Issue 91

Mackie’s New Flagship PA


15 January 2019

Mackie’s all-new flagship DRM Professional Powered Loudspeakers are packed with up to 2300W of power, cutting-edge DSP and built-in full colour displays. Mackie promises the DRM Loudspeakers offer ‘incredible sound quality and reliability’ for a wide range of install and production applications suiting mobile DJs, bands, Houses of Worship and rental systems. 

The Mackie Loudspeaker series is available in 1600W 12-inch DRM212, 1600W 15-inch  DRM215, 2300W 15-inch  3-Way DRM315, 2000W 12-inch  DRM12A Array, and 2000W 18-inch  DRM18S Subwoofer. All models are available in passive boxes.

DRM Series Professional Powered Loudspeakers deliver up to 2300W of power via Class-D amplifiers with ‘next-gen’ system protection. Universal power supplies (100-240V) feature Power Factor Correction technology which regulates incoming voltage for peak performance even with unstable AC power.  

At the heart of every DRM Series loudspeaker, is Mackie’s Advanced Impulse DSP module. Precision crossovers, transducer time-alignment, and meticulously tuned FIR filters overcome inherent physical attributes that can contribute to poor sound, especially at high SPL. Mackie reports that the result is ‘crystal clear, punchy audio typically experienced only with massive touring systems’. 

The DRM Control Dashboard features an intuitive high-contrast, full-colour display on the back panel for quick and easy setup. The default screen features important settings, levels, and meters. A single knob control provides effortless navigating to the required settings. Full-range models offer three-band parametric EQ, venue specific voicing modes, alignment delay, user presets and system lock while the subwoofer has a selection of features including a variable crossover and cardioid mode. 

Custom high-sensitivity woofers and titanium diaphragm compression drivers housed in braced plywood cabinets are designed for consistent performance in the most demanding applications. On the exterior, each DRM is covered in a touring-grade textured coating and paint that is made to last. The unique ported design of DRM cabinets allows for punchy, responsive bass while simultaneously helping to keep the amplifier cool.

DRM Series Loudspeakers offer all the configuration options expected for professional applications, equipped with M10 flypoints, dual angle pole mounts and available in line array configurations for maximum versatility. Both the DRM212 and DRM215 feature angled cabinet designs to allow use as high-powered floor monitors.

For the ultimate Mackie passive system, Mackie’s all-new MX Series Professional Power Amplifiers complement the DRM Series Passive Loudspeaker series, combined with the SP260 Loudspeaker Processor.

Mackie DRM Series Loudspeakers pricing
DRM212 RRP $1649
DRM215 RRP $1849
DRM315 RRP $2499
DRM12A RRP $3549
DRM18S RRP $2499
Available now, sold individually

Mackie DRM Series Passive Loudspeakers pricing
DRM212-P RRP $999
DRM215-P RRP $1099
DRM315-P RRP $1799
DRM12A-P RRP $2499
DRM18S-P RRP $1349
Available now, sold individually

Mackie MX Series Professional Power Amplifiers pricing
Mackie MX 2500 RRP $849
Mackie MX 3500 RRP $1,369
Available now

Mackie SP260 sound processor RRP $999
Available now

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