Mackie has redesigned its Thump Series of active loudspeakers, introducing five new models: Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump 15BST, and Thump 18S.
Living up to the name, the Thump Series is equipped with high-output woofers and 1.4-inch titanium dome compression drivers plus an all-new ultra-efficient amplifier design with Dynamic Bass Response technology for plenty of power on tap.
The 1300W Thump12A and Thump15A feature a two-channel mixer equipped with Vita preamps and Wide-Z technology that can handle mics, instruments and line level signals. Four application-specific speaker modes let you optimise the system for your needs at the push of a button.
The ‘boosted’ BST models are more than just a horn and woofer, offering wireless control, streaming, linking capabilities, and onboard three-channel digital mixers with DSP. App control comes by way of the Thump Connect app, utilising Bluetooth to wirelessly link loudspeakers to each other so you can control the entire system from a smartphone or tablet. Options for stereo or dual-zone configuration are included.
“Advanced DSP and wireless control in a PA system is now more attainable than ever with the new Thump series,” says Boudreau, “Combined with the rock-solid amplifier design, acoustic tuning, and gig-friendly hardware, Thump Boosted is a huge leap in versatility and capability in an ultra-affordable powered loudspeaker system.”