Mackie Thump12A Powered PA Speaker 12″ – 1300W (Discontinued)

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Gearank Recommendation

The Thump12A appeared on our recommended list for Powered Stage Monitors from October 2020 until March 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other speakers.


Generally speaking, stage monitors do not require as much low-end as FOH.

Still, there are particular instruments and musical styles that require a bit more bass in their monitors, and this is where the Thump 12A comes in with Mackie’s proprietary Dynamic Bass Response technology – that allows their speakers to have a bit more low-end than what others have to offer.

At 1,300 Watts, and with a 12″ woofer, the Thump 12A has more than enough volume for handling FOH, let alone stage monitoring duties.

It has a 2-channel mixer with Vita preamps that can handle various sound sources from mics, to instruments to line level signals, thanks to its Wide-Z input technology.

Other features include 4 speaker modes including one for stage monitoring, and it comes with built-in projection and thermal limiters.

If bass response in a stage monitor is important to you, then the Mackie Thump12A will fit you nicely.


  • LF Driver: 12″
  • HF Driver: 1.4″
  • Power Rating (RMS): Not Specified
  • Power Rating (Peak): 1300W
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz-23kHz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 126 dB
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ Combo
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (Mix out)
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge
  • Weight: 29.1 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guide to The Best Stage Monitors.

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