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Elan Multi-Room A/V Controller - SYSTEM12

Abt Model: SYSTEM12 | UPC Code: 838029005511
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Elan Multi-Room A/V Controller - SYSTEM12

Introducing ELAN’s most powerful and flexible multi-source/multi-zone controller to date—the System12R (S12). The culmination of 14 years experience in the design and perfection of multi-source/multi-zone controllers, the S12 incorporates the features and reliability you have come to expect from ELAN. Directly addressing the need to distribute more A/V sources to more rooms, the S12 has inputs for 12 audio sources and a built-in 16 x 16 video switcher. Eight additional Local Source Inputs allow you to place ‘private’ audio sources in each zone (i.e. a CD player in the master bedroom).

The on-board 16 x 16 video switcher provides the ultimate in flexibility. The S12 can route up to 16 composite video sources, such as DVD players, satellite TV and VCRs, to 16 TVs or touch panels. It can also distribute up to five component video sources and handle high definition video signals for house-wide distribution. One S12 can independently access music and video in up to eight zones. And up to four S12s can be linked together, giving system designers the flexibility they need to create the system that’s just right for your home and lifestyle – 8, 16, 24 or 32 independent listening areas.

The S12 also incorporates a plethora of must-have features such as Whole-House Music, Dynamic Range Compression, Source Leveling, Bass and Treble EQ for each zone, Volume and EQ memory retention, and Audio/Video Source-Sensing for system feedback at keypads and touch panels. The S12 integrates easily with ELAN’s Z·600 Communications Controller, providing you with ELAN’s patented telecommunication features such as phone-to-phone intercom, whole-house paging, 2-way door station communications, caller-on-hold, music-on-hold and more–all from your existing touch-tone telephones. ELAN color CCTV cameras can be connected directly to the S12 so you can also see who is at the door, as well as monitor pool areas, nurseries, etc. And since the S12 is compatible with each and every ELAN user interface, you can choose from a wide selection of in-wall or tabletop keypads and touch panels that best suit your needs or the décor of a particular room. With the S12 there’s no need to skimp on how many sources you want available throughout your house, or the number of rooms you want to listen to them in.


  • 8-Zone, Multi-source/Multizone A/V Controller
  • 12 audio inputs
  • 8 Local Source Audio Inputs
  • On-board 16 x 16 Video Switcher distributes composite, component Video
  • Expandable to 32 zones
  • Buffered Audio and Video Loop Outputs for each source
  • Variable and Fixed Zone Outputs
  • Independent Bass, Treble and Do-Not-Disturb for each zone
  • Volume and EQ memory retention
  • Audio & Video Source-Sensing for system feedback
  • +/- 6dB Source-Leveling
  • Zone-Specific Dynamic Range Compression
  • 6 sense inputs
  • 8-zone trigger outputs
  • System trigger output
  • Source-specific IR routing plus two IR ‘ALL’ ports
  • External IR input
  • RS-232 controllable
  • Uses VIA!®TOOLS setup software for all programming
  • Compatible with all ELAN keypads and touch panels
  • New PS12 Precision Panel makes system connections quick, neat and reliable
  • Expansion ports for easy connection of multiple chassis
  • Blue Vacuum Fluorescent Display shows Zones, Sources, Volume, Do-Not-
  • Disturb, Whole-House Music Status and more
  • Easy integration with ELAN Z·600 Communications Controller
  • Rack-mount model (S12R) with rugged brushed aluminum handles available
  • Also available in 230V-240V for export, Model S12240 and S12R240
  • ETL® Listed and CE approved


  • Source Inputs
    • Input Sensitivity: 0-2 VRMS
    • Input Impedance: 47k Ohms
  • PreAmp Outputs
    • Volume Adjustment Range: -70dB to +6dB
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-0.5dB
    • THD+Noise (@1kHz): <0.02%
    • Signal-to-Noise (A Weighted): 83dB
    • Crosstalk (Zone to Zone):>70dB
    • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
  • Music On Hold Output
    • Output Impedance: 600 Ohms
    • Max Output Level: +6dB
  • Page and Doorbell Input
    • Input Sensitivity: 0-2V RMS
    • Input Impedance: 47k Ohms
  • Video
    • Gain: Unity
    • Bandwidth (-3dB): 125mHz
    • Gain Flatness (0.1dB): 40mHz
    • Input Impedance: 75 Ohms
    • Output Impedance: 75 Ohms
    • Crosstalk: -64dB @ 5mHz
  • General
    • Trigger Outputs: +12VDC @ 100mA each
    • Keypad Power: 300mA per zone
    • Power Requirements: 120VAC 50/60Hz or 230-240VAC 50/60Hz
    • Power Consumption: 125W

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 17"
  • Height: 7 1/2"
  • Depth: 17"

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 20 lbs
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Key Features
V Controller - SYSTEM12/ 8-Zone, Multi-Source/Multizone A/V Controller/ 12 Audio Inputs/ On-Board 16x16 Video Switcher/ Variable And Fixed Zone Outputs/ Zone-Specific Dynamic Range Compression
More reasons to buy the Elan SYSTEM12 from Abt Electronics
  • is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Elan SYSTEM12 is Brand New.
  • The Elan SYSTEM12 Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
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