unit for it to stay cool.

System Suggestion

Combine the CI 16-60 DSP with the CI 580 V2 4 zone BluOS rack mount streamer or the Bluesound NODE to create a complete hi res multi-room package of incredible value and quality.

“Once again, NAD has pulled off a clever balancing act regarding price, performance and features with the new CI 16-60 DSP. Perhaps even more impressively, it satisfies the needs and desires of the seasoned installer and critical listener. The former will appreciate the robustness that allows superior performance in all rooms regardless of cable length, and the IP access to key setup parameters and remote troubleshooting to save time and money.” – Stereonet

Key Features

  • 16 Channels x 60 Watts @ 8 Ohms, Hybrid Digital with Hypex UcD
  • Bridgeable to 8 channels X 120 Watts @ 8 Ohms
  • Effectively handles long cable runs and difficult speaker loads
  • Ethernet port for IP control, custom web UI with virtual I/O panel and performance diagnostics
  • DSP with 5 band parametric EQ, plus high and low pass filters
  • 8 stereo RCA inputs with loop though
  • Dual global Inputs/Outputs
  • 2U Rack height
  • 5W Standby Mode, 3W Network Standby
  • 12V Trigger In; IR In/Out
  • Thermostatic fan cooling with front vents
  • Universal AC Power Supply
  • Multiple Power-up options including Auto Sense turn on, as well as Eco Mode


Continuous output power into 8 ohms 60 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
65 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD 
into 4 ohms 65 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
105 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
Continuous output power into 8 ohms at Bridged mode 140 W (all channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
240 W (two channels driven, 1kHz 0.05% THD
THD (1 W to 50 W, 8 ohms and 4 ohms) 0.05 % (20 Hz – 3 kHz)
0.2 % (3kHz – 20 kHz)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB (A-weighted, 500 mV input, ref. 1 W out in 8 ohms)
Clipping power (all channels driven) 60 W (1 kHz 8 ohms 1 % THD)
80 W (1 kHz 4 ohms 1 % THD)
Clipping power into 8 ohms at Bridged mode 150 W (1 kHz 1 % THD – all channels driven)
250 W (1 kHz 1 % THD – two channels driven)
IHF Dynamic Power (all channels driven) 8 ohms: 65 W
4 ohms: 125 W
IHF Dynamic Power (two channels driven) 8 ohms: 70 W
4 ohms: 125 W
IHF dynamic power (Bridged mode, all channels driven) 8 ohms: 270 W
IHF Dynamic Power (two channels driven) 8 ohms: 280 W
Peak output current 15 A (1 ohm, 1 ms)
Damping factor 110 (20 Hz to 1 kHz 8 ohms)
Frequency response ±1dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Channel separation 60 dB (1 kHz)
55 dB (10 kHz)
Maximum undistorted input level 2900 mV
Input sensitivity (for 50 W in 8 ohms, maximum volume) 760 mV
Input impedance 20 kohms//220pF
Analog input audio sense threshold (one channel with signal) 3 ± 0.5 mVrms (ref. 100 Hz – 10 kHz)
Trigger IN level 3 – 30 Vdc
Standby power 0.5W



Gross dimensions (W x H x D)* 483x100x435mm
19 1/16 x 3 15/16 x 17 3/16 inches 
Net Weight 10.3 kg (22.7 lbs)
Shipping Weight 12.8 kg (28.2 lbs)

* Gross dimension includes extended rear panel terminals and excludes installed feet