Mackie's Coaxial Speaker Design: Big Sound in a Small Package
For a compact powered speaker with tons of mixing options, presets, and effects, it doesn't get much better than the DLM8. This 2000-watt speaker is small in stature but huge in sound thanks to Mackie's innovative TruSource speaker alignment technology. As part of the DLM series, the DLM8 presents an excellent solution for a wide range of live sound applications. Whether you're using a single unit in a business presentation or coffeehouse, or installing an array in a school or house of worship, there's a DLM configuration to suit your needs.
Check out this video for an overview of the DLM series:
Extensive Presets and Mixing Tools
Like the rest of the DLM series, the DLM8 comes with wide range of presets and mixing options. Two individual TRS/XLR combo inputs can accommodate microphones and instruments, while a stereo RCA input can accept MP3 players and other devices. Both channels are controllable via the intuitive DL2 digital mixer, which comes stocked with three-band EQ on each channel, multi-band feedback suppression, and 16 gig-ready DSP effects. For even further versatility, the DLM8 features six different speaker modes including 'soloist' mode for singer-songwriters, a 'DJ' mode, and more. Each mode accentuates the right frequencies to bring out the best of your sound, and all settings are savable in one of three preset memory locations.
TruSource Driver Technology
The DLM8 uses Mackie's TrueSource driver alignment technology to align a 1.75-inch compression driver and 8-inch woofer into a single vertical column. The result is increased efficiency, reduced weight and size of the entire enclosure, and enhanced fidelity throughout the 65 Hz - 20 kHz frequency range. By focusing all sound to a single point, TruSource technology eliminates the overlap and fidelity loss that sometimes comes with traditional 2-way systems.
Easy Portability and Versatile Setup Options
Coming in a full third smaller than most comparable powered speakers, the DLM8 strikes a remarkable balance of performance or portability. With a total weight of just 21.4 lbs (9.7 kg), the DLM8 is easily movable with a ergonomic carrying handle. Also included is M10 hardware for installation, a standard pole mount socket, and kickstand for use as a title floor monitor. If used with other DLM speakers, the DLM8 can incorporate up to 300ms of alignment delay to compensate for varied distances.
- 2000-watts of efficient class D power
- Extremely compact and portable with total weight of 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
- Mackie's common-magnet TruSource driver alignment with 8-inch woofer and 1.75-inch compression driver
- Six speaker modes to match various applications and settings
- Intuitive DL2 digital mixer
- Independent three-band EQ, level and effects control on each channel
- 16 gig-ready effects including reverb, chorus, and delay
- Two combo XLR/TRS inputs as well as a stereo RCA input for media sources
- Three memory locations to store presets of settings
- Kickstand to prop speaker as stage monitor
- Standard M10 rigging hardware and speaker-stand socket
- Alignment delay up to 300ms to delay signal in arrays and installations
With the introduction of the DLM series, Mackie has made a major step forward in the world of portable powered speakers. The wealth of onboard mixing options, effects, and presets primes these speakers for use in just about any live sound scenario with plenty of power to get the job done. Easily portable and refreshingly affordable, the DLM series might just be -- as Mackie puts it -- "the new shape of sound."
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