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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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.

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
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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4.0

(based on 31 reviews)

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Best speaker I have ever owned!

When I first took the speaker out of the box it was the first time that I had seen it, as there was no display at the store. I had only seen and read...Read complete review

When I first took the speaker out of the box it was the first time that I had seen it, as there was no display at the store. I had only seen and read about it on the net. I only hooked 1 of the speakers up and ran my DR-880 thru it and wow what a sound. The name Thump is correct. My old PV speakers do not even come close to the sound of these Mackie Thumps. The sound is great, and the bass that it puts out is out of this world clean and crisp. I would recomend this speaker to anyone anyone.

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it thumps but....

Got my first brand new th-15a and it didnt work at all. Couldnt get any sound out of it and had to take it back. The one that did work sounds good except...Read complete review

Got my first brand new th-15a and it didnt work at all. Couldnt get any sound out of it and had to take it back. The one that did work sounds good except when its at a low volume or its a part of the song that doesnt have alot going on, you can hear a fizz. But it does have alot of bass so if your a dj and cant afford a sub like me this is the best way to go.

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4.0

Mackie Thump 15A works of me

By Bryan

from Portland Oregon

Our band plays a wide variety of material so our demands are pretty high. Currently we have been using these Thumps for vocals and acoustic guitar only. We are a 5 piece and we all sing leads and backups. I will say these are fine for us. I do not feel though that these can handle all our instrumentation IE drums,guitars,bass or keys while carrying the vocals also. They sound fantastic for what we have used them for but to me it seems evident they just don't have enough power to handle a full band load. No problem. We have decided to also purchase a pair of the newer Thump 12s @1000 watts. Those we will use strictly for our vocals and then use these Thumps for instruments. I have no doubt we will be happy as all get out, as well as the crowd. We are playing many smaller venues that won't require that much PA and in those instances the Thump 15As will suffice. When we get into larger rooms we will add the 12s. I am confident that when used correctly (those EQs are there for a reason folks) these have and will continue to Rock & Thump. Best item out there? NO. Great bang for the buck? Yeah they actually are. Ours are 2 years old and have been used at least 20+ times without issue and most certainly without any failures. Did I mention I am the smallest guy in the band and I can pack em around by myself?

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3.0

Great when it works

By Victor

from Scranton

The sound from these are pretty good, but they don't seem to last long. I bought 2 speakers and within 2 years one stopped working. If you plan to buy these do yourself a favor and get a warranty.

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3.0

I like for my keyboard music gig

By Eric Costa

from New Bedford, MA

I bought these knowing Mackie products run a warm tone for piano/organ/synths patches I use in my Music gig. I have noticed a slight crackle or fuzz sound at low volume. Getting another one soon for stereo effect. I can't help but know there is a better speaker for a slightly higher price that I would rather have. For the $$$, these are very nice speakers.

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3.0

Good speaker for beginners...

By Dj A-1

from Indianapolis, IN

These speakers are good for beginners or people using them in small rooms. For bigger rooms, I recommend buying a sub to use with them. They clip at much lower volumes than most. But their bass response is decent. I used these speakers at an outdoor pool party in the middle of July. They got pretty hot, but never cut off...Minor clipping isn't bad. .

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3.0

Good DJ Speakers

By Clint Brown

from Baton Rouge, LA

Most who review these are DJ types. As for DJ speakers, in this price range, they are suitable. They should never be considered for live sound FOH. Putting a band through them they sound horrible. Playing MP3 or CD's is fine. They do clip easy as everyone says. You will not be able to run past halfway on the gain so just get used to it. For 200w RMS they do get relatively loud. These do not compare to JBL PRX (or EON) or QSC. Not even Mackie 450's or EV. There is a reason for the price difference. You do get what you pay for. When compared to the Berhingers, Alto's, Peavey's, Harbinger's, they do come out on top. I've heard some go louder but overall sound and feature set is best on the Thumps for these type's of speakers. I tailgate with them and JBL PRX sub and it's perfect. I would never show up to a live event with these. For portable live sound, stick with JBL or QSC. For small DJ...these are more than fine.

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4.0

acceptable mid-grade PA

By drake lagasse

from small town minnesota

I've been using these for just over one year and figured it is time to share my input,I've giged them about 15-20 times for 6-10 hrs of use at a time, over all im pretty happy with them, though the plastic cab does give off a sound that you can only hear behind them or right next to them and even more so when they are on a stand, and they give off white noise noticeable at low volume. But none of these issues will be noticed by a client, they do sound awesome once you get a couple feet away, They have plenty of power for mid to small venues with a decent amount of bass. I've noticed that when I hook a couple of mics up to them for karaoke or whatever they do end up clipping quite a bit more. so in that aspect i would say they are not the best for karaoke, {Though I've never had them distort but the clip light blinks} In an outside situation they work ok not great because you loose so much sound to the open air. I just always remember to get the speakers as close to the crowed as possible, and there will always be that guy saying turn it up..at outside gigs is the only time ive not been able to oblige them. compared to inside gigs where I've had complaints about the music being too loud. I am currently looking to invest into some more powerful active speakers but I will continue to pound these thumps and hopefully get a long life out of them!

