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Thump12 • Thump15
1000W Powered Loudspeakers
OWNER’S MANUAL
Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Important Safety Instructions
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Read these instructions. Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance
with the manufacturer’s instructions.
8. Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves,
or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding-type plug.
A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type
plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong
are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet,
consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10.Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11.Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12.Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified PORTABLE CART
WARNING
by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a
cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus
combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13.Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14.Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is
required when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply
cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the
apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate
normally, or has been dropped.
15.This apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing, and no object filled
with liquids, such as vases or beer glasses, shall be placed on the apparatus.
16.Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire
or electric shock.
17.This apparatus has been designed with Class-I construction and must be
connected to a mains socket outlet with a protective earthing connection
(the third grounding prong).
18.This apparatus has been equipped with a rocker-style AC mains power switch. This
switch is located on the rear panel and should remain readily accessible to the user.
19.The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler is used as the disconnect device,
so the disconnect device shall remain readily operable.
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK! DO NOT OPEN!
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT
REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within
an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user
to the prescence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage”
within the product’s enclosure, that may be of significant
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
20. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by
LOUD Technologies Inc. could void the user's authority to operate the equipment
under FCC rules.
21.This apparatus does not exceed the Class A/Class B (whichever is applicable)
limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio
interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
ATTENTION — Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant las limites applicables aux appareils numériques de class A/de class B
(selon le cas) prescrites dans le réglement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté
par les ministere des communications du Canada.
22.Exposure to extremely high noise levels may cause permanent hearing loss.
Individuals vary considerably in susceptibility to noise-induced hearing loss, but
nearly everyone will lose some hearing if exposed to sufficiently intense noise
for a period of time. The U.S. Government’s Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has specified the permissible noise level exposures shown
in the following chart.
According to OSHA, any exposure in excess of these permissible limits could result
in some hearing loss. To ensure against potentially dangerous exposure to high
sound pressure levels, it is recommended that all persons exposed to equipment
capable of producing high sound pressure levels use hearing protectors while the
equipment is in operation. Ear plugs or protectors in the ear canals or over the
ears must be worn when operating the equipment in order to prevent permanent
hearing loss if exposure is in excess of the limits set forth here:
Duration,
per day in
hours
8
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.5
0.25 or less
Sound Level dBA,
Slow Response
Typical Example
90
92
95
97
100
102
105
110
115
Duo in small club
Subway Train
Very loud classical music
Greg screaming at Troy about deadlines
Loudest parts at a rock concert
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user of the prescence of important
operating and maintaining (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
WARNING — To reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
CAUTION — To prevent electric shock hazard, do not
connect to mains power supply while grille is removed.
Laite on liitettävä suojakoskettimilla varustettuun pistorasiaan.
Apparatet må tilkoples jordet stikkontakt.
Apparaten skall anslutas till jordat uttag.
Correct disposal of this product: This symbol indicates that this product should not be disposed of with your household
waste, according to the WEEE directive (2012/19/EU) and your national law. This product should be handed over to
an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Improper handling of this type
of waste could have a possible negative impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances
that are generally associated with EEE. At the same time, your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will
contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, waste authority, or your household waste disposal service.
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Important Safety Instructions................................... 2
Contents.................................................................. 3
Features.................................................................. 3
Introduction............................................................. 4
How To Use This Manual.......................................... 4
Getting Started........................................................ 4
Things To Remember................................................. 4
Hookup Diagrams..................................................... 5
Thump12 / Thump15: Rear Panel Features................ 9
1. Power Connection.......................................... 9
2. Power Switch................................................ 9
2. Power LED..................................................... 9
4. XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs........................... 9
5. Thru Output................................................. 10
6. Level Knob / OL LED.................................... 10
7. Low EQ....................................................... 11
8. Mid EQ........................................................ 11
9. Mid Freq..................................................... 11
10. Hi EQ........................................................ 11
Final Thoughts....................................................... 11
Placement.............................................................. 11
Care and Maintenance............................................ 11
Protection Circuitry................................................ 12
Limiting........................................................... 12
Overexcursion Protection................................. 12
Thermal Protection........................................... 12
AC Power.............................................................. 12
Appendix A: Service Information............................. 13
Appendix B: Connections ........................................ 14
Appendix C: Technical Information........................... 15
Thump12 / Thump15 Dimensions...................... 16
Thump12 / Thump15 Frequency Response......... 17
Thump12 / Thump15 Block Diagram................. 18
Features
• 1000W Total System Power
• Gig-ready, high-output design
• Ultra-efficient Class-D amplification
•
Class-leading, Chest-thumping Low End
• 12" high-output woofer [Thump12]
• 15" high-output woofer [Thump15]
• 1.4" Titanium dome compression driver
• Dynamic bass response delivers amazing
lows at all volumes
Owner’s Manual
Contents
• Total System Optimization
• Precision 2-way crossover
• Transducer time alignment
• System protection / limiting
• Application Flexible
• 3-band EQ with sweepable mid to dial
in the perfect sound
• Mic/line input allows direct connection
of microphone
• Flexible mounting options including tripod and pole-mounting
• Angled design perfect for use as a stage monitor
•
Lightweight and Portable
• Rugged polypropylene construction
designed for heavy use
• 29.0 lb / 13.2 kg [Thump12]
• 33.2 lb / 15.1 kg [Thump15]
Please write the serial numbers here for future
reference (i.e., insurance claims, tech support,
return authorization, make dad proud, etc.)
