Mackie has launched the all-new Thump Series Powered Loudspeakers. The new supercharged Thump Series delivers over twice the power of the originals, boasting 1000W of power per speaker. Mackie says that the full-range Thump12 and Thump15 improve upon the proven chest-pounding low end legacy of Thump loved by DJs and musicians, while the new companion Thump18S subwoofer is sure to please anyone looking for hard-hitting low end for their PA system.
Greg Young, Mackie Product Manager, told us, "Thump users are amazing... and amazingly vocal. We've heard you loud and clear. You love the unmatched bass of Thump, but want more power to reach even more people. With the new Thump, you get more power and a substantial increase in bass performance at the same extremely affordable price. Building an extremely high-output Mackie system that delivers the professional sound you want has never been more affordable. With the new Thump loudspeakers you get incredible sound for the money. With the massive increase in power and bass response plus the all-new subwoofer, you can Thump more than ever."
Here's how Mackie describes the new products...
Designed by the world's leader in portable live sound, Mackie Thump Powered Loudspeakers deliver class-leading, chest-thumping low end with 1000+ watts of power, providing a high-output, highly-affordable PA solution. hump delivers total system optimization including precision crossovers, transducer time alignment and a unique 3-band EQ with a sweepable mid. With flexible mounting options, combo mic/line inputs and a great wedge angle, Thump full-range loudspeakers provide the application flexibility users demand in an extremely lightweight and portable design.
The new Thump18S 18 inch Powered Subwoofer is a 1200W, professional band-pass design, known for delivering high-output, room-filling bass that is deep and rich. There's ample system protection in place and a wide range of I/O that makes system integration easy. The Thump18S is designed to perfectly match with Thump top boxes, but delivers high-output, chest-thumping low end perfect for any sound system.
Pricing and Availability:
The Mackie Thump Series will be available globally Q2, 2014. The Thump12 will have a U.S. MSRP of $389.99. The Thump15 will have a U.S. MSRP of $469.99. The Thump18S will have a U.S. MSRP of $879.99
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