Item #1114863 Model #DBX-1261MVVM

dbx ZonePRO 1261m Speaker Processor Standard


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12x6 digital zone processor.

The ZonePRO products have long been the obvious choice for managing commercial audio applications. They're easy to install and use - thanks to step-by-step setup wizards - and they're backed by long track record of dbx reliability. The fact that so many are in use in locations worldwide speaks to their popularity and dependable performance.

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 psychoacoustic 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.
  • : 12 Total - (6) Balanced Mic/Line Inputs, (4) Unbalanced, Mono-Summed RCA Input Pairs, S/PDIF Input
    • : Euroblock (Mic/Line), RCA (Source)
    Input Impedance
    • : Euroblock: >50kÎ Balanced, >25kÎ Unbalanced, RF Filtered; RCA: >25kÎ Unbalanced, RF Filtered
    Max Input
    • : +20dBu Mic/Line, +12dBu RCA
    • : > 40dB, typically >55db @ 1kHz
    Mic Preamp gain:
    • 30 to 60dB
    Mic Preamp Equivalent Input Noise (EIN):
    • < -118dBu, 22Hz-22kHz, 150Î Source Impedance
    Mic Preamp Phantom Power:
    • 15V
    • : 6 Total
    Output Type:
    • Electronically Balanced, RF Filtered Euroblock
    Output Impedance
    • : 120Î Balanced, 60Î Unbalanced
    Max Output
    • : +20dBu
    A/D Converter:
    • dbx Type IV Conversion System
    A/D 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 Dynamic Range:
    • 112dB A-weighted, 109dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    Dynamic Range:
    • >110dB A-weighted, >107dB unweighted, 22kHz BW
    • 0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB gain
    Frequency Response:
    • 20Hz - 20kHz, +/- 0.5dB
    Interchannel Crosstalk:
    • >80dB typical
    Propagation Delay:
    • 0.8 msec
    Operating Voltage:
    • 100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption:
    • 27 W
    • <92.13
    Unit Weight:
    • 6.2 lbs / 2.81 kg
    Shipping Weight:
    • 8.35 lbs / 3.78 kg
    • 1.75" (1U) x 19" x 7.75" (45mm x 483mm x 197mm)
    Safety Agency Certifications:
    • UL 60065, IEC 60065, E 60065, EN 55013


    • 2 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

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