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.  
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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. Use 14-18 AWG stranded two-conductor loudspeaker wire with Phoenix style connectors.

Specifications • Rated power output per channel: 65 watts RMS into 4 ohms, 45 watts RMS into 8 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: 115 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.
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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

Hi, I bought this amp recently. I'm using it with a step down at 115V/USA voltage. In N Zealand voltage is 220V and you advise a different fuse for it. It should be glass 6.3AL 5x 20mm, what brkng capacity 35A,63A,150A at max Vltge is needed?

Asked by: TonyTk

Can I add a second unit for 4 more speakers and have it all playing the same source ?

Asked by: JAS DE
Yes you can chain two of these together using the BUS inputs and outputs.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-25

If I connect (10) 8 ohms speakers, how many watts each speaker will get? Is it 45 watts or 65 watts each? If the line input is mono, will it be the same?

Asked by: ora94
At 8 ohms each speaker will have 45 watts RMS available to it. The input connection will make no difference in this case.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-24

What is the power output for 8 ohm speakers if they are *not* bridged?

Asked by: Kaih
The output at 8 ohms is 45 watts RMS in stereo mode.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-11

Does this unit come with rack mounting brackets? Are the Phoenix connectors plug or barrier strip type?

Asked by: dsolari16
Yes this does include rack ears. The connectors are plug type.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-05

whats the max size wire this amp will take, if i bridge it down to 6 channels, in stereo all channels driven what can i expect for watts into 8 om speakers,. day in day out without wrecking the amp in three weeks.

Asked by: Gary Caradori
This amp will accept wire up to 14 gauge. The output power in bridged mode for this amplifier is 130 watts RMS into 8 ohms per channel.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-30
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