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Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker  

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Overview

  • 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
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    $469.99
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    - $200.00
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    $24999

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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.

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

High-performance audio without the high price tag. Order today!

 

TH-15A Active Speaker 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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MackieTH-15A Active Speaker
 
3.6

(based on 36 reviews)

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    (16)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

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65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (15)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Unreliable (5)
  • Poor sound quality (4)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works for me...

5 stars!!!
I'm a Top-40 Solo Keyboardist/Singer that cannot say enough GREAT things about my TH-15A's. I was going to initially purchase the 12 speakers but with the...Read complete review

5 stars!!!
I'm a Top-40 Solo Keyboardist/Singer that cannot say enough GREAT things about my TH-15A's. I was going to initially purchase the 12 speakers but with the 15's being a only 4 taller (and only 35.4 pounds each)... I went with the 15's. I'm very happy. Set ups and tear downs are currently less than 10 minutes! And with NOT being as young as I used to be so lightweight speakers are great.

Design-wise, even the naturally creased speaker grill screen is ergonomically designed so your leg/knee doesn't have to bang against the cabinet if you carry it on it's side. I've never have seen anyone else design a speaker cabinet with such thoughtfulness in mind. Also makes for a great floor monitor regardless of what side that you lay it on. You can even tilt it back at an angle from its' upright position! EQ with sweepable mids are nice when needed. I sometimes fill in with bands and usually place a single TH-15a an a speaker tripod. Talk about saving valuable floor space when on stage!
I am a PA gear head that has several PA configurations &amp;amp; the TH-15A's NOW fill the bill for me 95% of the time. GREAT BANG FOR THE BUCK. They work for me. If you have a single/duo/combo group that plays for small or medium sizes venues (10-200 people or whatever small or medium means to you)... they sound just fine. Fyi any powered speakers that cost twice as much as the Thumps will sound (and obviously perform) a little better so it's hard to accurately compare them since there is nothing else available (yet) in it's price range. The warm sound of any digital piano (vocals, MIDI tracks, MP3s or anything else) I play through really makes both me and my clients very happy!!!
Some solo gigs I only basically have to cart a TH-15A, speaker tripod stand and a keyboard (Roland Juno Stage that has vocal a Lo-Z Mic Input), For larger gigs I run stereo, but can utilize my other TH-15A as a backup if something happens.

BTW: Be sure to purchase a speaker cover to protect your investment, you'll be glad that you did. In general, any plastic speaker enclosure will scratch if handled half-heartedly. The (recessed) EQ knobs are (still) a little to long for my tastes and need to be protected accordingly.

Tips - PLEASE NOTE Much like you can't drive a new Volkswagen Beetle in a official NASCAR race, don't expect these cabinets to work miracles for applications that they were never designed for. I notice that users who post bad reviews of the TH-12's &amp;amp; TH-15's tend to fall into the following groups that have unrealistic expectations of both themselves and their equipment:
* High volume players that think these speakers can push a large band sonically through them all night at full volume.
* You need for additional sub cabinets for larger (and/or outdoor) venues.
* YES... In a pinch (or in my solo gig configuration), you don't need a preamp/mixer to drive these cabs at low to moderate levels. But remember... not enough initial signal for ANY powered speaker = less headroom AND your speakers will naturally clip earlier than they should.
My Thumps saved my back and my wallet. I'm vey pleased with my purchase.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sounds Great...When They Work

Crossovers are built in, and sound quality is good...when they are working, however, they are unreliable as I own two and had to have one replaced under the 1year warranty due...Read complete review

Crossovers are built in, and sound quality is good...when they are working, however, they are unreliable as I own two and had to have one replaced under the 1year warranty due to it would not power on, and the other one has a blown cone after little over one years use in a small, non -smoking venue.

I would never recommend these (or any Powered Speaker) to any band - these are more for venues where they will be plugged in and never moved, because it's a pain in the butt to find power supplies for each speaker, plus if you an outdoor gig, it's much more risk than a passive speaker in a chance of rain situation. Passives are better because you only have to power a single amp (rather than every speaker) and that amp power supply can be protected under a tent much more easily. Plus, because powered speakers each require their own power supply, you can have issues with ground hum if their plugged into separate breakers.

Mackie's "built like a tank" motto and rep was established when the equipment was still built in the USA. Since they sold out to cheap Chinese parts and labor, they are unreliable and "replaceable" ... in other words, the circuit board technology makes so that it is often nearly as expensive to repair than to replace - and this is true with all Mackie's gear. As well as the TH-15A's I own two 450s and two TH-18 subs - all purchased regrettably at the same time :/ thinking I was investing in quality that would last a decade or more ... how wrong I was. Writing this as a warning so others don't make the same mistake I did.

Although used nearly every weekend, none of it is driven hard, and all is very well taken care of. We are a small 100 person venue, and I've had to have Both the TH-18's repaired with power issues (suddenly not powering on) and one of the 450's for the same reason. That's 5 out of the 6 mackie speakers!!

