Redesigned Mackie Thump Series Introduces Bluetooth Features for Portable PA Applications

August 14 2017, 04:00
Mackie, a LOUD Technologies brand, launched the completely redesigned Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers, now with five models. The new Thump Series delivers more power and configuration options than ever before at an affordable price, plus a host of convenient features like advanced digital mixers, speaker modes and much more. Totally new for the Thump Series are two Thump Boosted models, the 12" Thump12BST and 15" Thump15BST featuring wireless Bluetooth control, streaming, and linking capabilities.

"Redesigned from the ground up, the new Thump Series speakers are our most flexible and powerful Thumps ever," remarks John Boudreau, Mackie VP of Product Management. "With a choice of four full-range models, plus a companion subwoofer, it has never been easier to choose a Thump system that fits your needs and budget perfectly."

The Thump Series is equipped with custom-designed, high-output woofers and 1.4" titanium dome compression drivers plus an all-new ultra-efficient amplifier design with Dynamic Bass Response technology and next-generation system protection. The 1300W Thump12A and Thump15A feature a built-in 2-channel mixer equipped with Vita preamps and Wide-Z technology that can easily handle mics, instruments and line level signals without any additional equipment or adjustments. Plus, with four application-specific speaker modes, users can optimize the system for your needs at the push of a button.
The new Thump Boosted Advanced Powered Loudspeakers take the series to a whole new level of versatility and control with the Thump12BST and Thump15BST models with advanced DSP, Bluetooth 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.

With the two Thump Boosted models, users are able to pair Bluetooth enabled devices and stream music directly. In addition to back panel control, the speakers allow complete wireless control using the Thump Connect app available for iOS and Android devices. The apps allow quick access to levels, EQ, meters, and configuration, and feature three memory presets to streamline setups.

Featuring 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 users wireless control over the entire system via the Thump Connect app. With options for stereo or dual-zone system configuration, Thump Boosted is an incredibly flexible music playback system that is up and running in minutes.

"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."
The Mackie Thump Series includes the 12" Thump12A, 15" Thump15A, 12" Thump12BST, 15" Thump15BST, and the 18" Thump18S and will be available beginning in September 2017. Sold individually, the US MSRP pricing is $419.99 for the Thump12A, $489.99 for the Thump15A, $559.99 for the Thump12BST, $699.99 for the Thump15BST, and $879.99 for the Thump18S. |
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