Mackie DLM12S 12" Powered Subwoofer (2000 Watts)

You won't believe the deep lows coming from this 47-pound subwoofer. Loaded with Mackie DSP presets, adjustable alignment delay and more, it's one smart sub.

The Mackie DLM12S powered subwoofer delivers massive bass output, and sports a number of unique features that help you craft your low-end tone with more range and precision than ever before. The DLM12S moves a mighty amount of air with up to 2,000 watts of continuous power through a custom-made 12-inch heat treated woofer with a 3-inch coil.

This compact sub is rugged enough to handle any gig you throw at it -- yet weighs in at only 47 pounds. That's ridiculously lightweight!

Sweeten Your Sound with Onboard Digital Processing

The DLM12S is distinguished by its integrated Mackie DLP digital processor. This one-touch digital processor is accessed via the bright OLED screen on the rear of the subwoofer. It gives you presets for use with other Mackie DLM and SRM Series full-range loudspeakers, in order to complement the full-range setup better. It also gives you a Variable Crossover control that allows you to adjust for non-Mackie tops as well. This DLP design allows the entire full-range system to work better as a whole. It minimizes interference and frequency cancellation, while delivering an overall pure and powerful sound.

The DLM12S's onboard DSP includes an Alignment Delay that can be set up to 300ms for situations where distance between the woofer and the other speakers causes timing discrepancies. And once you've got the Crossover and Alignment Delay set perfectly for the room, you can save these settings in up to three presets (like for home, the club, the studio, read more etc).

DSP Limiting Keeps Things Cool

The Smart Protect DSP performs active dynamic level monitoring, to make sure that surges in certain frequencies won't damage your amp or the driver itself. And a multi-band feedback destroyer makes sure that your sound is clean and pure without any unexpected surges.

Versatile I/O

The DLM12S I/O was designed to be as flexible as possible, giving you 2 x line-level inputs, 2 x full-range outputs, and 2 x high-pass outputs for direct connection to DLM loudspeakers.

Rugged and Ready to Move

Like you'd expect from a Mackie product, the DLM12S is built super-rugged, with a 15mm poplar cabinet. The heavy-duty steel grille on the front is powder-coated to protect the speakers inside while resisting dents and chipping. There is a standard integrated pole-cup for using the DLM12S as a base to small satellite top speakers.

Check out our exclusive demo of the Mackie DLM12S 12" Powered Subwoofer:


- 2000-watt Class-D power amplification
- 12-inch heat-treated woofer with 3 voice coil
- DLP Digital Processor
- Bright OLED screen interface
- Precision digital crossover
- Presets for use with DLM and SRM Series speakers
- Variable crossover control
- 2 x XLR line level inputs
- 2 x XLR full-range outputs
- 2 x XLR high-pass outputs for connection with DLM loudspeakers
- 300ms alignment delay
- Three venue setting memory preset locations
- Smart Protect DSP
- Rugged 15 mm poplar cabinet
- Powder-coated 20 gauge steel grille
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- Power: 2000-watt System Power
- Max SPL Peak: 125dB @ 1m
- Frequency Response: 35Hz - 120kHz, (-10dB)
- Pole Socket Size: 1-3/8" (35 mm)
- Physical Dimensions: 12.0 x 12.1 x 11.9", 445 x 417 x 529mm
- Weight: 47.0 lbs. / 21.3 kg
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 62 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 28 x 24 x 24 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2037880-00

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-898-3211

Mackie DLM12S 12" Powered Subwoofer

Packing huge power and deep low end into the highest-output compact subwoofer on the market, the Mackie DLM12S 12" Powered Subwoofer delivers 2000 watts of chest-pounding power into any system. The DLM12S features an integrated Mackie DLP digital processor, offering intuitive one-touch control over the professional tools you demand for your professional sound system. A precision digital crossover optimizes any loudspeaker, including the perfect presets for your Mackie full-range loudspeakers. There's even alignment delay for larger system deployment and Smart Protect technology that protects your investment. The rugged 15mm poplar cabinet is unbelievably compact with a durable, powder-coated grille and integrated pole-cup. Pair it with a Mackie DLM series full-range loudspeaker for the most powerful compact sound system ever.


- 2000-watt power via ultra-efficient Class-D amplification
- High-power 12", heat-treated woofer with 3 voice coil
- Ultra-low frequency extension hits hard down to 35Hz
- DLP Digital Processor
- Powerful, one-touch digital processor with bright OLED screen
- Precision digital crossover
- Presets for use with DLM and SRM Series full-range loudspeakers
- Variable crossover control for optimization with any loudspeaker
- Six total XLR connects for flexible I/O control
- Two line level inputs
- Two full-range outputs for side fills, etc.
- Two high-pass outputs for direct connection to DLM loudspeakers
- Unmatched system control for professional applications
- Alignment delay up to 300ms for delay stack, balcony, etc.
- Three memory locations for instant venue setting recall
- Smart Protect DSP dynamically protects amp/driver
- Innovative ultra-compact design
- Highest-output compact subwoofer on the market
- Fit an entire DLM system in nearly any car
- Stack them up for storage
- Pole mount a DLM8 or DLM12
- Extremely durable 15 mm poplar cabinet
- Rugged, powder-coated 20 gauge steel grille
- Ridiculously lightweight (47 lb. / 21.3 kg)

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted November 18, 2014 by Joe S

"Mackie DLM12S 12" Powered Subwoofer"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I am a club dj who recently moved to a small town where no bars/bar-clubs have their own sound system. So far I have used these for 5 gigs(paired with 2 DLM 12 tops) and I must say for the size they sound amazing. Please note you will have to make adjustments on the internal gains (subs and tops) and the internal eq (on the top speakers) to get the optimum sound, but once you have them dialed in they sound as good if not better than a "pair" the Bose L1s with the L2 subs. *Also once you get them dialed in you can save all your settings as one of the default presets. As I said though right out of the box they may not sound phenomenal, but with all the options for "tweaking" the sound you can get them to sound amazing. The only issue I have had is running this system with the spm 300 poles (that go from the sub to the 12" tops). I kept getting knocking and odd vibration sounds when I would crank them up. After speaking with Mackie support and doing some tests I found that placing the subs right next to each other (which will typically give you roughly a 3db boost anyway) and then placing the dlm 12" tops on tripods it not only corrected the issue but made the system sound even more full. This as opposed to having one sub and one top on each side of my table. As with anything speaker placement is key. Will it thump as loud as a QSC setup with 18" subs...nope but it will be a lot cleaner sound and will easily do venues for about 150-200 people (once again 2 dlm 12s and 2 dlm 12 read more tops). Plus you wont have to break your back or need help setting this system up. My main car is a Mini Cooper S and this whole system my lights and everything else I need fit in it (tightly but hey it still fits).

Musical Background:
DJ for over 15 years

Musical Style:
Mainly club music but now open format.
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