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Mackie launch new live speakers at NAMM

DRM range feature universal power supplies, power factor correction and built-in DSP

DRM12 (12-inch full-range unit), DRM12A (line-array element) and DRM18S (subwoofer) units from Mackie's new range in various mounted and floor-standing configurations.DRM12 (12-inch full-range unit), DRM12A (line-array element) and DRM18S (subwoofer) units from Mackie's new range in various mounted and floor-standing configurations.

Mackie’s new flagship DRM PA speaker range, consisting of three stand-alone active or passive speakers, one modular line array element and a subwoofer, all with built-in DSP control panels to make setup easier, is aimed at everyone from gigging musicians right up to venues and touring outfits that require entire riggable PA systems.

The larger members of the range, with their optional flying hardware and production- and installation-orientated options, probably go beyond the requirements of anyone reading this, but the smallest in the range, the 1600W, 12-inch DRM212, can be pole- or floor-mounted for use in a band PA or as an on-stage monitor and, in its Class-D active version, is a neat all-in-one stage speaker capable of producing peak levels of up to 134dB SPL. The 2000W DRM12A line array element also contains easy-to-use set-up options in its DSP control panel for use in one- and -two element speaker configurations which could play a useful role if pole-mounted as part of a small mobile band PA.

All the speakers in the DRM range are constructed to Mackie’s usual rugged ‘road-ready’ standards, feabodyfture built-in power factor correction and universal (100-240V) power supplies, and offer easy-to-use access to their DSP control options via a bright full-colour LCD control panel accessed by a simple, one-knob ‘turn to adjust and push to confirm’ control interface. Priced at £799$999 for each active DRM212, £1739$2099.99 for each DRM12A element, and £1219$1499.99 per optional 18-inch 2000W DRM18S subwoofer, the range will be available in the Spring. You can see Ty from Mackie run through the basics of the DRM range with Paul White of SOS in the video below.

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