Purchased at:
Limited Warranty................................................... 19
Date of purchase:
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Owner’s Manual
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Introduction
Getting Started
Only Thump Powered Loudspeakers deliver the
class-leading, chest-thumping low end you deserve.
Each Thump loudspeaker delivers 1000 watts of power,
providing the high-output you need in a package that’s
tough, lightweight and portable.
The following steps will help you set up the loudspeakers quickly.
Designed by the world’s leader in portable live sound,
Thump loudspeakers offer a 3-band EQ for dialing in
the ideal sound. And with a rugged enclosure and robust
system protection, you’re more than ready for the next
gig.
Delivering real-world power levels, application
flexibility and class-leading bass response, you can be
confident that Thump loudspeakers offers the best
performance for your money.
1. Make all initial connections with the power
switches OFF on all equipment. Make sure the master
volume, level and gain controls are all the way down.
2. If using a subwoofer, connect the outputs from
the mixing console (or other signal source) to the
inputs on the rear panel of the subwoofer, then connect
the high pass outputs from the subwoofer to the inputs
of the loudspeakers. Make sure the subwoofer’s gain
knob is set to “U” (unity gain).
3. If not using a subwoofer, connect the outputs
from the mixing console (or other signal source)
to the inputs on the rear panel of the loudspeakers.
4. Make sure the loudspeaker’s level knob is set
to “U” (unity gain).
5. Push the line cord securely into the subwoofer’s/
loudspeaker’s IEC connectors and plug the other ends
into grounded AC outlets. The subwoofer/loudspeaker
may accept the appropriate voltage as indicated near
the IEC connector.
6. Turn the mixer (or other signal source) on.
7. Turn the subwoofer on.
8. Turn the loudspeakers on.
9. Start the signal source and raise the mixer’s
main L/R fader up to a comfortably loud listening level.
How to Use This Manual:
After this introduction, a getting started guide will
help you get things set up fast. The hookup diagrams
show some typical Thump12 and Thump15 setups,
including some that involve the Thump18S subwoofer.
This icon marks information that is critically
important or unique to the subwoofer. For
your own good, read and remember them.
Things to Remember:
• Never listen to loud music for prolonged periods. Please see the Safety Instructions on page 2 for information on hearing protection.
• As a general guide, the mixer (or other signal source) should be turned on first, subwoofers next, and Thump loudspeakers last. As such, the Thump loudspeakers should also be turned off first, followed by the subwoofers, then the mixer. This will reduce the possibility of any turn-on or turn-off thumps and other noises generated by any upstream equipment from coming out of the speakers.
• Save the shipping boxes and packing materials! You may need them someday. Besides, the cats will love playing in them and jumping out at you unexpectedly. Remember to pretend like you are surprised!
• Save your sales receipt in a safe place.
