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Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker  

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Overview

  • 400W of ultra-efficient Fast Recovery amplificationLF 300W peak power (Class-D) HF 100W peak power (Class A/B)
  • High-output transducers 12" or 15" high-precision woofer1" compression driver
  • Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization Precision 2-way crossoverTransducer time-alignment
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    $389.99
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High-performance audio without the high price tag.

The Mackie Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers deliver deep low-end and real power in a lightweight design that is extremely portable. Class-D Fast Recovery amplification pushes unmatched power to the high-frequency compression driver and bass-pounding high-output woofer. Plus, Mackie Active processing, including a precision crossover and driver time-alignment provides total optimization for maximum system efficiency. Versatile by design, Thump loudspeakers feature a user-adjustable 3-band EQ for tone control and, since they can be pole-mounted or used as a wedge, the Thump Series loudspeakers represent the best value available for a complete stage solution.

More than Just a Powered Speaker Cabinet
Sure, Thump loudspeakers have a built-in power amp—in fact, each have two of them. Mackie's Class-D Fast Recovery low-frequency amp drives the woofer more efficiently with less heat byproduct 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
For most people, portability is paramount. That's why Thump loudspeakers are ultra-compact and lightweight, especially the TH-12A which is less than two feet tall and weighs in just over 25lbs. For vocal-only scenarios and applications with acoustic instruments that require superior midrange, the TH-12A shines.

Not only are Thump loudspeakers superb PA enclosures, they also make 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. Ultra-wide frequency response makes them ideal as a keyboard, vocal or even bass guitar monitor. Thump loudspeakers have incredibly smooth response and dispersion over a wide range of frequencies, so you can crank 'em up and they still sound smooth and never harsh.

Exceptional Sonic Performance
Thump Series powered loudspeakers put out a tremendous amount of sound for their size and price tag. The 2-way ported design generates ample quantities of chest-pounding bass, and their 1" compression driver ensures smooth, wide dispersion. Mackie 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 their 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 Mackie knows you demand the most from your speakers, They added some extra circuitry to keep your Thump loudspeakers 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. Mackie knows 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 safeguards ensure long life and great-sounding loudspeakers you can always count on.

Features

  • 400W of ultra-efficient Fast Recovery amplificationLF 300W peak power (Class-D) HF 100W peak power (Class A/B)
  • High-output transducers 12" or 15" high-precision woofer1" compression driver
  • Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization Precision 2-way crossoverTransducer 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

The best powered loudspeaker option for your hard-earned cash!

 

Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker Specifications:

  • Acoustic Performance
  • Frequency Range (–10 dB): 57 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response (–3 dB): 70 Hz – 18.5 kHz
  • Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90°
  • Vertical Coverage Angle: 60°
  • Maximum SPL Long-Term: Maximum SPL Peak: 112 dB SPL @ 1m 115 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Input/Output
  • Input Type: Female XLR Balanced / Unbalanced
  • Input Impedance: 20 kbalanced bridging; 10 k 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: 12 in / 381 mm with steel frame, paper cone woofer
  • High Frequency: Horn-loaded 1 in / 25 mm exit compression driver
  • Low Frequency Power Amplifier
  • Rated Power:
    150 watts, 8 ohm load
    300 watts peak
  • 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
    100 watts peak
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > –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 kHzHigh 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
  • US: 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 320 watts
  • EU, CN: 200 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 320 watts
  • AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 20 A male
  • 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)
  • Operating Temperature:
  • 0° – 40° C (32 ° – 104° F)
  • Physical Dimensions and Weight
  • Dimensions
  • Height: 23.5 in / 596 mm
  • Width: 14.5 in / 367 mm
  • Depth: 12.4 in / 314 mm
  • Weight: 25.5 lb / 11.6 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-12A.
Customer Reviews
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MackieThump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker
 
3.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (16)
  • Compact (12)
  • Easy to use (12)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (7)
  • Not durable (5)
  • Unreliable (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (11), Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Please read the manual

First of all, read the manual and understand something about pro sound signal. The level knob on the back isn't a volume knob. It works like a level knob on a mixer (as...Read complete review

First of all, read the manual and understand something about pro sound signal. The level knob on the back isn't a volume knob. It works like a level knob on a mixer (as explained in the manual). The purpose of this knob is to match the gain of the input with the level of the signal you are feeding it. For example, if you are plugging a mic directly into this cab you will need more gain than if you ran a line level signal from a mixer or even a keyboard, acoustic-electric etc. with a hot output. The "volume" on the amp section is already at max usable level so there is no knob for that (thank you Mackie). This is why when the other reviewers try to turn it up the cab begins to clip and distort - it is like over driving a mixer channel or cranking up the "pre" side of a guitar amp. All Mackie products use the concept of "unity gain" which is great but you have to learn how to use it properly to take advantage of it.This is a great [$] powered 12" cab. It isn't for bass, you want big bass pair it with a sub. It isn't the SRM450v but then it also isn't $600 - so stop comparing them. The best recommendation is always to wait and save, save, save for better gear if you can. But if you can't and you don't expect more than inexpensive gear can deliver, sometimes you can get a deal on something functional.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mackie or tapco?

