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Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker

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Only the Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker delivers the class-leading, chest-thumping low end you deserve. With 1000W of power, the Thump12...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rugged, yet lightweight loudspeaker with dynamic bass response at all volumes.

Only the Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker delivers the class-leading, chest-thumping low end you deserve. With 1000W of power, the Thump12 provides the high output you need in a package thats tough, lightweight and portable. Designed by the worlds leader in portable live sound, Thump12 offers a 3-band EQ perfect for acoustic and vocal-only applications. And with a rugged enclosure and robust system protection, youre more than ready for your next gig. Delivering real-world power levels, application flexibility and class-leading bass response, you can be confident that the Thump12 offers the best performance for your money.

FEATURES
1000W total system power
Gig-ready, high-output design
Ultra-efficient Class-D amplification
Class-leading, chest-thumping low end
12" high-output woofer / 1" compression driver
Dynamic bass response delivers amazing lows at all volumes
Total system optimization
Precision 2-way crossover
Transducer time alignment
System protection / limiting
Application flexible
3-band EQ with sweepable mid to dial in the perfect sound
Mic/line input allows direct connection of microphone
Flexible mounting options including tripod and pole-mounting
Angled design perfect for use as a stage monitor
Lightweight and portable
Rugged polypropylene construction designed for heavy use
29 lb. / 13.2 kg

Mackie is one of the most trusted names in the business. The Thump12 is more proof why. Order today!

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MackieThump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best money spent on speakers !

I'm an old school musician and studio owner for 30 years now. I know what good sounds like and quality looks like.
These speakers are surprisingly good sounding compared to anything near their...Read complete review

I'm an old school musician and studio owner for 30 years now. I know what good sounds like and quality looks like.
These speakers are surprisingly good sounding compared to anything near their price range. I went through quite a lot of them before I decided these were the best compromise. In order to find anything that sounds as clear and still balanced and music as these you need to pretty much double and a half the price of these. They are lightweight too which is something I am appreciating more and more these days.
They claim to be 1000W but to be fair, they sound like about 500 watt to me when put next to other 500w speakers to compare.
Most powered monitors tend to be tinny, midrange heavy or bass heavy and not balanced. That IS the case with these. These tend to be bass heavy but it is easy to roll off bass and not lose the musicality of they sound. It is very hard to fix mids and highs so if you have to pick a devil, this is the best case.
If you are a small acoustic group, solo artist that plays acoustic guitar than you'll love these. That is what I bought them for. If you are a hard rock band or DJ you'll like these but probably want to still by a subwoofer because even though they are bass heavy they don't produce enough bass to drive a dance bottom end like most clubs want.
Either way they are extremely good for the price and now they look like they are 100 cheaper than when I bought them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worked for about a year and a half

I play keyboards and use(d) this as a live rig in small venues, or as a monitor in larger spaces.
EQ went south after 6 months.
A year later:...Read complete review

I play keyboards and use(d) this as a live rig in small venues, or as a monitor in larger spaces.
EQ went south after 6 months.
A year later: set up for a gig -- powered up but no sound. Cables are fine, etc. Luckily sound guy had an extra monitor. Yeah I gig with it a lot but it always travels protected. The speaker on my iPhone lasted longer than this . . . even after dropping it in the sink doing dishes one night.

Anyway, from my experience this is a poorly built piece of equipment. Don't have too many complaints on the sound quality when it was working though.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best money spent on speakers !

By DannyTaddei

from Sweet Home Alabama

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

    I'm an old school musician and studio owner for 30 years now. I know what good sounds like and quality looks like.
    These speakers are surprisingly good sounding compared to anything near their price range. I went through quite a lot of them before I decided these were the best compromise. In order to find anything that sounds as clear and still balanced and music as these you need to pretty much double and a half the price of these. They are lightweight too which is something I am appreciating more and more these days.
    They claim to be 1000W but to be fair, they sound like about 500 watt to me when put next to other 500w speakers to compare.
    Most powered monitors tend to be tinny, midrange heavy or bass heavy and not balanced. That IS the case with these. These tend to be bass heavy but it is easy to roll off bass and not lose the musicality of they sound. It is very hard to fix mids and highs so if you have to pick a devil, this is the best case.
    If you are a small acoustic group, solo artist that plays acoustic guitar than you'll love these. That is what I bought them for. If you are a hard rock band or DJ you'll like these but probably want to still by a subwoofer because even though they are bass heavy they don't produce enough bass to drive a dance bottom end like most clubs want.
    Either way they are extremely good for the price and now they look like they are 100 cheaper than when I bought them.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Worked for about a year and a half

    By Soultrane1

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

    I play keyboards and use(d) this as a live rig in small venues, or as a monitor in larger spaces.
    EQ went south after 6 months.
    A year later: set up for a gig -- powered up but no sound. Cables are fine, etc. Luckily sound guy had an extra monitor. Yeah I gig with it a lot but it always travels protected. The speaker on my iPhone lasted longer than this . . . even after dropping it in the sink doing dishes one night.

    Anyway, from my experience this is a poorly built piece of equipment. Don't have too many complaints on the sound quality when it was working though.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for our Southern Gospel group

    By Gospel Quartet

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

      When singing/playing in churches, you dont need to bring a subwoofer along with your gear to pumch out those low frequencies if you have these speakers. The low end on thses is very nice. The highs are crystal clear as well. This powered speaker will give you professional quality sound. If you need a big booming sound, this product is the best way to go, at a great cost.Plenty of power. Not to mention a 3 band eq. I highly suggest these Mackie thumps.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      There are better alternatives...

      By Steve

      from New Mexico

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • no ground lift switch
      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

        Ordered these based on great experience with Mackie mixers over the years. The Alto Truesonic 2 models I wanted were out of stock, so I tried these to use as monitors with the Thump 15" models that I ordered for mains.

