Mackie DLM12S Power Consumption Confusion
I recently got a great deal on a average used DLM12S. I do small gigs with small venue crowds (30-80 people, inside). It's mostly reinforcement of vocals, DI's, kick. Paired with EON 612's main and 510's monitor.
Pros: Light weight, smallish, not awkward to carry, solid plastic construction, sounds fine (it's a sub...), seems to have plenty power, clip light on the front (never clipped yet), ADC input level meters (assume they are calibrated)
Cons: Don't get "fast button pushy" (DSP gets tripped up and makes full power pops), can't find a replacement metal grill
Question: Back panel states 250W @ 120V. Is it a typo and it should really say 1250W? How can you get 1000W program only using only 250W power in? Is this really a 200W RMS amp? Please, I know my electronics - you cant magically "make" more power than you use. At best in/out would be equal, assuming the amp was 100% efficient - which it's not (though D mode amps can push 90%). Be careful, any argument may lead down the perpetual energy rabbit hole.