Mackie Thump TH-15A 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker
|Price:||$349.99 + $89.95 shipping|
- • 400W of ultra-efficient Class-D Fast RecoveryTM amplification o LF 300W peak power (150W RMS) o HF 100W peak power (50W RMS)
- • High-output transducers o 15" high-precision woofer o 1" compression driver
- • Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization o Precision 2-way crossover o Transducer time-alignment
- • User-adjustable 3-band contour EQ with sweepable mid-frequency
- • Extremely lightweight and portable (36 lbs)
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The Mackie is actually a bit lighter than my much smaller Behringer speakers. So far I am very pleased. A few weeks ago we played a very large room going 50/50 with a DJ who also used our system. We were playing for several hundred people (300-400). The Mackies worked great. No break up or distortion and I was pleased that I never had to turn them up more than half way. Great purchase at a great price.
(FYI Note: One reviewer wrote that "Mackie bought Tapco". Tapco stands for Technical Audio Products Company a company which was founded by Greg Mackie in 1969. In 1977 he left Tapco after selling TAPCO Corp. to Electro Voice. Mackie started another company called Audio Control that only lasted a few years. Greg Mackie started Mackie Designs in 1988. By 2003 Mackie also started making mixers under the old TAPCO name once again. The first mixer in 2003, was the Tapco 6306 which actually came out as "Tapco by Mackie". The bottom line is Mackie didn't buy Tapco (the name was no longer in use), Greg Mackie just started using his old company's name on some modals made by Mackie Corp.Read more ›
But inevitably for their price point, there is a limitation. The TH15A is not well suited for high-volume applications - they will not comfortably go very loud. The relevant specs bear this out (Amplifier peak power - 300W below crossover and 100W above it; Sustained SPL - high of 118db). I actually give Mackie credit for being honest and accurate with their specs compared to so many manufacturers, especially those producing the less expensive products, where the claimed figures so often stretch credibility. Using my pair of TH15As for a gig on a fair-sized cruise boat the other night, playing lively background music for about 200 people on the bow, they were sounding great but then the overload lights started to flash at a level that I would describe as 'just about getting to party volume'.
If you plan to use it only where it can perform comfortably, the Mackie TH15A will do you proud - at a very attractive price.
Clients always love the sound quality. Now for my back they are great too. 32 pounds is music to my back and it will be to yours too. DJs have to be able to go places with gear, sometimes hard to get to places.
I have exceptional hearing which at concerts is a curse because the volume levels and distortion at nearly every concert I have ever been to are painful to my ears. The Mackies give you bass you can feel without the necessity to drive them to ear piercing volume levels.
If you are really rich, playing really huge venues, or really deaf you need a very loud speaker like the 1000 watt $1000 + QSC K series speakers. The Mackies are a much better value!!! They have unbelievable bass at up to pretty loud levels. I used four Mackie thumps at an outdoor event in Trinity park in Fort Worth for a Charity walk with about 1500 people in attendance and they sounded fine, clear and strong enough for moderate music levels for these folks furthest away at about 100 yards. Up close the music is loud enough for those that want to dance etc. If you are a band wanting to play really loud for a group of 500 or more folks you need more power. But for my needs the Mackies are the perfect tool for the job.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
these clip very easy i would go for the new model of the mackie thump 15Published 12 months ago by Marco
I love the sound and durability. For some reason mine get hot. Does anyone else have this problem?Published 13 months ago by Tony pompilio
I bought mine as refurbs, and I have to say, these are the ABSOLUTE BEST speaker value on the market. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Sarah Bella
I use 6 of these along with two powered subs every week for around 14 hrs/week. I have replaced three circuit boards because of overload. Read morePublished on May 28, 2014 by Gino Cunningham
this is my 3rd set of these speakers. Very lightweight, good clarity and nice sound. Only wish they came with covers.Published on March 10, 2014 by harleysmama
Perfect. Used them for two parties, rocked the parties. I didn't even bring a sub-woofer and they still rocked and got everybody dancing. Perfect for house parties. Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by Branden
They work fine. I use these as a back up for my JBL EON's. they don't have as much power as the eons, but hey, for the price they're pretty dang good! Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Sam
Sound great. We use them for our Southern Gospel Quartet. The only thing I notice is a slight high freq noise if turning the high freq EQ up. Very very slight noise though. Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by JTawney73