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Item Reviews for: Mackie DLM8 Full Range Powered Loudspeaker  -  MAC DLM8 LIST

Small but powerful
By: John Yoler from Philadelphia, PA, USA      Submitted: 2/13/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Solid, high quality, looks and sounds great. No problems so far after multiple practices and a live gig Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? Lots of features and all are very cool. Probably the best feature is the sound - crystal clear vocals and acoustic guitars, and plenty loud to keep up with my drums (and I hit 'em hard). Also they are crazy small for the volume levels they hit. And there's a whole digital mixer on the back that i havent fully explored yet, but what i have is very useful and so easy to figure out. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? The speaker is really easy to setup and start using. Lots of things you can adjust on the back like EQ and even reverbs and delays. I dont understand why they have 2 delays (one with the effects and another by itself) but i probably just need to read the manual. Otherwise i have been able to crank the speaker up and make adjustments without even looking at the manual. Sound How is the tone? Not a ton of bass, but we also have 2 of the 12" model (DLM12) and those are much better. When we practice the singer and guitar player use the bigger ones and I use the DLM8 by my drums. I am much happier with the way everything sounds compared to our old peaveys (much clearer), and even though its small, it gets plenty loud for me on the drums. General Your general opinion of this product. Best speaker ive ever used for practice. Plus, the first live gig we did with the whole DLM system as our mains felt great from stage, and lots of our friends said they could hear a big difference compared to our old PA.