Mackie's Thump12 powered speaker offers offers serious performance with a reasonable price tag. The Thump12 uses a 400-watt RMS amp to power its 12" woofer and a separate 100-watt amp to drive the 1" tweeter, while the built-in equalizer, time alignment, and crossover circuitry elicits maximum performance from the two drivers. To make sure you can't overdo it, Mackie incorporates a subsonic filter to protect against woofer over-excursion, a thermal shutdown and reset circuit, and independent compressors for the high- and low-frequency amps so you don't push your drivers over the limit.
Connect and control
The XLR input accepts the signal from your mixer output, or allows you to directly connect a microphone for a lecture or presentation. The XLR "Thru" output lets you daisy-chain additional Thump12 speakers for larger events. Mackie also includes a single level control for microphone and line level signals. You can also shape your sound with the included 3-band equalizer with its sweepable midrange control.
The Thump12 's tough polypropylene cabinet includes three handles for portability and a perforated metal grille to protect the speaker. Using the included pole insert, you can mount this Thump speaker on a tripod stand or on a speaker pole mounted over a powered sub. Its angled design even lets you use it as a floor monitor in a live performance. And whatever your application, the Thump12 continues Mackie's tradition of high performance, making it easy for you to get your Thump on.