ZoneMaster 1250

  • Our new ZoneMaster models are very similar in their feature sets, differing mainly in size and number of channels.
    Looking for fewer channels? Try the 650, 450, or 250.
  • Universal amplifier for applications from 50 to 200 watts
  • 24 speaker connections (A and B outputs for all 12 channels)
  • High current for stable operation at 2 Ohms
  • Channel pairs are bridgeable for up to 200 watts @ 4 Ohms
  • Class AB input stage plus premium Class D power stage
  • Independent audio sensing triggers, one for each zone
  • 6 Independent 12 volt trigger inputs, one for each zone
  • Looping 12 volt trigger outputs for each zone
  • Master 12 volt trigger input to turn all zones on-off
  • Speaker level input for expanding systems w/out pre out jacks
  • Two bus inputs can be routed to any zone
  • Bus loop output jacks for passing audio to another amp
  • Mono mode combines L and R for single speaker applications
  • Separate level controls for all twelve channels
  • Detachable speaker connectors accept up to 12 gauge wire
  • Short circuit and overheat protection with front panel indicators
  • 0.5 watt standby power consumption meets Energy Star & EU specs
  • Compact 2U chassis
  • 2U rack mounting hardware is included in box

Power Output
RMS, All Channels Driven (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

50 watts x 12 @ 8Ω
90 watts x 12 @ 4Ω or 2Ω
160 watts x 6 @ 8Ω (Bridged)
200 watts x 6 @ 4Ω (Bridged)

Frequency Response
10 Hz - 60 kHz, +0/-3 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion
< 0.05% at typical listening levels
< 1.0% at full power

Interchannel Crosstalk
70 dB at 20 kHz

Input Sensitivity:
700mv = Full output (50 Watts @ 8 Ω)
Total Gain = 29 dB (Level controls set to Maximum)

S/N Ratio
> 112 dB, input shorted, IHF A-weighted

DC Trigger Requirements
+9 Vdc to +12 Vdc, 2 mA

Audio Trigger Requirements
2 mV Audio Signal

AC Power Requirement:
1500 Watts Maximum
100 Watts Typical
38 Watts Idle (All Zones on)
12 Watts Idle (One Zone on)
0.5 Watts Standby
110-130 VAC 60 Hz or 220-255 VAC 50 Hz
Note: AC mains voltage is set only by qualified electronics technician.

Width: 17.25" (437 mm)
Depth: 14.5" (369 mm)
Height, with feet: 4.25" (108 mm)
Height, without feet: 3.5" (89 mm)

Net: 17 lbs (7.7kg)
Shipping: 23 lbs (10.4kg)

Sound + Image (Australia) 2015 Awards
Multichannel Amplifier of the Year

Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Innovations Award

Sound+Image (Australia - July, 2015)
"Let's be bold here and propose something - you can never have too many amplifiers! Even if your principal system is an astonishingly high quality audiophile set-up, what about the rest of the house? Or what about the 11 channels required for a full (or 7.1.4 at least) Dolby Atmos system? ... With stereo music the amp surprised us: the music was delivered with a combined honey-like smoothness and precision of truly high-quality amplifiers... the dynamic lift with the entry of the band into the song was completely unlimited... We ran several of our favourite Atmos-ey scenes from 'The Hunger Games - Catching Fire Part 1', with impressive dynamic impact and precision in the hemispherical imaging provided by this disc…It's hard to think how a power amplifier could be any more versatile than the Parasound ZoneMaster Model 1250. But that's not the end of it, because this isn't merely a workhorse; it's also an audiophile-quality product in its own right."


All four of the high-performance amplifiers in Parasound’s ZoneMaster™ line combine legendary Parasound Class AB sound quality with the most reliable Class D power modules in the industry, setting a new standard in residential and commercial amplification. Here are more reviews on ZoneMaster amplifiers:

ZM 650 - CE Pro: Hands On—Parasound ZoneMaster 650 Brings Audiophile Sound to Whole-House Market
"The ZoneMaster Model 650, amplifier provides dealers with a sturdy, hybrid six-channel or three channel stereo amplifier solution that can drive just about any loudspeaker thrown at it... down to 2 ohms. What really struck me was the level of control it had on the bottom end. I found the amp completely natural sounding—very analog like with a nice neutral tonality and big soundstage. The ZoneMaster 650 is one of the few whole-house audio amps that brings audiophile performance to the whole-house audio category."

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