Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker 889406975378

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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.

  • 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
  • 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 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)

    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

    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)

    Height: 27.1"/689mm
    Width: 16.8"/427mm
    Depth: 15.8"/401mm
    Weight: 36 lb./16.3 kg
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MackieThump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker

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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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Not bad but certainly not 1,000 watts!

By Wayne Scott

from Mississippi

About Me Experienced


  • Clear Sound
  • Lightweight


  • These units clip very easily at about 1/2 volume

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ
  • Mobile DJ if not a large venue

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

Great price and lightweight but watch any recent hi bass tunes as these units will clip and limit - pump-very quickly! I doubt they come anywhere near to 1kw as any volume over half will clip em quick! It does help to back off the rear bass control some giving you a little more headroom for clipping. The big 15" Berhinger's I had were much better BUT very heavy.


Mackie Thump 15A works of me

By Bryan

from Portland Oregon

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great when it works

By Victor

from Scranton

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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.


I like for my keyboard music gig

By Eric Costa

from New Bedford, MA

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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.


Good speaker for beginners...

By Dj A-1

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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. .

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Good DJ Speakers

By Clint Brown

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


acceptable mid-grade PA

By drake lagasse

from small town minnesota

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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 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!


Pretty good (but not great) for the money

By Jacques Rogers

from Greensboro, NC

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


amazing quality, sound and price!

By nanette julius

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


JBL EONs for half price!

By Kevin Davis

from Ann Arbor, MI

Comments about Mackie Thump TH-15A 15" Active Loudspeaker:

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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