FRONT of HOUSE — September 2012
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Mackie Launches DLM Speaker Line

SEATTLE — Musically, this is a town that has seen it all, from Jimi Hendrix to the grunge movement of the 1980s and 1990s to today’s diversity of new music in every genre. But on August 27, when a popular downtown club is packed with audio press and industry pros on a Monday afternoon, something big is going on. And that was the launch of Mackie’s new DLM series speakers.

“With the launch of our DL1608 mixer, 2012 has been a massively exciting year,” says Mackie senior VP John Boudreau. “It was nearly 15 years ago that we embraced the powered loudspeaker with the SRM 450. In 2012, Mackie continues to advance live sound technology with the DLM series, an innovative, no-compromise powered loudspeaker line that features all-new Mackie TruSource technology, integrated digital mixing and processing and 2,000 watts of power in the most compact design — ever”

Three models are offered: the two-way DLM8 ($699/street) and $999 DLM12, and the $849 DLM12S single-12 subwoofer — both with onboard DSP, 2-channel mixing and a kickstand for floor monitor duties. These full-range boxes have high output 8- or 12-inch TruSource drivers with a common-magnet, 1.75-inch compression driver for point-source performance and molded PC-ABS cabinets that are stackable, flyable or pole-mounted. The companion DLM12 subwoofer has a compact poplar ply cabinet. All have onboard 2,000 Class-D amplification and shipping is slated for late October.