The Zonemaster Model 1250 is a 12 x 50 watt power amp that can be used for distributed home use, as well as making for a rather handy home cinema powerhouse.
That power figure rises impressively as speaker impedance drops, increasing to 12 x 90 watts into 4ohms.
The Model 1250 is a configurable design where channels can be bridged to deliver 6 x 160 watts into 8 ohms, or used to augment an existing AV amp with 3 x 160 plus 4 x 50 watts.
There are independant level controls for each line level input and flexible trigger arrangements to make life easier for home installers.
Take a look inside
Neat internal design shows the hybrid circuitry
Parasound has chosen to mix Class A/B input stages with high quality Class D power modules to fit all that grunt into a slimline casing. Most of the competition use power IC designs, which don't sound as good according to Parasound.
The 1250's use of Class D power modules helps to keep heat output managable too - a real benefit when it comes to home install situations.
The Model 1250 will be available in October and is priced at $2495. No news yet of a European release date.