By popular demand, new versions of our DL1608 and DL806 are currently in production that feature the Apple Lightning connector. This will ensure that new customers are able to take advantage of the current generation iPad devices.
These new Lightning version DL mixers will be available alongside the 30-pin versions.
Talk with your dealer to ensure you get the DL mixer you want. With DL Series mixers featuring the Apple Lightning connector, users can now dock their iPad (4th generation) without an adapter and use it for playback and recording. Only the connector type is different. Everything else is identical to a DL mixer with a 30-pin connector. iPad mini users can add the optional iPad mini tray accessory (available through any Mackie dealer) to dock and lock their iPad mini.
Convert Your Existing 30-Pin DL Mixer to Lightning
But what about all of you who already own a DL mixer with the 30-pin connector?
We have solutions in place to get your DL1608 or DL806 working with Lightning version iPad devices.
Depending on where you live, there are different options.
International users (anyone outside the U.S.A. or Canada) should contact their local distributor for this service.
They can provide more details regarding pricing and processes for this service.
The following info is for U.S.A./Canada customers only. Options include complete install at a service center or the choice to self-install with a couple of service kit types.
OPTION 1 SERVICE CENTER INSTALL (RECOMMENDED PATH)
We have a dedicated service center in both the U.S. and Canada that can perform this service at a fixed cost.
Contact the service center in your country, get an RMA, send them your mixer and they will perform the service.
Your warranty will remain intact and they ll send you back your mixer with a Lightning connector where the 30-pin used to be. If you wish to have them return your 30-pin parts, please request this at the time of service.