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Mackie DLM Speakers!

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by line6bassist, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Has anyone have or use these? I love the compact design, Tru Source Technology and 2000 watts....WOW!!! Cant wait for the Reviews :hyper:

  2. Chromer


    Nov 28, 2012
    2000 Watts, but only 128dB max output... Sounds like really inefficient drivers.

    Definitely a nice size though!
  3. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    I suspect 2000w means their pulling a trick QSC does on their K series.
    A stereo 2000w amp biamped, but there's no way a full 1000w will ever go to the high end.
    Still look good on paper, small and light, DSP, look forward to hearing them.
  4. i haven't heard/used this YET, im hoping that i will soon, from my understanding its of a dual concentric design. theoretically it will sound great, but it wont have much of a throw distance. however mackie really may have surprised everyone...
  5. CharlieC

    CharlieC Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    I have never met a 12" speaker that could take more than 200 watts, but still I remain optimistic and sub'd to this thread

  6. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    There is stuff has consistently been able to handle peaks of much higher than 200w. I've seen 3600w into the 2x12 SRX722. No sweat. They will also do 24/7 at 1600w with white noise.
  7. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    2000 watts.... well, how it's rated is really the question when these claims are made. Probably 128db max because of the ultra low tuning (35hz).
    Some great advancements being made these days, although coax design is nothing new.
    Can't wait to hear them.... or can I?
  8. so are you saying that even a 12"speaker that is rated say at 1500w RMS wont handle 200w peak? that doesn't make much sense to me....
  9. CharlieC

    CharlieC Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    Yes, I said that I personally have never met one of those speakers and that is why I have subscribed to this thread

    The speakers I have met usually start farting well before what is on the sticker and I hope these speakers are the exception

  10. Dumb question.... How do you know how many watts you're pushing through the speaker?
  11. CharlieC

    CharlieC Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    Not a dumb question at all!

    Any estimations on my part were based on abilities of the connected power amp and general comparison with other speakers, so my honest answer is that I do not know, but I am hoping to learn more about these powered DLM's from others on this thread. ;)

  12. Thanks... with all the different amp tapers etc, was unsure how you could tell the watts output... clear SPL is all I care about (and lightweight)
  13. gareth dunster

    gareth dunster

    Dec 8, 2009
    The power is meaningless. The specs say 128 db and that pretty much sums it up.
  14. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I had a couple EAW SBX-220 subs, each with two 12s in them. EAW rates the subs at 1,400 watts continuous, and recommends amplifier power at 1.5 to 2 times that for headroom. I ran a QSC PLX-2402 bridged to each one. They never blew up, and had unbelievable punch. I'm sure those 12s saw a lot more than 200 watts each.
  15. modulusman

    modulusman Banned

    Jan 18, 2004
    Agreed. I have a pair of EAW NTS22s that are self powered 212 subs. The built in amps are 2000 watts.
  16. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    I'd be really curious to try the 8" + sub with my VB99 ....... :hyper:

    I would be very surprised that the sub would have a better performance/size/power/weight ratio than my ART902as

    Mackie DLM Sub is 35hz @ -10db , 2000w for 128db , that's lots of lost power me thinks.
  17. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
  18. keyboard guy

    keyboard guy

    Dec 19, 2012
    i just got my 2 mackie dlm 12s...playing keys thru them in stereo. plugged directly in, didnt change the eq, made me smile big. clean and clear and louder than shat. no low end mud. for stage full range keys rig, i am immediately leaving my qsc k12s at home for practice. these mackies are really light and small. added delay plus verb fx is just icing on my sound. wanted to let u know, the sound was more like a baby 3way. the cab is barely bigger than the 12inch speaker, probably why it sound so tight. add a sub for serious low end needs, but for me, very very happy surprise. am going to get two more even. should cover any show up to thousand seater without much PA help. and btw i have no connection with any dealer or sales in any way, just sharing. its been years since my live stagesound was "right"
  19. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    Before my house fire I had:
    3 SRM450's
    4 SA1501's
    2 SRM1801 subwoofers
    2 SRM1501 subwoofers

    I had the BEST sound in my area. Everyone was using me for sound. (I was a DJ but bands use to rent my speakers) If this line is better than the SRM and SA series then I guess I better get my money ready. Mackie has the best sound out of all of the powered speakers I've tested.


    Feb 5, 2013
    London UK
    Chairman: FX Rentals Ltd
    We had a couple of days comparing these new DLM Speakers to our "traditional" Mackie SRM450 and SRM1801 (Sub) combination.

    The new DLMs are pretty impressive - especially when you consider their size and weight. - Definite improvement in clarity and tone at volume. - You can drive them harder than the SRM450 / SRM1801 combination, but I don't see that as the key feature. - It's the fact that they can deliver decent volume from such small / light boxes.