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DBX ZonePro 1261M 12x6 Zone Processor

DBX ZonePro 1261M 12x6 Zone Processor



  • £1,095.00
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The ZonePRO 1261m offers fixed I/O, pre-configured architecture, configurable insert processing and optional duplication of audio channels to another ZonePRO device via a link bus.

The 1261m features a total of 12 inputs and six outputs. Inputs include six balanced mic/line switchable terminal block inputs, four mono-summed pairs of unbalanced RCA inputs and one S/PDIF input for up to two digital channels. Hardware-controlled microphone gain allows adjustment of microphone gain per channel.

The 1261m device has a pre-configured architecture with input processing, a central matrix and output processing. Two input insert positions and one output insert position allow channel-specific insert processing to be configured. AutoWarmth®, a psych oacoustic function that maintains full frequency bandwidth even when the signal level has dropped, is permanently available on each output zone. 

A link bus allows duplication of the first six audio channels to another ZonePRO device in applications where additional output zones are required. The front panel of the 1261m features a power status LED, a network traffic LED, and an RS-232 control port. Additional system control is offered in the form of optional Zone Controllers. This collection of hardware wall-controllers represents a series of simple, elegant user interfaces for functions such as volume, source and preset control.

All ZonePRO devices can be controlled by third party control systems via RS-232 or Ethernet as applicable (see table for further information).

ZonePRO Designer the configuration, control and monitoring software for the ZonePRO family of devices offers control of the ZonePRO 1261m via Ethernet or RS-232. The Configuration Wizard within ZonePRO Designer guides users through the step-bystep configuration process of the 1261m.

Product Features

  • 12 Inputs / 6 Outputs
  • 6 Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
  • 4 Unbalanced, Mono-Summed RCA Input Pairs
  • S/PDIF Input
  • Microphone Gain per Channel
  • Pre-Configured Architecture
  • Two Configurable Input Insert Positions
  • One Configurable Output Insert Position
  • AutoWarmth® per Output Zone
  • Link Bus
  • Optional ZC Controllers
  • Ethernet Control
  • Serial Control
  • Third Party Control
  • Wizard-Driven Configuration

Front Panel LED Indicators

  • Per Output: 6 Independent Six-Segment Lightpipe Output Meters that range from -30 to +20 dBu, Threshold Meters
  • Other: LCD Display provides information about Source Selection, Page Steering, Zone Volume and Mute

Analog Inputs

  • 12 Total - (6) Balanced Mic/Line Inputs, (4) Unbalanced, Mono-Summed RCA Input Pairs, S/PDIF Input
  • Type: Euroblock (Mic/Line), RCA (Source)
  • Impedance (Euroblock): >50kΩ Balanced, >25kΩ Unbalanced, RF Filtered
  • Impedance (RCA): >25kΩ Unbalanced, RF Filtered
  • Max. Input Line Level: +20dBu Mic/Line, +12dBu RCA
  • CMRR: > 40dB, typically >55db @ 1kHz
  • Mic Pre Gain: 30 to 60dB
  • Mic Input Noise (E.I.N.): < -118dBu, 22Hz-22kHz, 150Ω Source Impedance
  • Mic Phantom Power: +15VDC

Analog Outputs

  • Number of Outputs: 6 Total
  • Type: Electronically Balanced, RF Filtered Euroblock
  • Impedance: 120Ω Balanced, 60Ω Unbalanced
  • Max. Output Level: +20dBu

A/D Performance

  • Type: dbx Type IV™ Conversion System
  • Dynamic Range line: >113dB, A-weighted, >110dB unweighted
  • Type IV dynamic range: >119dB, A-weighted, 22kHz, BW: >117dB, unweighted, 22kHz BW
  • Sample Rate: 48kHz

D/A Performance

  • Dynamic Range: 112dB A-weighted, 109dB unweighted, 22kHz BW

System Performance

  • Dynamic Range: >110dB A-weighted, >107dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
  • THD+N: 0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB gain
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz, +/- 0.5dB
  • Interchannel Crosstalk: >80dB typical
  • Crosstalk input to output: >80dB
  • Propagation Delay: 0.8 msec

Power Requirements

  • Operating Voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 27 Watts
  • BTU: <92.13


  • Weight: 6.2 lbs / 2.81 kg Shipping Weight 8.35 lbs / 3.78 kg
  • Dimensions: 1.75” (1U) x 19” x 7.75” (45mm x 483mm x 197mm)

                  Manufacturer: DBX

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