dbx ZonePRO 1261m 12x6 Digital Zone Processor

dbx ZonePRO 1261m 12x6 Digital Zone Processor
Key Features
  • 6 Independent Mono Output Zones
  • 6 Balanced Mic/Line Inputs
  • 4 Unbalanced Mono-Summed RCA Input Pairs
  • S/PDIF Input
The dbx ZonePRO 1261m 12x6 Digital Zone Processor can distribute up to twelve audio sources across six mono output zones. The included software will allow you to adapt the input/outputs quickly to fit your needs. The ZonePRO 1261m has enough connectivity to suit a banquet hall or house of worship.
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dbx 1261m Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2ZonePRO Designer Software
  • 3DSP effects processing
  • 4User friendly pre-configured input/output architecture
  • 5Supports ZC-series remote controls
  • 6PC and third-party connectivity

The dbx ZonePRO 1261m 12x6 Digital Zone Processor can distribute up to twelve audio sources across six mono output zones. The included software will allow you to adapt the input/outputs quickly to fit your needs. The ZonePRO 1261m has enough connectivity to suit a banquet hall or house of worship.

The ZonePRO 1261m's pre-configured architecture keeps the input/output addresses fixed and simple. It has six balanced Euroblock mic/line inputs with gain control, four mono-summed unbalanced RCA input pairs, and a S/PDIF input for up to two channels of digital audio. Its six zones output from balanced, line-level Euroblock connectors.

Once the analog cables are connected, your audio system can be controlled and fine-tuned in the ZonePRO Designer software from your Windows-based PC. The output zones all have individual tone controls, including AutoWarmth and one DSP insert, for optimally tuning the speaker system to the room. To make the most of each source, the ZonePRO 1261m also has independent EQ and two selectable DSP inserts for each of the 12 inputs.

The ZonePRO Designer software can be set and forgot, or it can be programmed with "Scene" changes that take effect automatically throughout the day. If you're using the ZonePRO 1261m in a restaurant that gets busier as the night goes on, an increased volume and bass response could be set to engage daily at 10pm. A subwoofer could be attached to its own zone output, and set to only be in use between 11pm and 1am.

In addition to programmed changes, the ZonePRO 1261m can be controlled manually with dbx ZC-series remote controls. Wallmounted within output zones, ZC controls vary from a simple volume control to a rotary input-source selector. The ZonePRO 1261m supports up to 12 remote controls.

The Link Bus allows the ZonePRO 1261m's inputs to be routed to another ZonePRO product to double its output zones. Up to 3 ZonePRO processors can be daisy-chained.

ZonePRO Designer Software

Compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, the ZonePRO Designer software provides a wide range of options for configuring the 1261m's inputs and outputs. Software inserts can apply DSP effects processing to sources and zones, and be automatically set to change on a daily schedule.

DSP effects processing

Corrective and dynamics processing can be applied individually to each of the input sources and output zones through the ZonePRO Designer software. Effects include AutoWarmth, automatic gain control, ambient noise compensation, notch filter, compressor, gate, de-esser, and advanced feedback suppression.

User friendly pre-configured input/output architecture

The analog cabling of the dbx ZonePRO 1261m is straight-forward and uncomplicated, making your inputs/outputs much easier to recognize and control from within the software.

Supports ZC-series remote controls

The ZC-series remote controls can toggle volume, input source, and Scenes. They extend from the 1261m by CAT 5 Ethernet cable, and can be mounted in an output zone up to 1,000 feet (304.8 m) away.

PC and third-party connectivity

The 1261m can connect to a Windows-based PC or a third-party controller via Ethernet or RS-232 serial port.
UPC: 691991401190

dbx 1261m Specs

InputsEuroblock mic/line x6
Unbalanced, mono-summed RCA input pairs x4
S/PDIF 2 channel input x1
Input ImpedanceEuroblock:
>50kΩ balanced
>25kΩ unbalanced
>25kΩ unbalanced
Phantom Power+15VDC
Maximum Input Level+20dBu mic/line, +12dBu RCA
CMRR> 40dB, typically >55db @ 1kHz
Mic Pre Gain30 to 60dB
Mic Input Noise (E.I.N.)< -118dBu, 22Hz-22kHz, 150Ω source impedance
OutputsBalanced, RF filtered Euroblock x6
Output Impedance120Ω balanced
60Ω unbalanced
Maximum Output Level+20dBu
A/D Conversiondbx 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 Rate48kHz
D/A ConversionDynamic range:
112dB A-weighted, 109dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
DSP EffectsAvailable on Input Inserts:
Automatic gain control
Notch filter
Advanced feedback suppression

Available on Output Inserts:
Automatic gain control
Ambient noise compensation
Dynamic Range>110dB A-weighted
>107dB unweighted
THD + N0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB gain
Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz, +/- 0.5dB
CrosstalkInterchannel: >80dB typical
Input to Output: >80dB
Propagation Delay0.8 msec
Computer ConnectivityEthernet RJ45 x1

RS-232 serial port x2 (not to be used at once)
Operating Systems SupportedWindows 2000/XP/Vista/7
No 64-bit support
Remote Control InputRJ-45 x2
Up to 6 ZC-series remotes can be connected to each input

Wired in series: supports total distance of 300 ft (91.4 m) of CAT 5 cable
Wired in parallel using ZC-BOB: up to 1,000 ft (304.8 m) each
Operating Voltage100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption27 watts
Dimensions1U rackmount: 7.75" x 19" x 1.75" (19.69 x 48.26 x 4.45 cm)
Weight6.2 lbs (2.81 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22.2 x 11.4 x 3.7"
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