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Owner’s Manual
Hookup Diagrams
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
(UNBALANCED)
L
L
TAPE
IN
TAPE
OUT
R
R
1
LINE
HI-Z
2
3/4
5/6
(MONO)
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 2
LINE IN 3
INSERT
INSERT
LINE IN 4
U
U
IC GAIN
M
IC GAIN
M
LEVEL
SET
U
-20dB
+50
+30dB
GAIN
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
LOW
80Hz
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
-15 +15
AUX
U
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
AUX
U
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
AUX
U
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
FX
PAN
48V
PHANTOM
POWER
0
5
15
125
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
AUX
U
5
10
250
500
1K
2K
MAIN MIX
MON
4K
POWER
MAIN
METERS
0dB=0dBu
OL
15
10
6
3
0
2
4
7
10
20
30
USB
FX PRESETS
01 BRIGHT ROOM
02 WARM LOUNGE
03 SMALL STAGE
04 WARM THEATER
05 WARM HALL
06 CONCERT HALL
07 PLATE REVERB
08 CATHEDRAL
09 CHORUS
10 CHORUS + REV
11 DOUBLER
12 TAPE SLAP
13 DELAY 1 (300ms)
14 DELAY 2 (380ms)
15 DELAY 3 (480ms)
16 REVERB + DLY (250ms)
PAN
8K
EQ IN
BYPASS
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
AUX
PHONES
15
10
15
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
FOOTSWITCH
R
5
10
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
L
BAL /
UNBAL
MAIN OUT
0
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
BAL /
UNBAL
BAL /
UNBAL
FX SEND
15
10
5
GAIN
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
MON SEND
R
STEREO GRAPHIC EQ
-20 +20
LOW CUT
100Hz
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
PROFESSIONAL MIC/LINE MIXER WITH FX
L
ST RETURN
U
LEVEL
SET
+50
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
U
BAL /
UNBAL
R
LINE IN 8
C GAIN
MI
LEVEL
SET
+50
(MONO)
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 7
R
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
EQ
U
U
U
L
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 5
LINE IN 6
C GAIN
MI
LEVEL
SET
+50
+30dB
(MONO)
L
BAL /
UNBAL
R
U
-20dB
7/8
(MONO)
L
LINE/HI-Z IN 1
U
OO
+20
INPUT LEVEL
PRESETS
L
R
MUTE
BREAK
USB THRU
U
(MUTES ALL CHANNELS)
U
U
OL
L
R
L
L
R
MUTE
MUTE
OL
L
OO
OO
+15
OO
ST RTN
dB
10
OO
FX RTN
dB
10
MAIN
dB
10
dB
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
+20
TAPE LEVEL
MON
OL
7/8
dB
10
MAX
PHONES
FX TO MON
MUTE
OL
5/6
dB
10
+15
FX MASTER
MUTE
OL
3/4
dB
10
R
MUTE
OL
2
dB
10
L
R
MUTE
OL
1
dB
10
R
5
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
In this example, a ProFX8 mixer is connected directly to two Thump12 loudspeakers. It is the perfect
setup for a small club. Simply connect the L/R outputs of the ProFX8 mixer to the inputs of each
Thump12 loudspeaker.
MIC
MIC
MIC
MIC
(UNBALANCED)
L
L
TAPE
IN
TAPE
OUT
R
R
1
LINE
HI-Z
2
3/4
5/6
(MONO)
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 2
LINE IN 3
INSERT
INSERT
LINE IN 4
U
U
-20dB
U
IC GAIN
M
LEVEL
SET
U
-20dB
+50
+30dB
GAIN
LINE IN 5
+50
+30dB
HI
12kHz
HI
12kHz
+15
U
OO
+15
AUX
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
AUX
U
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
MON
OO
+15
U
OO
+15
FX
PAN
FX
PAN
48V
0
5
15
125
250
500
1K
2K
MAIN MIX
MON
4K
POWER
MAIN
METERS
0dB=0dBu
OL
15
10
6
3
0
2
4
7
10
20
30
USB
FX PRESETS
01 BRIGHT ROOM
02 WARM LOUNGE
03 SMALL STAGE
04 WARM THEATER
05 WARM HALL
06 CONCERT HALL
07 PLATE REVERB
08 CATHEDRAL
09 CHORUS
10 CHORUS + REV
11 DOUBLER
12 TAPE SLAP
13 DELAY 1 (300ms)
14 DELAY 2 (380ms)
15 DELAY 3 (480ms)
16 REVERB + DLY (250ms)
PAN
8K
EQ IN
BYPASS
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
PHANTOM
POWER
5
10
15
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
AUX
MON
OO
FX
PAN
HI
12kHz
10
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
U
PHONES
15
10
0
5
EQ
U
HI
12kHz
LOW
80Hz
FOOTSWITCH
R
MAIN OUT
5
GAIN
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
-20 +20
EQ
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
AUX
MON
+15
BAL /
UNBAL
FX SEND
STEREO GRAPHIC EQ
15
+50
U
HI
12kHz
LOW
80Hz
AUX
+15
U
OO
L
BAL /
UNBAL
MON SEND
R
ST RETURN
U
LEVEL
SET
BAL /
UNBAL
BAL /
UNBAL
R
LOW CUT
100Hz
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
PROFESSIONAL MIC/LINE MIXER WITH FX
L
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 8
GAIN
-15 +15
U
-15 +15
U
LOW
80Hz
-15 +15
U
EQ
U
MID
2.5kHz
-15 +15
U
OO
+50
LOW CUT
100 Hz
-15 +15
U
MID
2.5kHz
C GAIN
MI
GAIN
EQ
U
-15 +15
U
U
U
LOW CUT
100 Hz
EQ
LINE IN 7
R
LEVEL
SET
(MONO)
L
BAL /
UNBAL
LINE IN 6
10
GAIN
LOW CUT
100 Hz
U
C GAIN
MI
LEVEL
SET
(MONO)
L
BAL /
UNBAL
R
IC GAIN
M
7/8
(MONO)
L
LINE/HI-Z IN 1
U
OO
PRESETS
+20
INPUT LEVEL
L
R
MUTE
USB THRU
U
BREAK
(MUTES ALL CHANNELS)
U
U
OL
L
R
L
MUTE
L
R
MUTE
OL
dB
10
dB
10
R
L
MUTE
OL
1
dB
10
L
R
MUTE
OL
2
dB
10
R
OO
OL
5/6
dB
10
+15
FX MASTER
MUTE
OL
3/4
OO
+15
OO
dB
10
ST RTN
MAX
PHONES
FX TO MON
OO
dB
10
FX RTN
dB
10
MAIN
dB
10
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
U
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
+20
TAPE LEVEL
MON
MUTE
OL
7/8
5
U
5
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
30
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
40
50
60
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
OO
If you desire a little more boom, add a Thump18S subwoofer to the mix. Here, the L/R outputs of a
ProFX8 mixer are connected directly to the channel A and B inputs of a single Thump18S subwoofer.
