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DLM12S
2000W Powered Subwoofer with DLP Digital Processor
OWNER’S MANUAL
DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A groundingtype plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or
the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit
into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table
PORTABLE CART
WARNING
specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the
apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury
from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord
or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not
operate normally, or has been dropped.
15.This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no object
filled with liquids, such as vases or beer glasses, shall be placed on the
apparatus.
16.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk
of fire or electric shock.
17.This apparatus has been designed with Class-I construction and must be
connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection
(the third grounding prong).
18.This apparatus has been equipped with a rocker-style AC mains power
switch. This switch is located on the rear panel and should remain readily
accessible to the user.
19.The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device,
so the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT OPEN
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK)
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous
voltage" within the product's enclosure, that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the
user of the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
20.NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved
by LOUD Technologies Inc. could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment under FCC rules.
21.This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is
applicable) limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set
out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils numériques de class
A/de class B (selon le cas) prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage
radioélectrique édicté par les ministere des communications du Canada.
22.Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause permanent hearing
loss. Individuals vary considerably in susceptibility to noise-induced hearing
loss, but nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently
intense noise for a period of time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible
noise level exposures shown in the following chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of these permissible limits
could result in some hearing loss. To ensure against potentially dangerous
exposure to high sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons
exposed to equipment capable of producing high sound pressure levels
use hearing protectors while the equipment is in operation. Ear plugs or
protectors in the ear canals or over the ears must be worn when operating
the equipment in order to prevent permanent hearing loss if exposure is in
excess of the limits set forth here:
Duration, per Sound Level dBA,
Typical Example
day in hours Slow Response
8
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.5
0.25 or less
90
92
95
97
100
102
105
110
115
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
John screaming at Troy about deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
Correct Disposal of this product: This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household waste, according to the WEEE Directive
(2002/96/EC) and your national law. This product should be handed over to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling
of this type of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. At the
same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
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DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
Important Safety Instructions................................... 2
Contents.................................................................. 3
Features.................................................................. 3
Introduction............................................................. 4
How To Use This Manual.......................................... 4
Getting Started........................................................ 4
Things To Remember................................................. 4
Hookup Diagrams..................................................... 5
DLM12S Subwoofer: Rear Panel Features.................. 9
1. Power Connection.......................................... 9
2. Power Switch................................................ 9
3. Fan Vents...................................................... 9
4. XLR Inputs.................................................... 9
5. Normal / Invert Switch [Polarity]................. 10
6. High Pass Outputs....................................... 10
7. Full Range Outputs....................................... 10
8. Stereo / Mono Switch [Full Range]............... 10
9. OLED Display............................................... 11
10. VOL Button............................................... 11
11. XVR Button............................................... 11
12. Front LED On / Limit / Off......................... 11
13. DLY Button................................................ 11
14. MEM Button.............................................. 11
15. Control Lock.............................................. 12
16. + and – Buttons......................................... 12
17. 2000W/2W Switch................................... 12
Smart Protect........................................................ 13
Limiting........................................................... 13
Overexcursion Protection................................. 13
Thermal Protection........................................... 13
FYI
................................................................ 13
AC Power.............................................................. 13
Placement.............................................................. 14
The Ins and Outs of Polarity................................... 14
Care and Maintenance............................................ 14
Features
• 2000W 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 35 Hz
• DLP Digital Processor
Owner’s Manual
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• 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 connectors for flexible I/O control
• Two line level inputs
• Two full-range outputs for side fills, additional subwoofers, etc.
• Two high-pass outputs for direct connection to DLM or other full-range 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
Appendix A: Service Information............................. 15
Appendix B: Connections ........................................ 17
Appendix C: Technical Information........................... 18
DLM12S Subwoofer Dimensions........................ 19
DLM12S Subwoofer Frequency Response........... 19
DLM12S Subwoofer Block Diagram................... 20
•
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 15mm poplar cabinet
• Rugged, powder-coated 20 gauge steel grille
• Ridiculously lightweight [48 lb / 21.7 kg]
Mackie Limited Warranty........................................ 21
Part No. SW0943 Rev. B 12/12
©2012 LOUD Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Owner’s Manual
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DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
Introduction
Getting Started
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 following steps will help you set up the subwoofers quickly.
1. Make all initial connections with the power switches OFF on all equipment. Make sure the master
volume, level, or gain controls are all the way down.
The DLM12S features an integrated Mackie DLP
digital processor, offering intuitive one-touch control
over all of the tools you demand for your professional
sound system. A precision digital crossover optimizes
any loudspeaker, including 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.
3. Connect the high pass outputs from the DLM12S
subwoofers to the inputs of powered loudspeakers (or to an amplifier powering passive loudspeakers).
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.
4. Connect the supplied AC power cords to the IEC sockets on the rear panel of each subwoofer. Plug the other end into an AC outlet properly configured
with the correct voltage as indicated to the left of the
IEC socket.
2. Connect the line-level outputs from the mixing
console (or other signal source) to the XLR inputs on
the rear panel of the DLM12S subwoofers.
The new shape of sound – Mackie DLM12S.
5. Turn the mixer (or other signal source) on.
6. Turn the subwoofers on.
How to Use This Manual:
After this introduction, a getting started guide will
help you get things set up fast. The hookup diagrams
show some typical setups, while the remaining sections
provide details of the DLM12S subwoofer.
