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Mackie announces redesigned Thump range

Mackie has replaced its entire Thump range of top selling speaker enclosures with redesigned models. Announced today, the new Thump Series – Thump12A, Thump15A, Thump12BST, Thump15BST and Thump18S are claimed to deliver more power and reliability and offer enhanced features.
Totally new for the Thump Series are two Thump Boosted models, the 12″ Thump12BST and 15″ Thump15BST. Equipped with digital mixers, wireless control, streaming, and linking capabilities, Mackie says Thump Boosted offers more versatility and configuration options than ever before at an affordable price.
‘Redesigned from the ground up, the new Thump Series speakers are our most flexible and powerful Thumps ever,’ says 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 1300W Thump12A and Thump15A feature a built-in 2-channel mixer equipped with Vita pre-amps 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, you can optimize the system for your needs at the push of a button,’ Mackie claims.
The ‘Thump Boosted’ Thump12BST and Thump15BST models offer DSP, 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 high-resolution color display showing channel metering, levels, EQ, and more.
‘With Thump Boosted, it is easier than ever to get your music heard. Just pair your Bluetooth enabled device to a Thump Boosted speaker and stream music directly to your Thump system. In addition to back panel control, Thump Boosted gives you complete wireless control over everything using the Thump Connect app available for iOS and Android devices. Quickly access levels, EQ, meters, and configuration. You can even save three memory presets to streamline setup at your next gig,’ Mackie says.
Thump Boosted loudspeakers can wirelessly link directly to each other via Bluetooth at up to 100 metres for music streaming applications and give wireless control over the entire system via the Thump Connect app.
“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.”


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