If you're looking for inexpensive and determined to get a powered speaker, I never thought I'd recommend Behringer, but in this case, you'd be just as well off. If you can afford better, go with QVC or Yamaha. If you're a solo musician, or vocalist for a band - a single powered speaker does make a great monitor, as you can run your mic line into it, and a separate xlr to the board or snake. If a band, buy a quality Power Amp and Passive Speakers.

-VOMA
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2.0

TH-15A

By Lobe

from Naples, Fl.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

Purchased two refurbished TH-15A one works great but the other has very poor sound. Will never purchase refurbished again. Your at the mercy of the repair tech and forget about trying to find someone to repair it.

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1.0

Not Recommended

By Christopher O'Connor

from ohio

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Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

    Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

    At this price point, these are the worst choice for any DJ or live band that you could make. I did a side by side at my local music store with these and several other brands in the same general price range. They simply don't stack up to ANY of them. Sound quality and loudness are both substandard. Highs are harsh and unclear, while the lows are muffled and distort easily at high volume. The overall sound is quite hollow, lacking warmth in the midrange. Similar offerings from Alto, Behringer, and (to be honest) every other brand I have personally heard, sound better than this speaker. Although I would recommend spending a little more if intended for professional use.

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    1.0

    Not what I expected.

    By Eldorado

    from SC

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

      1 out of 2 arrived dead on arrival.
      Another 1 out of 2 on an additional TH-12a purchase failed after 2 gigs. It's sad that Mackie has gone this way. Even if they were reliable, the sound level output is just not there even for a weekend gig.

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      5.0

      Great product from Mackie

      By Jon31696

      from Dallas, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

        I've been using the Mackie TH-15a's for over 3 years now and don't regret purchasing them for a second. I have used them for my band's live performances and A LOT of DJing more recently. These are great sounding speakers, are extremely easy to hook up and have great EQ controls built in as well. I've only ever had one fail on me because the DSP filter stopped functioning apparently, however, it was coverage under Pro Coverage and was replaced quickly. I used to think I would like the speakers more if they had a 1/4" input as well but after realizing how much better balanced XLR connections are for audio, I appreciated the simplicity of the hookups even more.

        Paired up against my buddy's QSC K10's, they didn't sound as good and aren't quite as flexible but I've gotten nothing but compliments from audiences about my PA system's audio quality with these as my tops. The price difference between the Mackie's and QSC's is unbelievable, but personally, I'd pick two Mackie's for the price of one QSC any day.....Overall, these are great products, they have stood the test of time and have paid for themselves time and time again.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        rebate has been a problem

        By ceebee

        from north dakota

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

        • Service Is Poor
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Mobile DJ

        Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

        I own ten of these. The TH 15's have been OK but you need a sub. Bought the Mackie subs and the amps are not reliable. Needed to buy a spare amp board to have a handy replacement when they stop without warning during a show. That way you can send one in for repair and still have one working. (that has worked so far.) The biggest issue I've had was the rebates. I have been waiting just about 6 months for rebates to arrive despite e-mailing the rebate center and several calls to Loud Technology (Mackie). They have as yet to return my calls to their marketing department. In short, they work but you are buying a problem. I recently switched to all QSC. I only use the Mackie's for additional shows and I always bring spares. In the end, QSC stuff is lighter, cleaner, more reliable and you don't need to own extras for backups so the price is equivalent.

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        5.0

        Awesome Sound!

        By ltldvld

        from Savannah, Ga

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

          Great speaker for a great price. Sounds great, lots of power that cover most small to medium venues. Can be a little over powering at small locations but a little tweak with the volume knob takes care of all. When paired with the 18" powered subwoofer the sound gets even better! Totally worth the investment.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Speaker for the price, lightweight

          By snafu_guitar

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

            I've got 3 of these, we use in combination with Mackie powered Sub, sound is great, surprising for such a lightweight speaker. I can carry 2 of these by myself, easily, and can lift 1 by myself to put on the speaker stand. Nice design with a little guide channel to locate the speaker pole in to the receiver on the bottom of the speaker.

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            4.0

            Good price point.

            By Dino

            from Central Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

              Good sounding speaker at this price point. Did have one of the two that I ordered had a noise problem when EQ was switched on however a call to support resulted in prompt replacement. No further issues noted. Sub would be nice to add at some later point to bring out the bottom end but for now satisfied with the original pair for small and medium size events.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great value on a powered speaker...

              By PIANOVETTE

              from Plantsville, CT

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Lightweight
              • Unbelievable Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

                Was skeptical about repurchasing another Thump 15..had one of the originals that tended to be a little hissy at low volumes...this new 2013 version is clean as a whistle and takes lower keyboard volumes like a champ.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Looks good but unreliable!

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mackie TH-15A Active Speaker:

                  Bought 2 of these for indoor gigs for my 3-piece + 1 singer thinking they would last a good while but no they didn't! The horn went out in one of them within the first year, waited 2 months to get a warranty repair. It's now been just over a year and the other one just died!

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