This icon marks information that is critically
important or unique to the subwoofer. For
your own good, read and remember them.
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7. Turn the loudspeakers on.
8. Start the signal source and raise the mixer’s main L/R fader up until audio may be heard.
9. Adjust the master volume of the mixer to a comfortably loud listening level.
10. Read the rest of this manual to learn how to use
the DLP integrated digital processor to really dial in a
sound for the venue.
This icon leads you to in-depth explanations
of features and practical tips. They usually
have some valuable nuggets of information.
Things to Remember:
This icon draws attention to certain features
and functions relating to the usage of the
subwoofer.
• Never listen to loud music for prolonged periods. Please see the Safety Instructions on page 2 for information on hearing protection.
DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
• As a general guide, the mixer (or other signal source) should be turned on first, DLM12S subwoofers next, and loudspeakers last. As such, the loudspeakers should also be turned off first, followed by the subwoofers, then the mixer. This will reduce the possibility of any turn-on or turn-off thumps and other noises generated by any upstream equipment from coming out of the speakers.
• Save the shipping boxes and packing materials! You may need them someday. Besides, the cats will love playing in them and jumping out at you unexpectedly. Remember to pretend like you are surprised!
• Save your sales receipt in a safe place.
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
1
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
2
SYS
1
XLR
Line
Mic
2
SYS
MEM
XLR
Line
Mic
Ch 1
Mix
TRS = Line
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
MEM
TRS =
Ch 1
Mix
TRS = Line
TRS =
R
R
L
1
2
L
THRU
1
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
2
THRU
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: N'OUVREZ PAS LA COUVERTURE. N'EXPOSEZ
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR PAS CET ÉQUIPEMENT À LA PLUIE OU À L'HUMIDITÉ.
SERIAL NUMBER
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
REVISION
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: N'OUVREZ PAS LA COUVERTURE. N'EXPOSEZ
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR PAS CET ÉQUIPEMENT À LA PLUIE OU À L'HUMIDITÉ.
SERIAL NUMBER
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
(UNBALANCED)
L
L
TAPE
IN
TAPE
OUT
R
R
1
LINE
HI-Z
2
3/4
5/6
(MONO)
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE/HI-Z IN 1
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 5
R
INSERT
INSERT
U
U
IC GAIN
M
U
-20dB
IC GAIN
M
LEVEL
SET
U
-20dB
+50
+30dB
GAIN
OO
+15
FX
OO
+15
FX
PAN
OO
+15
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
15
125
-15 +15
MON
FX
PAN
0
5
FX
PAN
POWER
10
15
250
500
1K
2K
MAIN MIX
MON
4K
MAIN
METERS
0dB=0dBu
OL
15
10
6
3
0
2
4
7
10
20
30
USB
FX PRESETS
01 BRIGHT ROOM
02 WARM LOUNGE
03 SMALL STAGE
04 WARM THEATER
05 WARM HALL
06 CONCERT HALL
07 PLATE REVERB
08 CATHEDRAL
09 CHORUS
10 CHORUS + REV
11 DOUBLER
12 TAPE SLAP
13 DELAY 1 (300ms)
14 DELAY 2 (380ms)
15 DELAY 3 (480ms)
16 REVERB + DLY (250ms)
PAN
8K
EQ IN
BYPASS
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
AUX
+15
U
48V
PHANTOM
POWER
5
0
10
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
15
10
5
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
U
OO
PHONES
15
10
-15 +15
U
MON
+15
U
FOOTSWITCH
R
MAIN OUT
FX SEND
5
LOW
80Hz
AUX
U
BAL /
UNBAL
ST RETURN
EQ
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
L
BAL /
UNBAL
MON SEND
STEREO GRAPHIC EQ
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
U
OO
R
GAIN
EQ
U
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
+15
U
BAL /
UNBAL
L
BAL /
UNBAL
R
LOW CUT
100Hz
MID
2.5kHz
MON
OO
(MONO)
L
BAL /
UNBAL
-20 +20
GAIN
EQ
-15 +15
U
AUX
U
MON
LEVEL
SET
+50
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
AUX
+15
U
U
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
OO
LEVEL
SET
+50
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
+15
U
U
LOW CUT
100 Hz
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
U
LINE IN 8
C GAIN
MI
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
U
OO
LINE IN 6
C GAIN
MI
EQ
U
R
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
EQ
HI
12kHz
LINE IN 7
LINE IN 4
U
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
LEVEL
SET
+50
+30dB
PROFESSIONAL MIC/LINE MIXER WITH FX
(MONO)
L
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 3
7/8
(MONO)
L
LINE IN 2
REVISION
Owner’s Manual
Hookup Diagrams
U
OO
+20
INPUT LEVEL
L
R
PRESETS
MUTE
USB THRU
U
BREAK
(MUTES ALL CHANNELS)
U
U
OL
L
L
R
MUTE
L
MUTE
OL
dB
10
R
MUTE
OL
1
dB
10
L
R
dB
10
L
MUTE
OL
2
R
dB
10
OO
OO
+15
OO
dB
10
OO
ST RTN
dB
10
FX RTN
dB
10
MAIN
dB
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
+20
TAPE LEVEL
MON
OL
7/8
dB
10
MAX
PHONES
FX TO MON
MUTE
OL
5/6
+15
FX MASTER
MUTE
OL
3/4
R
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
1
2
SYS
MEM
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
A
B
B
INPUTS
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: N'OUVREZ PAS LA COUVERTURE. N'EXPOSEZ
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR PAS CET ÉQUIPEMENT À LA PLUIE OU À L'HUMIDITÉ.
