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DMA-1240 High Efficiency Multi-Channel Amplifier
The DMA-1240 includes 12 digital amplifier channels for efficiently powering all of the speakers throughout your home. It is ideal for providing independent power of up to 120 watts per zone into 6 stereo zones. Combine with an HTD whole-house audio controller and digital keypads for mid-level and advanced multi-room audio control.
 
This model has replaced our popular MA-1235.  The DMA-1240 is more efficient, emits less heat, and costs the same!
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$699.00 
   
 
 
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Here is a quick overview of the product features- the key word is "flexibility":
12 channels of full-range digital amplification (operates significantly cooler than most multi-channel amplifiers):
45 watts RMS into 8 ohms per individual channel
40 watts RMS into 8 ohms with all channels driven
60 watts RMS stable into 4 ohms
Each channel is stable to 4 ohms, so you can safely connect two 8 ohm speakers to each channel for a maximum of 24 speakers; example: 6 stereo zones with up to four speakers in each zone
2 side-by-side channels can be bridged to create a single 120 watt channel (8 ohms only)
You decide the combination of 40 watt and 120 watt channels (up to 6 channels at 120 watts each) into 8 ohm load
Two stereo inputs are available to every channel
A separate input is also available unique to each channel (for whole-house audio)
Each channel can independently be selected to play the left, right, or combination (mono) of Inputs 1 and 2
Maximum volume output for each channel can be easily adjusted from the front panel so that you can balance overall sound levels throughout your home (example- limit how loud the speakers can play in your kids' rooms)
All connections are gold-plated for optimum performance
Amplifier can be turned on and off manually or automatically as needed when an input signal, or trigger (for whole-house audio) is detected
Protection circuitry and signal lights make sure you don't overload each channel with too many speakers (a channel will go into protect mode if the impedance drops too low)
Dimensions (HxWxD):  4" x 17" x 14 1/2" not including power cable and volume knobs- Add 1" in back and front for proper clearance
Weight: 29 lbs
Top vented: allow 4" of space above and adequate air flow around amplifier
Power consumption: approx 5 watts in stand-by mode; 1200 watts max all channels fully driven
Color: Dark Charcoal Black
Rack-mount brackets sold separately
The DMA-1240 high efficiency digital multi-channel amplifier offers comparable or better performance, features, and build quality than products costing twice as much or more at retail. And we back it up with a 30-day guarantee and two year parts and labor warranty. Here are some more detailed specifications of the DMA-1240 along with a comparison to popular models from Niles and Sonance:

  HTD
DMA-1240
Niles
SI-1230
Sonance
Sonamp 1230
Retail Price $699 $1,199 $1,249
Channels of Amplification 12 12 12
RMS watts per channel, all channels driven
     8 ohms 40 30 30
     4 ohms 60 42 45
     Adjacent Channels Bridged 8 ohms 120 80 100
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) 20 Hz - 20 kHz
     8 ohms 0.04% 0.04% 0.03%
     4 ohms 0.07% 0.06% 0.10%
     Adjacent Channels Bridged 8 ohms 0.09% 0.06% not available
Number of stereo inputs available to all channels 2 1 1
Number of stereo outputs 2 1 1
Independent input for each channel Yes Yes Yes
Each channel can play left, right, left+right (mono),
or independent input
Yes Yes Yes
Gold plated 5-way binding post speaker terminals Yes Yes Yes
Gold plated line level input and output terminals Yes No
(nickel plated)
No
(nickel plated)
Independent level control for each channel Yes Yes Yes
Turn-on modes (music sensor, voltage trigger, manual) Yes Yes Yes
12-volt control output for system expansion Yes Yes Yes
Built-in impedance protection/
number of light indicators
Yes/6 Yes/1 Yes/6
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4" x 17"
x 15.75"
5.5" x 17"
x 15"
5.5" x 16.8"
x 14.3"
Net Weight 29 lbs 28 lbs 38 lbs

       
SETTING UP WHOLE-HOUSE AUDIO
what cables should I run, new construction vs. existing buildings, selecting the right equipment, . . .
INSTALLING IN-WALL/CEILING SPEAKERS
instructions and tips for installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers

ABOUT HTD
why our business model is better, our commitment to our customers, our history and location, . . .
PLACING AN ORDER
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