Mackie Thump TH-15A 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker  

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The Mackie Thump TH-15A delivers deep low end and real power in a lightweight portable 2-way powered loudspeaker. Designed by the same team that produced the best-selling Mackie SRM450v2, the TH-15A s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Mackie Thump TH-15A delivers deep low end and real power in a lightweight portable 2-way powered loudspeaker. Designed by the same team that produced the best-selling Mackie SRM450v2, the TH-15A speaker features a user-adjustable 3-band EQ. The Thump loudspeaker's Class-D Fast Recovery amplification pushes 400W of power to the high-frequency compression driver and bass-pounding 15" woofer. Mackie Active processing, including a precision crossover and driver time-alignment, provide total optimization for maximum system efficiency. Versatile by design, the Mackie Thump Loudspeaker is equallly functional polemounted or used as a wedge.

More than Just a Powered Speaker Cabinet
The Mackie 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 by-product than other speakers. But so much more goes into a Mackie loudspeaker design than just amplifiers. 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 Thump 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 Mackie TH-15A loudspeaker'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 ear-splitting feedback.

Exceptional Sonic Performance
Mackie Thump 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. We even 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'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
Because you demand the most from your speakers, Mackie added some extra circuitry to keep your TH-15As performing at their 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 that the Mackie Thump TH-15A loudspeakers offer long life and great sound 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, steel frame, paper cone woofer
  • 1" exit horn-loaded 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 and floor wedge-able
  • Extremely lightweight and portable
  • Dimensions: 16.8"W x 27.1"H x 15.8"D
  • 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: 20 kOhms balanced bridging, 10 kOhms 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)

    Power Amplifiers
    Low Frequency Power Amplifier:
    Rated Power: 150W, 8 Ohm load, 300W peak
    THD: <0.1%
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > ”94 dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, unweighted, referenced to 138W into 8 Ohms
    Design: BTL Class D

    High Frequency Power Amplifier:
    Rated Power: 50W, 4 Ohm load, 100W peak
    THD: <0.1 %
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > ”97dB, 20Hz to 20kHz, unweighted, referenced to 50W into 4 Ohms
    Design: Class AB

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

    Low Frequency EQ: ±15dB @ 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
    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: 320W with music, loud mix, 20W quiescent (idle)

    Construction Features
    Basic Design: Asymmetrical Trapezoidal
    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)
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They work very well

By Bluesman

from South Central KY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Light and easy to carry
  • Lightweight


  • EQ pots stick out

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

As I get older, lighter and smaller is what I'm all about, and these spaekers are light and easy to handle.

I have only used them on two gigs so far, but I'm quite satisfied. Used once as mains and once as monitors and they worked well at both.

I work in a blues band and we don't play at extream volumes but these work well, have plenty of bottom and project well.

The only thing I really don't like, is the EQ pots are made and are positioned such that if you are not careful, they will get hit and I'm sure break off. So watch how you load them.


Good strong sound

By Billy D.

from South bay area

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Tired of all the PA equipment I have to lug around. So I use this one speaker for all my small gigs. We are a blues band and it does the trick.


    Replacement speaker

    By Richard Stewart

    from florida

    Hoping the this replacement speaker continues to work well.
    The first speaker I received "died" within 3 weeks of only moderate use. However, MF provided a shipping label for UPS to return the defective one, and within 2 weeks I received a replacement at no charge. So far, the second speaker is working well.


    Mackie Thump TH-15A

    By Richard Stewart

    from key west, fl

    Has everything you want in an active PA speaker.
    Sound, especially low frequency, nearly equivalent to the more expensive Mackies.
    The best value in powered speakers.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for small events

    By TC

    from Waterbury, CT

    The rating is in comparison to other powered speakers in this price range. Don't compare these to QSCs, other Mackies, or even JBL Eons. Those are in a different class... PROS: The price is fantastic. Overall sound is good. They are extremely portable and lightweight. The frequency repsonse is what sold me. You get some impressive lows and they rarely bottom out. They are linkable and have a built in crossover. Plus the built in compressor and sound processing are nice features... CONS: They're just not as loud as I had hoped and the OL (red) light is pretty much always on any time you need some volume (even with the level setting even). I've ran them for hours with the light on to see what would happen and it never clipped, but it's still nerve racking. Basically the "Level" nob on the back of the speaker should just stop at the halfway point... COMPARISON: If you're comparing these to the Beringer 215Ds, it comes down to what you are looking for. The Behringers are louder in general, but provide less low end (hip hop type) bass. The Behringers would be more appropriate for use with a sub. These aren't as loud, but are a more clear and they hit lows the Behringers won't even recognize. Great starter set of speakers, 2nd set, or for use in smaller venues. Overall I'm happy with these.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Thumps, indeed!

    By DLEE

    from Alabama

    Bought a pair to use as floor monitors for my classic rock cover band. We are using a Mackie powered mixer, but needed to run 4 loud monitors, which is hard to do from any powered mixer. So, now we use two Thumps running from the Monitor Out on the Mackie, and let the Mackie power the other two monitors, and it works and sounds great. We EQ the monitors to get the two being powered by the mixer to sound right, then the two of us that use the Thumps can tweak the built-in EQ on the Thumps. The Thumps have a great low end, way more than really needed for my application, but it's possible we may use them as mains in certain situations. I'm happy with my purchase.


    Great Sounding Speakers

    By Randy

    from Highland,Arkansas

    Mackie Thump TH-15A's speakers are great sounding speakers.Fabulous bass response and mid and highs to match.These speakers are priced right and have tons of power.We use these speakers in our Gospeltrio as monitors.These speakers about blew us off the stage.Our only complaint is the controls on the back of the speakers.The knobs are plastic and stick out which could easily get caught on something and break off.I took a piece of heavy cardboard and put velcro on easy fix.I would highly recommend these speakers.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Love my Thumps

    By Fast Eddie

    from Westland, Mi.

    After a lot of careful thought and checking out other top brands that are much more expensive these are with no doubt the best bang for the buck! I bought two of these to use as monitors and back-up mains in case heaven forbid, anything should happen to my Mackie active 3212's! A lot of thought was put into the design for ease of handling, stacking and versatility! They look great and with 15' woofer's don't take up much room. They are very light and easy to carry to gigs! They sound absolutely awesome.. would love to have two more to finish my monitor mix!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great for Digital Drums

    By DTXtreme_drummer777

    from Kentucky

    After searching far and wide for a means to amplify my digital drums, I happened on the Mackie Thump Powered PA Speaker. The name alone got my attention because I did indeed want my drums to "thump". This prduct has a 15" woofer and a horn tweeter. I've tried bass amps, guitar amps and keyboard amps of various manufacturers and have been unimpressed. They just don't do justice for drums. I connected the Thump and set the built-in equalizer to about 70% boost on the low filter and set the crossover frequency to 200 Hz.....and WOW!!! It really does thump!! From trial and error I've managed to find the right product for my application. I'll get another one so I can use the stereo capabilities of my drum trigger module (Yamaha DTXtreme). Very impressed. I'd highly urge all of my fellow drummers to get your own and finally hear the low end of your music.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


    Great Sound for the Price

    By DJ P

    from Bakersfield, CA

    Just picked up a pair of these to replace my Behringer 215As and used them at a house party. The speakers sounded much cleaner than the Behringers and definitely had better low end for hip hop bass. They do run pretty hot when you touch the back of the speaker and I could smell the burn in of the electronics, something I never experienced with the Behringers. Not a concern now, hope these hold up long term. In summary, these sound better and are lighter than the Behringers. If you want to get the Tapco version of this speaker, they are identical except for cosmetics and are much cheaper.

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