Recently i decided to add another 12 inch active speaker to our p.a.and because of the reviews i tried a TH-12A . I have a behringer B212A i have used for years (A...Read complete review

Recently i decided to add another 12 inch active speaker to our p.a.and because of the reviews i tried a TH-12A . I have a behringer B212A i have used for years (A amplifier technology) with good results though as i increase the volume i have to decrease the bass and treble but in the end it has been reliable an if you know what to do sounds good. I did an A B comparison by just running a cd player at low volume into the mackie, i started with the eq,s at 3 and the eq switch off and was startled to find that it clipped badly by the time the volume hit 4.5 and was constant at 5.5.So i turned all 3 eq,s off and it still clipped constant before a volume of 6. I then turned the eq sitch to on and this allowed me to hit 6.5 before the clip was constant but the volume dropped by maybe 30 %. There is no locking knob for the pole mount so it would move back and forth during a performance.The construction is alright and the weight is good but overall my old amp technology behringer blows this away,even when it was not clipping the b212a behringer sounds much better. I went home and tried the same test with the old b212a and no comparison much more volume much clearer. So i ordered a Behringer b212d (class d new technology ) and when it got here i was blown away much better than the old one and twice as loud as the thump,much louder than my old cab. Do yourself a favor an if you buy a Mackie buy a real one as these are Tapco,s with a Mackie name and they are not fit to carry the name Mackie.

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1.0

Broke within 1 year...

By Emmaus Vanderbilt

from Gastonia, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Limited Functions
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

I bought this speaker one year ago and I blew it today while running 150w! I would not recommend to anyone unless you want a speaker that overheats and breaks quickly...

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2.0

Junk

By Tradwinds

from cincinnati

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

Had one quit after 6 months. No power. These are are not worked hard or moved around. Very dissapointed.

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1.0

Expected much more from the Mackie name.

By Eldorado

from SC

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Home Use Only

Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

1 out of 2 arrived dead on arrival.
Another 1 out of 2 on an additional 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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2.0

Mackie quality at a low price? Not here!

By cyrral

from Midwest

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

Our church purchased 4 of the TH-12A primarily because of the Mackie reputation for quality. We use JBL EONs 15's for our mains, and they are absolute work horses. We needed new foldback monitors to help out the expanding music group. We decided to go for the Thumps which we were able to get at a very reasonable price. Unfortunately, we've had two fail within six months. We use them at a one hour service a week, and at very moderate levels.
Considering that Mackie has always been quality, it seems the owners, Loud Technologies, caved in to wanting to be all things to all people. I would suspect their budget line cuts too many corners with quality control. Their higher end products are still excellent design and quality, but I have my reservations on recommending their lower-end stuff.

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3.0

A little on the weak side

By MobDJ59

from Waukesha, WI

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

I bought two not realizing these were restocks until later. I noticed when I got them they were two different engineering revisions (one "B00" and the other "B01"). They are not bad, but certainly not what you would expect, especially for middle school dj work - they could use a little more power (kids like their music loud). I've used them about 6 times and last time, outside in 60 degree weather, the "B00" speaker stopped working after 1hr 45 min. It's now in the shop awaiting repair. I hope it doesn't cost as much to repair as it did to buy. They're great for the price, but I'd still recommend investing in a better quality speaker.

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3.0

OK, but not great

By damoore

from New England

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

    Not especially loud and not especially good sounding but ok given the price and weight. Does not work well at low volumes such as you might want to use practicing in your bedroom.

    The biggest downside for me is the handles - none of them allow you to wrap your hand around them so you end up carrying the thing in your fingers, which is exactly what you don't need going into a gig.

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    3.0

    Decent for the price

    By Steve

    from Corralitos, CA.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Monitor
      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

      Decent for the price but definitely not as good as higher end cabinets. Great for using as a floor monitor on smaller stages.

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      5.0

      Awesome Speakers!

      By Jerome

      from Lexington Park, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound Clarity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dj Speakers

        Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

        These speakers allow music to come through crystal clear and loud. Works great for the purpose of DJing.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Used Mackie TH-12A

        By Rickodrums

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          I rolled the dice and bought this as a "used" item. The item description and pictures helped me make a decision. This speaker had been dropped and the the left rear corner/foot of the plastic cabinet was damaged. I was pleasantly surprised to find that ALL of the broken pieces were there, and it was a 15 minute job to glue it back together. Other than the damage noted, the speaker looked brand-new, and after using it at band practice the other night, it sounds fine. I saved $75 off of the "new" price.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great little speaker!

          By Preacher Man

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Full And Warm
          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          Great little speakers. Highly recommend them. When I go larger will use them as monitors.

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