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4.0

Pretty good (but not great) for the money

By Jacques Rogers

from Greensboro, NC

Speaker weight - A plus. The Mackie Thump TH-15A is just as light as JBL's comparable product. Sound quality - A. I played the speaker right beside a JBL EON515 in a live party setting. The Mackie actually sounded a little more crisp and clean. The speaker did hiss a little bit when the music was at low volume or not playing at all. But, that probably isn't a big deal for most mobile DJs or people who can only afford a speaker that costs $300-$400. Power - B minus. The overload LED lights up when the speaker is only at half volume. The reviews from customers claiming to have used these speakers at parties with 200 people can't be accurate. Two of these speakers are good for about 75 people in a small to medium hotel ballroom, if strategically placed on stands. Summary: The Mackie Thump TH-15A is a little better than the other low to medium-priced active speakers. Please don't get fooled into thinking that they are phenomenal. Loud hip hop/bass music will require a subwoofer. You can't push the speaker at full volume for extended periods of time. It will (probably) last if you don't overload it on a regular basis. I have owned a pair of Behringer 215A (15-inch) active speakers that performed just as well as the Mackies. The advantage goes to Mackie for the light weight of the product. But the Behringers were $40-$50 cheaper. If you have the money, just buy a pair of JBL 515s.

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5.0

amazing quality, sound and price!

By nanette julius

from Los Angeles, CA

I have owned these speakers for almost 3 years now! they have great sound and bass response! i use them as a mobile DJ and i don't need a sub to get a good sound. I have owned JBL Eons and they are a JOKE compared to these speakers at such a better price too! you can't go wrong here! get yourself a pair!

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5.0

JBL EONs for half price!

By Kevin Davis

from Ann Arbor, MI

Wow, these things are an UNBELIEVABLE deal for the pure sound performance. The reason the price is possible is that these are built as PA speakers, not stage monitors. They're not built to get kicked off a 5 foot stage by an overexcited vocalist and keep running, but they are Mackies and are built just fine to load in and out of a traveling DJ's ride and survive the occasional run-in with a drunk guy falling over on the stands. My only caveat is that these things are HELLA FRICKIN' LOUD. I had to take out 20dB to get them to a reasonable level for a combination of dancing and conversation in a smaller venue. Fully cranked, these babies could function as mains for a pretty big venue (though they'd have the money to spend on EAWs and Crowns). Even with the greatly reduced signal level, they produced clean, accurate sound with very little noise for a powered speaker. On top of that, they're lighter, easier to handle, and look just as good as EONs or SRM450s, making them a better deal for my application rather than full-time stage monitor use. As for features... Uhh... The connectors are great. EQ is defeatable. Stand holes have a nice v-shaped slot to help you find them while hefting the big mothers on to stands.

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5.0

Impressed

By Tony Easterling

from Moreno Valley ca

After Djing for a very long time I was really tired of carrying so much heavy equipment into sometime very small areas, sometime the the terrain to get to a spot was more of a hassle than the evnt itself. Never using a powered speaker before looked at several, JBL,Peavey, etc. I went to a guitar center in Murrieta Ca and spoke with guys in the Pro-audio, asking them what would be a good speaker to use. I didn't want to spend a lot in the event I didn't like a powered speaker and wanted to go back to the my normal JBLS. I was Shown the Maxie Thumps, the price was what I wanted but of course I'm from the old school; you get what you pay for. One of the salesman hooked a Maxie up for me, MAN!!!! unbelieveable, however I still had my doudts. I was using a Harbinger Speaker which was an ok speaker but lacked bass. The salesman put the twp speakers together, set both of speakers at the same setting, with the same music. Since I play a lot of Hip/hop which using a lot of bass the Harbinger was no way as clean sounding as the Maxie. Still being a person that is hard to convince, I needed to hear the Maxie in a event setting. I bought the Maxie and my first event after purchasing the Maxie was at a Club in El Segundo ca. A medium sized venue with approx 100 ti 120 people inside. Had my JBL set up in my van in case the Maxie did not perform to the level I wanted or even close. Them BOOM!!!!! as soon as I turned the Maxies on and set the EQ levels they sounded great...The Bass was incrediable. I Used my Maxie at another event the following week Outdoors, this time I only had enough room for one speaker...WOW that one Maxie Thump did the job there was no need to bring in another speaker. The guest in attendance could not believe throuhout the night there was only one speaker playing. I recommend these speakers for Small to Medium size rooms, you may be able to play a larger room with extra Maxies linked. I don't know I have done that yet, however I will see coming up soon.

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