The channel A and B high pass outputs of the Thump18S subwoofer are connected directly to the inputs
of each Thump12 loudspeaker.
Small Club System
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Hookup Diagrams continued...
MONITOR OUT
USB
R
2
L
Y X MIC PR
E
ON
BAL /UNBAL
1
Y X MIC PR
E
ON
BAL/UNBAL
Perhaps you’re a DJ playing bumpin’ tunes in the middle of the night to a crowd that’s groovin’ and dancin’ to your fine selection.
In this example, a laptop is connected to the channel 1 and 2 inputs of an Onyx Blackjack and a set of
headphones are connected to the phones jack.
The L/R monitor outputs of the Onyx Blackjack are connected directly to the channel A inputs of each
Thump18S subwoofer.
The channel A high pass output of each Thump18S subwoofer is connected directly to the input of each
Thump15 loudspeaker.
DJ System
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
To next
Thump
loudspeaker
input
To next
Thump
loudspeaker
input
Main
Outs
Owner’s Manual
Hookup Diagrams continued...
1402VLZ4 Mixer
To next
Thump
loudspeaker
input
Thump loudspeakers may be daisy-chained via the male XLR connector labeled “THRU”. Simply plug
the signal source (i.e., mixer output or microphone) into the input jack(s), and patch that loudspeaker’s
thru jack to the next loudspeaker’s input jack, and so on, daisy-chaining multiple Thump loudspeakers.
See above for visual representations of daisy-chaining.
Daisy-Chaining Multiple Thump Loudspeakers
Owner’s Manual
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Hookup Diagrams continued...
Here’s how to set up a large club system. In this example, the L/R outputs of a DL1608 mixer are
connected directly to the channel A inputs of two Thump18S subwoofers. The channel A full range
outputs of these two Thump18S subwoofers are connected directly to the channel A inputs of another
set of Thump18S subwoofers. Talk about beefy low end...and we’ve only connected the subs!
The channel A high pass outputs of the last two Thump18S subwoofers are connected directly to the inputs of the main pair of Thump15 loudspeakers.
The aux 1 and aux 2 sends from the mixer are connected directly to the inputs of a pair of Thump12
loudspeakers to be used as monitors for the band.
Large Club System
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Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
3.Power LED
7
8
9
10
6
3
5
4
11
2
1
1.Power Connection
This is a standard 3-prong IEC power connector.
Connect the detachable power cord (included in the packaging with the loudspeaker) to the power
receptacle, and plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet.
Make sure that the AC power is matched to
the AC power indicated on the rear panel (below the IEC receptacle).
When the power switch is turned on – and the power
cord is connected to an active AC mains supply – this
LED illuminates green to indicate that the loudspeaker
is indeed really on. The cool green LED on the front of
the loudspeaker works the same way.
4.XLR and 1/4" Combo Inputs
The input on Thump loudspeakers is a combo jack
that may accept balanced/unbalanced XLR and 1/4"
connections. The input may handle anything from a
microphone to a line-level signal such as from a mixer.
Simply connect an XLR, TRS or TS connector into the
channel and adjust the level accordingly.
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NEVER connect the output of an amplifier
directly to the input of the loudspeaker.
This could damage the input circuitry
of the active loudspeaker.
XLR connectors are wired as follows, according to
standards specified by the AES (Audio Engineering
Society):
Balanced XLR Input Connector
Pin 1 – Shield (ground)
Pin 2 – Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 – Negative (– or cold)
2
SHIELD
HOT
COLD
3
1
3
1
SHIELD
COLD
2
HOT
Balanced XLR Input Connector
Disconnecting the plug’s ground pin is dangerous. Don’t do it!
2.Power Switch
Press the top of this rocker switch inwards to turn on
the loudspeaker. Press the bottom of this rocker switch
inwards to turn off the loudspeaker.
As a general guide, the mixer (or other
signal source) should be turned on first,
subwoofers next, and loudspeakers last.
As such, the loudspeakers should also be turned
off first, followed by the subwoofers, then the mixer.
