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NAD Ci980 8-Channel Amplifier


NAD have been producing audiovisual electronics of note for over 30 years, and are famous within the industry for products that punch well above their weight in terms of specification, reliability and value. Featuring a full line-up of audiophile-grade streamers, amplifiers and music players, NAD’s CI series is designed to seamlessly integrate with some of the most popular smart home control systems. With API flexibility, standard rack sizing, and reliability and support you can count on, NAD CI is the best solution to achieving a truly expandable, high-res multi-room experience.


Top-of-the-line, eight channel amplification for custom installation and distributed audio systems. Outfitted with the latest high-efficiency switching technology, the component is smaller and lighter, while maintaining low distortion and impedance, even with long wire runs.


Reliability, flexibility, and ease of installation of the CI 980 is unsurpassed. Its design is space-efficient and will fit into standard racking units with rack ears and Phoenix speaker connection blocks. The amplifier is fully protected from short circuit and overheating, and automatically restores operation after a condition is rectified. The CI 980 is incredibly flexible, with selectable local or global inputs and the ability to bridge channels to create a single high-power channel.


Choose between a DC trigger or a signal-sensing turn on with auto shut-off to make integration easy. The signal sensing circuit employs a sophisticated music sensing circuit to prevent the false triggers common with noisy source components or other types of interference noise like RF leakage or ground loops.

Continuous Output Power 8 Ohms
8 x 50W (ref. rated THD, 20Hz-20Hz, all channels driven)
                                           4 Ohms8 x 60W
                                           8 Ohms Brigde Mode120W
Rated THD (250mW to rated power, CCIF IMD, DIM 100)
≤0.03% (ref. 20Hz-20kHz)
Clipping Power
 ≥155W (ref. 1kHz, 8 ohms, 0.1% THD)
Damping Factor150 (ref. 8 ohms, 50Hz and 1kHz) 1.1V (ref. rated power)"}">

>150 (ref. 8 ohms, 50Hz and 1kHz)

Input Sensativity
1.1V (ref. rated power)
Voltage Gain33dB
Frequency Response
20Hz-20kHz ±1dB
Signal/Noise Ratio, A-Weighted80dBA (ref. 1W/8ohms) >100dB (ref. 50W)"}">
>80dBA (ref. 1W/8ohms) >100dB (ref. 50W)
5-30V In (AC/DC), -52dBV, 12V Out
Time to Automatic Standby (without signal at input sense mode)<30 minutes
Rated Power
600W (120V 60Hz, 230V 50Hz)
Idle Power<26W
Standby Power<0.5W
Dimensions (W x H x D)
483 x 89 x 323mm
Net Weight5.72kg
Shipping Weight7.1kg

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