Since their introduction, over two million shows have been mixed on Mackie’s DL-series mixers. Now, with their latest model, the company are taking the wireless mixer concept in a slightly different direction. The Mackie DL32R is a 32-in, 14-out, 3U rackmountable stagebox and mixer with full wireless control via iPad, but no dock. Designed for use at larger venues, the DL32R gives the engineer remote control over everything, including the 32 recallable Onyx+ mic preamps which Senior Mackie Product Manager Ben Olswang calls the company’s “best pre ever”. Based on the company’s Onyx preamp design, the Onyx+ offers better noise performance and a flatter frequency response and, importantly, it doesn’t make any clicks or pops when changing gain.
In addition to the 14 fully assignable XLR outputs, the DL32R sports stereo AES digital outputs and a Dante expansion card slot for adding more physical outputs.
|Inputs - Mic Preamps||24 x XLR, 8 x XLR/TRS Combo|
|Outputs - Main||14 x XLR (Fully Assignable)|
|Outputs - Other||2 x TRS (Monitor)|
|Outputs - Digital||1 x AES/EBU (XLR)|
|Headphones||1 x 1/4"|
|I/O Expansion Slots||1 x Slot for Dante Expansion Card|
|Aux Sends||14 Stereo-Linkable|