This will reduce the possibility of any turn-on or
turn-off thumps and other noises generated by any
upstream equipment from coming out of the speakers.
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5. Thru Output
7
8
9
10
6
They are wired as follows, according to standards
specified by the AES (Audio Engineering Society):
Balanced XLR Output Connector
5
Pin 1 – Shield (ground)
Pin 2 – Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 – Negative (– or cold)
4
SHIELD
11
COLD 3
HOT
1
2
1
3
SHIELD
COLD
2
HOT
To connect a balanced line to this input, use a
1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve (TRS) plug. “TRS” stands for
Tip-Ring-Sleeve, the three connection points
available on a stereo 1/4" or balanced phone jack
or plug. TRS jacks and plugs are used for balanced
signals and stereo headphones and are wired as follows
according to standards specified by the AES (Audio
Engineering Society):
See page 7 to learn more about daisy-chaining Thump
loudspeakers.
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
6. Level Knob / OL LED
Sleeve – Shield (ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
Ring – Negative (– or cold)
The level knob adjusts the overall signal level at the
input to the built-in power amplifiers. It ranges from Off
(– ) to MAX (maximum gain), with unity gain at the
center position (12 o’clock).
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
To connect an unbalanced line to this input, use a
1/4" mono (TS) phone plug, wired as follows according
to standards specified by the AES (Audio Engineering
Society):
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
Sleeve – Shield (ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
SLEEVE
SLEEVE
TIP
TIP
TIP
SLEEVE
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
For more information on these connectors, see
Appendix B on page 14.
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This is a male XLR-type connector that produces
exactly the same signal that is connected to the input
jack. Use it to daisy-chain several Thump loudspeakers
together off the same signal source(s).
Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
Balanced XLR Output Connector
For more information on these connectors, see
Appendix B on page 14.
• Thump loudspeakers are designed to operate with a
+4 dBu signal when the level knob is at the U (center)
position.
• Thump loudspeakers may accept up to a +20 dBu
signal by turning down the level knob accordingly. Turning the level knob past unity will provide enough gain to connect a microphone directly.
NEVER connect the output of an amplifier
directly to the input of the loudspeaker.
This could damage the input circuitry
of the active loudspeaker.
The accompanying OL (overload) indicator
illuminates red when the amplifier in the Thump
loudspeaker is near the clipping point. It is OK if
the OL LED blinks occasionally, because this means
that the transient peaks are just reaching the maximum
output of the amplifier and you are getting the most
out of the loudspeaker.
However, if the OL LED is blinking frequently
or continuously, turn down the level control on the
Thump loudspeaker or turn down the signal at its
source (e.g., the mixing console) until the OL LED
blinks occasionally or not at all.
7. Low EQ
This control provides up to 6 dB of boost or cut below
80 Hz and it is also flat at the center position (U).
This frequency range represents the punch in bass
drums, bass guitar, fat synth patches, and some really
serious male singers.
8. Mid EQ
This is a midrange EQ control that provides 6 dB
of boost or cut centered at any frequency between
100 Hz and 8 kHz. The MID EQ circuit is flat
(no boost or cut) at the center position (U).
This frequency range includes most vocals (male
at the lower end of the range and female at the upper
end of the range), and the fundamentals and harmonics
for many instruments.
9. Mid Freq
This knob ranges from 100 Hz to 8 kHz and
determines the center frequency for the Mid EQ filter.
This allows you to zero in on the precise band of
frequencies you want to have affected by the Mid EQ.
10. Hi EQ
This control gives you up to 6 dB boost or cut above
12 kHz. The circuit is flat (no boost or cut) at the
center position (U). Use it to add sizzle to cymbals,
and an overall sense of transparency or edge to the
keyboards, vocals, guitar, and bacon frying. Turn it
down a little to reduce sibilance, or to remove high
frequency hiss.
11. Suggested EQ Settings
You might prefer a different overall tone depending
on how you will be using the Thump loudspeakers.
They are perfect for general PA use with the 3-band EQ
set flat (all knobs at 12 o’clock). For other common
applications, set the EQ knobs as shown, then adjust
to taste from there.
Placement
Thump loudspeakers are designed to sit on the
floor or stage. They may also be pole-mounted via
the built-in socket on the bottom of the cabinet.
They are not designed to be suspended.
When pole-mounting Thump loudspeakers, be sure
that the subwoofers are stabilized and secured from
falling over or being accidentally pushed over. For
stacked scenarios, it is highly suggested that straps are
utilized. Failure to follow these precautions may result
in damage to the equipment, personal injury, or death.
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Thump12 / Thump15 Loudspeakers: Rear Panel Features continued...
Thump loudspeaker cabinets have no rigging
points and are not suitable for rigging. NEVER
attempt to suspend a Thump loudspeaker by
its handles.