SERIAL NUMBER
REVISION
In this example, a Mackie DLM12S subwoofer is connected to two DLM loudspeakers. It is a perfect setup
for a small club.
Here, the L/R outputs of a Mackie ProFX8 mixer are connected directly to the channel A and B inputs of a single Mackie DLM12S subwoofer.
The channel A and B high pass outputs of the Mackie DLM12S subwoofer are connected directly to the
channel 1 inputs of each DLM loudspeaker. Be sure the mic/line switch is OUT. Or be ready to be blasted
with an additional 30 dB! Select the DLM12 crossover on the DLM12S for a perfectly matched system
tuning.
DLM loudspeakers are also perfect for using as stage monitors. Simply connect a cable from each aux
send to the channel 1 input of each DLM loudspeaker used as a monitor.
For the output, you will want to set a speaker mode, described in detail in the DLM loudspeaker manual. For this type of setup, we recommend selecting the PA speaker mode for live sound on your DLM loudspeakers. If using any DLM loudspeakers as monitors, select the monitor speaker mode.
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DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
Hookup Diagrams continued...
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
1
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
2
SYS
1
XLR
Line
Mic
2
SYS
MEM
XLR
Line
Mic
Ch 1
Mix
TRS =
TRS = Line
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
MEM
Ch 1
Mix
TRS =
TRS = Line
R
R
L
1
L
2
THRU
1
POWER
2
THRU
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: N'OUVREZ PAS LA COUVERTURE. N'EXPOSEZ
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR PAS CET ÉQUIPEMENT À LA PLUIE OU À L'HUMIDITÉ.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
SERIAL NUMBER
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
AVIS: N'OUVREZ PAS LA COUVERTURE. N'EXPOSEZ
AVIS: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE - NE PAS OUVRIR PAS CET ÉQUIPEMENT À LA PLUIE OU À L'HUMIDITÉ.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
REVISION
SERIAL NUMBER
2
MONITOR OUT
USB
R
L
Y X MIC PR
E
ON
BAL /UNBAL
1
Y X MIC PR
E
ON
BAL/UNBAL
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
1
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
2
SYS
1
STEREO
MONO
A
2
SYS
MEM
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
B
A
B
HIGH PASS
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
MEM
NORMAL
INVERT
INPUTS
A
B
FULL RANGE
B
INPUTS
POWER
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
REVISION
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS EQUIPMENT TO RAIN OR
MOISTURE. DO NOT REMOVE COVER. NO USER SERVICEABLE
PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
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Perhaps you’re a DJ playing bumpin’ tunes in the middle of the night to a crowd that’s groovin’ and dancin’ to your fine selection.
In this example, a laptop is connected to the channel 1 and 2 inputs of a Mackie Onyx Blackjack and a set of headphones are connected to the phones jack.
The L/R monitor outputs of the Mackie Onyx Blackjack are connected directly to the channel A inputs of each DLM12S subwoofer.
The channel A high pass output of each Mackie DLM12S subwoofer are connected directly to the channel 1 input of each Mackie DLM loudspeaker. Be sure the mic/line switch is OUT. Or be ready
to be blasted with an additional 30 dB! Select the DLM12 crossover on the DLM12S for a perfectly
matched system tuning.
For the output, you will want to set a speaker mode, described in detail in the DLM loudspeaker manual.
For this type of setup, we recommend selecting either the PA or DJ speaker mode. The DJ speaker mode
has more bass and sparkling high end. Try them both out and go with the one that best suits your needs.
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To next
DLM12S
subwoofer
input
Main
Outs
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
VOL
XVR
DLY
To next
DLM12S
subwoofer
input
MEM
VOL
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
XVR
DLY
MEM
VOL
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
XVR
DLY
MEM
VOL
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
A
A
A
A
A
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
INPUTS
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
INPUTS
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
XVR
DLY
MEM
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
INPUTS
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
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A
B
INPUTS
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
DL1608 Mixer
DLM12S subwoofers may be daisy-chained via the male XLR connector labeled “FULL RANGE”. Simply
plug the signal source (i.e., mixer output) into the input jack(s), and patch that subwoofer’s full range jack
to the next subwoofers’s input jack, and so on, daisy-chaining multiple DLM12S subwoofers. See above
for a visual representation of daisy-chaining.
The full range jacks on DLM12S subwoofers are fully buffered with 100 balanced output impedance drivers, so there is no additional loading to the inputs when daisy-chaining. In other words, you could conceivably daisy-chain DLM subwoofers indefinitely.
Daisy-Chaining Multiple DLM12S Subwoofers
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Hookup Diagrams continued...
