Parasound Shows 12 Channel Amp

parasound-0914Parasound’s new ZoneMaster Model 1250 is a 12-channel power amplifier housed in a 2U rack-mount form factor. Connections for 24 speakers combined with 2-ohm stability allow the use of two speakers per channel. It is rated at 12×50 watts into 8 ohms, and 12 x 90 into 4 ohms. Each channel pair can be bridged to deliver 6×160 watts into 8 ohms and 6×200 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 $2,495 list price. Here are all the specs.