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Tapco TH-15A Thump 15" Powered Speaker

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Designed by the same team that produced Mackie's best-selling compact active loudspeakers, the Thump TH-15A Active Loudspeaker provides amazingly accurate response from 20kHz down to 40Hz, giving it j... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Designed by the same team that produced Mackie's best-selling compact active loudspeakers, the Thump TH-15A Active Loudspeaker provides amazingly accurate response from 20kHz down to 40Hz, giving it just the right amount of punch.

Exceptional Sonic Performance

TH-15A Active loudspeakers put out a tremendous amount of sound for their size and price tag. The two-way bass reflex (ported) design generates ample quantities of chest-pounding bass, and its 1" compression driver ensures smooth, wide dispersion. There is even 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 (for the lows), 100Hz to 8kHz (sweepable mids) and 12kHz (for the highs). With the 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 and add pop to vocals.

More Than Just a Powered Speaker Cabinet
Sure, the TH-15A has a built-in power amp--it has two of them, 150 watts for the 15" woofer and 50 watts for the HF horn. New Class D circuitry drives the woofer more efficiently with less heat byproduct than the competition's speakers. But so much more goes into an Active loudspeaker design than just amplifiers. The Active crossover divides the frequencies, time aligns the signals for proper reproduction and sends them to the appropriate drivers; active compression provides protection for the drivers, and thermal circuitry protects the amplifiers. 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 TH-15A a superb PA enclosure, it also makes a superior monitor wedge--just lay the asymmetrical cabinet on its side and turn it up. Its compact, lightweight design means zero strain, whether mounting it on a high pole or loading up the van. The TH-15A loudspeaker's wide frequency response makes it ideal as a keyboard, vocal or even bass guitar monitor. The TAPCO TH-15A has incredibly smooth, spike-free response and dispersion over a wide range of treble frequencies, so you can crank it without the fear of ear-splitting high-end feedback.

Protecting Your Investment

Because you probably push your loudspeakers really hard for long periods of time, some extra circuitry was added to keep your TH-15As performing at their best. You can run them to clipping 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. 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. These extra protections ensure long life and loudspeakers you can count on.

FEATURES

2-way, bi-amplified, optimized active loudspeaker system
Ported, bass reflex design for enhanced bass performance
Frequency Response (40Hz -20kHz)
24dB/octave crossover at 3kHz
15" high-precision LF driver
Low-frequency over-excursion protection
1" compression driver
180W LF amp / 60W HF amp
XLR Mic/Line input and pass thru
3-Band EQ with Sweepable Mid for clarity (with bypass)
High SPL Output/Low Distortion
Ideal for pole-mounting or stage monitor position
Tough, impact-resistant polypropylene enclosure
High-density adiabatic fiberfill absorbs internal reflections
Convenient integrated handles in both sides and top
Lightest, most portable Active Loudspeaker in its class (36 lbs)
Designed by award-winning Mackie Active team
SPECIFICATIONS
Acoustic Performance
Frequency Range (-10 dB): 40 Hz ” 20 kHz
Frequency Response (-3 dB): 50 Hz ” 18.5 kHz
Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90
Vertical Coverage Angle: 60
Maximum SPL Long-Term: 113 dB SPL @ 1m
Maximum SPL Peak: 116 dB SPL @ 1m

Input/Output
Input Type: Female XLR Balance/Unbalanced
Input Impedance: 20 kOhms balanced bridging; 10 kOhms unbalanced
Loop-through: Male XLR Balanced/Unbalanced (parallel with input)
Level Control: Rotating knob, 0 dB at center
Sensitivity: +4 dBu for full output (Level Control @ center); -36 dBu 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, 182 watts peak
THD: <0.1%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >-94 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 138 watts into 8 ohms
Design: BTL Class D

High Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power: 50 watts, 4-ohm load, 60 watts peak
THD: <0.1%
Signal-to-Noise Ration: >-97 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 50 watts into 4 ohms
Design: Class AB

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

Equalization
Low Frequency EQ: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz, shelving
Mid Frequency EQ: ±15 dB, bandpass, sweepable from100 Hz to 8 kHz
High Frequency EQ: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz, 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
U.S.: 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Europe: 240 VAC, 50 Hz
Korea: 220 VAC, 60 Hz
Japan: 100 VAC, 50/60 Hz
AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 20 A male
Fuse: 115 VAC: T 3.15 AL/250 V; 230 VAC: T 2 AL/250 V
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: 27.1"H x 16.8"W x 11.7"D (689x427x296mm)
Weight: 36 lbs. (16.3 kg)
Mounting Methods: Pole-mountable via the built-in socket on the bottom of the cabinet. Be sure the pole is capable of supporting the weight of the TH-15A
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5.0

Tapco Thump 15" powered speaker

By Terry

from Midlothian, IL

Atttractive powered speaker from the Mackie design team. Great sound quality, does not put out as many spl's as a JBL but it's still plenty loud. Has a handy external eq on the back with a sweepable midrange frequency so you can really dial-in your midrange. One of the lightest weight powered speakers on the market at a great price.

(6 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Bad quality

By Lex

from Mineola, NY

Not a great speaker go with b52s instead for that price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Very Pleased

By Jim

from Cleveland, Ohio

For the size, weight, power, frequency response, and money, nothing on the market comes close. Dual amps and independent driver protection, I can do gigs up to 150 people and not have to worry about breakdowns. For the middle aged musician (like myself), you can't beat 36 lbs! Great value!

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