As with any powered components, protect them from
moisture and extreme cold and follow the other Care
and Maintenance suggestions below.
Care and Maintenance
Your Thump loudspeakers will provide many years of
reliable service if you follow these guidelines:
• Avoid exposing the loudspeakers to moisture. If they are set up outdoors, be sure they are
under cover if rain is expected.
• Avoid exposure to extreme cold (below freezing temperatures). If you must operate the loudspeakers in a cold environment, warm
up the voice coils slowly by sending a low-level
signal through them for about 15 minutes prior
to high-power operation.
• Use a dry cloth to clean the cabinets. Only do
this when the power is turned off. Avoid getting
moisture into any of the openings of the
cabinet, particularly where the drivers are
located.
Final Thoughts
The following pages discuss Thump loudspeaker
placement, protection circuitry, technical information
and much more. Check it out!
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Protection Circuitry
Thermal Protection
Thump loudspeakers employ a built-in limiter for
less distortion at peak levels. A dynamic bass response
circuit provides optimal low frequency response
regardless of overall output level. Additional protection
includes automatic thermal shutdown should the amp
overheat. However, with Class-D amp technology, which
is highly-efficient, this should never be a problem.
All amplifiers produce heat. Thump loudspeakers are
designed to be efficient both electrically and thermally.
The protection circuits are designed to
protect the loudspeakers under reasonable and sensible conditions. Should you choose
to ignore the warning signs [e.g. excessive distortion],
you can still damage the speaker in the loudspeaker
by overdriving it past the point of amplifier clipping. Such damage is beyond the scope of the warranty.
Limiting
The driver has its own compression circuit which
helps protect it from damaging transient peaks. The compressor is designed to be transparent and
is not noticeable under normal operating conditions.
Overexcursion Protection
A subsonic filter circuit just prior to the power amplifier prevents ultra-low frequencies from being amplified.
Excessive low-frequency energy can damage the woofer
by causing it to “bottom out,” also know as overexcursion, which is equivalent to a mechanical form of clipping.
In the unlikely event of the amplifier overheating, a built-in thermal switch will activate, muting the signal.
When the amplifier has cooled down to a safe operating temperature, the thermal switch resets
itself, and the Thump loudspeaker resumes normal
operation.
If the thermal switch activates, try turning down
the level control a notch or two on the mixing console
(or the back of the loudspeaker) to avoid overheating
the amplifier. Be aware that direct sunlight and/or
hot stage lights may be the culprit of an amplifier
overheating.
AC Power
Be sure the Thump loudspeaker is plugged into
an outlet that is able to supply the correct voltage
specified for your model. It will continue to operate
at lower voltages, but will not reach full power.
Be sure the electrical service can supply enough amperage for all the components connected to it.
We recommend that a stiff (robust) supply of AC
power be used because the amplifiers place high
current demands on the AC line. The more power that
is available on the line, the louder the speakers will play
and the more peak output power will be available for
a cleaner, punchier bass. A suspected problem of “poor
bass performance” is often caused by a weak AC supply
to the amplifiers.
Never remove the ground pin on the power
cord or any other component of the Thump
loudspeaker. This is very dangerous.
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If you think your Thump loudspeaker has a problem,
please check out the following troubleshooting tips and
do your best to confirm the problem. Visit the Support
section of our website (www.720trees.com) where you
will find lots of useful information such as FAQs and
other documentation. You may find the answer to the
problem without having to part with your subwoofer.
Troubleshooting
No power
• Our favorite question: Is it plugged in? Make sure the AC outlet is live [check with a tester or lamp].
• Our next favorite question: Is the power switch on? If not, try turning it on.
• Make sure the line cord is securely seated in the line cord socket and plugged all the way into the AC outlet.
Poor sound
• Is it loud and distorted? Make sure that you’re not overdriving a stage in the signal chain. Verify that all level controls are set properly.
• Is the input connector plugged completely into the jack? Be sure all connections are secure.
Noise
• Make sure all connections to the active loudspeakers are good and sound.
• Make sure none of the signal cables are routed near AC cables, power transformers, or other EMI-inducing devices.
• Is there a light dimmer or other SCR-based
device on the same AC circuit as the Thump loudspeaker? Use an AC line filter or plug the loudspeaker into a different AC circuit.
• Is the power LED on the front and rear panel illuminated? If not, make sure the AC outlet
is live. If so, refer to “No sound” below.
Hum
• The internal AC line fuse may be blown. This is not a user serviceable part. If you suspect the AC line fuse is blown, please see the "Repair" section next.
No sound
• Use balanced connections throughout your system for the best noise rejection.
•
Is the level knob for the input source turned all the way down? Verify that all the volume controls in the system are properly adjusted. Look at the level meter to ensure that the mixer is receiving
a signal.
•
Is the signal source working? Make sure the connecting cables are in good repair and securely connected at both ends. Make sure the output level control on the mixing console is turned up sufficiently to drive the inputs of the speaker.