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
1
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
2
SYS
1
XLR
Line
Mic
2
SYS
TRS =
1
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ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
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SERIAL NUMBER
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R
L
THRU
1
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THRU
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THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
REVISION
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
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SERIAL NUMBER
2000W Digital Subwoofer
STEREO
MONO
A
SYS
MEM
1
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
B
2
A
B
HIGH PASS
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STEREO
MONO
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
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STEREO
MONO
A
B
INPUTS
HIGH PASS
FULL RANGE
POWER
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MEM
B
FULL RANGE
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SYS
A
B
HIGH PASS
2
NORMAL
INVERT
A
INPUTS
POWER
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THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
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ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
1
B
FULL RANGE
POWER
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
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MEM
A
B
INPUTS
SYS
NORMAL
INVERT
A
B
FULL RANGE
2
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2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
LEVEL
1
NORMAL
INVERT
HIGH PASS
2
POWER
2000W Digital Subwoofer
MEM
POWER
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
Ch 1
Mix
TRS =
TRS = Line
2
BASS +2
SYS
MEM
XLR
Line
Mic
TRS =
TREBLE +2
2
SYS
L
1
POWER
SERIAL NUMBER
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
LEVEL
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
2
R
THRU
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES FOR
THE U.S. AND ICES-003, FOR CANADA. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO
THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE
THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
WARNING: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC
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1
Ch 1
Mix
TRS = Line
2
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
LEVEL
MEM
L
THRU
POWER
INPUTS
SYS
R
L
2
POWER
1
2
XLR
Line
Mic
Ch 1
Mix
TRS = Line
R
1
1
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
MEM
XLR
Line
Mic
Ch 1
Mix
TRS =
TRS = Line
2000W Digital Loudspeaker
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
MEM
SERIAL NUMBER
REVISION
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THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT
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Here’s how to set up a large club system using all Mackie gear. In this example, the L/R outputs of
a Mackie DL1608 mixer are connected directly to the channel A inputs of two DLM12S subwoofers. The channel A full range outputs of these two DLM12S subwoofers are connected directly to the channel
A inputs of another set of DLM12S subwoofers. Talk about beefy low end, that’s 8000 watts, yo! And we’ve only connected the subs.
The channel A high pass outputs of the last two DLM12S subwoofers are connected directly to the channel 1 inputs of the main pair of DLM loudspeakers. Be sure the mic/line switch is OUT. Or be ready to be blasted with an additional 30 dB! Select the DLM12 crossover on each DLM12S for a perfectly matched system tuning.
DLM loudspeakers are also perfect for using as stage monitors. Simply connect a cable from an aux send to the channel 1 input of a DLM loudspeaker. For the aux to monitor output, you will want to set a speaker mode, described in detail in the DLM loudspeaker manual. Since these are monitors, select the
appropriately named monitor speaker mode.
Select PA speaker mode for the main loudspeakers. You will want to turn the feedback eliminator ON on all four DLM loudspeakers,
as described in the DLM loudspeaker manual.
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DLM12S Subwoofer: Rear Panel Features
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
12
VOL
17
15
DLY
16
MEM
10 11 13 14
5
2000W
2W
XVR
9
8
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
B
4
INPUTS
6
7
HIGH PASS
A
B
FULL RANGE
POWER
2
100 - 240V
50 - 60Hz 250W
3
1
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1.Power Connection
3.Fan Vents
This is a standard 3-prong IEC power connector.
Connect the detachable power cord (included in the packaging with the subwoofer) to the power
receptacle, and plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
Do not obstruct the ventilation openings
of the subwoofer. Fans move air over the
heatsinks to cool down the power transistors.
If these vents are restricted, then the subwoofer may
overheat and shut down.
Make sure that the AC power is matched to
the AC power indicated on the rear panel (to the left of the IEC receptacle).
Disconnecting the plug’s ground pin is dangerous. Don’t do it!
2.Power Switch
Press the top of this rocker switch inwards to turn
on the subwoofer. The front panel power LED will glow
with happiness...or at least it will if the subwoofer is
plugged into a suitable live AC mains supply.
Press the bottom of this rocker switch inwards to turn
off the subwoofer.
As a general guide, the mixer (or other signal
source) should be turned on first, DLM12S
subwoofers next, and loudspeakers last. As such, the loudspeakers should also be turned off first,
followed by the subwoofers, then the mixer. This will
reduce the possibility of any turn-on or turn-off thumps
and other noises generated by any upstream equipment
from coming out of the speakers.
4.XLR Inputs
Balanced XLR female connectors are provided for the
left and right inputs. Connect the full-range line-level
signal from the mixer (or other signal source) to these
input jacks.
If you are connecting a single subwoofer output, or
LFE (low-frequency effects) output to the subwoofer,
you may use either the A or B input connector.
NEVER connect the output of an amplifier
directly to the input of the subwoofer. This could damage the input circuitry of the
active subwoofer.
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DLM12S Subwoofer: Rear Panel Features continued...
2000W Digital Subwoofer
AUX
BASS +2
12
VOL
15
XVR
DLY
17
2000W
2W
9
16
MEM
10 11 13 14
5
8
STEREO
MONO
NORMAL
INVERT
A
B
4
INPUTS
6
HIGH PASS
7
A
B
FULL RANGE
5. Normal/Invert Switch [Polarity]
7. Full Range Outputs
This switch reverses the polarity of the signal going
into the subwoofer amplifier by 180˚. It has no effect on
the signal at the outputs.
Connect the full range outputs to the inputs of another powered subwoofer, powered loudspeakers, or to an amplifier powering passive loudspeakers. Balanced XLR male connectors are provided for the
line-level A and B full range outputs.
There is no right or wrong setting for this switch. Listen to the overall blend of the subwoofer with the rest of the system and select the switch position
that gives you the best sound for your audience.
In fact, your system may vary when positioned differently and in alternate venues. Don’t be afraid
to experiment with the position of the polarity switch.
See page 14 for more information.
