Atlantic City, NJ (August 14, 2017)—Mackie has announced its completely redesigned Thump Series of Powered Loudspeakers, including the updated models Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump15BST and Thump18S. The series’ two new models—the “Thump Boosted” 12-inch Thump12BST and 15-inch Thump15BST—specifically offer three-channel digital mixers with digitally-controlled Vita+ preamps; three-band EQ per channel with variable HPF on Vita+ inputs; six speaker modes; wireless control; streaming and linking; rear panel high-resolution color display; and more.
Key features of the relaunched Thump Series include high-output woofers, 1.4-inch titanium dome compression drivers, a new amplifier design with proprietary Dynamic Bass Response technology, and next-generation system protection. Specifically, the 1300-watt Thump12A and Thump15A now feature a built-in two-channel mixer equipped with Mackie’s Vita+ preamps and Wide-Z technology to handle mics, instruments and/or line level signals as well as four new application-specific speaker modes.
Offering Bluetooth-enabled streaming and control, the “Thump Boosted” Thump12BST and Thump15BST models allow the Thump Connect app (iOS and Android OS) to access levels, EQ, meters, and configuration settings, offering three memory presets, too. Thump Boosted loudspeakers can wirelessly link directly to each other at up to 100 meters for music streaming applications and wireless control, providing both stereo or dual-zone system configurations.
The Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump15BST, and Thump18S (priced at $419.99, $489.99, $559.99, $699.99 and $879.99 MSRP, respectively) will begin shipping in September 2017.