12 channels for up to 6 stereo zones
Bridgeable channel outputs for additional power
Heavy-duty steel chassis with brushed aluminum faceplate
Class AB design for audiophile-grade sound quality
Installer-friendly setup for easy home theater integration
AudioSource AMP series amplifiers are designed for home and commercial audio distribution systems where high quality sound, flexibility, and reliability are essential. The AudioSource AMP 1200 is a 12-channel amplifier for up to 6 stereo zones in one convenient enclosure. The stable Class AB design delivers superior audiophile sound quality and performance, and independent and bus inputs provide unparalleled flexibility. It features switchable 115/230V input voltage, with bridgeable channel outputs for additional power when needed. Installer-friendly setup includes manual, auto, or triggered on/off operation for integration into any automated system. The heavy-duty steel chassis comes with a brushed aluminum faceplate for a simple, attractive design.
From the Manufacturer
AudioSource AMP 1200 Amplifier: 12 channels (6 stereo zones) in One Convenient Enclosure
AudioSource started designing and building amps over 20 years ago. Over time, AudioSource has continually refined its products to balance power, sound clarity and long-lasting performance.
Like the rest of AudioSource’s line of amps, the AMP 1200 is full-bandwidth capable, bridgeable, and features A-B switching, providing a repertoire of flexible configurations. It features a robust power supply and bipolar output devices, with source override to accommodate necessary interruptions such as PA systems, game consoles, phone calls, or even doorbells. All AudioSource electronics, including amplifiers, equalizers, volume controls and more, are easy to install and torture-tested during development to ensure years of use.
This AudioSource AMP 1200 12-channel power amplifier is built to deliver powerful music, pure and simple, for up to 6 stereo zones. The versatility of the AMP 1200 makes it the perfect choice for almost every type of custom multi-room audio system. Installer-friendly setup and connections with a tabletop or rackmountable design allow the AMP 1200 to be integrated easily into high-end, whole-house audio systems.
Individual Channel Input with Zone Status Indicators
All twelve channels have their own dedicated input that allows the connection of audio sources in addition to the common BUS inputs. This is useful when using the AMP 1200 with an audio matrix switcher.
Each pair of channels or zones has a bi-color LED to indicate its operational status. These indicators provide quick and easy troubleshooting of the system. If the circuitry determines that a channel must be shut down due to excessive heat or low impedance (a short), only the channels that are affected will be turned off causing the zone LED to turn red. The remaining zones will continue to operate and maintain a blue LED status. Once the condition has been corrected for the zone in question, the status LED will return to blue.
Independent Channel Gain Control
Each channel has its own independent level adjustment. This allows the output level of each speaker to be perfectly matched to its area. It can also be used to limit the maximum audio level in a certain zone.
12V Trigger Input/Output
The trigger input is a handy feature when connecting the amplifier to an automated audio system. The 3.5mm mini-plug jack will accept a 3-30V AC/DC output from another device, or from a separate power supply. When the trigger input is energized, the amp turns from standby to ON mode. When using the AMP 1200 with a receiver without a trigger output, the voltage can come from a 12V wall wart (3.5mm tip-positive connector) plugged into the receiver’s switched outlet and the trigger input. The AMP 1200 can also provide an output trigger voltage (12DC @500mA max.) to turn on and off other devices in the audio system.
January 13, 2018
I have a google chromecast audio plugged in for every room and the amp set to auto, so it powers off into standby, you can say Ok, Google play____ on the bedroom speakers, the chromecast audio will start playing the music and the amp will instantly turn on
I also used MCM Automatic Two-Way Source Selector (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L9YVL90/) for rooms with TVs put the TV as input A and Chromecast as input B and adjusted the trigger. The amp will auto power on for either input.
For TVs without a proper Stereo Out I used MCM CUSTOM AUDIO 50-8394 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CX82KH2/) to in conjunction with an HDMI audio extractor (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077DNPXVX/) to extract the audio and control the level (I was able to program the MCM into my Logitech Harmony remotes and set it as the device controlling the audio so there’s no noticeable difference in operation)
January 4, 2015
June 9, 2015
1) The connectors are very finicky and if you move it, the speaker wires tend come out a bit too easily.
2) It’s not very efficient in power use and gets really hot.
February 21, 2014