AudioSource Amp Series: AudioSource AMP series amplifiers
are designed for home and commercial audio distribution systems where high
quality sound, flexibility, and reliability are essential. The AMP series offers
exceptional value and many features that will make their installation and use
easy and convenient.
12 Channel Amplifier: The AudioSource AMP1200VS employs a Class A/B
amplifier design with 8 channels of amplification that can be used in a Stereo
(4 to 8-ohm) or Bridged (8-ohm) configuration.
- Stereo (8-ohm): 40 watts x 12 channel, 20-20kHz, <0.2% THD+N
- Stereo (4-ohm): 40 watts x 12 channel, 20-20kHz, <0.2% THD+N
- Bridged Mono (8-ohm): 80 watts x 6 channel, 1kHz, <0.2% THD+N
6 Zones: The 12 channel power amplifier is divided into 6
Zones. Each Zone can consist of either a pair of speakers in Stereo or a
single Bridged mono speaker.
2 Bus Inputs/Outputs: The AMP1200VS has two common or BUS inputs that
receives audio signals from standard line-level audio sources and sends them to
any or all channels. The BUS line outputs are direct feed-through to allow the
BUS inputs to be fed to other amplifiers.
12 Independent Channel Inputs: All twelve channels of the
amplifier have their own
dedicated input that allows the connection of audio sources in addition to the
common BUS inputs.
Phoenix-Style Speaker Connectors: The AMP1200VS uses high quality
Phoenix-style connectors for the speaker connections. Use 14-18 gauge stranded
two-conductor loudspeaker wire.
Controls: The AudioSource AMP1200VS is equipped with the following
controls to fine-tune your distributed audio system.
- Channel Gain Control: Each channel has its own independent level
adjustment on the back of the amplifier. 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 area.
LED Status Indicator Lights: Each pair of channels or zones has a
bi-color LED to indicate its operational status. A Blue light indicates normal
operation, a Red light indicates that the amplifier's protection circuitry has
been activated, and no light indicates the unit is in standby mode. These
indicators provide quick and easy troubleshooting of the system.
Power On/Off Modes: The AudioSource AMP1200VS offers 3 Power On/Off
Modes - Manual, Auto, and Trigger.
- Manual: In this mode, you can simply turn the AMP1200VS On or Off
by pressing the Power button on the front of the amplifier.
- Auto: Set to Auto for signal sensing, which allows the amp to
turn on when an audio signal (>5mV) is detected at on of its inputs. The
front-panel power switch must be in the On position (pushed in) for the Auto
feature to operate. When there is no audio signal present, the amplifier
will return to Standby mode after 15 minutes.
- Trigger In/Out: The 12V trigger input and output allow
the AMP1200VS to be powered on by other electronics or to power on other
electronics via a 3.5mm minijack cable. The trigger input can operate with
voltages between 3 and 30VDC.
Protection Circuitry: If the amplifier's protection 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.
The remaining zones or channels will continue to operate. Once the condition has
been corrected for the zone or channel in question, audio will be output again.
Mounting Options: The AudioSource AMP1200VS power
amplifier features four rubber feet and can simply be placed on top of a flat
surface; like a table-top, shelf, or stand. You can also remove the four rubber
feet and rack-mount the amplifier using the included rack-mount ears and screws.
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