Mackie has announced a redesign and expansion of its Thump Series of powered loudspeakers, including updates to the standard Thump and new ThumpXT that all offer new cabinets as well as more power and optimization options.
“Since its debut, the Thump Series has been a staple of the gigging DJ’s toolkit everywhere, but in true Mackie fashion, the team is always finding ways to take Thump to a new level of performance,” says Matt Redmon, director of product marketing at Mackie. “We’ve re-designed Thump from the ground up, giving musicians and venues the best in both quality, experience, and affordability. For weddings, clubs, patio performances, and everything in between — his is honestly the most powerful, best-sounding, and fullest featured generation of Thump that Mackie has ever produced.”
The loudspeakers are powered by onboard class D amplifiers stated as providing up to 1400 watts, with maximum SPL stated as 128 dB and frequency response of 47 Hz — 20 kHz. Both Thump and ThumpXT options offer a built-in feedback eliminator in addition to a music ducking mode.
The new ThumpXT tacks on extra capabilities with venue-specific voicing modes and supplementary controls via the Thump Connect 2 app. Users can access system EQ, levels, mutes, voicing modes and more, then link the loudspeakers together for Bluetooth wireless streaming and control. The series utilizes dual TRS/XLR inputs and a stereo 1/8-inch aux input.
Meanwhile, the new Thump Series compact subwoofers (Thump115S and Thump118S) are stated to have 33 Hz — 200 Hz frequency response and SPL up to 133 dB.
Thump and ThumpXT powered loudspeakers and Thump powered subwoofers are sold at Mackie.com and at participating retailers with an MAP of $399.99 (Thump212), $499.99 (Thump215), $449.99 (Thump212XT), $499.99 (Thump215XT), 749.99 (Thump115S), and $849.99 (Thump118S).