•
Make sure the mixer does not have a mute on or a processor loop engaged. If you find something like
this, make sure the level is turned down before disengaging the offending switch.
• Has it shut down? Make sure there is at least six inches of free space behind each Thump loudspeaker.
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Appendix A: Service Information
•
Try disconnecting the cable connected to the input jack. If the noise disappears, it could be a “ground loop,” rather than a problem with the Thump loudspeaker. Try some of the following troubleshooting ideas:
• Whenever possible, plug all the audio equipment’s line cords into outlets which share a common ground. The distance between the outlets and the common ground should be as short as possible.
Repair
For warranty service, refer to the warranty information on page 19.
Non-warranty service is available at a factoryauthorized service center. To locate the nearest
service center, visit www.720trees.com, click “Contact
Tech Support” and select “Locate a Service Center
or Distributor” [3]. Service for Thump loudspeakers
outside the United States can be obtained through local
dealers or distributors.
If you do not have access to our website, you may call
the Tech Support department at 1-800-898-3211, Monday-Friday, during normal business hours, Pacific
Time, to explain the problem. Tech Support will tell you
where the nearest factory-authorized service center is
located in your area.
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Appendix B: Connections
XLR and 1/4" Combo Input Connector
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Input Connector
The input on Thump loudspeakers is a combo jack
that may accept balanced/unbalanced XLR and 1/4"
connections. The input may handle anything from an
instrument level to a high-output mic signal. Simply
connect an XLR, TRS or TS connector into the channel
and adjust the level accordingly.
To connect an unbalanced line to this input, use a
1/4" mono (TS) phone plug.
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
Balanced XLR Input Connector
If using balanced XLR input cables, be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
Sleeve – Shield (ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
SLEEVE
SLEEVE
TIP
TIP
Balanced XLR Input Connector
Pin 1 – Shield (Ground)
Pin 2 – Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 – Negative (– or cold)
TIP
SLEEVE
Unbalanced 1/4" TS Connector
2
SHIELD
HOT
COLD
3
1
SHIELD
1
3
COLD
2
HOT
Balanced XLR Input Connector
Balanced 1/4" TRS Input Connector
To connect a balanced line to this input, use a
1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve (TRS) plug. “TRS” stands for
Tip-Ring-Sleeve, the three connection points
available on a stereo 1/4" or balanced phone jack
or plug.
If using balanced 1/4" TRS input cables, be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
Balanced XLR Output Connector
There is also one male balanced XLR output
connector on each Thump loudspeaker. Be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
Balanced XLR Output Connector
Pin 1 – Shield (Ground)
Pin 2 – Positive (+ or hot)
Pin 3 – Negative (– or cold)
SHIELD
COLD 3
HOT
1
2
1
3
SHIELD
COLD
2
HOT
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
Balanced XLR Output Connector
Sleeve – Shield (ground)
Tip – Positive (+ or hot)
Ring – Negative (– or cold)
Thump loudspeakers may be daisy-chained via the
male XLR connector labeled “THRU”. Simply plug the
signal source (i.e., mixer output) into the input jack(s),
and patch that loudspeaker’s thru jack to the next
loudspeaker’s input jack, and so on, daisy-chaining
multiple Thump loudspeakers. See page 7 for a visual
representation of daisy-chaining.
RING SLEEVE
SLEEVE RING TIP
TIP
RING
TIP
SLEEVE
Balanced 1/4" TRS Connector
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If using unbalanced 1/4" TS input cables, be sure the
cables are wired per AES (Audio Engineering Society)
standards:
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Thump12 / Thump15 Loudspeakers Specifications
Acoustic Performance
Line Input Power
Frequency Range (–10 dB): 50 Hz – 23 kHz [Thump12]
32 Hz – 23 kHz [Thump15]
US: 100 – 120 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 130 watts
Frequency Range (–3 dB): 57 Hz – 20 kHz [Thump12]
39 Hz – 20 kHz [Thump15]
EU: 220 – 240 VAC, 50 – 60 Hz 130 watts
Horizontal Coverage Angle:90º
Vertical Coverage Angle:60º
AC Connector: 3-pin IEC 250 VAC, 10 A male
Maximum SPL Peak:
Safety Features
125 dB SPL @ 1m [Thump12]
126 dB SPL @ 1m [Thump15]
Monitor Angle50˚ [Thump12]
45˚ [Thump15]
Peak and RMS limiting, power supply and amplifier thermal
protection
Transducers
Construction Features
Low Frequency: 12 in / 305 mm [Thump12]
15 in / 381 mm [Thump15]
with steel frame, paper cone woofer
