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Dayton Audio MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier 60WPC

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Dayton Audio's MA1260 12-channel Class D amplifier packs versatility and efficiency into a compact package that is suited ideally for zoned sound distribution.
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  • 12 channels (6 stereo zones) in one convenient enclosure
  • Efficient Class D design delivers superior audiophile sound quality and performance
  • Independent and bus inputs enable unparalleled flexibility
  • Bridgeable channel outputs provide additional power when needed
  • Independent channel gain controls allow the output of each speaker to be perfectly matched
  • Converts easily from rack-mount to tabletop configurations
  • Installer-friendly setup and connections
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Weight: 40 lbs.  
Regular Price$599.00
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Dayton Audio MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier 60WPC

The Dayton Audio MA1260 freestanding, 12-channel amplifier was created for custom multi-room sound distribution. Its intelligently engineered and versatile design integrates easily into high-end whole house audio systems. An efficient Class D output stage delivers superior audiophile sound quality and performance. The MA1260 can be stacked with other audio components, and includes removable ears for mounting in standard audio racks (2RU).

Two common or BUS inputs feed audio signals from standard line-level audio sources to any or all channels. Each of the twelve channels has its own dedicated input and independent level adjustment to provide further flexibility. By simply flipping a single switch, two channels can be bridged to increase the total power output for that zone. This is helpful when extra power is needed in certain areas or zones. Manual, automatic on/off, or triggered 12V input turn-on modes facilitate easy integration into automated systems. For quick and easy troubleshooting of the system, each pair of channels or zones has a bi-color LED to indicate its operational status.

Specifications • Rated power output per channel: 65 watts RMS into 4 ohms • Bridged output: 130 watts into 8 ohms • THD (20 Hz-20 kHz): 0.032% @ 65W (4 ohm stereo); 0.080% @ 130W (8 ohm bridged) • Circuit topology: Class D • Signal to noise ratio: 100 dB A-weighted • Efficiency: 93% • Frequency response: 7.5 Hz to 48 kHz • Dimensions: 16.7" W x 4" H x 14.25" D (tabletop configuration) • Power requirements: 115/230 VAC, 50/60 Hz • Stand-by power rating: 115V 0.46W.

Dayton Audio MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier 60WPC
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelMA1260
  • Part Number300-8150
  • UPC848791001215
  • Product CategoryHome Audio Amplifiers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight40 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier 60WPC is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a bit more power!The previous version of this amp was a bit underpowered for many of the applications I used it for, but the extra 50% boost in power has really made an impact. Very impressed for the price!
Date published: 2014-08-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Things to be aware ofI just received this amplifier. Unfortunately, I could not immediately install it, because the two input buses limit the components you can utilize. On an expensive amplifier I think I should be able to expect 5 or 6 input buses. I need input for a phonograph; CD player; tape player; tuner; and IPOD. So I had to go out and buy an audio source input selector box. Just another expense to add to the $600 amplifier. In addition, all my previous amplifiers have A/B connections for the speakers, where I can play only A speakers or B speakers or both A/B speakers. This amplifier offers only connections for one pair of speakers per zone, unless you parallel wire them. If you parallel wire them, you will need a wall volume control, because the two pair of speakers will play at the same volume and/or you cannot shut down one pair while playing the other pair within the zone. Therefore, I was forced to go out and buy another box. This time a speaker selector box was added, which allows me to shut down individual pairs of speakers within a given zone when I have 2 pairs of speakers in that zone. Again, I would expect A/B connectors on a $600 amplifier. Once I get all these extra devices wired, I will offer a review of the playablility of this amplifier.
Date published: 2014-06-27

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Dayton Audio MA1260 Multi-Zone 12 Channel Amplifier 60WPC

If I bridge it to six channels and max it out what will I get for watts with all channels driven. Looks like a good deal any way you slice it

Asked by: 0129
The output with each pair bridged would be 130 watts into 8 ohms. I do not recommend setting gains to max on this amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-16

I have 6 pr 8 ohm 8"  ceiling spkrs, 2 pr outdoor 4 ohm 6" spkrs and 2 pr outdoor rock spkrs at 8 ohm . Each pr has imped matching vol. controls . Do I need 2 MA 1260 amps and connect them with amp1 bus out to amp2 bus in? Do I bridge the 4ohm ?

Asked by: Pedre
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-11

Does anyone know the THD spectrum chart for this amp? 1% thd seems high without knowing more about it. 

Asked by: drivemusicnow
I am sorry we do not have any measurements like that available for this amplifier.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-10-03

Will speaker connectors like banana plugs work with these amps? Doesn't look like it but maybe another type of connector can be used? 

Asked by: mrmilesil
Unfortunately the phoenix connectors on this amplifier will only accept bare wire or speaker pin connectors.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-28

I have a Yamaha receiver with a zone 2 output. I have 3 rooms and two decks with a pair at each total 10 speakers. I have a volume controller at each pair (room and outside decks). will this ampe handle the speakers and do i need a speaker selector? thx 

Asked by: mpanto
This amplifier will handle up to 12 individual speakers and should work well for your application as long as the impedance load doesn't drop below 4 ohms on any of the channels.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-13

Solution for active 4-way speaker system (all 8 drivers are 4 ohms)?  I am assuming that I could send each of the 8 analog outputs from DSP to inputs on this amp that would then drive each of the eight drivers?  Bridging for 8 ohm loads only?

Asked by: gjensen
This amplifier will only handle 8 ohm loads in bridged mode. You could use each individual channel for 4 ohm loads but this will limit output power. This and the MA1240 have been used for active setups with good success.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-08

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