NAD CI 980 Multi-Channel Amplifier

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  • Regular price $1,949.00


The NAD CI 980 is a compact powerhouse offering superb sound and robust reliability. The eight individual channels can be fed from either the global input bus, or each channel can have its own input with the flip of a switch. The cool-running CI 980 also has a thermostatically controlled fan system. The CI 980 is designed to fit into standard rack units, making its installation easy and fluid. Delivering a truly expansive sonic experience, the CI 980 will impress even the most experienced of listeners.


  • Eight channels of clean, low distortion power set up in four stereo zone configuration
  • 50W x 8 @ 8 Ohms; 60W x 8 @ 4 Ohms; 120W @ 8 Ohms in Bridge Mode
  • Universal voltage to accommodate marine or avionics installations
  • Compact 2U rack height with rack ears
  • Phoenix speaker connection blocks
  • Detachable power cable for easy service and upgrades
  • Indicator lamps for each zone that show protection status and amplifier clipping
  • <0.5W standby consumption
  • <0.03% THD; <0.04% IMD (SMPTE, CCIR)
  • >86dBA referenced to 1W


Continuous Output Power

8 Ohms - 8 x 50W (ref. rated THD, 20Hz-20Hz, all channels driven)

4 Ohms - 8 x 60W

8 Ohms Bridge Mode - 120W

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 Factor >150 (ref. 8 Ohms, 50Hz and 1kHz)
Input Sensitivity 1.1V (ref. rated power)
Voltage Gain 33dB
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz ±1dB
Signal/Noise Ratio, A-Weighted

>80dB (ref. 1W/8 Ohms)

>100dB (ref. 50W)

Minimum Input Signal to Trigger (auto sense mode) >20mV
Time to Automatic Standby (without signal at input sense mode) 10 minutes
Rated Power 600W (120V 60Hz, 230V 50Hz)
Idle Power <26W
Standby Power <0.5W
Gross Dimensions (W x H x D) 483 x 105 x 323mm (19 1/16 x 4 3/16 x 12 3/4”)
Net Weight 5.72kg (12.6lb)
Shipping Weight 7.1kg (15.65lb)

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