Mackie announces the launch of its completely redesigned Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers (all prices are MSRP): the 12″ Thump12A ($419.99), 15″ Thump15A ($489.99), 12″ Thump12BST ($559.99), 15″ Thump15BST ($699.99), and 18″ Thump18S ($879.99). The new speakers will be available beginning in September.
The new Thump Series promises power and reliability, and includes built-in mixers and speaker modes. New Thump Series features include two Thump Boosted models, the 12″ Thump12BST and 15″ Thump15BST, which are equipped with digital mixers, wireless control, streaming, and linking capabilities.
The Thump Series is outfitted with custom-designed, high-output woofers and 1.4″ titanium dome compression drivers, plus a new amplifier design with Dynamic Bass Response technology and next-generation system protection.
The 1,300W Thump12A and Thump15A feature a built-in 2-channel mixer equipped with Vita preamps and Wide-Z technology that can handle mikes, instruments, and line-level signals with no need for additional equipment or adjustments. Four application-specific speaker modes let you optimize the system for your needs at the push of a button.
The Thump12BST and Thump15BST models are Thump Boosted Advanced Powered Loudspeakers with advanced DSP, wireless control, linking, and streaming. They include a built-in 3-channel digital mixer that features two digitally controlled Vita+ preamps with Wide-Z technology, 3-band EQ per channel with variable high-pass filters on Vita+ inputs, and six speaker modes. For convenient control and visibility, the back panel features a crystal clear, high-resolution color display showing channel metering, levels, EQ, and more.
Users can pair a Bluetooth enabled device to a Thump Boosted speaker and stream music directly to a Thump system. In addition to back panel control, Thump Boosted offers complete wireless control using the Thump Connect app available for iOS and Android devices. It provides access to levels, EQ, meters, and configuration. Users can also save three memory presets to streamline setup for a gig.
Utilizing the latest Bluetooth technology, Thump Boosted loudspeakers can wirelessly link directly to each other at up to 100 meters for music streaming applications plus give you wireless control over the entire system via the Thump Connect app. With options for stereo or dual-zone system configuration, Thump Boosted is said to be a flexible music playback system that can be set up and running within minutes.
For more information, visit www.mackie.com/products/thump.