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APA1200DSP 1200 watt Power Amplifier with Integrated Digital Signal Processing

Quick Overview

Power meets control with Dayton Audio's APA1200DSP Power Amplifier. It features powerful built-in DSP that would normally be handled with another piece of equipment; all in a convenient web-based control interface. Perfect as an amplifier for full-range speakers or subwoofers, this digital amplifier is an extremely powerful and infinitely configurable solution for the ultimate listening experience. 1200 watts of class D power in a bridgeable amplifier means that it can power the most power-hungry full-range speakers or the biggest and baddest subwoofers that you can find.

Product Highlights

  • Dual-channel Class D power amplifier with built-in audio processor
  • Remotely control from any web-enabled device
  • Extremely efficient 1200W Class-D amplifier
  • Fully adjustable 8-band EQ, filters, phase, limiter, and delay
  • Plenty of connectivity with XLR, RCA, and digital coax inputs, and XLR, RCA, and binding post outputs
  • Connect multiple APA1200DSP units for unlimited control of multiple zones of speakers, subwoofers or complete surround sound systems

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio APA1200DSP User Manual
Dayton Audio APA1200DSP Updater and Firmware

The APA1200DSP is a powerful and versatile solution to power any speaker system. Don’t get stuck with a large collection of equipment and a tangle of cables to connect it all. The built-in Audio Engine of the APA1200DSP provides detailed control of every aspect of the sound. A full-featured DSP includes EQ, filters, phase adjustment, and delay all in an easy-to-navigate interface. This 1200 watt Class-D amplifier is ready to bring new life to any system.



Efficient Class D Amplifier Technology

Low on noise and high on power, the APA1200DSP uses ultra-efficient Class D amplifier technology. Digital amplifiers use a high-speed switching technology that is more efficient, generates less heat, and draws less power than traditional Class A/B amps. With 1200 watts of power the APA1200DSP will power the biggest and baddest speakers you can find and provide clean.


Efficient Class D Amplifier Technology

8 Bands of Parametric EQ

Power meets control with cutting edge features

Packed with modern, cutting-edge features, this is more than just another powerful amplifier. Gone are the days of needing to have a massive stack of equipment to have excellent sound. The APA1200DSP combines a whole collection of equipment into one complete package. The full-featured digital engine at the heart of the APA1200DSP includes an 8-band EQ, Limiter, Phase and delay adjustment, and an adjustable crossover.


Powerful and Simple DSP control

Tuning an audio system can sometimes be a strenuous task where the equipment isn't located where you are listening to it. In addition to the front panel controls, the internal software on the APA1200DSP puts complete control of every setting at your fingertips with a convenient web-based control interface. This truly universal control interface works on any web browser; eliminating the need to install mobile apps and can even be run from any computer. Multiple units can be installed on the same network and user-defined presets can easily be saved for future use and transferred between units for a truly awesome experience.

8 Bands of Parametric EQ

Auto EQ

Auto EQ

Setup is easier than ever as the APA1200DSP can automatically adjust a 5-band parametric EQ to best suit subwoofers being used and the room they are in. It's like hiring a sound engineer, but without the house call. Just connect the included calibration microphone and let the low frequency auto EQ configure the APA1200DSP for optimized subwoofer performance in any room.


8 Bands of Parametric EQ

8 Bands of Parametric EQ

In addition Auto EQ the APA1200DSP has three additional EQ bands for a grand total of eight bands of fully parametric EQ. All bands include a 0.4 to 14 continuously variable Q, and range from 20Hz to 20kHZ with -12dB to +6dB of adjustment. Each of the five bands controlled by the Auto EQ can also be adjusted to operate as high and low pass filters, bass and treble shelves, or notch filters; providing supreme control of the system EQ.


Built-in Limiter

Built-in Limiter

With 1200 watts of power it can sometimes be easy to overpower your favorite speakers. The built-in limiter allows for complete control and easy protection of any speaker. Full control of threshold, attack, and release can be independently applied to each channel or linked for stereo control.


Built-in Limiter

The APA1200DSP is built for connectivity. The Input section accepts +4dB and -10dB line-level signals on either stereo RCA connections of Balanced XLR as well as digital audio on a Coaxial SPDIF connection. Ensuring compatibility with almost any source, these inputs are mirrored on the XLR and RCA outputs for building an expanded system with multiple zones or subwoofers. The two amplified channels can power 2 ohm, 4 ohm, and 8 ohm speakers in stereo and can be bridged to power 4 ohm speakers at 1150 watts. Additionally, the APA1200DSP features an ethernet port for connecting to a data network, and 12 volt trigger inputs and outputs for integration into automated systems.

Please check that the unit is running the most recent firmware V1.7 by visiting the About Page in the Web GUI. If you are not running V1.7 yet, please visit the downloads tab to access the update instructions for the APA1200DSP. NOTE: You must have a PC running Windows with access to an ethernet port to be able to update the firmware on the APA1200DSP.

Model Number APA1200DSP
List Price $899.99
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 848791007729
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 23.65
Product Height 3.75"
Product Width 17"
Product Depth 15"
Amplifier Type Power Amplifiers
Number of Channels 2
A/D Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
Inputs XLR x 2, RCA x 2, Coax (SPDIF) x1
Ouputs (line) XLR x 2, RCA x 2
Outputs (powered) Stereo binding posts x 2
Output Power (Stereo @ 2 Ohm) 410 W x 2 RMS
Output Power (Stereo @ 4 Ohm) 240 W x 2 RMS
Output Power (Stereo @ 8 Ohm) 200 W x 2 RMS
Output Power (Bridged @ 4 Ohm) 1160 W
Input Sensitivity Voltage 0.316 VRMS @ -10 dBV, 0.631 VRMS @ -4 dBV
Max Input Level Voltage 1.8 VRMS
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Frequency Deviation(20-20kHz) 3 dBRMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 96 dB (A-weighted)
THD @ Rated Power 0.74%
Auto-on Sensitivity 10 mVRMS
Parametric EQ Yes
Phase Adjustment Yes
Low-pass Crossover Yes
Low Pass Adjustment 0° to 180°
Bass Boost Yes
Voltage Requirement 115V/60 Hz, 230V/50 Hz
Power Consumption (Standby) <2W
Power Consumption (Idle) 17.5W
Power Consumption (Max) 1600W
Weight 16.2 lbs.
Dimensions 17′′ W x 15′′ D x 3.75′′ H
Special Features network control, DSP, auto-on
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