High Frequency: 1.4 in / 36 mm Titanium dome
compression driver
Basic Design:Trapezoidal
Material:Polypropylene
Finish:Textured
Handles:
One on each side, one on top
Grille:
Perforated metal with weather-resistant coating
Power Amplifiers
Display LEDs
Low Frequency Power Amplifier
Rated Power:
400 watts rms
800 watts peak
Design:Class D
High Frequency Power Amplifier
Front:Power ON
Rear:
Power ON, OL (overload)
Operating Temperature:
0 – 40 ˚C
32 – 104 ˚F
Rated Power:
100 watts rms
200 watts peak
Physical Properties
Design:Class AB
Thump12:
Height: 23.5 in / 596 mm
Width: 14.5 in / 367 mm
Female XLR / 1/4" Balanced
Depth: 12.4 in / 314 mm
Input Impedance: 20 k balanced bridging;
10 k unbalanced
Weight: 29.0 lb / 13.2 kg
Thru:Male XLR Balanced
Height: 27.6 in / 702 mm
Level Control:
Rotating knob
Width: 16.8 in / 427 mm
0 dB at center
Depth: 15.5 in / 394 mm
Sensitivity:
+4 dBu for full output
(Level Control @ Center)
Weight: 33.2 lb / 15.1 kg
–36 dBu for full output
(Level Control @ Max)
Mounting Methods:
Input/Output
Input Type: Electronic Crossover
Crossover Type: 24 dB/octave
Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
Equalization
Low Frequency EQ: Mid Frequency EQ:
High Frequency EQ: Owner’s Manual
Appendix C: Technical Information
±6 dB @ 80 Hz, shelving
±6 dB sweepable from
100 Hz to 8 kHz
Thump15:
Pole-mountable via the built-in socket on the bottom of the
cabinet. Be sure the pole is capable of supporting the weight
of the Thump loudspeaker.
Options
Thump12 Bag
P/N 2036809-07
Thump15 Bag
P/N 2036809-06
SPM200 Loudspeaker Pole Mount
P/N 2035170-01
±6 dB @ 12 kHz, shelving
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Thump12 Loudspeaker Dimensions
23.5 in
596 mm
WEIGHT
29.0 lb
13.2 kg
23.5 in
596 mm
12.4 in
314 mm
14.5 in
367 mm
6.0 in
152 mm
12.4 in
314 mm
Thump15 Loudspeaker Dimensions
27.6 in
702 mm
27.6 in
702 mm
16.8 in
427 mm
15.5 in
394 mm
WEIGHT
33.2 lb
15.1 kg
15.5 in
394 mm
5.9 in
150 mm
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All other brand names mentioned are trademarks or r­ egistered trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.
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Thump12 Loudspeaker Frequency Response
+10 dB
0 dB
–10 dB
–20 dB
–30 dB
20
100
1000
10000
20000
10000
20000
Frequency (Hz)
Thump15 Loudspeaker Frequency Response
+10 dB
0 dB
–10 dB
–20 dB
–30 dB
20
100
1000
Frequency (Hz)
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Loop
Out
XLR
Input
XLR
Level
Control
80
LO
100-8K
MID
12K
HI
3-Band Contour EQ
Loudspeaker
Processing
Loudspeaker
Processing
Limiter
Limiter
OL LED
Mute
Mute
Thermal
Monitoring
Amp
Amp
Thump12 • Thump15 Powered Loudspeakers
LF
HF
Thump12 / Thump15 Loudspeakers Block Diagram
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This Limited Product Warranty (“Product Warranty”) is provided by LOUD Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”)
and is applicable to products purchased in the United States or Canada through a LOUD-authorized
reseller or dealer. The Product Warranty will not extend to anyone other than the original purchaser
of the product (hereinafter, “Customer,” “you” or “your”).
For products purchased outside the U.S. or Canada, please visit www.720trees.com to find contact
information for your local distributor, and information on any warranty coverage provided by the
distributor in your local market.
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Limited Warranty
LOUD warrants to Customer that the product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal use during the Warranty Period. If the product fails to conform to the warranty then LOUD
or its authorized service representative will at its option, either repair or replace any such nonconforming
product, provided that Customer gives notice of the noncompliance within the Warranty Period to the
Company at: www.720trees.com or by calling LOUD technical support at 1.800.898.3211 (toll-free in
the U.S. and Canada) during normal business hours Pacific Time, excluding weekends or LOUD holidays.
Please retain the original dated sales receipt as evidence of the date of purchase. You will need it to obtain
any warranty service.
For full terms and conditions, as well as the specific duration of the Warranty for this product, please
visit www.720trees.com.
The Product Warranty, together with your invoice or receipt, and the terms and conditions located at
www.720trees.com constitutes the entire agreement, and supersedes any and all prior agreements
between LOUD and Customer related to the subject matter hereof. No amendment, modification or
waiver of any of the provisions of this Product Warranty will be valid unless set forth in a written
instrument signed by the party to be bound thereby.
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