Mackie Thump Series TH-12A 12" 2-Way Active Powered DJ Loudspeaker
Designed by the same team that produced the best-selling Mackie SRM450v2, the Mackie Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers deliver deep low-end and real power in a lightweight design that is extremely portable. Class-D Fast Recovery™ amplification pushes unmatched power to the high-frequency compression driver and bass-pounding high-output woofer. Plus, Mackie Active processing, including a precision crossover and driver time-alignment provides total optimization for maximum system efficiency. Versatile by design, Thump loudspeakers feature a user-adjustable 3-band EQ for tone control and, since they can be pole-mounted or used as a wedge, the Thump Series loudspeakers represent the best value available for a complete stage solution.
Sure, Thump loudspeakers have a built-in power amp—in fact, each have two of them. Our Class-D Fast Recovery™ low-frequency amp drives the woofer more efficiently with less heat byproduct than other speakers. But so much more goes into a Mackie loudspeaker design than just amplifiers.Mackie Active technology (based on the popular SRMv2 Series) divides the frequencies via a precision 2-way crossover and also time aligns the signals so low-frequency and high-frequency signals arrive in sync to every member of your audience. Active compression provides a first line of defense for the drivers and thermal circuitry protects the amplifiers and power supply should things get too hot. All the onboard electronic systems work together dynamically to produce superior quality sound previously unavailable in this price range.
For most people, portability is paramount. That’s why Thump loudspeakers are ultra-compact and lightweight, especially the TH-12A which is less than two feet tall and weighs in just over 25lbs. And regardless of application, there’s a right Thump for the job. Both deliver unmatched low end, that’s why they are Thumps. But, if you are a DJ and really need to bump, the TH-15A’s large woofer is the perfect choice. For vocal-only scenarios and applications with acoustic instruments that require superior midrange, the TH-12A shines.
Not only are Thump loudspeakers superb PA enclosures, they also make a superior monitor wedge—just lay the cabinet on its side and turn it up. The compact, lightweight design means zero strain, whether mounting it on a high pole or loading up the van. Ultra-wide frequency response makes them ideal as a keyboard, vocal or even bass guitar monitor. Thump loudspeakers have incredibly smooth response and dispersion over a wide range of frequencies, so you can crank ‘em up and they still sound smooth and never harsh.
Thump Series powered loudspeakers put out a tremendous amount of sound for their size and price tag. The 2-way ported design generates ample quantities of chest-pounding bass, and their 1" compression driver ensures smooth, wide dispersion. We even inserted 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 (low shelf), 100Hz to 8kHz (sweepable mids) and 12kHz (high shelf). With their extremely versatile EQ, you can add some extra thump to that kick drum, bring out the sizzle in your hi-hats, add pop to vocals or correct acoustic anomalies in the room.
Because we know you demand the most from your speakers, Mackie added some extra circuitry to keep your Thump loudspeakers performing at their best, even when pushed really hard for long periods of time. 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. This means you can hit them hard without fear of thermal damage. Mackie knows 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. These safeguards ensure long life and great-sounding loudspeakers you can always count on.
400W of ultra-efficient Fast Recovery amplificationLF 300W peak power (Class-D) HF 100W peak power (Class A/B)
High-output transducers 12" or 15" high-precision woofer1" compression driver
Mackie Active electronics provide total system optimization Precision 2-way crossoverTransducer time-alignment
User-adjustable 3-band contour EQ with sweepable mid-frequency
Mic/Line input for direct connection of single microphone
Tough, impact-resistant polypropylene enclosure
Pole-mountable and floor wedge-able
Frequency Range (–10 dB): 57 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response (–3 dB): 70 Hz – 18.5 kHz
Horizontal Coverage Angle: 90°
Vertical Coverage Angle: 60°
Maximum SPL Long-Term: Maximum SPL Peak: 112 dB SPL @ 1m 115 dB SPL @ 1m
Input Type: Female XLR Balanced / Unbalanced
Input Impedance: 20 kbalanced bridging; 10 k 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)
Low Frequency: 12 in / 381 mm with steel frame, paper cone woofer
High Frequency: Horn-loaded 1 in / 25 mm exit compression driver
Low Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power:150 watts, 8 ohm load300 watts peak
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 load100 watts peak
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > –97 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted, referenced to 50 watts into 4 ohms
Design: Class AB
Crossover Type: 24 dB/octave
Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
Low Frequency EQ: ±15 dB @ 80 Hz, shelving
Mid Frequency EQ: ±15 dB, bandpass, sweepable from100 Hz to 8 kHzHigh Frequency EQ: ±15 dB @ 12 kHz, shelving
Direct/EQ Switch: Bypasses EQ section
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
US: 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 320 watts
EU, CN: 200 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 320 watts
AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 20 A male
Basic Design: Asymmetrical Trapezoidal
Handles: One on each side, one on top
Grille: Perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
Display LEDsFront: Power ONRear: Power ON, OL (overload)
0° – 40° C (32 ° – 104° F)
Physical Dimensions and Weight
Height: 23.5 in / 596 mm
Width: 14.5 in / 367 mm
Depth: 12.4 in / 314 mm
Weight: 25.5 lb / 11.6 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-12A.