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Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker
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      Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker (485392)
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Powerful full-range sound in an extremely portable package.

The lightweight Mackie Thump TH-15A Active Speaker delivers deep low-end and real power in an extremely portable package. Designed by the same team that produced the best-selling Mackie SRM450v2, the active TH-15A offers Class D Fast Recovery amplification that pushes 400W of power to the high-frequency compression driver and the bass-pounding 15" woofer.

The Thump TH15A also has Mackie active processing, including a precision crossover, and driver time-alignment, which provides total optimization for maximum system efficiency. Versatile by design, the Mackie TH-15A is equipped with a user-adjustable 3-band EQ for tone control. Since it can be pole-mounted or used as a wedge, the Mackie Thump TH-15A represents the best value available for a complete stage speaker setup.

More than Just a Powered Speaker Cabinet
The TH-15A has 2 built-in power amps—300W for the 15" woofer and 100W for the high-frequency compression driver. Mackie's Class D Fast Recovery low-frequency amp drives the woofer more efficiently with less heat byproduct than other speakers. Also Mackie Active technology (based on the popular SRMv2 Series) divides the frequencies via a precision 2-way crossover and also time aligns the signals so low-frequency and high-frequency signals arrive in sync to every member of your audience. Active compression provides a first line of defense for the drivers and thermal circuitry protects the amplifiers and power supply should things get too hot. All the onboard electronic systems work together dynamically to produce superior quality sound previously unavailable in this price range.

Portability Meets Versatility
Not only is the Mackie TH-15A a superb PA enclosure, it also makes a superior monitor wedge—just lay the cabinet on its side and turn it up. The compact, lightweight design means zero strain, whether mounting it on a high pole or loading up the van. The TH-15A speaker's wide frequency response makes it ideal as a keyboard, vocal, or even bass guitar monitor. The Thump has incredibly smooth response and dispersion over a wide range of frequencies, so you can crank it without the fear of earsplitting feedback.

Exceptional Sonic Performance
TH-15A powered loudspeakers put out a tremendous amount of sound for their size and price tag. The two-way ported design generates ample quantities of chest-pounding bass, and its 1" compression driver ensures smooth, wide dispersion. Mackie inserted a 3-band equalizer at the input to give you all the tonal control you could ever want, with an available 15dB boost or cut at 80Hz (low shelf), 100Hz to 8kHz (sweepable mids) and 12kHz (high shelf). With the Mackie TH-15A speaker's extremely versatile EQ, you can add some extra thump to that kick drum, bring out the sizzle in your hi-hats, add pop to vocals, or correct acoustic anomalies in the room.

Protecting Your Investment
Mackie added some extra circuitry to keep the Thump TH-15A speaker's performing at its best, even when pushed really hard for long periods of time. Each driver has its own transparent compression circuit, which helps protect them from damaging transient peaks. An over-excursion filter, inserted just before the low-frequency amplifier, protects the woofer from bottoming-out when the low end is driven to the maximum. This means you can hit them hard without fear of thermal damage. Things can get pretty hot in the real world, so if the electronics do overheat, separate thermal switches activate and shut down the high- and/or low- frequency amplifiers until they cool down. These extra protections ensure long life and great-sounding loudspeakers you can always count on.

Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker Features:

  • 400W of ultra-efficient Fast Recovery amplification: LF 300W peak power (Class-D), HF 100W peak power (Class A/B)
    High-output transducers: 15" high-precision woofer, 1" compression driver
    Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization: Precision 2-way crossover, Transducer time-alignment
    User-adjustable 3-band contour EQ with sweepable mid-frequency
    Mic/Line input for direct connection of single microphone
    Tough, impact-resistant polypropylene enclosure
    Pole-mountable via the built-in socket on the bottom of the cabinet and floor wedgeable
    Extremely lightweight and portable


Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker Specifications:

  • Acoustic Performance
    Frequency Range (-10 dB): 40Hz-20kHz
    Frequency Response (-3 dB): 50Hz-18.5kHz
    Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90°
    Vertical Coverage Angle: 60°
    Maximum SPL Long-Term: 113dB SPL @ 1m
    Maximum SPL Peak: 116dB SPL @ 1m

    Input/Output
    Input Type: Female XLR Balanced/Unbalanced
    Input Impedance: 20kOhms balanced bridging; 10kOms unbalanced
    Loop-through: Male XLR Balanced/Unbalanced (parallel with input)
    Level Control: Rotating knob, 0dB at center
    Sensitivity: +4dBu for full output (Level Control @ Center), -36dBu for full output (Level Control @ Max)

    Transducers
    Low Frequency: 15"/381mm with steel frame, paper cone woofer
    High Frequency: Horn-loaded 1"/25mm exit compression driver

    Power Amplifiers
    Low Frequency Power Amplifier
    Rated Power: 150 watts, 8 ohm load, 300 watts peak
    THD: <0.1%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    > -94 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, unweighted, referenced to 138 watts into 8 ohms
    Design: BTL Class D
    High Frequency Power Amplifier
    Rated Power: 50 watts, 4 ohm load, 100 watts peak
    THD: <0.1 %
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    > -97 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, unweighted, referenced to 50 watts into 4 ohms
    Design: Class AB

