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Parasound Debuts 'Game-Changing' 12-Channel Power Amp

  • 12 x 50 watts, 8 ohms; 12 x 90 watts, 4 ohms.
  • Bridgeable; 6 x 160 watts, 8 ohms; 6 x 200 watts, 4 ohms.
  • 2-ohm stable with connections for 24 speakers
  • Class AB input stage plus premium Class D power stage
  • Two line level input busses with loop outputs, plus speaker level inputs
  • Detachable Phoenix-style speaker connectors accept up to 12-gauge wire.

Parasound ZoneMaster 1250
12-channel universal power amplifier.
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SAN FRANCISCO (9/10/14) -- Parasound has introduced the ZoneMaster Model 1250, a versatile, efficient 12-channel power amplifier with great sound quality, high power, and multiple configuration modes, served in a versatile 2U rack-mount form factor that addresses the many needs of industry professionals.

"The ZoneMaster Model 1250 is a game changer in a category populated by mediocre generic IC amplifiers," said company president, Richard Schram. "The Class AB input stage and premium Class D power stage generate performance consistent with Parasound's heritage. It is as useful for distributed audio as it is for home theater, where it could augment an AV receiver with 3x160 plus 4x50 watts."

Connections for 24 speakers combined with 2-ohm stability allow the use of two speakers per channel. It is rated at 12x50 watts into 8 ohms, and 12x90 into 4 ohms. Each channel pair can be bridged to deliver 6x160 watts into 8 ohms and 6x200 watts into 4 ohms RMS, all channels driven.

There are independent line inputs and level controls for each channel. There are two Bus inputs with looping outputs, plus a speaker-level input that can be routed to any zone. There are independent 12-volt and audio triggers with looping trigger outputs for each zone, and a global 12-volt trigger.

Detachable Phoenix-style speaker connectors accept up to 12-gauge wire. The Model 1250 offers exceptionally "green" power consumption with 0.5 watt standby power consumption to meet Energy Star and European Union specifications.

The Parasound ZoneMaster Model 1250 will be available in October with a $1,995 MSRP.

About Parasound
Founded in 1981, Parasound Products, Inc., is a privately owned U.S. company that specializes in providing affordable audio components to the critical listener. The company's ever-improving line of audio products has garnered a reputation for performance, value, and reliability, with quality control assured by a 30-year relationship with the same Taiwan manufacturer.

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