The signal at these outputs is a direct copy of the
input signals. These outputs allow you to daisy-chain
multiple subwoofers and/or send the full range signals to loudspeakers. It’s a great way to add side fills, too!
See page 7 to learn more about daisy-chaining DLM12S
subwoofers.
6. High Pass Outputs
8. Stereo/Mono Switch [Full Range]
Typically, full-range loudspeakers are connected
to the high pass outputs to “split” the work with the
DLM12S subwoofer. The subwoofer handles all of the
low frequencies and the loudspeakers handle the rest.
As a result, it is more efficient and a bit louder.
This switch allows you to choose whether the A and B inputs are sent out separately [switch out] or
as a mono sum of both inputs [switch in].
Balanced XLR male connectors are provided
for the line-level A and B high pass outputs. The subwoofer’s crossover splits the input signals into
two frequency bands. The low frequency range below
20 Hz – 200 Hz goes to the internal amplifier that powers the subwoofer. The frequency range above
20 Hz – 200 Hz is sent to these line-level output jacks.
The frequency range depends on where the crossover
(XVR) [11] is set.
10
TREBLE +2
LEVEL
DLM12S Powered Subwoofer
For example, if a mixer’s L/R outputs are connected
to the A and B inputs of a DLM12S subwoofer and the
full range outputs are connected to strategically placed
DLM loudspeakers, engage the switch so the signal is
mono-summed. Otherwise, you’ll get just the left or
right signal from the mixer’s output sent from the A
and B full range outputs to the DLM loudspeakers.
9. OLED Display
The OLED Display is one of the most vital features of the DLM12S subwoofer. It displays subwoofer information including (but not limited to) volume,
selected crossover, delay settings and other parameters.
When a DLM12S subwoofer is powered up, the last
state it was in will load up and the OLED Display will
present the volume screen and settings.
DLM12S subwoofers will display a running Running
Man screensaver if parameters haven’t been changed in
awhile. Simply touch one of the DLP buttons to “wake
up” the OLED Display.
10. VOL Button
Volume [VOL] adjusts the overall signal level at the
inputs to the built-in amplifiers. Press the VOL button to access and update the subwoofer’s volume and
change the volume by pressing the + or – button [16]
repeatedly until you have reached the desired volume.
The volume ranges from off (– dB) to +10 dB.
11. XVR Button
The DLM12S crossover [XVR] allows you to choose
from a list of preset crossover frequencies for Mackie
loudspeakers, as noted below. This optimizes the
subwoofer and loudspeakers connected to the
DLM12S high pass outputs. If not using DLM or SRM
loudspeakers, a variable mode allows you to select the best crossover frequency suited for your PA system
from 60 Hz to 120 Hz.
Frequencies below the selected crossover frequency
are sent to the subwoofer while frequencies above the
selected crossover frequency are sent to the high pass
outputs [6]. The crossover frequency should be set
to the lowest frequency response rating of the main loudspeakers. Press the XVR button repeatedly until
the desired crossover setting is highlighted.
• DLM8 : 110 Hz
• DLM12 : 90 Hz
• SRM350 : 100 Hz
• SRM450 : 95 Hz
• Variable : 60 Hz – 120 Hz
The last one listed – variable – may be set to taste.
Simply press the + or – button [16] repeatedly until you have achieved the crossover point you desire. It ranges from 60 Hz to 120 Hz.
12. Front LED On / Limit / Off
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Pressing the VOL [10] and XVR [11] buttons simultaneously gives you the option to turn the front
LED on, off or limit. Press the + or – button [16] to
make a choice, followed by any other button to exit the
screen. Choosing limit means the LED is on full-time.
However, it will flicker when the limiter is active [3 dB of attenuation, averaged].
13. DLY Button
Delay “delays” the audio signal for a set period of
time. With the DLM12S subwoofer, it’s used for aligning
delay stacks, balcony fills, etc, not as an effect.
Press the DLY button to access and update the subwoofer’s delay. Change the delay by pressing
the + or – button [16] repeatedly until you have
reached the desired delay. Delay times range from 0 ms [0.0 feet / 0.0 meters]to 300 ms [337.8 feet / 102.9 meters].
14. MEM Button
Settings for DLM subwoofers may be saved to memory
and recalled at a later time by utilizing the memory
[MEM] button.
Press this button repeatedly until the preset spot you want to save settings to (or recall settings from) is
highlighted. There are three user presets and a fourth
to recall the factory default settings.
Once the preset you want to save to (or recall from) is highlighted, press the “+” button [16] to save the current settings or press the “–” button to recall a preset that was previously saved.
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15. Control Lock
The DLM12S interface may be locked by pressing the DLY [13] and MEM [14] buttons simultaneously.
An image of a padlock will appear to indicate that the
subwoofer is locked. When locked, the DLM12S is safe
from accidental button presses. Simply press the buttons again to unlock the subwoofer.
16. + and – Buttons
These buttons work in conjunction with the buttons
mentioned previously: VOL, XVR, DLY and MEM.
Increase or decrease the volume [10], change the variable frequency band [11], change the delay
time/distance [13] and use these buttons to save and recall presets [14].
17. 2000W/2W Switch
1
At Mackie we are always striving to push the
envelope, dreaming up new awesome products to design
in order to expand the boundaries of the pro audio
world. As such, sometimes the little guy gets left out.
Not here!
