Our Mackie DRM315 Review

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When you’re making music, you need quality equipment that will deliver clear sound with minimal distortion at any volume level. You also want gear that is easy to use and reliable when you need it most. That’s why so many pros choose Mackie powered speakers like the DRM315 15-inch speaker over other brands because they are built tough and sound great!

This 3-way active speaker has everything you need to create amazing-sounding mixes every time – whether your gig is indoors or outdoors, in a studio or on stage.

The high output Class D amp delivers 2 x 350 watts (RMS) into 4 ohms while its custom drivers ensure perfect balance across all frequencies from lows to highs without taking up too much space thanks to its compact design.

But is it right for you? Hopefully, after reading our Mackie DRM315 review you will be able to make an informed choice as to whether or not these speakers are the right speakers for you.

What is the Mackie DRM315?

The Mackie DRM315 has 2,300 watts of Class-D amplifier power with an advanced 15-inch woofer. The precision crossover and custom drivers give the perfect balance to ensure articulated sound that is high quality without a compromise in bass response or vocal detail.

A 6.5 inch midrange driver and 1.4 inch titanium compression tweeter handle mids and highs respectively to provide clean, crisp audio reproduction for any use, from speakers at a small venue like your church’s sanctuary to those giant country star concerts on TV where everyone needs great sound (and great equipment). The Mackie DRM 315 3-way active speaker is powerful enough for DJs and professionals who require more bass presence without sacrificing crisp vocal clarity or high-quality highs for that perfect sound during intimate recitals as well as larger stages all over your town!

Top benefits of the Mackie DRM315

3-way speaker system; ideal for your solo act or band in a studio or on stage

15-inch woofer plus 6.5” midrange driver and 1.4” titanium compression tweeter for crisp, clear highs and mids

Custom-tuned front-firing bass port; 360-degree dispersion for tight, punchy bass response

Class D amplifier delivers powerful low-end while maintaining high output and efficiency

Built-in limiter on input to protect your speakers from clipping and overload

XLR and ¼” inputs incorporate transformer-isolated designs for clear, noise-free sound

Onboard mixer with aux, main and USB inputs for crowd-pleasing backup tracks

USB interface provides playback of MP3 files from thumb drives or an iPad/iPhone. It has harmonically rich sound for vocals and instruments; convenient top-mounted level controls. It comes with a built-in 1/8” stereo aux input for playback from any music device and built-in Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly link your phone or tablet to the speakers and play music through the speaker.

Speaker stands adaptor included; professionally designed with rugged construction for use on stage, in a studio, or at home.

This package includes one speaker stand adaptor. It has a tripod mount located on the bottom of the speaker for those who have their own tripods and want to use them.

Mackie DRM315 Review Of The Pros and Cons


  • Powerful, clear sound; professional-grade performance that anyone can appreciate
  • Sturdy design to hold up in commercial use or play time at home with friends and family
  • Adjustable EQ knobs for precise control – even when playing on stage or outdoors. (Great for DJs!!)
  • The speaker is the perfect size and so easy to transport because they are not too big or heavy. It stays cool even though it’s so powerful, and you can easily move them from place to place without having to worry about the heat!


  • For some, it may be too bass heavy. This is easily fixed by moving the EQ knob down for a little less of that low end.

My Experience Using The Mackie DRM315 Speakers

I have been using the Mackie DRM315 for about a month and LOVE them. They are very sturdy, well-made speakers that can handle just about any level of sound you throw at them!

They are not too heavy to move around if you need to take them somewhere, but they will still hold up in a commercial venue without any issues. I have used the Mackie’s for a couple of different people working as a sound man. The first gig was at a local church. Their speakers were 20 years old and very worn, to put it nicely. That left me and my Mackie’s.

While we were warming up, one of the worship team came over to me and said how great my speakers sounded – on par with his home set-up!! Needless to say, that pleased me.

Frequently Asked Questions About The Mackie DRM315

What is Class D Amplification?

Class D amplifiers are more efficient as they are built with switching power supplies, which means that they generate a sine wave, whereas Class A and B amplifiers create only half a sine wave and then square the other half to make up the complete cycle.

What are Active Speakers?

Active speakers are self-contained units of sound amplification. Their power amplifier is inbuilt, so you don’t have to worry about anything! No extra boxes to carry along or deal with.

Does it come with a power supply cord?

Yes, it does! It comes with a power cord.

What is the weight?

Each speaker weighs about 20 pounds.

Where should I use these at?

These will work great for any live event, whether your garage band or a wedding/church service. You name it; the Mackie’s will work great for it.

Can I connect my iPhone to this?

Yes, you can! There is a 1/8″ input on the back makes playing music from your phone very convenient and easy to do. The speaker also has Bluetooth capabilities.

Concluding Our Mackie DRM315 Review

Mackie DRM Series, 15-Inch 3-way Professional Powered Loudspeaker with 2300W Class-D amplifier and DRM Control Dashboard - Black (DRM315)

The Mackie DRM315 is the perfect speaker for any professional.

With its precision crossovers, the DRM315 3-way powered speaker has smooth, articulate sound. Compared to the DRM215, it also offers more bass response and a larger woofer. It’s great for DJs, musicians, and other professionals who need a powerful PA system that can handle anything they throw at it.

You deserve a high-quality speaker that will last you years of use without breaking down on you. That’s why they offer our customers an industry-leading 3-year warranty as well as free shipping in the U.S.A!

The Mackie DRM315 15″ powered speaker combines performance and advanced technology. Its 2,300W Class-D amplifier and custom drivers are housed in a rugged wooden cabinet. The 3-way active speaker is great for DJs, musicians, and other professionals.

It has the power to hold up against a lot of different scenarios – whether you’re playing at home or on stage with its precision crossovers that give your sound clarity no matter where you go. If these speakers suit your needs, we recommend them wholeheartedly!

Thank you for taking the time to read our Mackie DRM315 Review.

Source: Mackie

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