        First, they look pretty good. Cabinets are lightweight, and the green power light is a nice touch. That's about where the good ends, IMO.

        First off, Mackie really missed the ball when they passed on a Ground Lift switch. Certain buildings have enough electrical issues that 60 cycle hum can be a real annoyance. A ground lift should be a no-brainer on any powered speaker.

        Second, the separate eq controls on the speakers are more of a hinderance than a help. Even at "flat" settings, there is way too much mid-bass and the highs are nearly painful... even with eq flat on the board. Bass is not at all what I expected. When you call something "Thump," you expect there to be a ready supply of great bass. Well, these speakers have the oddest sounding bass I've ever experienced. Speakers bottom out very easily, and distort... even a lower volumes.

        Third, these speakers are supposed to be rated at 1000 watts, but their lack of presence and response makes them sound much less powerful. Even with the volume dimed on them, the sound is only moderately loud when pushed.

        The Altos that I have owned blow these away. These are going back, and I'll wait on the new Truesonics to come in.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best In Class

        By Northwest Noise

        from Pacific Northwest, USA

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Gallery or other installation
          • Home Studio
          • In house live sound
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Rehearsal, practice, studio uses
          • Theater Installation

          Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

          I conducted extensive research among many manufacturers and models, at various price points, and purchased a set of 4 of these speakers for multiple aspects. I am very pleased with this purchase. They sound very clear, full, with plenty of volume and balanced sound across the frequency spectrum. These speakers respond very well to mixer eq at low, mid, and high frequencies, and have a versatile eq of their own,(with sweepable mids), which most of the time I found remained flat due to good overall base sound. But its reassuring to know its there if needed, and will undoubtedly be used at various times. This second Thump iteration has excellent headroom in volume, and full lows which are tight and punchy and can be articulated with eq depending on if they are on stands or the floor or other surfaces,mwith both additive and subtractive eq. Im looking very forward to concerts with this set, and thus far have filled the house with satisfying sound. For the price, the sound quality, the volume, the size and weight, these speakers offered the best option and feature set, and in my opinion is best in class. I am admittedly a trusting customer of MACKIE, as they have for many years been an excellent Northwest audio company, offering quality and durable products. I have used countless VLZ mixers through the years, and currently combine an 802vlz4 into these speakers. The sound is pristine, and I expect will be utilized for a myriad of projects, sounds, textures, and styles.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          They Thump!!!!!

          By Fokball

          from South Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

            Bought these to use for stage monitors and use for rehearsals with just vocals going through them. Very powerful and clean sounding. The sound quality on these exceeded my expectations. For a small lightweight speaker these things just pound. I wouldn't be afraid to even use these as mains on small events on top of a pair of subs. You won't be disappointed with these speakers at all. For the price they can't be beat!!!!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Product Is Great

            By Reem

            from Brooklyn,NY

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

              Just Got The Thump.. Plays Really Nice & Loud The Only Problem I Have Is That It Clips A Little To Fast, Othef Than That Everything Is Perfect

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't Buy.. used 3 times.. now it's dead!

              By MC

              from Boca Raton, Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • No Pros.. doesnt work?!

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • no best uses.. used 3 times.. powers up no sound

              Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

              used 3 times but sat in the closet long enough for warranty to expire.
              now that I google for a fix I see many with the same problem.

               
              5.0

              excellent

              By Harry

              from Jacksonville,florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

                excellent product, great low end with equal mids and highs. very pleased with the performance of these speakers.very adjustable. was time to upgrade and I made the right choice. Mackie has a very good reputation and come highly recommended by others in the industry.

                 
                4.0

                Very Good for Keyboard monitor

                By scoop

                from Philly, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Events

                Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

                I bought one slightly used. So far mostly I use it at gigs as a Keyboard monitor. Good balance for piano sounds. Works well for Organ as well. Easy to transport. Just don't try to sit on it while you play the top gets hot and may overheat. I think its cooling fins are near the top. I played it indoors in the A/C on a hot summer day and almost had a problem. So don't stack any gear on top either not a god idea. Top needs to be ventilated to work well. That's why it work so well on a pole stand. Overall I am very pleased with quality of sound and portability. For its size and weight excellent.

                 
                5.0

                Great for Roland e-kit!

                By staurosjohn

                from Nottingham, Maryland

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

                  Picked this up to use with my Roland e-drum kit. I run thru our PA system, most of the time, but also use it 'stand-alone'... has pretty good power & low end.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good for vocal monitor

                  By Caution Blind Driver

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Mackie Thump12 1000W 12 Powered Loudspeaker:

                    We bought a Mackie 12" Thump powered speaker specifically to use as a vocal monitor for our drummer, who requires more volume than our passive monitors provide. I set the EQs as recommended for monitor use. The sound was very crisp and cut right through the stage clutter volume. The unit does not have as much power as I expected from a 1000 watt Class D, but it is enough for our purpose, which is specifically vocals only p.a. monitor.

                    The build quality seems to be first rate. It's a little bit awkward to carry, though. There are two molded handles on the sides, which is only useable if you pick it up with both hands and carry it chest high. Awkward. There is also a molded handle on the top, which is a more normal way to carry it, but it doesn't have any grip recess, so it might slip out of your hand. Also awkward. I tend to tuck the power cable in there, which is something designers should think of for all powered speakers - give us a place to stuff the power cable when transporting!

                    I have not tested this unit for use as a main speaker, or recorded music, but it's great for a compact, lightweight, easy to use vocal monitor, especially when space on stage is at a premium. We have only gigged once with it so far. But I think it's going to be a good unit - my only complaint is they could have made it easier to carry, but that's sure not a deal breaker.

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