Leave this switch out when you want to run the subwoofer as intended. We designed it with 2000W in mind, so leave this switch out to keep it at 2000W.
Or push this switch in to run the subwoofer at a mere
2W instead. This is a great trick for fooling friends into
wondering, “what’s that noise I barely hear?” They will
be shocked that it’s your 2000W DLM12S subwoofer running at 2W!
1 People want more power, not less! As such, this “feature” has been shelved. Power to the people!
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There are advanced DSP protection mechanisms
designed into the DLM12S to safeguard the subwoofers
and amplifiers from inadvertent damage.
The protection circuits are designed to protect the subwoofers under reasonable and sensible conditions. Should you choose
to ignore the warning signs [e.g. excessive distortion],
you can still damage the speaker in the DLM12S by
overdriving it past the point of amplifier clipping. Such damage is beyond the scope of the warranty.
Limiting
The driver has its own compression circuit which
helps protect it from damaging transient peaks. The compressor is designed to be transparent and
is not noticeable under normal operating conditions.
The front LED will pulse when in limit. Turn the volume down!
Overexcursion Protection
A 36 dB/octave high-pass filter at 32 Hz just prior to the low-frequency amplifier prevents very low frequencies from being amplified. Excessive
low-frequency energy below 29 Hz can damage the
woofer by causing it to “bottom out,” also know as overexcursion, which is equivalent to a mechanical form of clipping.
If the thermal switch activates, try turning down the
level control a notch or two on the mixing console (or
the back of the subwoofer) to avoid overheating the
amplifier. Be aware that direct sunlight and/or hot stage
lights may be the culprit of an amplifier overheating.
FYI
The FYI screen displays the latest UI version, DSP
version, Amp B+ [voltage] and current temperature.
Nothing may be changed or updated here, just an FYI, as stated. This screen is displayed when pressing the
VOL [10] and MEM buttons [14] simultaneously.
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Smart Protect
AC Power
Be sure the DLM12S subwoofer is plugged into an outlet that is able to supply the correct voltage specified
for your model. It will continue to operate at lower voltages, but will not reach full power.
Be sure the electrical service can supply enough amperage for all the components connected to it.
Thermal Protection
We recommend that a stiff (robust) supply of AC
power be used because the amplifiers place high current demands on the AC line. The more power that is
available on the line, the louder the speakers will play
and the more peak output power will be available for a
cleaner, punchier bass. A suspected problem of “poor
bass performance” is often caused by a weak AC supply
to the amplifiers.
All amplifiers produce heat. The DLM12S is designed
to be efficient both electrically and thermally.
Be aware of any error messages that may be displayed
on the OLED Display. Overvoltage, for example.
The amplifier module has internal heatsinks and
a digitally controlled variable speed fan. As the DSP recognizes varying internal heat levels, it will turn on at an appropriate speed to draw cool air in over
the amplifier and exit via the side vents.
In the unlikely event of the amplifier overheating, a built-in thermal switch will activate, muting the signal and ramping the fan up to top speed. An error
message will also appear on the OLED Display.
Never remove the ground pin on the power
cord or any other component of the DLM12S
subwoofer. This is very dangerous.
When the amplifier has cooled down to a safe operating temperature, the thermal switch resets itself,
and the DLM12S subwoofer resumes normal operation.
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Placement
The DLM12S subwoofer is designed to sit on the floor or stage. It is not designed to be pole-mounted
or suspended.
When pole-mounting loudspeakers, be sure that the
DLM12S subwoofers are stabilized and secured from
falling over or being accidentally pushed over. For
stacked scenarios, it is highly suggested that straps are
utilized. Failure to follow these precautions may result
in damage to the equipment, personal injury, or death.
The cabinet has no rigging points and is not suitable for rigging. NEVER attempt to suspend a DLM12S subwoofer by its handles.
As with any powered components, protect them from
moisture and extreme cold and follow the other Care
and Maintenance suggestions below.
The Ins and Outs of Polarity
The Mackie DLM12S subwoofer includes a switch that allows you to quickly invert the polarity of the
subwoofer’s output relative to the input signal it is receiving from the mixer or other sound source. But what exactly does that mean? A subwoofer works by literally pumping air as the woofer cone moves in
and out with respect to the cabinet in which it is
housed. It does so according to the low-frequency
portion of the signal it receives from the sound source.
The woofer cone is simply following the waveform as
seen in the sine wave in Figure 1. As the sine wave rises,
the woofer cone pushes out. Likewise, as the sine wave
falls, the woofer cone pulls into the cabinet. A musical
signal is much more complex, of course, but the same
principle applies. Movement of the woofer cone causes
air pressure changes that we perceive as sound.
When the normal/invert [polarity] switch [5] is
engaged, the original waveform is simply reversed 180˚
[see Figure 2]. Again, the subwoofer cone follows the
waveform. However, this time the woofer cone starts
by pulling into the cabinet followed by the woofer cone
pushing out. If you have ever experimented with a
subwoofer polarity switch, you may not have noticed any changes to the sound regardless of its position,
especially if you are listening to just the subwoofer.
This is normal, as our ears perceive them both at the
same time.
The normal/invert [polarity] switch comes into play when the DLM12S subwoofer is paired with a loudspeaker. Ideally, the woofer cones of the subwoofer
and full range loudspeaker would work together by
pushing and pulling in unison. DLM12S subwoofers are
designed to be used in a broad range of applications.