    Electronic Crossover
    Crossover Type: 24dB/octave
    Crossover Frequency: 3kHz

    Equalization
    Low Frequency EQ: ±15 dB @ 80Hz, shelving
    Mid Frequency EQ: ±15dB, bandpass, sweepable from 100Hz to 8kHz
    High Frequency EQ: ±15dB @ 12kHz, shelving
    Direct/EQ Switch: Bypasses EQ section

    Protection Features
    Over-excursion Protection: Second-order sub-sonic filter
    Thermal Protection: Independent amplifier shutdown, auto reset
    Driver Protection: Independent HF and LF compressors

    AC Power Requirements
    US: 120 VAC, 60Hz
    Europe: 240 VAC, 50Hz
    Korea: 220 VAC, 60Hz
    Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60Hz
    AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 20 A male
    Fuse: 115 VAC: T 6.3 AL/250V, 230 VAC: T 3.15 AL/250V
    Power Consumption: 320 watts with music, loud mix, 20 watts quiescent (idle)

    Construction Features
    Basic Design: Asymmetrical Trapezoidal
    Material: Polypropylene
    Finish: Textured
    Handles: One on each side, one on top
    Grille: Perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
    Display LEDs
    Front: Power ON
    Rear: Power ON, OL (overload)

    Dimensions
    Height: 27.1"/689mm
    Width: 16.8"/427mm
    Depth: 15.8"/401mm
    Weight: 36 lb./16.3 kg


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  • Great value for impressive sound quality.

    As reviewed by Clark on 8/12/2011

    I don't usually write reviews, but as I've been starting my professional DJ career, I am learning as I go and found that I rely on reviews like these to help people like myself to make positive decisions when making investment decisions. So this is my way to give back to the musicians community. With that being said, I purchased these about a month ago so I can make the switch to active lightweight speakers instead the heavy passive ones. I currently DJ a small restaurant/lounge with an average of 50-80 people and gave these a run with some hip-hop and dance music. These speakers are light, and the sound quality that comes out of these is quite impressive. I was truly surprised how clean it was for such a low-cost speaker, I will note that the noise people described was there at low volumes, but not as much as I expected. Turn up the volume, and you'll be fine. That's what they're for. Bass response was great, and the highs were clear. They were able to get the party started. The bad- Very little head room. The Thumps run out of gas and redlined at much lower volume than I anticipated. My confidence in them was lower when I saw that they were clipping so early. I don't think they made it past 95db before I noticed the red light blinking. I needed to keep adjusting the EQ on the amps to try and keep them protected. Bottom line is great sound, but not nearly as much to keep me confident in their reliability if I needed more out of them. Needless to say I returned them and upgraded to the Mackie SRM-450v2, which I have pushed far past what I gave the Thumps and have yet to see them break a sweat. After 3 gigs with them I am still amazed an happy with them. The 12" SRM-450v2's seem to have better bass response than the Thump 15". If you are looking to do very small events, house parties, or booth speaker then the Thumps are definitely your speaker, if you need some great quality sound with plenty of head room, power, reliability and portability look more towards the SRM-450v2, QSC K-series, JBL 515XT or PRX612/615. You'll pay more for all of these, but having piece of mind is more than worth it.

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  • Rock them

    As reviewed by David on 5/12/2011

    Well, I bought these back when Tapco made them. There where the Tapco Thump TH-15A. Ive had them 3 years, and used them well over 30 times for gigs. Don't be fooled. I have read comments that Mackie has dropped quality. May be true, but since this is my first pair, Im not sure. Regardless, they call them THUMP for a reason. Generally, 15 inch speakers give good bass, but this one, wow !!! You feel like you have subs. The clarity of the highs are awesome as well. But, they are good for parties with 100-200 people. For the price, you can't beat them. They are soldiers, and will never let you down. Lightweight, power, and good sound. This is the real deal. EQ is very good, light and easy to put on tripods, and a modern look. Get them ASAP !!!

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  • suits my needs

    As reviewed by 3NV7 on 4/27/2011

    I researched these heavily before purchasing. I am using 2 as mains and 1 as a powered monitor. I read a lot of reviews and basically got what I expected from them based on those reviews. I bought one from a local music store. It has the crackle at very low volumes. It clips easlily like most reviewers complain about. It sounds awesome, one of the best sounding speakers I have heard, until you really start to crank it up. Somewhere around 95 dB (I'm estimating this, I didn't actualy use a dB meter) the low end starts to sound really bad. The cabinet begins to sound like it has a bucket of loose change in it. This effect is worsened if you have it on a speaker stand. Using this speaker with a sub (high pass @ 125 htz) will get you in and above the 100 dB range with high quality sound. After that, it's gonna clip like mad. The other 2 Thumps I purchaced were refurbished. I was hoping that maybe Mackie had refurbed them into better speakers. No cigar, same performance. In short, the features and portablility are great. Sounds great too as long as you don't need to get really loud. For the average aplication, you are going to need a sub(s). It works great for me because I rarely need to be over 100 dB.

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