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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 acc...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pro features and sound at an easy price!

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)
SPECIFICATIONS

TH-15A Thump 15" Powered Speaker

  • 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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4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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Surprisingly Good

They look great, I wouldn't hesitate to use them at a formal event. The handles are plastic (but remember, plastic can be stronger than steel), they are very sturdy and handle the...Read complete review

They look great, I wouldn't hesitate to use them at a formal event. The handles are plastic (but remember, plastic can be stronger than steel), they are very sturdy and handle the weight of these speakers with no problems. Placement of the EQ knobs on the back is not the best for rough handling, but it?s not an issue if you buy protective cases (you can find them on Ebay). Setup is easy, I placed them on stands, connected them to my mixer with XLR cables and turned them on. NO HISS whatsoever, which is more than I can say for JBL Eon G2. There is some white noise from the HF driver at VERY LOW volume levels, but that completely disappears at moderate levels and higher (don?t buy these if you plan to use them for romantic candlelight dinner). The quality of the sound is better than Behringer B212A and JBL Eon G2 speakers. Better low end, and less harsh, very smooth/consistent frequency response, you will not be disappointed. For the price, these are amazing. Unless you can afford Mackie or QSC, these are your best bet.

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Not Impressed

First impressions opening the box, I was afraid the handle on the top of the speaker was going to break pulling it out of the box. Had the speaker not been so light it...Read complete review

First impressions opening the box, I was afraid the handle on the top of the speaker was going to break pulling it out of the box. Had the speaker not been so light it would have. It felt cheap. The speaker is comparable in size the the srm450 but much lighter and much cheaper feeling. Though the eq has sweeping mids, and a bypass button the controls feel cheap and they stick out risking them being broken while moving them around. When I turned them on there was an audible hiss. Was able to remove some of it by backing down the volume on the speaker. But one of the two I purchased makes a static noise (though barely audible). The saving grace of this speaker is that I was suprised at the quality of the lower freqs. The overall sound coming from the speakers was suprisingly good. I hope they last, but my thinking is that I will have to take extra special care of these if I hope to get any longevity from them.

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4.0

sound man

By HODGD

from Decatur,IL

I have 2 of them. They sound good,but need more power! I'f turned up they pop, and turn off for a sec. When the clip light comes on turn it down or lose your sound.

 
5.0

Surprisingly Good

By DJ Roma

from Undisclosed

They look great, I wouldn't hesitate to use them at a formal event. The handles are plastic (but remember, plastic can be stronger than steel), they are very sturdy and handle the weight of these speakers with no problems. Placement of the EQ knobs on the back is not the best for rough handling, but it?s not an issue if you buy protective cases (you can find them on Ebay). Setup is easy, I placed them on stands, connected them to my mixer with XLR cables and turned them on. NO HISS whatsoever, which is more than I can say for JBL Eon G2. There is some white noise from the HF driver at VERY LOW volume levels, but that completely disappears at moderate levels and higher (don?t buy these if you plan to use them for romantic candlelight dinner). The quality of the sound is better than Behringer B212A and JBL Eon G2 speakers. Better low end, and less harsh, very smooth/consistent frequency response, you will not be disappointed. For the price, these are amazing. Unless you can afford Mackie or QSC, these are your best bet.

 
5.0

Good Little Speakers

By musicdude69

from Alberta

These speakers have been great. I bought mine 2 and a half years ago and they put out what I was Lookin for. After the third or fourth event, The pair produced a hiss. This may have been because I pushed them to fill a school gym. The only problem I had was they werent big enough for the gigs I do now. Highly suggested as monitors and small dj rigs but other thaan that, dont expect to much from them.

 
5.0

very surprised

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought these cause I was tired of luging round my mackie 1530's for smaller shows. Was looking and 450's and eon 2's but heard good reviews on these, and for the price, took a chance. First time using them was to help a DJ friend of mine that needed SR and I thought the gig was gonna be indoor bar at water park. Turns out gig was OUTSIDE covering pool deck at water park. With subs and eq-ing the lows out, these things sounded great and projected well. Very happy so far for their sound quality and volume which I was nervous about with low power rating. I would highly suggest these.

 
5.0

Tapco TH-15A thump

By sotoman

from Ore.

I purchased a pair of these and used them outdoors a few times this summer, they worked excellent!I wasnt sure at first since they're inexpensive and super light... I highly recommend for the money.

 
4.0

Okay for the Money

By CookevilleDJ.com

from Cookeville TN

The pair I have produce a "hiss" with no signal input and their level set in the middle detent.No matter what conditioner etc I filter the ac power with the hiss is there.The clip light will add to your light show at only moderat volume levels. For the money they are GREAT. Just don't expect them to be the same quality as speakers that cost double the dollars. Also I bought a pair of the Gator Roll Bags that Gater claims will accomedate the Thump15a.Sure they fit like a glove. A glove 2 sizes to small. You can get them in the Gator Bags just don't expect it to be easy.

 
5.0

Suprised

By singer502

from Columbus Ga.

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality and sound that came out of these speakers. I bought them to use as a house PA in a very small venue. I am using 2 of them for mains and 1 for a stage monitor with one 18 in. sub. This is way more than I need in this club. I would recommend these two any band or club that is looking for a great quality PA at an affordable price. You can?t beat it.

 
5.0

reasonable price and great!

By susan-YsxE0

from ruidoso new mexico

I have had this monitor for about 3 months and it works great sounds excellent and gets the job done. Great value for the money.

 
5.0

you shouldn't pass these up

By esp

from kansas city

As with any new product coming out it's always a gamble on what you will get, but as the speakers say "designed by Mackie" it definitly shows. The high and lows are perfectly balanced without the need for the eq on back. It's nice to have though when you want a little more. Vocals come through these things perfectly with the right amount of everything. The only downfall I can see people might have is the fact that it doesn't have 1/4in. jacks only XLR, but anyone serious wouldn't be using them anyway.

 
5.0

Tapco TH-15A

By Keystone Cowboy910

from NC(displaced yankee)

Wow!!This thing does thump.And sings,too.I'm amazed at it's range.I've been gigging for 40+years using Peavey equipt.almost exclusively.Although I have no plans to abandon Peavey,these bad boys will be sharing the stage.They can be used as mains,monitors,subs.(in a small venue)or even as a backup bass,keyboard or guitar amp.The only improvement would be addition of 1/4''jacks.

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