The flexibility provided by the polarity switch is necessary to ensure that you are receiving the best possible sound from your system, regardless of your
setup.
Care and Maintenance
Your Mackie subwoofers will provide many years of
reliable service if you follow these guidelines:
• Avoid exposing the subwoofers to moisture. If they are set up outdoors, be sure they are
under cover if rain is expected.
• Avoid exposure to extreme cold (below freezing temperatures). If you must operate the subwoofers in a cold environment, warm
up the voice coils slowly by sending a low-level
signal through them for about 15 minutes prior
to high-power operation.
• Use a dry cloth to clean the cabinets. Only do
this when the power is turned off. Avoid getting
moisture into any of the openings of the
cabinet, particularly where the drivers are
located.
Polarity Waveforms
Figure 2: Invert [180˚]
Figure 1: Normal [0˚]
<–– Time ––>
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Amplitude
Amplitude
<–– Time ––>
If you think your Mackie product has a problem,
please check out the following troubleshooting tips and
do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support
section of our website (www.mackie.com/support)
where you will find lots of useful information such as
FAQs and other documentation. You may find the answer
to the problem without having to send your Mackie
product away.
Poor bass performance
•
Check the polarity of the connections between the mixer and the subwoofers. You may have your positive and negative connections reversed at one end of one cable, causing one subwoofer to be out-of-phase with the other.
Troubleshooting
• Poor bass performance may be the result of bad AC power. See the section titled ‘AC Power’ on the previous page for further details.
No power
Poor sound
• Our favorite question: Is it plugged in? Make sure the AC outlet is live [check with a tester or lamp].
• Our next favorite question: Is the power switch on? If not, try turning it on.
• Make sure the line cord is securely seated in the line cord socket and plugged all the way into the AC outlet.
• Is the power LED on the front panel glowing green? If not, make sure the AC outlet is live. If so, refer to “No sound” below.
• The internal AC line fuse may be blown. This is not a user serviceable part. If you suspect the AC line fuse is blown, please see the "Repair" section next.
No sound
•
Is the input level control for the input source turned all the way down? Verify that all the volume controls in the system are properly adjusted. Look at the level meter to ensure that the mixer is receiving a signal.
•
Is the signal source working? Make sure the connecting cables are in good repair and securely connected at both ends. Make sure the output volume (gain) control on the mixing console is turned up sufficiently to drive the inputs of the speaker.
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Appendix A: Service Information
• Is it loud and distorted? Make sure that you’re not overdriving a stage in the signal chain. Verify that all level controls are set properly.
• Is the input connector plugged completely into the jack? Be sure all connections are secure.
Noise
• Make sure all connections to the active subwoofers are good and sound.
• Make sure none of the signal cables are routed near AC cables, power transformers, or other EMI-inducing devices.
• Is there a light dimmer or other SCR-based device on the same AC circuit as the DLM12S? Use an AC line filter or plug the subwoofer into a different AC circuit.
Hum
•
Try disconnecting the cable connected to the input jack. If the noise disappears, it could be a “ground loop,” rather than a problem with the DLM12S subwoofer. Try some of the following troubleshooting ideas:
• Use balanced connections throughout your system for the best noise rejection.
• Whenever possible, plug all the audio equipment’s • Make sure the mixer does not have a mute on or a processor loop engaged. If you find something like line cords into outlets which share a common ground. The distance between the outlets and the this, make sure the volume/gain is turned down common ground should be as short as possible.
before disengaging the offending switch.
• Has it shut down? Make sure there is at least six inches of free space behind each DLM subwoofer.
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Repair
For warranty service, refer to the warranty information on page 21.
Non-warranty service for Mackie products is available at a factory-authorized service center. To
locate the nearest service center, visit www.mackie.com,
click “Support” and select “Locate a Service Center.”
Service for Mackie products living outside the United
States can be obtained through local dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, you may call
the Tech Support department at 1-800-898-3211, Monday-Friday, during normal business hours, Pacific
Time, to explain the problem. Tech Support will tell you
where the nearest factory-authorized service center is
located in your area.
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Appendix B: Connections
XLR Connectors
Each DLM12S subwoofer has two female XLR inputs. Be sure the cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society) standards:
2
SHIELD
HOT
1
3
COLD
SHIELD
1
3
COLD
2
HOT
XLR Input Connector
XLR
Pin 1 – Shield (Ground)
Pin 2 – Hot (+)
Pin 3 – Cold (–)
There are also four male balanced XLR output
connectors on each DLM12S subwoofer [2 high pass and 2 full range]. These are also wired according to the AES standards listed above.
SHIELD
COLD 3
HOT
1
3
1
2
SHIELD
COLD
2
HOT
Balanced XLR Output Connectors
DLM12S subwoofers may be daisy-chained via the
male XLR connector labeled “FULL RANGE”. Simply
plug the signal source (i.e., mixer output) into the input jack(s), and patch that subwoofer’s full range jack to the next subwoofers’s input jack, and so on,
daisy-chaining multiple DLM12S subwoofers. See page 7 for a visual representation of daisy-chaining.
The full range jacks on DLM12S subwoofers are fully
buffered with 100 balanced output impedance drivers,
so there is no additional loading to the inputs when
daisy-chaining. In other words, you could conceivably
daisy-chain DLM subwoofers indefinitely.
