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Mackie DLM8
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:23:44 pm »

Looking for opinions. Anybody here play with these yet? If they sounded no better than the old SRM350, I'd be happy enough for my application. If they came anywhere near a QSC K10, I'd be ecstatic.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 12:36:03 am »

Looking for opinions. Anybody here play with these yet? If they sounded no better than the old SRM350, I'd be happy enough for my application. If they came anywhere near a QSC K10, I'd be ecstatic.

I am also interested, but I am waiting for more features/fixes to be added, if you have not done so already,
please go to this link and vote for improvements.

http://mackie.uservoice.com/forums/97035-dl1608

thanks.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 09:44:38 am »

Looking for opinions. Anybody here play with these yet? If they sounded no better than the old SRM350, I'd be happy enough for my application. If they came anywhere near a QSC K10, I'd be ecstatic.

Are those coax speakers? I don't see enough space for a horn and woofer separate.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2013, 10:01:36 am »

Are those coax speakers? I don't see enough space for a horn and woofer separate.

Yep. Self-powered 8" coax in a tiny lightweight box. Obviously bogus power amp spec, but I don't care.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 12:49:57 pm »

Worst design ever for wedge use.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 01:15:08 pm »

I am also interested, but I am waiting for more features/fixes to be added, if you have not done so already,
please go to this link and vote for improvements.

http://mackie.uservoice.com/forums/97035-dl1608[/quote]
Perhaps you misread it but the topic here is the Mackie DLM8 speakers, not the DL1608 mixer.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 01:27:36 pm »

Worst design ever for wedge use.


Just saw the kickstand "feature" as well as an OLED screen giving the average user so many opportunities to make them sound worse.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2013, 01:51:02 pm »

well as an OLED screen giving the average user so many opportunities to make them sound worse.
At least there aren't any knobs, or any switches that can be changed when the unit is off. Every time I set up a K10, I need to run through the checklist of gain and switch settings. I wish they had nothing but a power switch, but I see the DLM8 controls as a step in the right direction.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2013, 01:56:41 pm »

Worst design ever for wedge use.

Ever try to use a QSC K8 as a wedge? Or those annoying clip-on parts EV added to their old plasic boxes? Or the screw-in tilt legs Bose clipped into the lid of the 900 series? Or the sawed-off chunk of stand tube that tips a Technomad speaker? This kickstand seems better than any of those. I haven't actually handled one yet, though.
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Re: Mackie DLM8
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 06:45:34 pm »

Ever try to use a QSC K8 as a wedge? Or those annoying clip-on parts EV added to their old plasic boxes? Or the screw-in tilt legs Bose clipped into the lid of the 900 series? Or the sawed-off chunk of stand tube that tips a Technomad speaker? This kickstand seems better than any of those. I haven't actually handled one yet, though.

Ok, let me rephrase: "worst current design ever for a wedge" ;) A cube will never make a good wedge, hence the phrase "wedge," as in "wedge shaped." In terms of performance, there was a recent user review of the DLM series on another audio site that was not favorable relative to other offerings in a similar price range.
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