ZonePro 1261


ZonePro 1261 Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™) - Image

Advanced Feedback Suppression (AFS™)

ZonePro 1261 Autowarmth® - Image


ZonePro 1261 Auto Gain Control - Image

Auto Gain Control

ZonePro 1261 Compression, Limiting & Noise Gating - Image

Compression, Limiting & Noise Gating

ZonePro 1261 Notch Filtering - Image

Notch Filtering

ZonePro 1261 Bandpass and Crossover Filters - Image

Bandpass and Crossover Filters

ZonePro 1261 Parametric EQ - Image

Parametric EQ

ZonePro 1261 Security Lockout - Image

Security Lockout

ZonePro 1261 Wall Panel Control and RS-232 Control - Image

Wall Panel Control and RS-232 Control

ZonePro 1261 IEC, UL and CSA Approvals - Image

IEC, UL and CSA Approvals

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Item# DBX1261V


12x6 Digital Zone Processor

With 12 inputs and 6 outputs and Ethernet control the dbx ZonePRO® 1261 is the newest members of the ZonePRO® family providing a complete suite of signal processing and control for Commercial Audio applications. Designed to offer superior system sonic performance and flexibility, the 1261 delivers the highest quality tools available. Even the input and outputs connectors were chosen for their standard usage and reliability. The ZonePRO products offer Euroblock connectors for balanced signals and RCA connectors for interfacing with consumer equipment often used in commercial applications; there is also a simple analog input buss that allows inputs to be sent from one unit to the next for unit and job scalability. The 1261 provides every necessary processing tool, from the input processing like gain control and EQ available on all inputs to highly sophisticated and specific functions such as selectable paging microphone processing including Gating, De-Essing, Auto Gain Control, Compression and Feedback Suppression. The heart of the ZonePRO products is the Routing module that provides of course Primary Source Selection but also Source Ducking for Paging and Priority Override. The outputs also offer a wealth of processing designed for commercial applications like our patent-pending AutoWarmth® function that was co-developed with JBL to provide natural low frequency extension at any signal level. Each output also offers EQ, Bandpass and Crossover filters, Limiting and Delay for system optimization. With the ZonePRO® every tool is at your disposal to maximize the response of your system. Beyond processing, the ZonePRO® products offer multiple forms of control to further extend the versatility of your system. From easy-to-use wall panel Zone Controllers for standard end-user functions like source select and volume control to advanced system control including a built-in Real Time Clock that can provide programmable system changes throughout the day or week. For system setup and monitoring the ZonePRO Designer software provides an intuitive interface and a speedy setup Wizard for configuring and editing all system parameters. The addition of Ethernet control means that not only will it work with standard network equipment, but it can also be accessed from remote dialup locations or from wireless access points. The ZonePRO® 1261 will take your Commercial Audio system to the next level with advanced processing, versatility and control.

General Specifications

12 Total (2) Switchable mic or line, (8) RCA, and (1) S/PDIF
Input Connectors
Euroblock (Line and Mic) RCA (Source)
Input Impedance Euroblock
> 50kΩ Balanced, >25kΩ Unbalanced, RF Filtered
Input Impedance RCA
>25kΩ 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)
Mic Preamp Phantom Power
6 Analog
Output Connectors
Output Type
Electronically balanced, RF filtered
Output Impedance
120 ohms balanced, 60ohm unbalanced
Max Output
A/D Converter
dbx Type IV™ conversion system
A/D Dynamic Range
(line) >113 dB, A-weighted, >110 dB unweighted
Type IV Dynamic Range
>119 dB, A-weighted, 22kHz BW; >117 dB, A-weighted, 22kHz BW
Sample Rate
D/A Dynamic Range
112 dB A-weighted, 109dB unweighted
Dynamic Range
>110 dB A-weighted, >107dB unweighted
0.003% typical at +4dBu, 1kHz, 0dB gain
Frequency Response
20Hz - 20kHz, +/-0.5dB
Interchannel Crosstalk
>80dB typical
Propagation Delay
0.6 msec
Operating Voltage
100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
27 W
Safety Agency Certifications
UL 60065, IEC 60065, E 60065, EN 55013


Unit Weight
6.8 lbs.(3.1 kg)
Shipping Weight
8.8 lbs. (4.0 kg)
1.75” H x 5.75” D x 19” W

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x ZonePRO Processor
  • 1 x Power Cable
  • 1 x RS-232 Null Modem Cable
  • 1 x Rack Mount Screw Kit

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