A very versatile powered speaker
Mackie's Thump12BST powered PA speaker offers serious performance with a reasonable price tag. The Thump12BST uses a 1,000-watt amp to power its 12" woofer and a separate 300-watt amp to drive the 1.4" horn-loaded tweeter. The built-in time alignment and crossover circuitry result in maximum performance from the two drivers. To make sure the show will go on, Mackie incorporates a subsonic filter to protect against woofer over-excursion, a thermal shutdown and reset circuit, and independent limiters for the high- and low-frequency amplifiers, so you can't push your drivers too far.
Connect and control
The Thump12BST features a 3-channel input mixer — 2 combo XLR/TRS inputs plus a stereo Bluetooth input for wireless streaming from a compatible device. The analog inputs feature Mackie's super-quiet Vita™ preamps with Wide-Z™ technology that allows them to handle microphone, instrument, and line-level signals. An XLR output provides the mixed signal so you can daisy-chain additional speakers for larger events.
The Thump12BST lets you wirelessly stream music from your compatible device. You can also use your phone or tablet to adjust the settings and control your Thump12BST wirelessly using Mackie's Thump Connect™ app. In addition, you can use this Bluetooth connection to stream to and control a second Thump12BST up to 328 feet away.
Note: The 328-foot (100-meter) range works with your compatible device running Bluetooth 4.2 or later. The range of earlier-version Bluetooth devices will be shorter.
You can set the EQ contour of your Thump12BST for six different applications:
- Music — when playing back recordings
- Live — when reinforcing a band
- Speech — when reinforcing voice only
- Music with sub — when playing back recordings with a subwoofer, like the Mackie Thump 18S
- Live with sub — when reinforcing a band with a subwoofer, like the Mackie Thump 18S
- Stage Monitor — when used as a floor wedge
The Thump12BST's tough polypropylene cabinet includes four handles for portability, along with 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 Thump12BST continues Mackie's tradition of high performance, making it easy for you to get your Thump on.
Thump 12BST connection and control panel