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Appendix C: Technical Information
DLM12S Subwoofer Specifications
Acoustic Performance:
Line Input Power
Frequency Response (-10 dB)
35 Hz, User-selectable 90 Hz – 135 Hz
US detachable line cord
100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 250W
EU detachable line cord
220 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz, 250W
Max peak SPL (@ 1m calculated)1
128 dB
AC Connector
3-pin IEC 250 VAC
Crossover Point
User-selectable 60 Hz – 120 Hz
Horizontal Coverage
N/A
Safety Features
Vertical CoverageN/A
Input Protection
Peak and RMS limiting, power supply and amplifier thermal protection
Transducer
Woofer Diameter
12.0 in / 305 mm
Voice Coil Diameter
3 in / 76 mm
Diaphragm Material
Paper
Display LEDs
Defeatable front power ON, Front load power limiter
Power supply voltage, Status Info
Core temperature
Magnet MaterialFerrite
Construction Features
Cabinet
Extremely durable 15 mm poplar
Power Amplifier
Finish
High durability black paint
Rated Power
1000 watts rms
2000 watts peak
Handles
One on each side
Grille
Powder-coated 20 gauge steel
Rated THD
< 1%
CoolingMulti-speed fan
DesignClass D
Physical Properties
DLP Digital System Processing
Volume [VOL]
Off (–
dB) to +10 dB
Crossover [XVR]
Four preset xvr modes, one variable xvr mode
Delay [DLY]
Height
17.9 in / 455 mm
Width
16.4 in / 417 mm
Depth
20.8 in / 529 mm
Weight
48 lb / 21.7 kg
0-300 ms
Memory [MEM]
Three locations for Mounting Method
instant venue setting The DLM12S subwoofer is designed to sit on the floor or stage.
recall and factory reset
It is NOT designed to be pole-mounted or suspended. The cabinet has no rigging points and is not suitable for rigging.
Never attempt to suspend the DLM12S by its handles.
Input/Output
Input Type
Female XLR balanced differential (stereo left/right)
Input Impedance
20 k balanced, 10 k unbalanced
Full Range Outputs
Male XLR balanced (parallel with input)
High Pass Outputs
Male XLR balanced
1 Calculated from driver sensitivity and amplifier power.
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Disclaimer
Since we are always striving to make our ­products better by
incorporating new and improved materials, components, and
manufacturing methods, we reserve the right to change these
specifications at any time without notice.
“Mackie” and the “Running Man” figure are registered trademarks of LOUD Technologies Inc.
All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or ­registered
trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
©2012 LOUD Technologies Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
16.4 in
417 mm
20.8 in
529 mm
17.9 in / 455 mm
WEIGHT
48 lb
21.7 kg
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DLM12S Subwoofer Dimensions
DLM12S Subwoofer Frequency Response
Legend
[dB SPL]
100
•
•
•
•
•
•
90
DLM8
DLM12
SRM350
SRM450
VARIABLE : 60 Hz
VARIABLE : 120 Hz
80
20
50
100
200
Frequency Response [Hz]
500
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B XLR
A
XLR
HARDWIRE BUS
+A- +B-
+
-
+
-
ANALOG BUS
A B
Limit
Limit
ADC
ADC
ADC
DIGITAL BUS
A B
Fader
XOver
XOver
XOver
TruSource
Comp /
Lim
AMP STATUS
Core temperature
Pwr Suply Voltage
Delay
Speaker Processing
DSP
DAC
DAC
DAC
DAC
DAC
Amp
-
+
B
A
Full Range Outputs
B
A
High Pass Outputs
Stereo
Mono
Polarity
Invert
Normal
Invert
LVL XVR DEL MEM
USER CONTROLS
DISPLAY
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DLM12S Subwoofer Block Diagram
Please keep your sales receipt in a safe place.
This Limited Product Warranty (“Product Warranty”) is provided by LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”)
and is applicable to products purchased in the United States or Canada through a LOUD-authorized
reseller or dealer. The Product Warranty will not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser of
the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”).
For products purchased outside the U.S. or Canada, please visit www.mackie.com/warranty to find
contact information for your local distributor, and information on any warranty coverage provided by the
distributor in your local market.
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Mackie Limited Warranty
LOUD warrants to Customer that the product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use during the Warranty Period. If the product fails to conform to the warranty then LOUD
or its authorized service representative will at its option, either repair or replace any such nonconforming
product, provided that Customer gives notice of the noncompliance within the Warranty Period to the
Company at: www.mackie.com/support or by calling LOUD technical support at 1.800.898.3211 (tollfree in the U.S. and Canada) during normal business hours Pacific Time, excluding weekends or LOUD
holidays. Please retain the original dated sales receipt as evidence of the date of purchase. You will need it
to obtain any warranty service.
For full terms and conditions, as well as the specific duration of the Warranty for this product, please visit
www.mackie.com/warranty.
The Product Warranty, together with your invoice or receipt, and the terms and conditions located
at www.mackie.com/warranty constitutes the entire agreement, and supersedes any and all prior
agreements between LOUD and Customer related to the subject matter hereof. No amendment,
modification or waiver of any of the provisions of this Product Warranty will be valid unless set forth in a
written instrument signed by the party to be bound thereby.
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• Visit www.mackie.com and click Support to find: FAQs, manuals, addendums, and other documents.
• Email us at: techmail@mackie.com.
• Telephone 1-800-898-3211 to speak with one of our splendid technical support chaps (Monday through Friday, normal business hours, Pacific Time).
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