The Mackie DRM18S 18" 2000 Watt Powered Subwoofer delivers deep low-end response and cutting-edge DSP for DJs, musicians, and venues that need reliable professional loudspeaker systems for both mobile and install applications. If you want to complete your PA with serious low-end, the Mackie DRM18S powered subwoofer is the ultimate solution. Decades of innovation in DSP technology and amplifier design allowed us to optimize the DRM18S to its fullest potential. With ultra-efficient power, an over-engineered cabinet, and Advanced Impulse DSP tuning, the Mackie DRM18S has everything you need to shake the room.
Mackie's filtering technology is not your typical speaker processing. The goal of the Advanced Impulse™ DSP is to remove all the anomalies that loudspeakers and horns contribute to a signal, from "honkiness" or "squelch" to "mushy" low end, effectively making the drivers "invisible" and output nothing but perfect, clean sound. By more intelligently (and more thoroughly) employing the benefits of FIR filtering, Advanced Impulse DSP eliminates undesired acoustic anomalies across the entire dispersion zone (horizontal and vertical), as well as frequency range and time domain.
Subwoofers are naturally omni-directional. This means that the sound they project goes in all directions. This can sometimes cause excess bass buildup, feedback issues, and more on stage. That's where cardioid comes in. Cardioid subwoofer setups are incredibly helpful when you want all that rumble off of the stage and out to your audience. It accomplishes this by utilizing multiple subwoofers, with one facing in the opposite direction. This works because the rear-facing sub cancels out quite a bit of the bass that would otherwise be shaking the stage and in turn sends it all you your audience. The DRM18S has settings located in the DRM Control Dashboard that make it easy. You can arrange them side by side or in a stack.
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